Fixed Income

MEPYX

Pennsylvania Municipal Bond Fund

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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.
2.81 2.26 2.77 4.58 5.29
-1.57 0.79 1.88 4.13 5.13
Benchmark (%) Index: S&P Municipal Bond 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. 2.53 2.33 2.76 4.42 4.63
Morningstar Category Avg. (%) Muni Pennsylvania 2.35 1.92 2.26 3.79 -
Morningstar Ranking Rankings are based on total return excluding sales charges, independently calculated and not combined to create an overall ranking. 18/59 17/57 14/53 6/50 -
Morningstar Quartile Rankings based on total return excluding sales charges, independently calculated and not combined to create an overall ranking. 2 2 1 1 -
Lipper Category Avg. (%) PA Muni Debt Funds 2.32 1.93 2.30 3.86 -
Lipper Ranking Rankings are based on total return excluding sales charges. 18/57 17/55 13/51 6/48 -
Lipper Quartile Rankings are based on total return excluding sales charges. 2 2 1 1 -
  YTD 1m 3m 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.
-0.94 0.32 -0.94 2.81 6.93 14.62 56.55 314.86
-5.15 -3.95 -5.15 -1.57 2.38 9.75 49.90 297.23
Benchmark (%) Index: S&P Municipal Bond 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. -0.92 0.42 -0.92 2.53 7.17 14.59 54.12 138.82
Morningstar Category Avg. (%) Muni Pennsylvania -0.76 0.49 -0.76 2.35 5.87 11.80 45.00 -
Lipper Category Avg. (%) PA Muni Debt Funds -0.67 0.52 -0.67 2.32 5.91 12.07 46.18 -
  2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Total Return (%) Total return represents changes to the NAV and accounts for distributions from the fund. -5.74 12.30 3.82 0.01 5.50
Annual w/ Sales Charge (%) Max Sales Charge: 4.25 -9.75 7.53 -0.59 -4.24 1.02
Benchmark (%) Index: S&P Municipal Bond 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. -2.55 9.25 3.32 0.77 4.95
Morningstar Category Avg. (%) Muni Pennsylvania -4.62 10.14 3.07 0.36 4.35
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.

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Key Facts

Key Facts

Size of Class (Millions) as of Apr 25, 2018 $98.5 M
Size of Fund (Millions) as of Apr 25, 2018 $491.6 M
Share Class launch date Oct 02, 2006
Asset Class Fixed Income
Morningstar Category Muni Pennsylvania
Lipper Classification PA Muni Debt Funds
Benchmark Index S&P Municipal Bond Index
CUSIP 09253A755
Number of Holdings as of Mar 30, 2018 174
Max Offer Price as of Apr 25, 2018 $11.36
Open to New Investors Yes
Turnover Percent as of Mar 31, 2018 18%

Portfolio Characteristics

Portfolio Characteristics

R-Squared (3y) as of Mar 31, 2018 96.80
Beta (3y) as of Mar 31, 2018 1.06
Average Coupon as of Mar 30, 2018 5.27%
Best 3-Month Return Over the Last 3 Years 3 months ending Jun 30, 2016 3.02%
Worst 3-Month Return Over the Last 3 Years 3 months ending Nov 30, 2016 -5.35%
Standard Deviation (3y) as of Mar 31, 2018 3.18

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This information must be preceded or accompanied by a current prospectus. For standardized performance, please see the Performance section above.

Ratings

Ratings

Morningstar Rating

5
Overall Morningstar Rating for Pennsylvania Municipal Bond Fund, Class A, as of Mar 31, 2018 rated against 57 Muni Pennsylvania Funds.

Lipper Leader

 
Overall Lipper Leaders ratings based on an equal-weighted average of percentile ranks for each measure over 3-, 5-, and 10-year periods (if applicable) and do not take into account the effects of sales charges for these categories (Consistent Return, Preservation, Total Return, Expense, and Tax Efficiency) as of Mar 31, 2018 out of 55, 5,717, 55, 252 and 55 Funds, respectively in Lipper's PA Muni Debt Funds classification.

Holdings

Holdings

as of Mar 30, 2018
Name Weight (%)
PHILADELPHIA PA ARPT REV 5 06/15/2040 3.04
TOB 5.125 GEIMED 368497GN7 2.77
PENNSYLVANIA ECONOMIC DEV FING 5 06/30/2042 2.65
PENNSYLVANIA ST HIGHER EDL FAC 5 03/01/2040 2.38
TOB 4.63 PASTRN 709221QY4 2.32
Name Weight (%)
TOB 5.0 PAS 70914PJN3 2.27
TOB 4.709 BERFAC 084538GF8 2.19
PENNSYLVANIA ST UNIV 5 03/01/2040 2.16
TOB 5.372 PASEDU 70917RT39 2.14
TOB 4.8 PHIMED 717903H35 2.10

Exposure Breakdowns

Exposure Breakdowns

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The fund itself has not been rated by an independent rating agency. Credit quality ratings on underlying securities of the fund are received from S&P, Moody’s and Fitch and converted to the equivalent S&P major rating category. This breakdown is provided by BlackRock and takes the median rating of the three agencies when all three agencies rate a security the lower of the two ratings if only two agencies rate a security and one rating if that is all that is provided. Unrated securities do not necessarily indicate low quality. Below investment-grade is represented by a rating of BB and below. Ratings and portfolio credit quality may change over time.

Notional value represents a fund’s use of derivatives, including but not limited to futures, options, and swaps. This value captures the fund exposures as if the derivative was replaced with the underlying asset and the corresponding financing or lending, such that all exposures sum to the net asset value. For non-derivatives, the market value and the notional value are identical.

Allocations are subject to change.

Portfolio Managers

Portfolio Managers

Phillip Soccio, CFA
Phillip Soccio, CFA
Ted Jaeckel, CFA
Head Portfolio Manager, Municipal Mutual Fund

    

Walter O'Connor, CFA
Managing Director is a Co-head and Portfolio Manager for the Municipal Bond Funds team

  

Portfolio Manager

Literature

Literature

 

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