Average Annual Total Returns [further-information] As of 03/31/2020

Month EndAs of 05/31/2020 1 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr 10 Yr Since InceptionInception 09/30/1948
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) 2.47 5.72 8.05 11.10 8.70
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) 2.47 5.72 8.05 11.10 8.70
S&P 500 Utilities Index (%) 6.09 7.14 9.86 11.77
S&P 500 Index (%) 12.84 10.23 9.86 13.15
Quarter EndAs of 03/31/2020 1 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr 10 Yr Since InceptionInception 09/30/1948
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) -4.32 4.55 6.46 9.79 8.61
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) -4.32 4.55 6.46 9.79 8.61
S&P 500 Utilities Index (%) -1.40 6.23 8.28 10.59
S&P 500 Index (%) -6.98 5.10 6.72 10.53

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 03/31/2020

Month EndAs of 05/31/2020 YTD 1 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr 10 Yr Since Inception since 09/30/1948
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) -8.38 2.47 18.16 47.30 186.57 39,284.56
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) -8.38 2.47 18.16 47.30 186.57 39,284.56
S&P 500 Utilities Index (%) -6.79 6.09 22.98 60.04 204.42
S&P 500 Index (%) -4.97 12.84 33.95 60.05 244.08
Quarter EndAs of 03/31/2020 YTD 1 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr 10 Yr Since Inception since 09/30/1948
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) -14.83 -4.32 14.27 36.76 154.39 36,512.11
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) -14.83 -4.32 14.27 36.76 154.39 36,512.11
S&P 500 Utilities Index (%) -13.50 -1.40 19.89 48.84 173.66
S&P 500 Index (%) -19.60 -6.98 16.11 38.47 172.10

After-Tax Average Annual Total Returns [further-information] As of 03/31/2020

Month EndAs of 05/31/2020 1 YR 3 YR 5 YR 10 YR
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) Before Shares Sold 1.49 4.61 6.94 10.15
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) After Shares Sold 2.07 4.33 6.18 9.05
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) Before Shares Sold 1.49 4.61 6.94 10.15
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) After Shares Sold 2.07 4.33 6.18 9.05
Quarter EndAs of 03/31/2020 1 YR 3 YR 5 YR 10 YR
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) Before Shares Sold -5.23 3.45 5.37 8.84
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) After Shares Sold -1.90 3.49 4.96 7.94
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) Before Shares Sold -5.23 3.45 5.37 8.84
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) After Shares Sold -1.90 3.49 4.96 7.94

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 06/30/2020 Updated Monthly, based on a 3-year period

Beta 1.01
Sharpe Ratio 0.25
Standard Deviation 13.94

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