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

Month EndAs of 04/30/2019 1 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr 10 Yr Since Inception Inception 09/30/1948
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) 19.03 10.59 9.54 13.11 9.95
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) 19.03 10.59 9.54 13.11 9.95
S&P 500 Utilities Index (%) 17.96 10.43 10.18 12.92
S&P 500 Index (%) 13.49 14.88 11.63 15.32
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) 20.49 9.64 10.11 13.21 9.95
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) 20.49 9.64 10.11 13.21 9.95
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 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 03/31/2019

Month EndAs of 04/30/2019 YTD 1 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr 10 Yr Since Inception since 09/30/1948
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) 13.63 19.03 35.24 57.74 242.91 80,841.69
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) 13.63 19.03 35.24 57.74 242.91 80,841.69
S&P 500 Utilities Index (%) 11.87 17.96 34.63 62.36 236.87
S&P 500 Index (%) 18.25 13.49 51.58 73.32 316.02
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) 12.59 20.49 31.80 61.88 245.94 80,096.59
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) 12.59 20.49 31.80 61.88 245.94 80,096.59
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 04/30/2019 1 YR 3 YR 5 YR 10 YR
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) Before Shares Sold 17.30 9.41 8.24 12.05
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) After Shares Sold 12.11 8.07 7.29 10.77
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) Before Shares Sold 17.30 9.41 8.24 12.05
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) After Shares Sold 12.11 8.07 7.29 10.77
Quarter EndAs of 03/31/2019 1 YR 3 YR 5 YR 10 YR
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) Before Shares Sold 18.74 8.48 8.80 12.14
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) After Shares Sold 13.00 7.33 7.77 10.87
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) Before Shares Sold 18.74 8.48 8.80 12.14
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) After Shares Sold 13.00 7.33 7.77 10.87

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 04/30/2019 Updated Monthly, based on a 3-year period

Beta 0.95
Sharpe Ratio 0.85
Standard Deviation 10.95

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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