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Symbol: MSFRX   CUSIP:  552981300   Newspaper Abbreviation: TotRA   Fund number: 15  
Daily NAV:  $17.85  (as of 4/24/14)
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Portfolio - Equity Level Data
(on 3/31/14)
Weighted Average Price/Earnings (next 12 months) 14.02x
Weighted Average Price/Cash Flow 9.83x
Weighted Average Price/Sales 1.37x
Weighted Average Price/Book 2.15x
Weighted Average IBES Long Term EPS Growth 9.02%
Weighted Average Market Cap $100.6b
Weighted Median Market Cap $59.5b
# of Stock Holdings 199
% in Stocks 58.63%
% in Cash & Other 1 1.93%
% in Top Ten 23.29%

Sector Weights
(on 3/31/14)
% Equity Assets 
Financial Services 22.41%
Health Care 13.10%
Consumer Staples 10.47%
Industrial Goods & Services 9.52%
Energy 8.69%
Technology 7.44%
Utilities & Communications 7.15%
Leisure 6.49%
Retailing 5.04%
Basic Materials 4.03%
Autos & Housing 3.28%
Transportation 1.27%
Special Products & Services 1.11%

(on 3/31/14)
Country % Equity Assets 
North America   90.70%
  United States 89.62%
  Canada 1.08%
Europe ex-U.K.   4.36%
  Switzerland 1.66%
  France 0.84%
  Germany 0.82%
  Netherlands 0.57%
  Denmark 0.25%
  Italy 0.14%
  Norway 0.09%
United Kingdom   2.37%
  United Kingdom 2.37%
Emerging Markets   1.55%
  Brazil 1.17%
  Taiwan 0.23%
  Panama 0.16%
Japan   0.84%
  Japan 0.84%
Asia/Pacific ex-Japan   0.10%
  Hong Kong 0.10%
Developed - Middle East/Africa   0.07%
  Israel 0.07%

Portfolio - Fixed Income Level Data
(on 3/31/14)
# of Bond Holdings 270
Average Coupon 3.89
Average Effective Duration 5.22 yrs
Average Effective Maturity 7.06 yrs
Yield to Worst 2.39%

Credit Quality
(???on??? 3/31/14)
% of Fixed Income Assets  
U.S. Government 36.65%
Federal Agencies 29.59%
AAA 2.00%
AA 2.84%
A 12.54%
BBB 15.35%
BB 0.55%
CCC 0.10%
CC 0.20%
C 0.16%
Other Not Rated 0.02%

Weighted Average IBES Long Term EPS Growth sourced from: Thomson Reuters.


Equity Portfolio Characteristics displayed prior to 1/31/10 reflects its market value, and is not based on equivalent exposure, which may differ.


Portfolio characteristics are based on equivalent exposure, which measures how a portfolio's value would change due to price changes in an asset held either directly or, in the case of a derivative contract, indirectly. The market value of the holding may differ.


1 Cash and other assets are less liabilities; this may include derivative offsets.

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For all securities other than those specifically described below, ratings are assigned to underlying securities utilizing ratings from Moody’s, Fitch, and Standard & Poor’s rating agencies and applying the following hierarchy: If all three agencies provide a rating, the middle rating (after dropping the highest and lowest ratings) is assigned; if two of the three agencies rate a security, the lower of the two is assigned. Ratings are shown in the S&P and Fitch scale (e.g., AAA). All ratings are subject to change. U.S. Government includes securities issued by the U.S. Department of the Treasury. Federal Agencies includes rated and unrated U.S. Agency fixed-income securities, U.S. Agency MBS, and CMOs of U.S. Agency MBS. Other Not Rated includes fixed income securities which have not been rated by any rating agency. The portfolio itself has not been rated.