MDFGX

Capital Appreciation Fund

Overview

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Performance

Performance

  • Returns

  1y 3y 5y 10y Incept. Performance data for certain classes of shares of certain funds are based on pre-class inception information dating back to an older class of fund shares. This information may be considered when assessing a fund's performance, but it does not represent actual performance of these classes of shares. The inception date noted under Key Fund Facts is the date the class of shares was incepted. See fund prospectus or fact sheet for details.
15.58 9.12 10.84 7.70 6.25
9.51 7.17 9.65 7.12 5.95
Benchmark (%) Index: Russell 1000 Growth Index.<br /><br /> Index returns are for illustrative purposes only. Index performance returns do not reflect any management fees, transaction costs or expenses. Indexes are unmanaged and one cannot invest directly in an index. Past performance does not guarantee future results. 15.76 11.27 13.32 9.13 -
Morningstar Category Avg. (%) Large Growth 14.85 8.53 11.55 7.71 -
Morningstar Ranking Rankings are based on total return excluding sales charges, independently calculated and not combined to create an overall ranking. 571/1,454 588/1,306 775/1,154 414/800 -
Morningstar Quartile Rankings based on total return excluding sales charges, independently calculated and not combined to create an overall ranking. 2 2 3 3 -
Lipper Category Avg. (%) Large-Cap Growth Funds 14.56 9.18 11.60 7.94 -
Lipper Ranking Rankings are based on total return excluding sales charges. 227/666 331/596 351/533 225/383 -
Lipper Quartile Rankings are based on total return excluding sales charges. 2 3 3 3 -
  2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Total Return (%) Total return represents changes to the NAV and accounts for distributions from the fund. 13.93 33.80 8.35 6.86 -0.36
Annual w/ Sales Charge (%) Max Sales Charge: 5.25% 7.93 26.78 2.66 1.25 -5.59
Benchmark (%) Index: Russell 1000 Growth Index<br /><br /> Index returns are for illustrative purposes only. Index performance returns do not reflect any management fees, transaction costs or expenses. Indexes are unmanaged and one cannot invest directly in an index. Past performance does not guarantee future results. 15.26 33.48 13.05 5.67 7.08
Morningstar Category Avg. (%) Large Growth 15.75 35.24 10.53 5.25 2.96


The performance quoted represents past performance and does not guarantee future results. Investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate so that an investor’s shares, when sold or redeemed, may be worth more or less than the original cost. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance quoted.

Growth of Hypothetical $10,000 The growth of hypothetical $10,000 chart reflects a hypothetical $10,000 investment and assumes reinvestment of dividends and capital gains. Fund expenses, including management fees and other expenses were deducted.

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Key Facts

Key Facts

Size of Class (Millions) as of 22-May-2017 $1,490.5 M
Size of Fund (Millions) as of 22-May-2017 $2,976.9 M
Share Class launch date 31-Dec-1997
Asset Class Equity
Morningstar Category Large Growth
Lipper Classification Large-Cap Growth Funds
Benchmark Index Russell 1000 Growth Index
CUSIP 09251R107
Net, Excluding Investment Related Expenses 1.08%
Gross Expense Ratio 1.08%
Number of Holdings as of 28-Apr-2017 56
Max Offer Price as of 22-May-2017 $26.97
Open to New Investors Yes
Turnover Percent as of 30-Apr-2017 78%

Portfolio Characteristics

Portfolio Characteristics

Average Market Cap (Millions) The average size of the securities the fund invests in. as of 28-Apr-2017 $201,334.7 M
R-Squared (3y) as of 28-Apr-2017 89.87
Beta (3y) as of 28-Apr-2017 1.08
Best 3-Month Return Over the Last 3 Years 3 months ending 31-Mar-2017 9.95%
Worst 3-Month Return Over the Last 3 Years 3 months ending 29-Feb-2016 -11.51%
This information must be preceded or accompanied by a current prospectus. For standardized performance, please see the Performance section above.

Ratings

Ratings

Morningstar Analyst Rating

Morningstar Analyst Rating - Bronze
Morningstar has awarded the Fund a Bronze medal. Fewer than 10% of US open-end funds hold medalist ratings. (Effective 04-Nov-2016) ‡

Holdings

Holdings

as of 28-Apr-2017
Name Weight (%)
AMAZON.COM INC 7.51
ALPHABET INC 7.05
MICROSOFT CORPORATION 4.62
UNITEDHEALTH GROUP INC 4.50
ALEXION PHARMACEUTICALS INC 3.24
Name Weight (%)
VISA INC 3.24
PRICELINE GROUP INC 3.22
FACEBOOK INC 3.21
NETFLIX INC 2.94
NIKE INC 2.83

Exposure Breakdowns

Exposure Breakdowns

as of 28-Apr-2017

% of Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
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% of Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
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% of Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
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Type Fund Benchmark Net
Negative weightings may result from specific circumstances (including timing differences between trade and settle dates of securities purchased by the funds) and/or the use of certain financial instruments, including derivatives, which may be used to gain or reduce market exposure and/or risk management.

Allocations are subject to change.

Portfolio Managers

Portfolio Managers

Lawrence Kemp
Lawrence Kemp
Portfolio Manager

Literature

Literature

 

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