|Min. initial investment||$1,000|
|Number of Holdings||41|
|Wtd median mkt cap (millions)||$42,727|
|Total annual operating expenses4||1.56%|
|Total annual turnover5||53%|
|Sentinel Growth Leaders Fund||-|
|Texas Instruments, Inc.||3.1|
|ABB Ltd. ADR||3.0|
|Canadian National Railway Co.||3.0|
|Cisco Systems, Inc.||2.8|
|Riverbed Technology, Inc.||2.7|
|NAV Change ($)||-0.07|
All data as of September 30, 2013 unless otherwise noted. The composition of the Fund’s holdings is subject to change.
Data shown is historical performance for each share class and reflects reinvested distributions. Investment return and principal value will vary so that you may have a gain or loss when you sell shares. Public Offering Price (POP) performance data for Class A shares includes the maximum 5% sales charge. POP performance data for Class C shares includes the 1% Contingent Deferred Sales Charge (CDSC). Class I shares do not impose a sales charge. Only eligible investors may purchase Class I shares, as described in the prospectus. Past performance does not guarantee future results; current performance may be higher or lower than data quoted. For performance current to the most recent month-end, click here.
Large company stocks as a group could fall out of favor with the market and underperform investments that focus on small- and mid-sized company stocks.
The Fund is non-diversified and will hold fewer securities than a diversified portfolio. The Fund may be more affected by the performance of a particular stock, either positively or negatively, than a more broadly diversified fund.
The following are total annual operating expense ratios for Sentinel Growth Leaders Fund Class A, C, & I shares; A - 1.56%, C - 3.44%, I - 1.31%. Expense ratio data is sourced from the Fund's most recent prospectus.
The Sentinel Growth Leaders Fund began operations on March 17, 2006. Performance prior to March 17, 2006 is based on the performance of its predecessor, the Bramwell Focus Fund, which began operations on October 31, 1999 and was offered without a sales charge.
The Russell 1000 Growth Index is an unmanaged index that measures the performance of the large-cap growth segment of the US equity universe. It includes those Russell 1000 companies with higher price-to-book ratios and higher forecasted growth values. An investment cannot be made directly in an index.
The Standard & Poor's 500 Index is an unmanaged index of 500 widely held US equity securities chosen for market size, liquidity, and industry group representation. An investment cannot be made directly in an index.
Sources: FactSet, Lipper, Morningstar
The Global Industry Classification Standard ("GICS") is the exclusive property and a service mark of MSCI Inc. ("MSCI") and Standard & Poor's, a division of The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. ("S&P") and is licensed for use by Sentinel Investments. Neither MSCI, S&P nor any third party involved in making or compiling the GICS makes any express or implied warranties or representations and shall have no liability whatsoever with respect to GICS or the results to be obtained by the use thereof.
The Morningstar Style BoxTM reveals a fund's investment style as of the date noted on this report. For equity funds the vertical axis shows the market capitalization of the stocks owned and the horizontal axis shows investment style (value, blend, or growth). For fixed-income funds, the vertical axis shows the credit quality of the bonds owned and the horizontal axis shows interest rate sensitivity as measured by a bond's effective duration.
Morningstar seeks credit rating information from fund companies on a periodic basis (e.g., quarterly). In compiling credit rating information, Morningstar instructs fund companies to only use ratings that have been assigned by a Nationally Recognized Statistical Rating Organization (NRSRO). If two NRSROs have rated a security, fund companies are to report the lowest rating; if three or more NRSROs have rated the same security differently, fund companies are to report the rating that is in the middle. For example, if NRSRO X rates a security AA-, NRSRO Y rates the same security an A and NRSRO Z rates it a BBB+, the fund company should use the credit rating of 'A' in its reporting to Morningstar. PLEASE NOTE: Morningstar, Inc. is not itself an NRSRO nor does it issue a credit rating on the fund. An NRSRO rating on a fixed-income security can change from time-to-time.
For credit quality, Morningstar combines the credit rating information provided by the fund companies with an average default rate calculation to come up with a weighted-average credit quality. The weighted-average credit quality is currently a letter that roughly corresponds to the scale used by a leading NRSRO. Bond funds are assigned a style box placement of "low", "medium", or "high" based on their average credit quality. Funds with a low credit quality are those whose weighted-average credit quality is determined to be less than "BBB-"; medium are those less than "AA-", but greater or equal to "BBB-"; and high are those with a weighted-average credit quality of "AA-" or higher. When classifying a bond portfolio, Morningstar first maps the NRSRO credit ratings of the underlying holdings to their respective default rates (as determined by Morningstar's analysis of actual historical default rates). Morningstar then averages these default rates to determine the average default rate for the entire bond fund. Finally, Morningstar maps this average default rate to its corresponding credit rating along a convex curve.
For interest-rate sensitivity, Morningstar obtains from fund companies the average effective duration. Generally, Morningstar classifies a fixed-income fund's interest-rate sensitivity based on the effective duration of the Morningstar Core Bond Index (MCBI), which is currently three years. The classification of Limited will be assigned to those funds whose average effective duration is between 25% to 75% of MCBI's average effective duration; funds whose average effective duration is between 75% to 125% of the MCBI will be classified as Moderate; and those that are at 125% or greater of the average effective duration of the MCBI will be classified as Extensive.