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Name

As of 06/17/2024

Price

Aum/Mkt Cap

YIELD

Annualized forward dividend yield. Multiplies the most recent dividend payout amount by its frequency and divides by the previous close price.

Exp Ratio

Expense ratio is the fund’s total annual operating expenses, including management fees, distribution fees, and other expenses, expressed as a percentage of average net assets.

Watchlist

$13.75

$62.4 M

2.00%

$0.27

2.70%

Vitals

YTD Return

11.2%

1 yr return

12.2%

3 Yr Avg Return

-2.7%

5 Yr Avg Return

3.3%

Net Assets

$62.4 M

Holdings in Top 10

29.3%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$13.7
N/A
N/A

Expenses

OPERATING FEES

Expense Ratio 2.70%

SALES FEES

Front Load N/A

Deferred Load N/A

TRADING FEES

Turnover 60.00%

Redemption Fee N/A


Min Investment

Standard (Taxable)

$0

IRA

N/A


Fund Classification

Fund Type

Open End Mutual Fund


Name

As of 06/17/2024

Price

Aum/Mkt Cap

YIELD

Annualized forward dividend yield. Multiplies the most recent dividend payout amount by its frequency and divides by the previous close price.

Exp Ratio

Expense ratio is the fund’s total annual operating expenses, including management fees, distribution fees, and other expenses, expressed as a percentage of average net assets.

Watchlist

$13.75

$62.4 M

2.00%

$0.27

2.70%

BRKSX - Profile

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 11.2%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return -2.7%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 3.3%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually
  • Net Income Ratio 1.21%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 2.0%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Annual

Fund Details

  • Legal Name
    MFS Blended Research Emerging Markets Equity Fund
  • Fund Family Name
    MFS Funds
  • Inception Date
    Sep 15, 2015
  • Shares Outstanding
    N/A
  • Share Class
    R2
  • Currency
    USD
  • Domiciled Country
    US
  • Manager
    Jonathan Sage

Fund Description

MFS (Massachusetts Financial Services Company, the fund’s investment adviser) seeks to achieve the fund’s objective by actively identifying potential investments based on fundamental and quantitative analysis and then constructing a portfolio from these potential investments while managing various risk factors (e.g., issuer, industry, and sector weightings, market capitalization, and volatility) compared to the MSCI Emerging Markets Index, which represents the fund’s investment universe.

MFS normally invests at least 80% of the fund’s net assets in equity securities of issuers that are tied economically to emerging market countries. Emerging market countries are countries whose financial and capital markets are in the development phase and include countries located in Latin America, Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and developing countries of Europe, primarily Eastern Europe.

Equity securities include common stocks and other securities that represent an ownership interest (or right to acquire an ownership interest) in a company or other issuer.

MFS may invest the fund’s assets in securities of companies of any size.

MFS normally invests the fund’s assets across different industries, sectors, countries, and regions, but MFS may invest a significant percentage of the fund’s assets in issuers in a single industry, sector, country, or region.

MFS uses an active bottom-up approach to buying and selling investments for the fund. Investments are selected primarily based on blending fundamental and quantitative research. MFS uses fundamental analysis of individual issuers to determine a fundamental rating for an issuer. MFS uses quantitative analysis to determine a quantitative rating for an issuer. MFS combines the fundamental rating with the quantitative rating to create a blended rating for an issuer. When the fundamental rating is not available, MFS treats the issuer as having a neutral fundamental rating.

MFS constructs the portfolio using a portfolio optimization process that considers the blended rating, as well as issuer, industry, and sector weightings, market capitalization, volatility, and other factors. The portfolio managers have the discretion to adjust the inputs and parameters used in the optimization process and the fund’s portfolio holdings based on factors such as the desired portfolio characteristics and the portfolio managers’ qualitative assessment of the optimization results. MFS’ goal is to construct an actively managed portfolio with a target predicted tracking error of approximately 2% compared to the MSCI Emerging Markets Index. Tracking error generally measures how the differences between the fund’s returns and the MSCI Emerging Markets Index’s returns have varied over a period of time.

For purposes of the fund’s 80% policy, net assets include the amount of any borrowings for investment purposes.

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BRKSX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period BRKSX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 11.2% -9.0% 19.7% 9.04%
1 Yr 12.2% -13.0% 29.5% 36.35%
3 Yr -2.7%* -20.9% 10.2% 29.99%
5 Yr 3.3%* -5.5% 12.7% 47.30%
10 Yr N/A* -2.7% 6.2% N/A

* Annualized

Return Ranking - Calendar

Period BRKSX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2023 6.8% -6.5% 35.5% 67.49%
2022 -21.4% -50.1% -2.4% 26.52%
2021 -0.1% -33.1% 22.5% 23.99%
2020 8.1% -22.1% 80.1% 85.34%
2019 16.9% -0.7% 42.0% 59.35%

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period BRKSX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 11.2% -9.0% 19.7% 9.04%
1 Yr 12.2% -13.0% 29.5% 36.35%
3 Yr -2.7%* -20.9% 10.2% 29.99%
5 Yr 3.3%* -5.5% 12.7% 47.30%
10 Yr N/A* -2.7% 6.2% N/A

* Annualized

Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period BRKSX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2023 9.2% -2.7% 42.0% 64.48%
2022 -19.4% -42.2% 1.9% 25.53%
2021 3.2% -32.5% 33.1% 29.21%
2020 9.4% -20.0% 81.6% 85.96%
2019 18.4% 2.3% 42.0% 68.71%

NAV & Total Return History


BRKSX - Holdings

Concentration Analysis

BRKSX Category Low Category High BRKSX % Rank
Net Assets 62.4 M 682 K 103 B 81.17%
Number of Holdings 147 10 7049 31.92%
Net Assets in Top 10 18.7 M 290 K 19.2 B 81.86%
Weighting of Top 10 29.33% 2.9% 140.4% 64.75%

Top 10 Holdings

  1. Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd 8.78%
  2. Samsung Electronics Co Ltd 4.65%
  3. Tencent Holdings Ltd 3.88%
  4. Alibaba Group Holding Ltd 1.96%
  5. Hon Hai Precision Industry Co Ltd 1.81%
  6. KB Financial Group Inc 1.79%
  7. Tata Consultancy Services Ltd 1.78%
  8. Petroleo Brasileiro SA 1.75%
  9. Kia Corp 1.48%
  10. Samsung Fire Marine Insurance Co Ltd 1.45%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Return Low Return High BRKSX % Rank
Stocks
97.53% 0.00% 102.46% 39.56%
Preferred Stocks
1.56% 0.00% 10.09% 34.52%
Cash
1.27% -2.03% 40.36% 64.53%
Other
0.00% -0.21% 37.51% 86.08%
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 7.40% 91.48%
Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 92.29% 92.36%

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High BRKSX % Rank
Technology
21.47% 0.00% 47.50% 54.97%
Financial Services
20.81% 0.00% 48.86% 58.70%
Consumer Cyclical
13.41% 0.00% 48.94% 34.12%
Communication Services
11.32% 0.00% 39.29% 20.17%
Basic Materials
8.79% 0.00% 30.03% 44.34%
Consumer Defense
6.41% 0.00% 25.90% 45.03%
Energy
4.64% 0.00% 24.80% 44.89%
Industrials
4.45% 0.00% 43.53% 76.38%
Utilities
3.76% 0.00% 39.12% 12.85%
Healthcare
3.27% 0.00% 16.53% 62.71%
Real Estate
1.67% 0.00% 17.15% 46.69%

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High BRKSX % Rank
Non US
91.77% 0.00% 100.18% 23.60%
US
5.77% 0.00% 99.51% 69.58%

BRKSX - Expenses

Operational Fees

BRKSX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Expense Ratio 2.70% 0.03% 29.98% 9.71%
Management Fee 0.75% 0.00% 2.00% 29.78%
12b-1 Fee 0.50% 0.00% 1.00% 70.93%
Administrative Fee N/A 0.01% 0.85% N/A

Sales Fees

BRKSX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Front Load N/A 3.50% 5.75% N/A
Deferred Load N/A 1.00% 5.00% N/A

Trading Fees

BRKSX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Max Redemption Fee N/A 1.00% 2.00% N/A

Related Fees

Turnover provides investors a proxy for the trading fees incurred by mutual fund managers who frequently adjust position allocations. Higher turnover means higher trading fees.

BRKSX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Turnover 60.00% 0.00% 189.00% 64.27%

BRKSX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

BRKSX Category Low Category High BRKSX % Rank
Dividend Yield 2.00% 0.00% 9.74% 41.47%

Dividend Distribution Analysis

BRKSX Category Low Category High Category Mod
Dividend Distribution Frequency Annual Annually Quarterly Annual

Net Income Ratio Analysis

BRKSX Category Low Category High BRKSX % Rank
Net Income Ratio 1.21% -1.98% 17.62% 34.28%

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

BRKSX Category Low Category High Capital Mode
Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually Annually Annually Annually

Distributions History

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BRKSX - Fund Manager Analysis

Managers

Jonathan Sage


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Sep 15, 2015

6.71

6.7%

Jonathan W. Sage, CFA, is an investment officer and a portfolio manager at MFS Investment Management. He manages blended research equity strategies utilized by the firm's mutual funds and institutional accounts. He joined MFS in 2000 as a quantitative equity research analyst and was named a portfolio manager in 2005. Prior to joining MFS, Jonathan spent two years as a supervisor of portfolio administration for Santander Global Advisors, Inc. and three years as a senior mutual fund accountant for First Data Investor Services Group.

James Fallon


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Sep 15, 2015

6.71

6.7%

James C. Fallon - Investment Officer - Portfolio Manager - As a Portfolio Manager, responsible for final buy and sell decisions, portfolio construction, risk and cash management. Participates in the research process and strategy discussions. - Joined MFS in 1999; previous positions include Equity Research Associate; Securities Lending Administrator. - Previous experience includes 1 year as Mutual Fund Custody Accountant at Investors Bank & Trust; 1 year as Financial Analyst at Bardon Trimount. - Affiliations include CFA Institute, CFA Society of Boston

John (Jed) Stocks


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Sep 15, 2015

6.71

6.7%

As a Portfolio Manager, responsible for final buy and sell decisions, portfolio construction, risk and cash management. Participates in the research process and strategy discussions. - Joined MFS in 2001; previous positions include Quantitative Research Analyst; Quantitative Research Associate; Teleservices Representative. - Previous experience includes 1 year as Client Service Specialist and Order Desk Specialist at Patagon.com Securities.- John re-joined the firm in 2001. His original start date was February 1999.

Matthew Krummell


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Sep 15, 2015

6.71

6.7%

Lead Portfolio Manager As a Portfolio Manager, responsible for final buy and sell decisions, portfolio construction, risk and cash management. Participates in the research process and strategy discussions. Joined MFS in 2001 Previous experience includes 3 years as Analyst and Portfolio Manager at Pioneer Investments; 2 years as Assistant Vice President at Putnam Investments; 3 years as Associate at Mellon Capital Management. Affiliations include Boston Security Analysts Society, Inc., CFA Institute. University of Chicago, MBA University of California, Berkeley, BA, Phi Beta Kappa

Tenure Analysis

Category Low Category High Category Average Category Mode
0.09 33.71 6.52 13.42