Average Annual Total Returns [further-information] As of 12/31/2018

Month EndAs of 02/28/2019 1 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr 10 Yr Since Inception Inception 09/30/1948
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) 21.55 11.39 10.03 13.16 9.92
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) 21.55 11.39 10.03 13.16 9.92
S&P 500 Index (%) 4.68 15.29 10.67 16.67
S&P 500 Utilities Index (%) 20.35 10.99 11.00 12.84
Quarter EndAs of 12/31/2018 1 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr 10 Yr Since Inception Inception 09/30/1948
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) 2.89 10.36 9.34 10.64 9.80
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) 2.89 10.36 9.34 10.64 9.80
S&P 500 Index (%) -4.38 9.26 8.50 13.12
S&P 500 Utilities Index (%) 4.11 10.71 10.75 10.46

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 Index (%) -4.38 21.83 11.96 1.38 13.69 32.39 16.00 2.11 15.06 26.46
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

Cumulative Total Returns [further-information] As of 12/31/2018

Month EndAs of 02/28/2019 YTD 1 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr 10 Yr Since Inception since 09/30/1948
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) 9.30 21.55 38.20 61.25 244.29 77,756.18
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) 9.30 21.55 38.20 61.25 244.29 77,756.18
S&P 500 Index (%) 11.48 4.68 53.20 66.00 367.39
S&P 500 Utilities Index (%) 7.73 20.35 36.69 68.50 234.65
Quarter EndAs of 12/31/2018 YTD 1 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr 10 Yr Since Inception since 09/30/1948
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) 2.89 2.89 34.43 56.27 174.76 71,131.78
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) 2.89 2.89 34.43 56.27 174.76 71,131.78
S&P 500 Index (%) -4.38 -4.38 30.42 50.33 243.04
S&P 500 Utilities Index (%) 4.11 4.11 35.72 66.57 170.32

After-Tax Average Annual Total Returns [further-information] As of 12/31/2018

Month EndAs of 02/28/2019 1 YR 3 YR 5 YR 10 YR
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) Before Shares Sold 19.88 10.23 8.73 12.10
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) After Shares Sold 13.79 8.77 7.73 10.85
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) Before Shares Sold 19.88 10.23 8.73 12.10
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) After Shares Sold 13.79 8.77 7.73 10.85
Quarter EndAs of 12/31/2018 1 YR 3 YR 5 YR 10 YR
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) Before Shares Sold 1.47 9.22 8.05 9.60
Fund without Sales Charge (%) (NAV) After Shares Sold 2.74 8.05 7.26 8.67
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) Before Shares Sold 1.47 9.22 8.05 9.60
Fund with Sales Charge (%) (POP) After Shares Sold 2.74 8.05 7.26 8.67

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 02/28/2019 Updated Monthly, based on a 3-year period

Beta 0.95
Sharpe Ratio 0.87
Standard Deviation 11.72

Benchmarks

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

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

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