MFS® Limited Maturity Fund

Fixed Income | MQLFX
Without Waiver 1.51 %
With Waiver 1.62 %
$ 5.97
$0.0 As of 12/14/17
$1.4B
As of 11/30/17

MFS® Limited Maturity Fund

Fixed Income
MQLFX
$0.0 As of 12/14/17
As of 11/30/17
Fixed Income | MQLFX
$ 5.97
$0.0 As of 12/14/17
$1.4B
As of 11/30/17
INVESTMENT OBJECTIVE

Seeks total return with an emphasis on current income, but also considering capital preservation.

INVESTMENT FOCUS

Conservative, short-term bond fund investing in investment-grade securities

The Fund's average maturity normally doesn't exceed five years.

Constructs a high quality and short duration portfolio from the bottom up

Fund Information

Fund Commencement
02/26/92
Net Assets ($ M)
As of 11/30/17
$1457.17
Fiscal Year End
APRIL
Benchmark

Bloomberg Barclays 1-3 Year U.S. Government/Credit Bond Index measures the short term (1 to 3 years) government and investment-grade corporate bond markets.

Bloomberg Barclays 1-3 Year U.S. Government/Credit Bond Index

Top 10 Holdings

As of 11/30/17
  • US Treasury Note 1.375% FEB 15 20
  • US Treasury Note 1.875% FEB 28 22
  • Goldman Sachs Group Inc 2.55% OCT 23 19
  • Morgan Stanley 2.375% JUL 23 19
  • US Treasury Note 1.625% AUG 31 19
  • General Motors Financial Co Inc 2.65% APR 13 20
  • Bank of America Corp FRB JUL 21 21
  • Kommuninvest I Sverige AB 144A 1.125% SEP 17 19
  • Reckitt Benckiser Treasury Services PLC 144A 2.375% JUN 24 22
  • Barclays PLC 3.25% JAN 12 21
MANAGERS

Important Risk Considerations

The fund may not achieve its objective and/or you could lose money on your investment in the fund.

Investments in debt instruments may decline in value as the result of declines in the credit quality of the issuer, borrower, counterparty, or other entity responsible for payment, underlying collateral, or changes in economic, political, issuer-specific, or other conditions. Certain types of debt instruments can be more sensitive to these factors and therefore more volatile. In addition, debt instruments entail interest rate risk (as interest rates rise, prices usually fall). Therefore the Fund's share price may decline during rising rates. Funds that consist of debt instruments with longer durations are generally more sensitive to a rise in interest rates than those with shorter durations. At times, and particularly during periods of market turmoil, all or a large portion of segments of the market may not have an active trading market. As a result, it may be difficult to value these investments and it may not be possible to sell a particular investment or type of investment at any particular time or at an acceptable price. The price of an instrument trading at a negative interest rate responds to interest rate changes like other debt instruments; however, an instrument purchased at a negative interest rate is expected to produce a negative return if held to maturity.

Investments in foreign markets can involve greater risk and volatility than U.S. investments because of adverse market, currency, economic, industry, political, regulatory, geopolitical, or other conditions.

Investments in derivatives can be used to take both long and short positions, be highly volatile, involve leverage (which can magnify losses), and involve risks in addition to the risks of the underlying indicator(s) on which the derivative is based, such as counterparty and liquidity risk.

Please see the prospectus for further information on these and other risk considerations.

Performance

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Average Annual Total Returns %

These results represent the percent change in net asset value.
Monthly | Quarterly As of 09/30/17 (*YTD Updated Daily, As of 12/14/17 , subject to revision and not annualized.)

    Performance data shown represents past performance and is no guarantee of future results. Investment return and principal value fluctuate so your shares, when sold, may be worth more or less than the original cost; current performance may be lower or higher than quoted.

    MORNINGSTAR RATING
    Morningstar Overall Rating As of 11/30/17 Class A Shares

    Morningstar Short-Term Bond

    Morningstar ratings are based on risk adjusted performance.

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    OVERALL MORNINGSTAR RATING
    Morningstar Overall Rating As of 11/30/17 Class A Shares

    Morningstar Short-Term Bond

    Morningstar ratings are based on risk adjusted performance.

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    Important Performance Information

    Performance results reflect any applicable expense subsidies and waivers in effect during the periods shown. Without such subsidies and waivers the fund's performance results would be less favorable. All results are historical and assume the reinvestment of dividends and capital gains.

    Sales Charges

    Class A shares ("A") results include the maximum sales charge.

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