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MFS Special Value:MFV

    Manage Alerts


    As of 12/6/2019

    52 Wk Avg$5.72$5.494.07%
    52 Wk High$6.75$5.6718.72%
    52 Wk Low$4.50$5.00-8.10%
    Regular Distribution TypeManaged Distribution
    Distribution Rate8.61%
    Distribution Amount$0.0468
    Distribution FrequencyMonthly
    Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

    Basic Information

    Investment Objective

    The Fund will seek high current income but may also consider capital appreciation. The Fund invests the Funds assets in government, corporate, mortgage backed and asset backed securities of US and foreign issuers, emerging market debt securities and equity securities. The Fund allocates the Funds assets across and within these categories. The Fund may invest up to 100% of its assets in lower quality debt instruments, including those that are in default. The Fund may invest the Funds assets in foreign securities, including the emerging market securities. The Fund seeks to make a monthly distribution of up to 10% of the Funds average net asset value. The Fund may invest in mortgage dollar rolls. The Fund may use derivatives to earn income and enhance returns, to increase or decrease exposure to a particular market, to manage or adjust the risk profile of the fund or as alternatives to direct investments.

    Capital Structure

    As of 12/6/2019

    Total Investment Exposure:$40.437M
    Total Common Assets:$40.437M
    Common Shares Outstanding:7,131,782
    Annual Expense Ratios

    As of 10/31/2019

      Per Common Share
    Management Fees0.83%
    Other Expenses:0.56%
    Baseline Expense: N/A
    Interest Expense:N/A
    Total: 1.39%
    Fund Management

    Fund Sponsor

    Portfolio Managers
    David P. Cole, Michael Skatrud, Kenneth J. Enright, John F. Addeo

    Category: Hybrid-U.S. Allocation
    Ticker: MFV
    NAV Ticker: XMFVX
    Average Daily Volume (shares): 205
    Average Daily Volume (USD): M
    Inception Date: 11/24/1989
    Inception Share Price: $15.00
    Inception NAV: $13.95
    Tender Offer: No
    Term: No
    Fiscal Year End: October 31
    Third Party Links & Reports


    As of 12/6/2019

    Past performance is no guarantee of future results.
    Distribution History

    Enter declared start and end dates to display distribution history below. Income, Long Gain, Short Gain and ROC breakdowns will only be shown for the past year.

    Declared Date Payable Date Ex Date Distrib Amount Income Long Gain Short Gain ROC

    *Indicates a Special Distribution: A distribution disbursed in addition to the normal distributions paid out by the company.

    Key Information Regarding Distributions
    Avg. Earnings Per Share:
    As of 4/30/2019
    Annualized Distribution Rate on NAV:
    As of 12/6/2019
    Total Return on NAV (12 months):
    As of 12/6/2019
    Avg. Portfolio Coupon:
    As of 12/6/2019
    Total % Portfolio Effectively Leveraged:
    As of 12/6/2019

    Pricing Information

    Premium/Discount Information
    Past performance is no guarantee of future results.
    Premium/Discount Information

    As of 12/7/2019

    PeriodAvg Discount
    6 Month7.20%
    1 Year4.07%
    3 Year2.88%
    5 Year-0.41%

    As of 12/6/2019

    3 Month0.96
    6 Month1.59
    1 Year2.17
    Pricing History
    Date NAV Premium / Discount


    Calendar Year Total Returns

    As of 12/6/2019
    Category: Morningstar US CEF US Allocation

    Past 20 Years

    Return YearPriceNAVCategory - PriceCategory - NAV
    Past performance is no guarantee of future results.
    Annualized Total Returns

    Returns for periods less than one year are cumulative rather than annualized

    As of 12/6/2019
    Category: Morningstar US CEF US Allocation

    Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

    Portfolio Characteristics

    Portfolio Characteristics
    Average Coupon:
    As of 12/6/2019
    Number of Holdings:
    As of 10/31/2019
    Annual Portfolio Turnover:
    As of 10/31/2019
    Average Bond Price:
    As of 10/31/2019
    Asset Allocation

    As of 10/31/2019 reported by Fund Sponsor

    Top Sectors

    As of 10/31/2019 reported by Fund Sponsor

    Corporate (Super Sector)54.85%
    Corporate Bond54.68%
    Cyclical (Super Sector)20.11%
    Financial Services16.25%
    Defensive (Super Sector)13.52%
    Sensitive (Super Sector)8.15%
    Basic Materials3.86%
    Cash Equivalents (Super Sector)3.67%
    Top Holdings

    As of 10/31/2019 reported by Fund Sponsor

    HoldingValue% Portfolio
    Citigroup Inc$0.95M2.37%
    JPMorgan Chase & Co$0.91M2.25%
    Southern Co$0.88M2.18%
    Sherwin-Williams Co$0.88M2.17%
    Comcast Corp Class A$0.85M2.12%
    Duke Energy Corp$0.84M2.09%
    Nasdaq Inc$0.80M1.99%
    Texas Instruments Inc$0.79M1.96%
    Fiserv Inc$0.73M1.83%
    U.S. Bancorp$0.72M1.78%
    Credit Quality

    As of 10/31/2019 reported by Fund Sponsor

    Maturity Breakdown

    As of 10/31/2019 reported by Fund Sponsor

    Country Allocation

    As of 10/31/2019 reported by Fund Sponsor

    Country% Portfolio
    United States - Fixed Income45.50%
    United States - Equity40.37%
    Canada - Fixed Income2.67%
    France - Fixed Income1.58%
    Switzerland - Equity1.41%
    Netherlands - Fixed Income1.31%
    Others - Fixed Income1.14%
    United Kingdom - Fixed Income1.05%
    Ireland - Fixed Income0.41%
    China - Fixed Income0.32%
    Brazil - Fixed Income0.30%
    Venezuela - Fixed Income0.05%
    Mexico - Equity0.05%

    Closed-end fund historical distribution sources have included net investment income, realized gains, and return of capital. For more detailed information on the distributions of a specific fund, please visit the sponsor's website.


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