MFS® Global Equity Fund

Fund Overview

Objective

Seeks capital appreciation.

Key Differentiators

  • A core global stock fund focused on larger cap companies
  • Employs a "growth at a price" strategy
  • Our core global portfolio focuses on larger-cap companies with growth characteristics whose stocks are selling at reasonable levels.

Managers

Fund Information

MWEFXSYMBOL
$37.25 DAILY NAV AS OF 5/29/15
$2.2 B NET ASSETS AS OF 4/30/15
Fund Commencement
12/29/86
Class Inception
9/7/93
Net Assets ($M)
As of 4/30/15
$2,210.04
Maximum Sales Charge
5.75%
Net Asset Value (NAV)
As of 5/29/15
$37.25
NAV Change
$ -0.38  | -1.01%
Fiscal Year End
OCTOBER
Fund Number
4
Gross Expense ratio
1.23 %
Net Expense ratio
1.23 %

Gross Expense Ratio is the fund's total operating expense ratio from the fund's most recent prospectus.

Net Expense Ratio reflects the reduction of expenses from fee waivers and reimbursements. Elimination of these reductions will result in higher expenses and lower performance.

Top 10 Holdings Details

As of 4/30/15

Walt Disney Co
Time Warner Inc
Nestle SA
Reckitt Benckiser Group PLC
Honeywell International Inc
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc
Accenture PLC
Bayer AG
State Street Corp
Linde AG

24.69% of total net assets

Total number of holdings: 95

Full and Historical Holdings

The portfolio is actively managed, and current holdings may be different.

Average Annual Total Returns % Details

These results represent the percent change in net asset value.

As of 4/30/15 (YTD Updated Daily, as of 5/31/15) As of 3/31/15
 

*YTD Updated Daily as of 5/31/15, 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.

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™ Details

As of 4/30/15

MORNINGSTAR CATEGORY:

World Stock

 

Overall

Out of   922   funds

3 Yr.

Out of   922   funds

5 Yr.

Out of   724   funds

10 Yr.

Out of   379   funds

Morningstar ratings are based on risk adjusted performance.

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.

Important Risk Considerations

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

  • Stock markets and investments in individual stocks are volatile and can decline significantly in response to issuer, market, economic, industry, political, regulatory, geopolitical, and other conditions.

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

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

Product Insights

Morningstar Disclosure

For each fund with at least a three-year history, Morningstar calculates a Morningstar Rating based on a Risk-Adjusted Return measure that accounts for variation in a fund's monthly performance (including the effects of sales charges, loads and redemption fees), placing more emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance. Within each asset class, the top 10%, the next 22.5%, 35%, 22.5%, and the bottom 10% receive 5, 4, 3, 2, or 1 star, respectively. (Each share class is counted as a fraction of one fund within this scale and rated separately, which may cause slight variations in the distribution percentages.) Each fund is rated exclusively against U.S. domiciled funds. The Overall Morningstar Rating™ is based on the weighted average of the number of stars assigned to the fund's applicable time periods. In cases where the fund has changed investment categories, its historical information is given less weight. If the fund has been in existence at least 10 years, the 10-year rating accounts for 50%, the 5-year for 30%, and the 3-year for 20%. If the fund has been in existence at least 5 years, but less than 10 years, the 5-year rating accounts for 60% and the 3-year for 40%. If the fund has been in existence for 3 years, but less than 5 years, the 3-year rating accounts for 100%.

Morningstar rankings may vary among share classes and are based on historical total returns, which are not indicative of future results.

Load-waived (LW) Class A share star ratings do not include any front-end sales load and are intended for those investors who have access to such purchase terms (e.g., plan participants of a defined contribution plan.) Not all A share mutual funds for which Morningstar calculates a load-waived A share star rating may actually waive their front-end sales load. Therefore, Morningstar strongly encourages investors to contact their investment professional to determine whether they are eligible to purchase the A share without paying the front load.

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