Average Annual Total Returns [further-information] As of 03/31/2019

Month EndAs of 05/31/2019 1 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr 10 Yr Since Inception Inception 09/30/1948
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) 19.33 9.78 9.54 12.79 10.28
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) 19.33 9.78 9.54 12.79 10.28
S&P 500 Utilities Index (%) 18.40 9.60 10.24 12.42
S&P 500 Index (%) 3.78 11.73 9.66 13.95
Quarter EndAs of 03/31/2019 1 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr 10 Yr Since Inception Inception 09/30/1948
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) 20.54 9.73 10.22 13.33 10.30
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) 20.54 9.73 10.22 13.33 10.30
S&P 500 Utilities Index (%) 19.33 9.20 10.90 12.88
S&P 500 Index (%) 9.50 13.52 10.91 15.92

Calendar Year Returns

2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) 2.92 10.88 18.09 -7.15 25.49 14.04
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) 2.92 10.88 18.09 -7.15 25.49 14.04
S&P 500 Utilities Index (%) 4.11 12.11 16.29 -4.85 28.98 13.21
S&P 500 Index (%) -4.38 21.83 11.96 1.38 13.69 32.39

Cumulative Total Returns [further-information] As of 03/31/2019

Month EndAs of 05/31/2019 YTD 1 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr 10 Yr Since Inception since 09/30/1948
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) 13.22 19.33 32.31 57.69 233.18 100,585.40
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) 13.22 19.33 32.31 57.69 233.18 100,585.40
S&P 500 Utilities Index (%) 11.01 18.40 31.61 62.82 222.27
S&P 500 Index (%) 10.74 3.78 39.45 58.59 268.94
Quarter EndAs of 03/31/2019 YTD 1 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr 10 Yr Since Inception since 09/30/1948
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) 12.62 20.54 32.13 62.65 249.57 100,046.45
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) 12.62 20.54 32.13 62.65 249.57 100,046.45
S&P 500 Utilities Index (%) 10.84 19.33 30.18 67.70 235.88
S&P 500 Index (%) 13.65 9.50 46.25 67.81 338.09

After-Tax Average Annual Total Returns [further-information] As of 03/31/2019

Month EndAs of 05/31/2019 1 YR 3 YR 5 YR 10 YR
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) Before Shares Sold 17.57 8.59 8.20 11.69
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) After Shares Sold 12.31 7.43 7.28 10.46
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) Before Shares Sold 17.57 8.59 8.20 11.69
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) After Shares Sold 12.31 7.43 7.28 10.46
Quarter EndAs of 03/31/2019 1 YR 3 YR 5 YR 10 YR
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) Before Shares Sold 18.76 8.54 8.88 12.23
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) After Shares Sold 13.04 7.40 7.84 10.95
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) Before Shares Sold 18.76 8.54 8.88 12.23
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) After Shares Sold 13.04 7.40 7.84 10.95

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

Gross Expense Ratio 0.52%
Net Expense Ratio [further-information] 0.50%
Max Initial Sales Charge 0.00%
CDSC

Volatility Measures [further-information] As of 05/31/2019 Updated Monthly, based on a 3-year period

Beta 0.95
Sharpe Ratio 0.77
Standard Deviation 10.98

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

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