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Rising Dividends Fund

The Strategy typically invests in large-cap U.S. dividend growth stocks.

Investment Style
Rising Dividends
Fund Inception
December 16, 1996
Total Assets (all classes) (as of 9/30/2017)
$3.3 billion
Fund Index
Russell 1000
NAV (as of 10/20/17)
  • A
$21.15
performance
analytics
holdings
as of 9/30/2017
  • B
as of 9/30/2017
  • B

Sales charges are not applicable to Y & I Share Classes.
Cumulative
Annualized
ytd as of 10/20/17
  • C
1 yr 3 yr 5 yr 10 yr since inception
Rising Dividends Fund (NAV)
13.83% 15.68% 7.44% 10.85% 5.87% 7.37%
Cumulative
Annualized
ytd as of 10/20/17
  • C
1 yr 3 yr 5 yr 10 yr since inception
Rising Dividends Fund (NAV)
13.83% 15.68% 7.44% 10.85% 5.87% 7.37%
Gross Expense Ratio: 0.82% | Net Expense Ratio: 0.82%

The performance data quoted represents past performance, which does not guarantee future results. The investment return and principal value of an investments in the Fund will fluctuate so that an investor's shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than the originals cost. Current performance and expense ratios may be lower or higher than the data quoted. Fund returns include changes in share price and reinvested distributions. Class Y shares are not subject to a sales charge. Returns do not consider capital gains or income taxes on an individual's investment.


Year Rising Dividends Fund Russell 1000
1996 0.00% 22.45%
1997 26.89% 32.85%
1998 9.98% 27.02%
1999 0.29% 20.91%
2000 13.08% -7.79%
2001 -7.61% -12.45%
2002 -18.68% -21.65%
2003 27.34% 29.89%
2004 12.91% 11.40%
2005 6.21% 6.27%
2006 16.23% 15.46%
2007 13.03% 5.77%
2008 -31.09% -37.60%
2009 18.92% 28.43%
2010 13.54% 16.10%
2011 2.62% 1.50%
2012 12.88% 16.42%
2013 27.56% 33.11%
2014 11.19% 13.24%
2015 -0.43% 0.92%
2016 4.78% 12.05%

The performance data quoted represents past performance, which does not guarantee future results. The investment return and principal value of an investments in the Fund will fluctuate so that an investor's shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than the originals cost. Current performance and expense ratios may be lower or higher than the data quoted. Fund returns include changes in share price and reinvested distributions. Class Y shares are not subject to a sales charge. Returns do not consider capital gains or income taxes on an individual's investment.


Date Rising Dividends Fund Russell 1000® Index MSCI World S&P 500
9/30/2007 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
10/31/2007 0.72 1.74 3.07 1.59
11/30/2007 -1.25 -2.59 -1.15 -2.66
12/31/2007 -1.39 -3.23 -2.42 -3.33
1/31/2008 -6.92 -9.03 -9.88 -9.13
2/29/2008 -9.69 -11.81 -10.40 -12.08
3/31/2008 -8.71 -12.41 -11.26 -12.46
4/30/2008 -4.73 -7.97 -6.59 -8.20
5/31/2008 -2.82 -6.28 -5.17 -7.01
6/30/2008 -10.51 -14.06 -12.73 -14.85
7/31/2008 -9.91 -15.06 -14.87 -15.56
8/31/2008 -9.14 -13.89 -16.06 -14.34
9/30/2008 -15.27 -22.10 -26.05 -21.98
10/31/2008 -27.70 -35.70 -40.07 -35.08
11/30/2008 -32.92 -40.56 -43.95 -39.74
12/31/2008 -32.04 -39.61 -42.15 -39.10
1/31/2009 -37.25 -44.54 -47.22 -44.23
2/28/2009 -42.72 -50.27 -52.62 -50.17
3/31/2009 -38.52 -45.92 -49.05 -45.80
4/30/2009 -35.29 -40.45 -43.33 -40.62
5/31/2009 -31.23 -37.16 -38.20 -37.29
6/30/2009 -31.25 -37.00 -38.47 -37.17
7/31/2009 -26.61 -32.19 -33.26 -32.42
8/31/2009 -25.49 -29.73 -30.51 -29.98
9/30/2009 -23.70 -26.88 -27.74 -27.37
10/31/2009 -24.99 -28.50 -29.03 -28.71
11/30/2009 -20.71 -24.28 -26.13 -24.44
12/31/2009 -19.19 -22.44 -24.80 -22.98
1/31/2010 -22.20 -25.23 -27.91 -25.75
2/28/2010 -20.44 -22.77 -26.89 -23.45
3/31/2010 -15.82 -18.02 -22.36 -18.83
4/30/2010 -14.91 -16.50 -22.35 -17.55
5/31/2010 -21.91 -23.12 -29.79 -24.13
6/30/2010 -24.97 -27.40 -32.20 -28.10
7/31/2010 -19.72 -22.36 -26.70 -23.07
8/31/2010 -23.14 -25.83 -29.44 -26.54
9/30/2010 -16.98 -19.02 -22.86 -19.98
10/31/2010 -13.65 -15.87 -19.98 -16.94
11/30/2010 -13.53 -15.59 -21.71 -16.93
12/31/2010 -8.25 -9.96 -15.95 -11.38
1/31/2011 -6.45 -7.79 -14.05 -9.28
2/28/2011 -3.04 -4.58 -11.05 -6.17
3/31/2011 -3.18 -4.34 -11.92 -6.13
4/30/2011 0.30 -1.46 -8.18 -3.35
5/31/2011 -0.40 -2.52 -10.09 -4.45
6/30/2011 -1.58 -4.22 -11.51 -6.04
7/31/2011 -3.50 -6.30 -13.11 -7.95
8/31/2011 -8.63 -11.69 -19.23 -12.95
9/30/2011 -15.57 -18.28 -26.21 -19.07
10/31/2011 -5.75 -9.12 -18.58 -10.22
11/30/2011 -5.98 -9.36 -20.57 -10.42
12/31/2011 -5.85 -8.61 -20.61 -9.51
1/31/2012 -1.33 -4.15 -16.63 -5.45
2/29/2012 2.31 0.06 -12.55 -1.36
3/31/2012 5.33 3.19 -11.43 1.88
4/30/2012 4.68 2.59 -12.43 1.24
5/31/2012 -3.27 -3.72 -19.99 -4.84
6/30/2012 0.34 -0.03 -15.92 -0.92
7/31/2012 1.58 1.15 -14.84 0.46
8/31/2012 3.94 3.61 -12.68 2.72
9/30/2012 5.69 6.28 -10.28 5.37
10/31/2012 4.03 4.48 -10.88 3.43
11/30/2012 5.45 5.31 -9.74 4.03
12/31/2012 6.28 6.40 -8.05 4.98
1/31/2013 11.60 12.17 -3.36 10.41
2/28/2013 13.33 13.68 -3.20 11.91
3/31/2013 16.85 18.07 -0.93 16.11
4/30/2013 17.69 20.20 2.19 18.35
5/31/2013 20.03 22.88 2.22 21.11
6/30/2013 18.18 21.20 -0.29 19.49
7/31/2013 23.23 27.69 4.95 25.57
8/31/2013 19.81 24.17 2.72 21.93
9/30/2013 23.65 28.50 7.86 25.76
10/31/2013 28.89 34.15 12.08 31.54
11/30/2013 31.42 37.92 14.07 35.54
12/31/2013 35.58 41.64 16.49 38.98
1/31/2014 29.75 37.11 12.17 34.17
2/28/2014 36.45 43.62 17.79 40.31
3/31/2014 37.06 44.54 17.96 41.49
4/30/2014 35.98 45.22 19.17 42.53
5/31/2014 39.54 48.55 21.51 45.88
6/30/2014 42.50 51.93 23.68 48.89
7/31/2014 40.41 49.47 21.71 46.84
8/31/2014 45.13 55.65 24.39 52.71
9/30/2014 42.67 52.92 21.02 50.57
10/31/2014 45.37 56.66 21.80 54.25
11/30/2014 51.45 60.76 24.24 58.40
12/31/2014 50.76 60.39 22.24 58.00
1/31/2015 44.96 55.98 20.02 53.26
2/28/2015 53.25 64.99 27.05 62.06
3/31/2015 50.61 62.94 25.06 59.50
4/30/2015 51.34 64.10 28.00 61.03
5/31/2015 53.63 66.24 28.44 63.10
6/30/2015 51.22 63.12 25.45 59.95
7/31/2015 54.46 66.27 27.70 63.30
8/31/2015 44.28 56.27 19.25 53.44
9/30/2015 39.52 51.98 14.85 49.65
10/31/2015 51.21 64.28 23.96 62.27
11/30/2015 53.06 64.82 23.34 62.75
12/31/2015 50.11 61.86 21.17 60.19
1/31/2016 42.63 53.15 13.92 52.24
2/29/2016 40.03 53.09 13.07 52.03
3/31/2016 47.28 63.76 20.75 62.35
4/30/2016 47.68 64.65 22.66 62.97
5/31/2016 49.96 67.53 23.35 65.90
6/30/2016 50.35 67.91 21.96 66.33
7/31/2016 54.23 74.31 27.12 72.46
8/31/2016 53.60 74.54 27.22 72.71
9/30/2016 52.94 74.68 27.90 72.74
10/31/2016 49.53 71.27 25.42 69.59
11/30/2016 53.66 78.02 27.23 75.87
12/31/2016 57.29 81.37 30.27 79.34
1/31/2017 58.79 85.01 33.42 82.75
2/28/2017 64.98 92.18 37.12 90.00
3/31/2017 64.90 92.30 38.58 90.22
4/30/2017 66.83 94.33 40.63 92.18
5/31/2017 69.10 96.81 43.60 94.88
6/30/2017 71.13 98.19 44.16 96.10
7/31/2017 73.16 102.11 47.61 100.13
8/31/2017 74.34 102.74 47.81 100.74
9/30/2017 76.93 107.06 51.13 104.88
Date Dividends
12/20/2007 0.2536
3/28/2008 0.0803
6/27/2008 0.0699
9/26/2008 0.0621
12/18/2008 0.0793
3/20/2009 0.0596
6/19/2009 0.0652
9/25/2009 0.1005
12/17/2009 0.0889
3/19/2010 0.0433
6/25/2010 0.0537
9/24/2010 0.1071
12/17/2010 0.0882
3/25/2011 0.0541
6/24/2011 0.0651
9/23/2011 0.0391
12/9/2011 0.0727
3/23/2012 0.0632
6/22/2012 0.0607
9/21/2012 0.0663
12/7/2012 0.068
12/28/2012 0.0512
3/22/2013 0.0577
6/21/2013 0.0621
9/20/2013 0.0496
12/6/2013 0.062
3/21/2014 0.0403
6/20/2014 0.0502
9/19/2014 0.0571
12/4/2014 0.0539
3/19/2015 0.0608
6/18/2015 0.0539
9/24/2015 0.0452
12/4/2015 0.1254
3/24/2016 0.0401
6/23/2016 0.0598
9/22/2016 0.0573
12/5/2016 0.0777
3/23/2017 0.0806
6/22/2017 0.1019
9/21/2017 0.0769

There is no guarantee of the payment of any dividend or other distributions at any level.

The performance data quoted represents past performance, which does not guarantee future results. The investment return and principal value of an investments in the Fund will fluctuate so that an investor's shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than the originals cost. Current performance and expense ratios may be lower or higher than the data quoted. Fund returns include changes in share price and reinvested distributions. Class Y shares are not subject to a sales charge. Returns do not consider capital gains or income taxes on an individual's investment.

$ per share as of 10/21/2017

Date 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Short Term 0.2074 0.4221 0.0703
Long Term 1.9192 1.3123 1.0645 0.8977
Total Amount of Distribution 2.1266 1.7343 1.1348 0.8977
Record Date 12/4/13 12/3/14 12/3/15 12/2/16
Ex Div Date 12/5/13 12/4/14 12/4/15 12/5/16
Pay Date 12/6/13 12/4/14 12/4/15 12/5/16

There is no guarantee of the payment of any dividend or other distributions at any level.

Analytics

(As of 9/30/2017)

Morningstar 9/30/2017 (based on risk adjusted performance)
Overall Rating
Number of Funds
1218
Category
Large Blend
Performance Statistics
3Y
5Y
Alpha
-2.74
-2.76
Beta
0.98
0.98
Information Ratio
-1.33
-1.56
R-Squared
94.47
94.92
Sharpe Ratio
0.72
1.09
Standard Deviation
10.20
9.68
Upside Capture
92.13
90.60
Downside Capture
118.17
114.74
Sortino Ratio
0.35
0.56
Win Ratio
39.00
37.00
Loss Ratio
61.00
63.00
Tracking Error
2.41
2.19
Dividends
  • D
Est. Frequency
Quarterly
Last Pay Date
9/21/2017
Per Share ($)
$0.08
Net Income
100.00%
Net Profit from Sale
0.00%
Other Capital Sources
0.00%
12-Month Distribution ($)
$0.34
Portfolio Characteristics
Fund
Fund Index
Average Market Cap (weighted)
$144.50 B
$160.40 B
Median Market Cap (weighted)
$58.70 B
$77.70 B
Trailing P/E
20.27
22.17
P/E Ratio (NTM)
17.29
18.26
Price/Book
3.60
3.12
Debt to Capital Ratio
51.76
45.56
Turnover Ratio
96.00%
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Top Issuers

(51.0% of assets as of 09/30/17)


Portfolio Holdings Breakdown

Country 7
Developed Markets 7
Equity Sector 7
Industry 7
Asset Allocation 7
Market Cap 8
Country Rising Dividends Fund Russell 1000 Overweight / Underweight
United States 95.2% 99.7% -4.5%
Canada 3.2% 0.0% 3.2%
United Kingdom 1.0% 0.0% 1.0%
Developed Markets Rising Dividends Fund Russell 1000 Overweight / Underweight
Americas 98.5% 99.7% -1.3%
Europe 1.0% 0.2% 0.8%
Equity Sector Rising Dividends Fund Russell 1000 Overweight / Underweight
Information Technology 21.0% 22.8% -1.8%
Industrials 13.2% 10.5% 2.7%
Health Care 11.9% 13.8% -1.9%
Financials 11.7% 14.8% -3.1%
Consumer Discretionary 11.0% 12.2% -1.2%
Energy 8.9% 5.9% 3.0%
Real Estate 7.5% 3.7% 3.8%
Consumer Staples 7.0% 7.7% -0.7%
Materials 4.5% 3.3% 1.2%
Utilities 2.8% 3.1% -0.3%
Industry Rising Dividends Fund Russell 1000 Overweight / Underweight
Oil Gas & Consumable Fuels 8.9% 5.1% 3.8%
Equity Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) 7.5% 3.6% 3.9%
Banks 7.1% 6.3% 0.7%
Technology Hardware Storage & Peripherals 5.0% 3.8% 1.2%
Software 4.9% 5.0% -0.1%
IT Services 4.6% 4.1% 0.5%
Pharmaceuticals 4.3% 4.4% -0.1%
Semiconductors & Semiconductor Equipment 3.9% 3.7% 0.2%
Health Care Providers & Services 3.9% 2.5% 1.3%
Aerospace & Defense 3.1% 2.4% 0.6%
Chemicals 3.1% 2.3% 0.8%
Beverages 3.1% 1.8% 1.3%
Hotels Restaurants & Leisure 2.7% 2.0% 0.7%
Trading Companies & Distributors 2.6% 0.2% 2.3%
Specialty Retail 2.6% 2.1% 0.5%
Communications Equipment 2.5% 1.1% 1.5%
Capital Markets 2.3% 3.0% -0.7%
Health Care Equipment & Supplies 2.3% 2.7% -0.4%
Insurance 2.3% 3.0% -0.7%
Textiles Apparel & Luxury Goods 2.2% 0.6% 1.6%
Asset Allocation Rising Dividends Fund Russell 1000 Overweight / Underweight
Equity 99.5% 100.0% -0.5%
Net Cash and Equivalents 0.5% - -
Market Cap Rising Dividends Fund Russell 1000 Overweight / Underweight
Large 66.3% 77.6% -11.3%
Mid 30.6% 20.5% 10.1%
Small 2.5% 1.9% 0.7%
  1. 1. The Fund's investment objective changed from "seeks capital appreciation" to "seeks total return" on 8/1/07. Performance prior to 8/1/07 is not indicative of performance for any subsequent periods.
  2. 2. Mani Govil was added as portfolio manager of the Fund as of October 5, 2016. Neil M. McCarthy and Joseph Higgins will no longer be portfolio managers of the Fund as of October 5, 2016.
  3. 3. Special Risks:  There is no guarantee that the issuers of stocks will declare dividends in the future, or that dividends will remain at their current levels or increase over time. Derivative instruments entail higher volatility and risk of loss compared to traditional stock or bond investments. Diversification does not guarantee profit or protect against loss.
  4. 4. The net expense ratio (where applicable) also takes into account contractual fee waivers and/or expense reimbursements without which performance would have been less. These undertakings may not be amended or withdrawn for one year from the date of the current prospectus, unless approved by the Board.
  5. 5. For Share Classes with less than a one-year track record, expense ratios are estimated based on the Manager's projections of those expenses for the coming fiscal year.
  6. 6. Access index definitions.
  7. 7. Holdings are subject to change, and are dollar weighted based on total net assets. Negative weightings may result from the use of leverage. Leverage involves the use of various financial instruments or borrowed capital in an attempt to increase investment return. Leverage risks include potential for higher volatility, greater decline of the fund's net asset value and fluctuations of dividends and distributions paid by the fund.
  8. 8. Holdings are subject to change, are dollar-weighted based on assets, and may not reflect the use of leverage in the Fund. Market Cap breakdown is calculated using Morningstar's methodology and those capitalization standards may not align with those in the Fund’s prospectus.
  9. A. Daily net asset value and dollar change of the fund is as of the previous business day's closing. Fund net asset values are updated at approximately 7:00pm ET daily.
  10. B. The performance data quoted represents past performance, which does not guarantee future results. The investment return and principal value of an investments in the Fund will fluctuate so that an investor's shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than the originals cost. Current performance and expense ratios may be lower or higher than the data quoted. Fund returns include changes in share price and reinvested distributions. Class Y shares are not subject to a sales charge. Returns do not consider capital gains or income taxes on an individual's investment.
  11. C. "Year to Date" returns are cumulative, not annualized, and do not reflect sales charges (if sales charges are applicable to the Fund). These returns would be lower if sales charges were taken into consideration. Short-term returns may not be indicative of longer-term performance, which should also be considered when making investment decisions.
  12. D. There is no guarantee of the payment of any dividend or other distributions at any level.
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