Average Annual Total Returns [further-information] As of 09/30/2019

Month EndAs of 09/30/2019 1 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr 10 Yr Since Inception Inception 09/30/1948
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) 27.78 12.91 11.77 12.68 10.06
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) 27.78 12.91 11.77 12.68 10.06
Quarter EndAs of 09/30/2019 1 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr 10 Yr Since Inception Inception 09/30/1948
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) 27.78 12.91 11.77 12.68 10.06
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) 27.78 12.91 11.77 12.68 10.06
S&P 500 Utilities Index (%) 27.10 13.60 12.89 12.51
S&P 500 Index (%) 4.25 13.40 10.84 13.24

Calendar Year Returns

2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) 2.89 10.76 17.96 -7.31 25.42 13.96 5.77 19.60 7.06 13.92
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) 2.89 10.76 17.96 -7.31 25.42 13.96 5.77 19.60 7.06 13.92
S&P 500 Utilities Index (%) 4.11 12.11 16.29 -4.85 28.98 13.21 1.29 19.91 5.46 11.91
S&P 500 Index (%) -4.38 21.83 11.96 1.38 13.69 32.39 16.00 2.11 15.06 26.46

Cumulative Total Returns [further-information] As of 09/30/2019

Month EndAs of 09/30/2019 YTD 1 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr 10 Yr Since Inception since 09/30/1948
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) 26.63 27.78 43.95 74.44 229.84 90,103.31
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) 26.63 27.78 43.95 74.44 229.84 90,103.31
Quarter EndAs of 09/30/2019 YTD 1 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr 10 Yr Since Inception since 09/30/1948
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) 26.63 27.78 43.95 74.44 229.84 90,103.31
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) 26.63 27.78 43.95 74.44 229.84 90,103.31
S&P 500 Utilities Index (%) 25.40 27.10 46.56 83.31 224.91
S&P 500 Index (%) 20.55 4.25 45.80 67.27 246.74

After-Tax Average Annual Total Returns [further-information] As of 09/30/2019

Month EndAs of 09/30/2019 1 YR 3 YR 5 YR 10 YR
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) Before Shares Sold 25.72 11.65 10.41 11.59
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) After Shares Sold 16.95 9.78 9.00 10.30
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) Before Shares Sold 25.72 11.65 10.41 11.59
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) After Shares Sold 16.95 9.78 9.00 10.30
Quarter EndAs of 09/30/2019 1 YR 3 YR 5 YR 10 YR
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) Before Shares Sold 25.72 11.65 10.41 11.59
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) After Shares Sold 16.95 9.78 9.00 10.30
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) Before Shares Sold 25.72 11.65 10.41 11.59
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) After Shares Sold 16.95 9.78 9.00 10.30

SALES CHARGE, EXPENSES & FEES As of 02/01/2019 (updated annually)

Gross Expense Ratio 0.59%
Net Expense Ratio [further-information] 0.59%
Max Initial Sales Charge 0.00%
CDSC

Volatility Measures [further-information] As of 10/31/2019 Updated Monthly, based on a 3-year period

Beta 0.96
Sharpe Ratio 1.04
Standard Deviation 10.30

Benchmarks

A benchmark is a comparable broad-based index that can be used to evaluate a fund's performance.

  • S&P 500 Utilities Index
  • S&P 500 Index