|w/o sales charge||1.78%||1.56%|
|w/ sales charge||1.68%||1.47%|
In absence of the fee waiver, yields shown would have been lower. Yields for other share classes will vary.
|YTD||1-YR||3-YR||5-YR||10-YR||Since Inception 12/27/2001|
|w/o sales charge||-1.08%||2.20%||12.72%||10.81%||7.15%||7.25%|
|Lipper Category Avg. Equity Income Funds||-1.50%||0.08%||11.64%||10.95%||6.82%||-|
|S&P 900® 10-Year Dividend Growth Index||-0.35%||3.16%||14.45%||13.43%||7.15%||-|
|w/ sales charge||-6.80%||-3.65%||10.52%||9.50%||6.51%||6.79%|
|YTD||1-YR||3-YR||5-YR||10-YR||Since Inception 12/27/2001|
|w/o sales charge||-7.91%||-1.93%||9.62%||9.92%||6.09%||6.74%|
|Lipper Category Avg. Equity Income Funds||-7.90%||-4.57%||8.88%||10.08%||5.82%||-|
|S&P 900® 10-Year Dividend Growth Index||-6.84%||-0.52%||11.48%||12.45%||6.40%||-|
|w/ sales charge||-13.23%||-7.55%||7.49%||8.62%||5.46%||6.28%|
Returns with sales charges reflect a maximum sales charge of 5.75%.
The performance quoted represents past performance, which is no indication of future results. Current performance may be higher or lower than the performance data quoted. Returns shown include the reinvestment of all distributions. Returns shown at net asset value do not reflect the current maximum sales charge, had the sales charge been included, returns would have been lower. The investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate so that shares, on any given day or when redeemed, may be worth more or less than the original cost. Therefore, there can be no assurance of future results.
Best & Worst returns reflect a cumulative return for the three-month and one-year periods.
|Year||Fund Returns||S&P 900® 10-Year Dividend Growth Index|
Performance is shown for each quarter and each calendar year. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.
The chart begins on the Fund's inception date of 12/27/2001.
Based on a hypothetical Class A share investment of $10,000 on 12/27/2001 without sales charge and includes the reinvestment of all distributions.
|Date||Net Asset Value|
Minimum initial investment varies depending on the class of shares you buy and the type of account. IRAs, SIMPLEs, and SEP accounts with payroll deductions have no minimums. Please see Fund prospectuses for additional information.
12-Month Dividend Yield is a financial ratio that shows how much a mutual fund pays out in dividends each year relative to its value with maximum sales charges and without sales charges. The fund’s dividend yield is calculated by dividing the fund’s income distributions over the previous year by the fund’s current value with maximum sales charges and without sales charges.
The 30-Day Standardized Yield represents net investment income earned by a fund over a 30-day period. It is expressed as an annual percentage rate using a method of calculation adopted by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Yields for other share classes will vary.
The Fund’s Dividend Yield and 12-Month Dividend Yield are shown with and without sales charges and with maximum sales charges. The Fund’s Subsidized Dividend yield takes into account any fee waiver or expense limitation arrangements, if any. Without such fee waivers or expense limitation arrangements, the Fund’s dividend yield would have been lower. Information regarding any fee waivers or expense limitation arrangements applicable to the Fund is provided with the Fund’s expense ratio information.
The Fund’s Unsubsidized Dividend yield is shown without sales charges and with maximum sales charges. The Fund’s unsubsidized dividend yield reflects what the yield would have been without the effect of fee waivers or expense limitation arrangements.
The 30-day Standardized Subsidized yield reflects fee waivers in effect. Without such fee waivers, yields would be reduced.
The 30-day Standardized Unsubsidized yield does not reflect fee waivers.
A Note about Risk: The value of investments in equity securities will fluctuate in response to general economic conditions and to changes in the prospects of particular companies, including market, liquidity, currency, and political risks. Mid cap company stocks tend to be more volatile and may be less liquid than large cap company stocks. Mid cap companies typically experience a higher risk of failure than large cap companies. However, larger companies may be unable to respond quickly to certain market developments and may have slower rates of growth as compared to smaller successful companies. A company's dividend payments may vary over time, and there is no guarantee that a company will pay a dividend at all. These factors can adversely affect Fund performance. The Fund’s performance history under its current investment strategy is very limited. The Fund's performance achieved during its initial period of investment operation under its current investment strategy may not be replicated over longer periods and may not be indicative of how the Fund will perform in the future.
Performance data quoted is historical. Past performance is not indicative of future results. Current performance may be higher or lower than the performance quoted. The investment return and principal value of an investment in the Fund will fluctuate so that shares, on any given day or when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. To obtain performance data current to the most recent quarter-end, go to quarter ending performance on our Website or call Lord Abbett at (888) 522-2388.
Class A Except as noted below, returns with sales charges reflect a maximum sales charge of 5.75% for equity funds, 2.25% for all tax-free income funds, fixed income funds and multi-asset class funds. There are also ongoing 12b-1 service fees (and, in certain cases, distribution fees).
Class A Shares purchased subject to a front-end sales charge have no contingent deferred sales charge (CDSC). However, certain purchases of Class A shares made without a front-end sales charge may be subject to a CDSC of 1% if the shares are redeemed before the first day of the month in which the one year anniversary of the purchase falls. The CDSC is not reflected in the performance with maximum sales charge.
With Sales Charge - Returns with sales charges reflect applicable fees and expenses and include all distributions reinvested.
Without Sales Charge - Returns shown are without sales charges and have all distributions reinvested. If a sales charge had been deducted, the results would have been lower.
Returns shown at less than a year reflect aggregate total returns.
Double-Digit Returns - instances of high double-digit returns were achieved primarily during favorable market conditions and may not be sustainable over time.
Effective September 27, 2012, the Lord Abbett Capital Structure Fund changed its name to Lord Abbett Calibrated Dividend Growth Fund, and the Fund transitioned its investment approach from investing in a mix of equity and fixed income securities to a domestic dividend oriented equity strategy. Therefore, the performance of the Fund for periods prior to September 27, 2012 is not representative of the Fund's current investment strategy. The change in investment approach may affect the Fund's performance.
S&P 900® 10-Year Dividend Growth Index is a subset of the S&P 900 Index. The index consists of large and mid-sized companies that have a ten-year history of dividend issuance and growth, and that meet certain other criteria. The Dividend Growth Index represents a considerably narrower investable universe than them S&P 900 Index because of these stringent criteria. The Dividend Growth Index is a custom index that was developed at the request of Lord Abbett. The Dividend Growth Index is the exclusive property of Standard & Poor’s Financial Services LLC. Under a contract with Lord Abbett, S&P administers, maintains, and calculates the Dividend Growth Index. S&P and its affiliates shall have no liability for any errors or omissions in calculating the Index.
Indexes reflect total return, unless otherwise specified, with all dividends reinvested. Indexes are unmanaged, do not reflect the deduction of fees or expenses, and are not available for direct investment.
Lipper Category Average - Peer group averages are based on universes of funds with the same investment objectives. The average return for the peer group is based on the returns of each individual fund within the group for the period shown. This average assumes reinvestment of dividends.
Lipper Category Average Expense Ratio reflects the average net expenses of Class A shares of all funds with in the peer group based on Lipper data available.