Equity

BMGAX

Mid-Cap Growth Equity 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.
2.56 12.26 9.83 15.69 8.83
-2.83 10.26 8.65 15.06 8.57
Benchmark (%) Index: Russell MidCap 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. -4.75 8.59 7.42 15.12 8.32
Morningstar Category Avg. (%) Mid-Cap Growth -1.91 14.17 8.30 14.96 -
Morningstar Ranking Rankings are based on total return excluding sales charges, independently calculated and not combined to create an overall ranking. 37/600 25/536 18/481 25/337 -
Morningstar Quartile Rankings based on total return excluding sales charges, independently calculated and not combined to create an overall ranking. 1 1 1 1 -
Lipper Category Avg. (%) Mid-Cap Growth Funds -5.37 7.71 6.05 13.33 -
Lipper Ranking Rankings are based on total return excluding sales charges. 28/386 15/351 11/330 18/228 -
Lipper Quartile Rankings are based on total return excluding sales charges. 1 1 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.
2.56 -8.49 -16.88 2.56 41.47 59.80 329.33 544.39
-2.83 -13.30 -21.24 -2.83 34.04 51.41 306.79 510.56
Benchmark (%) Index: Russell MidCap 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. -4.75 -9.07 -15.99 -4.75 28.06 43.02 308.80 480.18
Morningstar Category Avg. (%) Mid-Cap Growth 10.69 10.69 1.63 -1.91 48.81 48.97 303.26 -
Lipper Category Avg. (%) Mid-Cap Growth Funds -5.37 -9.84 -17.64 -5.37 25.17 34.62 252.65 -
  2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Total Return (%) Total return represents changes to the NAV and accounts for distributions from the fund. 6.04 6.52 2.78 34.20 2.56
Annual w/ Sales Charge (%) Max Sales Charge: 5.25 0.48 0.93 -2.61 27.16 -2.83
Benchmark (%) Index: Russell MidCap 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. 11.90 -0.20 7.33 25.27 -4.75
Morningstar Category Avg. (%) Mid-Cap Growth 7.00 -0.95 6.03 23.91 -6.65
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 Mar 22, 2019 $942.2 M
Size of Fund (Millions) as of Mar 22, 2019 $3,120.6 M
Share Class launch date Dec 27, 1996
Asset Class Equity
Morningstar Category Mid-Cap Growth
Lipper Classification Mid-Cap Growth Funds
Benchmark Index Russell MidCap Growth Index
CUSIP 091928846
Number of Holdings as of Feb 28, 2019 66
Max Offer Price as of Mar 22, 2019 $24.05
Open to New Investors Yes
Turnover Percent as of Feb 28, 2019 43%

Portfolio Characteristics

Portfolio Characteristics

Average Market Cap (Millions) The average size of the securities the fund invests in. as of Feb 28, 2019 $ 14,386.3 M
R-Squared (3y) as of Feb 28, 2019 87.10
Beta (3y) as of Feb 28, 2019 0.94
Best 3-Month Return Over the Last 3 Years 3 months ending Mar 31, 2017 12.67%
Worst 3-Month Return Over the Last 3 Years 3 months ending Dec 31, 2018 -16.88%
Fund Standard Deviation (3y) as of Feb 28, 2019 13.83

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

Ratings

Ratings

Morningstar Rating

4
Overall Morningstar Rating for Mid-Cap Growth Equity Fund, Class A, as of Feb 28, 2019 rated against 552 Mid-Cap Growth 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 Jan 31, 2019 out of 354, 12,205, 354, 106 and 354 Funds, respectively in Lipper's Mid-Cap Growth Funds classification.

Morningstar Analyst Rating

Morningstar Analyst Rating - Silver
Morningstar has awarded the Fund a Silver medal. Fewer than 10% of US open-end funds hold medalist ratings. (Effective Jul 13, 2018) ‡

Holdings

Holdings

as of Feb 28, 2019
Name Weight (%)
IAC/INTERACTIVECORP 2.88
COSTAR GROUP INC 2.67
ALIGN TECHNOLOGY, INC. 2.62
FAIR ISAAC CORP 2.55
XILINX INC 2.43
Name Weight (%)
COPART INC. 2.42
MSCI INC 2.35
SBA COMMUNICATIONS CORP 2.24
TRANSUNION 2.17
LIVE NATION ENTERTAINMENT INC 2.14

Exposure Breakdowns

Exposure Breakdowns

as of Feb 28, 2019

% of Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
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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

Philip H. Ruvinsky
Managing Director

    

Lawrence Kemp
Managing Director

     

Kathryn Mongelli
Director

  

Portfolio Manager

Literature

Literature

 

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