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Growth Opportunities Fund

Summary

Summary

What is the Growth Opportunities Fund?

The Fund seeks to deliver long-term growth of capital by investing primarily in stocks of mid-sized U.S. companies.

Fund Basicsas of 04/30/2019

Total Net Assets
$856.98 M
Inception Date
08/15/2000
Dividend Frequency
Annually
Fund Expense Ratio
1.38%
Number of Holdings
101

Fund Expense Ratio :

1.38%

YTD 1-YR 3-YR 5-YR 10-YR Since Inception 08/15/2000
w/o sales charge 24.35% 18.98% 14.81% 10.41% 13.90% 6.38%
Lipper Category Avg. Mid-Cap Growth Funds 24.19% 15.14% 16.39% 11.14% 15.02% -
Russell Midcap® Growth Index 25.00% 17.64% 16.78% 12.20% 16.56% 6.12%

Fund Expense Ratio :

1.38%

Fund Expense Ratio :

1.38%

YTD 1-YR 3-YR 5-YR 10-YR Since Inception 08/15/2000
w/o sales charge 19.80% 13.61% 13.44% 8.95% 14.82% 6.20%
Lipper Category Avg. Mid-Cap Growth Funds 19.08% 9.74% 15.01% 9.56% 15.83% -
Russell Midcap® Growth Index 19.62% 11.51% 15.06% 10.89% 17.60% 5.89%

Fund Expense Ratio :

1.38%

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TEN LARGEST HOLDINGS as of 04/30/2019View Portfolio

Holding Assets
ServiceNow, Inc. 2.9%
Global Payments, Inc. 2.1%
TransDigm Group, Inc. 2.0%
Burlington Stores, Inc. 1.9%
O'Reilly Automotive, Inc. 1.8%
Dollar General Corp. 1.8%
Fortive Corp. 1.8%
Splunk, Inc. 1.8%
SBA Communications Corp. 1.8%
Fidelity National Information Services, Inc. 1.7%

INVESTMENT TEAM

Jeffrey Rabinowitz, CFA
Jeffrey Rabinowitz, CFA

Portfolio Manager

20 Years of Industry Experience

Supported By 38 Investment Professionals with 18 Years Avg. Industry Experience

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Performance

Performance

Fund Expense Ratio :

1.38%

YTD 1-YR 3-YR 5-YR 10-YR Since Inception 08/15/2000
w/o sales charge 24.35% 18.98% 14.81% 10.41% 13.90% 6.38%
Lipper Category Avg. Mid-Cap Growth Funds 24.19% 15.14% 16.39% 11.14% 15.02% -
Russell Midcap® Growth Index 25.00% 17.64% 16.78% 12.20% 16.56% 6.12%

Fund Expense Ratio :

1.38%

Fund Expense Ratio :

1.38%

YTD 1-YR 3-YR 5-YR 10-YR Since Inception 08/15/2000
w/o sales charge 19.80% 13.61% 13.44% 8.95% 14.82% 6.20%
Lipper Category Avg. Mid-Cap Growth Funds 19.08% 9.74% 15.01% 9.56% 15.83% -
Russell Midcap® Growth Index 19.62% 11.51% 15.06% 10.89% 17.60% 5.89%

Fund Expense Ratio :

1.38%

Year Fund Returns Russell Midcap® Growth Index
2018 -3.60% -4.75%
2017 22.64% 25.27%
2016 0.84% 7.33%
2015 2.46% -0.20%
2014 6.11% 11.90%
2013 37.01% 35.74%
2012 13.66% 15.81%
2011 -10.18% -1.65%
2010 23.17% 26.38%
2009 45.24% 46.29%
2008 -38.36% -
2007 20.96% -
2006 7.13% -
2005 4.12% -
2004 11.49% -
2003 33.75% -
2002 -25.27% -
2001 -12.49% -
2000 -2.75% -
Year Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Yearly Returns
2019 19.80% - - - 21.08%
2018 1.66% 2.47% 7.58% -13.98% -3.60%
2017 6.88% 5.12% 4.17% 4.78% 22.64%
2016 -2.15% 2.42% 2.59% -1.92% 0.84%
2015 7.56% 0.87% -7.84% 2.46% 2.46%
2014 1.17% 2.90% -2.91% 4.97% 6.11%
2013 11.28% 2.65% 10.96% 8.09% 37.01%
2012 16.81% -6.29% 4.14% -0.29% 13.66%
2011 7.68% -0.08% -24.99% 11.30% -10.18%
2010 6.61% -13.79% 15.28% 16.25% 23.17%
2009 -2.46% 17.66% 17.50% 7.71% 45.24%
2008 -12.78% 4.40% -12.34% -22.78% -38.36%
2007 3.98% 6.75% 6.73% 2.10% 20.96%
2006 8.70% -5.95% -1.47% 6.35% 7.13%
2005 -2.90% 1.57% 3.53% 1.96% 4.12%
2004 3.07% -0.90% -4.50% 14.31% 11.49%
2003 -0.07% 17.00% 2.07% 12.09% 33.75%
2002 -2.41% -11.10% -16.02% 2.55% -25.27%
2001 -16.66% 14.07% -20.75% 16.14% -12.49%
2000 - - - -5.17% -2.75%

NAV HISTORICAL PRICES

Date Net Asset Value

Portfolio

Portfolio

Portfolio Positioning as of 03/31/2019

  • We believe in focusing on mid-cap companies that provide a compelling combination of seasoned management teams, established business models, and strong growth prospects that are mispriced by the market. We maintain a long-term perspective and adhere to our investment process and philosophy.
  • The portfolio remains underweight the traditional media industry due to a lack of attractive investment opportunities and mounting secular pressures.
  • Within the retail industry, we have identified select retailers we believe have enduring franchises and compelling value propositions that have been less impacted by the growth of e-commerce, specifically Amazon.
  • The portfolio is moderately underweight the consumer staples sector, particularly the food & beverages industry, as consumer demand preferences have changed and e-commerce has influenced consumer purchasing behavior. Despite these headwinds, we have uncovered select opportunities within the industry.
  • We have a reasonably balanced view of the U.S. equity market and its economic outlook. As such, we believe valuations are more attractive, yet remain cautious as there are some weak areas within the global economy. We continue to focus on companies with strong franchises, favorable long-term growth prospects, and reasonable valuations.

PORTFOLIO DETAILS as of 04/30/2019

Total Net Assets
$856.98 M
Number of Holdings
101
Weighted Average Market Cap.
20.4 B
P/B Ratio
5.9x
Portfolio Turnover Ratio as of 11/30/2018
55.2%
P/E Ratio
29.7x

Contributors & Detractors as of  03/29/2019

Contributors

Holding Contribution
ServiceNow, Inc. 1.0%
Ultimate Software Group, Inc. 0.7%
Global Payments, Inc. 0.7%
Vantiv, Inc. 0.6%
TransDigm Group, Inc. 0.6%

Detractors

Holding Contribution
Healthcare Services Group -0.2%
Centene Corp. -0.1%
ABIOMED, Inc. -0.1%
GrubHub, Inc. -0.1%
Burlington Stores, Inc. 0.0%

Attribution Analysis 

Growth Opportunities Fund Benchmark Variance
Sector Avg. Weight Base Return Avg. Weight Base Return Stock Selection Group Weight Total

Dividends & Cap Gains

Dividends & Cap Gains

Upcoming Dividend Payment Dates

This section lists all anticipated income and Capital Gain distribution dates and any actual distributions are subject to adequacy of earnings and must be approved by the Board of Directors/Trustees. Please note that dates are subject to change.

Record Date Ex-Dividend Date Reinvest & Payable Date
12/17/2019 12/18/2019 12/18/2019

Capital Gains Distributions

For
Record Date Reinvest & Payable Date Long-term Short-term * Total Reinvest Price
12/17/2018 12/18/2018 $0.9032 $0.2351 $1.1383 $18.08

Upcoming Capital Gain Distribution

This section lists all anticipated income and Capital Gain distribution dates and any actual distributions are subject to adequacy of earnings and must be approved by the Board of Directors/Trustees. Please note that dates are subject to change.

Record Date Ex-Dividend Date
12/17/2019 12/18/2019

Fees & Expenses

Fees & Expenses

EXPENSE RATIOas of 04/30/2019

1.38%

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