Average Annual Total Returns [further-information] As of 12/31/2019

Month EndAs of 01/31/2020 1 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr 10 Yr Since InceptionInception 09/30/1948
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) 27.18 14.34 9.96 12.47 8.96
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) 27.18 14.34 9.96 12.47 8.96
S&P 500 Utilities Index (%) 30.29 15.82 11.20 13.10
S&P 500 Index (%) 21.68 14.55 12.37 13.97
Quarter EndAs of 12/31/2019 1 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr 10 Yr Since InceptionInception 09/30/1948
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) 26.30 12.53 9.06 11.28 8.88
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) 26.30 12.53 9.06 11.28 8.88
S&P 500 Utilities Index (%) 26.35 13.83 10.29 11.81
S&P 500 Index (%) 31.49 15.28 11.70 13.56

Calendar Year Returns

2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) 26.30 2.35 10.23 17.36 -7.75 24.77 13.35 5.23 18.99 6.58
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) 26.30 2.35 10.23 17.36 -7.75 24.77 13.35 5.23 18.99 6.58
S&P 500 Utilities Index (%) 26.35 4.11 12.11 16.29 -4.85 28.98 13.21 1.29 19.91 5.46
S&P 500 Index (%) 31.49 -4.38 21.83 11.96 1.38 13.69 32.39 16.00 2.11 15.06

Cumulative Total Returns [further-information] As of 12/31/2019

Month EndAs of 01/31/2020 YTD 1 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr 10 Yr Since Inception since 09/30/1948
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) 6.10 27.18 49.48 60.77 223.90 45,508.10
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) 6.10 27.18 49.48 60.77 223.90 45,508.10
S&P 500 Utilities Index (%) 6.65 30.29 55.33 69.99 242.40
S&P 500 Index (%) -0.04 21.68 50.26 79.17 269.82
Quarter EndAs of 12/31/2019 YTD 1 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr 10 Yr Since Inception since 09/30/1948
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) 26.30 26.30 42.49 54.26 191.17 42,885.14
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) 26.30 26.30 42.49 54.26 191.17 42,885.14
S&P 500 Utilities Index (%) 26.35 26.35 47.46 63.17 205.20
S&P 500 Index (%) 31.49 31.49 53.17 73.86 256.66

After-Tax Average Annual Total Returns [further-information] As of 12/31/2019

Month EndAs of 01/31/2020 1 YR 3 YR 5 YR 10 YR
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) Before Shares Sold 26.04 13.16 8.84 11.51
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) After Shares Sold 16.73 11.04 7.63 10.18
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) Before Shares Sold 26.04 13.16 8.84 11.51
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) After Shares Sold 16.73 11.04 7.63 10.18
Quarter EndAs of 12/31/2019 1 YR 3 YR 5 YR 10 YR
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) Before Shares Sold 25.17 11.37 7.94 10.33
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) After Shares Sold 16.29 9.65 6.94 9.16
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) Before Shares Sold 25.17 11.37 7.94 10.33
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) After Shares Sold 16.29 9.65 6.94 9.16

SALES CHARGE, EXPENSES & FEES As of 02/01/2020 (updated annually)

Gross Expense Ratio 1.08%
Net Expense Ratio [further-information] 1.08%
Max Initial Sales Charge 0.00%
CDSC

Volatility Measures [further-information] As of 01/31/2020 Updated Monthly, based on a 3-year period

Beta 0.98
Sharpe Ratio 1.22
Standard Deviation 10.37

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