MFS® Government Markets Inc:MGF

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    Overview

    As of 12/7/2021

     Share
    Price
    NAVPremium/
    Discount
    Current$4.22$4.35-2.99%
    52 Wk Avg$4.40$4.51-2.43%
    52 Wk High$4.64$4.74-0.70%
    52 Wk Low$4.17$4.31-5.11%
    Regular Distribution TypeManaged Distribution
    Distribution Rate7.48%
    Distribution Amount$0.0263
    Distribution FrequencyMonthly
    Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

    Basic Information

    Investment Objective

    The Fund is to provide high current income and may also consider capital appreciation.The Trust will attempt to achieve this objective by investing at least 65% of its assets in US Government securities and by engaging in transactions involving related options. The Trust may invest up to 35% of its total assets in foreign government securities. In pursuing its objective, the Trust will consider the preservation of capital by balancing the yields of various fixed-income securities against their attendant risks. The Trust invest at leat 80% of its net assets in US and non-US government securities.

    Capital Structure

    As of 12/7/2021

    Total Investment Exposure:$141.750M
    Total Common Assets:$141.750M
    Common Shares Outstanding:32,586,290
    Annual Expense Ratios

    As of 11/30/2021

      Per Common Share
    Management Fees0.48%
    Other Expenses:0.24%
    Baseline Expense: N/A
    Interest Expense:N/A
    Total: 0.72%
    Fund Management

    Fund Sponsor
    MFS

    Portfolio Managers
    Neeraj Arora, Alexander M. Mackey, Geoffrey L. Schechter

    Basics
    Category: Fixed Income - Taxable-Investment Grade
    Ticker: MGF
    NAV Ticker: XMGFX
    Average Daily Volume (shares): 113,832
    Average Daily Volume (USD): $0.501M
    Inception Date: 5/28/1987
    Inception Share Price: $10.00
    Inception NAV: $9.40
    Tender Offer: No
    Term: No
    Fiscal Year End: November 30
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    Distributions

    As of 12/7/2021

    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 5/31/2021
    $0.0437
    Annualized Distribution Rate on NAV:
    As of 12/7/2021
    7.26%
    Total Return on NAV (12 months):
    As of 12/7/2021
    -1.48%
    Avg. Portfolio Coupon:
    As of 12/7/2021
    2.80%
    Total % Portfolio Effectively Leveraged:
    As of 12/7/2021
    0.00%

    Pricing Information

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

    As of 12/8/2021

    PeriodAvg Discount
    6 Month-1.85%
    1 Year-2.43%
    3 Year-3.50%
    5 Year-4.34%
    Z-Score

    As of 12/7/2021

    PeriodZStat
    3 Month-1.36
    6 Month-1.63
    1 Year-0.62
    Pricing History
    Date NAV Premium / Discount

    Performance

    Calendar Year Total Returns

    As of 11/30/2021
    Category: Morningstar US CEF Investment Grade

    Past 20 Years

    Return YearPriceNAVCategory - PriceCategory - NAV
    YTD-0.37%-1.45%5.06%1.76%
    20207.79%7.99%6.79%7.72%
    201910.30%7.30%22.17%13.63%
    20181.33%-0.06%-5.98%-2.32%
    20172.63%2.70%10.93%8.34%
    20162.71%1.83%10.79%8.05%
    20151.09%0.08%0.71%-1.10%
    20146.97%5.44%8.71%7.36%
    2013-9.60%-2.84%-4.78%0.23%
    20125.87%4.17%13.98%13.94%
    201110.50%6.77%8.46%5.12%
    2010-1.83%6.33%11.32%12.89%
    20091.37%7.51%34.31%31.42%
    200826.22%5.18%  
    20079.92%7.33%  
    20066.00%3.76%  
    20052.85%2.12%  
    20042.84%4.30%  
    20032.44%3.18%  
    200214.34%11.35%  
    20016.43%7.21%  
    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 11/30/2021
    Category: Morningstar US CEF Investment Grade

    Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

    Portfolio Characteristics

    Portfolio Characteristics
    Average Coupon:
    As of 12/7/2021
    2.80%
    Number of Holdings:
    As of 10/31/2021
    409
    Annual Portfolio Turnover:
    As of 11/30/2021
    142.00%
    Average Bond Price:
    As of 10/31/2021
    $107.42
    Asset Allocation

    As of 10/31/2021 reported by Fund Sponsor

    Top Sectors

    As of 10/31/2021 reported by Fund Sponsor

    Sector%Portfolio
    Securitized (Super Sector)44.32%
    Government40.99%
    Agency Mortgage Backed38.50%
    Government (Super Sector)35.01%
    Corporate (Super Sector)14.48%
    Corporate Bond14.22%
    Municipal4.55%
    Municipal (Super Sector)4.55%
    Asset Backed3.71%
    Government Commercial Mortgage Backed2.12%
    State Allocation

    As of 10/31/2021 reported by Fund Sponsor

    State% Portfolio
    Illinois1.62%
    New Jersey0.86%
    New York0.78%
    Massachusetts0.38%
    California0.22%
    Florida0.20%
    Texas0.14%
    Michigan0.01%
    Top Holdings

    As of 10/31/2021 reported by Fund Sponsor

    HoldingValue% Portfolio
    United States Treasury Bonds 4.5%$6.37M4.48%
    United States Treasury Notes 2%$6.36M4.47%
    United States Treasury Notes 2.88%$5.06M3.55%
    United States Treasury Notes 1.5%$4.52M3.17%
    United States Treasury Bonds 2.5%$4.42M3.10%
    United States Treasury Bonds 2.88%$4.15M2.92%
    United States Treasury Notes 0.13%$3.93M2.76%
    Federal National Mortgage Association 2%$3.66M2.57%
    Federal National Mortgage Association 2%$3.66M2.57%
    US Treasury Bond Future Dec 21$-9.97M-7.00%
    Credit Quality

    As of 10/31/2021 reported by Fund Sponsor

    Maturity Breakdown

    As of 10/31/2021 reported by Fund Sponsor

    Country Allocation

    As of 10/31/2021 reported by Fund Sponsor

    Country% Portfolio
    United States - Fixed Income89.03%
    Others - Fixed Income4.91%
    United Kingdom - Fixed Income1.33%
    India - Fixed Income0.76%
    China - Fixed Income0.58%
    Mexico - Fixed Income0.41%
    Thailand - Fixed Income0.31%
    Netherlands - Fixed Income0.25%
    Germany - Fixed Income0.19%
    Chile - Fixed Income0.18%
    Israel - Fixed Income0.14%
    Australia - Fixed Income0.01%

    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.

    NOTES:

    Distribution type sourced from Morningstar. In general, managed distributions may be sourced from net investment income, realized gains and return of capital. CEFConnect.com does not undertake to disclose specific information about closed-end fund distribution sources. For specific information about a fund's distribution sources, visit the fund sponsor's website.

    The following information applies to closed-end funds in general: Fund shares are not guaranteed or endorsed by any bank or other insured depository institution, and are not federally insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. Shares of closed-end funds are subject to investment risks, including the possible loss of principal invested. There can be no assurance that fund objectives will be achieved. Closed-end funds frequently trade at a discount to their net asset value. NAV returns are net of fund expenses, and assume reinvestment of distributions.

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