BNY Mellon U.S. Equity Fund

Why invest in this Fund?

The fund seeks long-term total return. To pursue this goal, the fund normally invests at least 80% of its net assets in equity securities of companies located in the United States. The fund may invest in the securities of companies of any market capitalization. The fund's sub-investment adviser, Walter Scott & Partners Limited (Walter Scott), seeks investment opportunities in companies with fundamental strengths that indicate the potential for sustainable growth. Walter Scott does not use benchmark indices as a tool for active portfolio management.
Min. class investment
$1,000
Class Inception Date
05/30/08
Fund Assets
$595,121,648  As of  08/23/19
Class Assets
$114,720  As of  08/23/19
Portfolio Turnover Rate
17.14%  As of fiscal year end  11/30/18
Morningstar Category
Large Growth
Benchmark
MSCI USA Index
Fund Holdings
49  As of  07/31/19

Morningstar Rating™ as of July 31, 2019 for the Class C class shares; other classes may have different performance characteristics. Overall rating for the Large Growth category. Fund ratings are out of 5 Stars: Overall 2 Stars (1237 funds rated); 3 Yrs. 2 Stars (1237 funds rated); 5 Yrs. 2 Stars (1108 funds rated); 10 Yrs. 2 Stars (819 funds rated). The Morningstar Rating™ for funds, or "star rating", is calculated for managed products with at least a 3-year history. It is calculated based on a Morningstar Risk-Adjusted Return measure that accounts for variation in a managed product's monthly excess performance (not including the effects of sales charges, loads and redemption fees if applicable), placing more emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance. Managed products; including open-end mutual funds, closed-end funds and exchange-traded funds; are considered a single population for comparative purposes. The top 10% of products in each product category receive 5 stars, the next 22.5% receive 4 stars, the next 35% receive 3 stars, the next 22.5% receive 2 stars, and the bottom 10% receive 1 star. The Overall Morningstar Rating for a managed product is derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its 3-, 5-, and 10-year (if applicable) Morningstar Rating metrics. ©2018 Morningstar, Inc. All rights reserved. The information contained herein: (1) is proprietary to Morningstar and/or its content providers; (2) may not be copied or distributed; and (3) is not warranted to be accurate, complete, or timely. Neither Morningstar nor its content providers are responsible for any damages or losses arising from any use of this information. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. The fund represents a single portfolio with multiple share classes that have different expense structures. Other share classes may have achieved different results.


Click here to see SALES CHARGE  Max Sales Charge:  1.00% CDSC Load
As of  07/31/19 Name 1 YR 3 YRS 5 YRS 10 YRS Since Inception Inception Date
BNY Mellon U.S. Equity Fund
DPUCX
9.61 13.74 10.34 11.87 8.58 05/30/08
MSCI USA Index
7.43 12.72 10.58 13.34 - -
As of  06/30/19 Name 1 YR 3 YRS 5 YRS 10 YRS Since Inception Inception Date
BNY Mellon U.S. Equity Fund
DPUCX
12.58 14.66 9.60 12.41 8.59 05/30/08
MSCI USA Index
9.60 13.55 9.93 13.99 - -
Click here to see SALES CHARGE  Max Sales Charge:  1.00% CDSC Load
As of  07/31/19 Name 1 YR 3 YRS 5 YRS 10 YRS Since Inception Inception Date
BNY Mellon U.S. Equity Fund
DPUCX
9.61 47.15 63.56 207.05 150.80 05/30/08
MSCI USA Index
7.43 43.23 65.34 249.91 - -
As of  06/30/19 Name 1 YR 3 YRS 5 YRS 10 YRS Since Inception Inception Date
BNY Mellon U.S. Equity Fund
DPUCX
12.58 50.75 58.17 222.09 149.18 05/30/08
MSCI USA Index
9.60 46.41 60.53 270.54 - -
The MSCI USA Index is designed to measure the performance of the large- and mid-cap segments of the U.S. market. Investors cannot invest directly in any index.

Growth of $10,000 Investment

Historical Performance

    These figures do not reflect the maximum sales charge which, if included, would reduce return.

    Yearly Total Return

    Fund 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009
    DPUCX
    -2.16% 23.50% 10.73% -2.89% 3.50% 27.80% 9.55% 4.46% 12.14% 29.62%

    Investment return fluctuates and past performance is no guarantee of future results.


    Monthly Expense Ratios (Annualized)

    As of  07/31/19 Fee Description Expense Ratio (%)
    Management Fee 0.75%
    12B-1 Fee 0.75%
    Service Fee 0.25%
    Other Expenses 0.57%
    Total Expenses 2.32%
    Expenses Reimbursed 0.42%
    Net Expenses 1.90%

    Redemption Charge

    As of  08/24/19  Redemption Year CDSC
    Year 1 1.00
    Class C shares are subject to a contingent deferred sales charge (CDSC) imposed on Class C shares redeemed within one year of purchase.

    Prospectus Fee Table Expense Ratios

    As of  03/29/19 Fee Description Expense Ratio (%)
    Management Fee 0.75%
    12B-1 Fee 0.75%
    Service Fee 0.25%
    Other Expenses 0.60%
    Total Expenses 2.35%
    Expenses Reimbursed 0.45%
    Net Expenses 1.90%
    The fund's investment adviser, BNY Mellon Investment Adviser, Inc., has contractually agreed, until March 29, 2020, to waive receipt of its fees and/or assume the direct expenses of the fund so that the direct expenses of none of the classes (excluding Rule 12b-1 fees, shareholder services fees, taxes, interest, brokerage commissions, commitment fees on borrowings and extraordinary expenses) exceed 0.90%. On or after March 29, 2020, BNY Mellon Investment Adviser, Inc. may terminate this expense limitation at any time.

    Portfolio Manager/Sub-Investment Advisor

    The fund's investment adviser is BNY Mellon Investment Adviser, Inc., BNY Mellon Investment Adviser, Inc. has engaged its affiliate, Walter Scott & Partners Limited, to serve as the fund's sub-investment adviser. Investment decisions for the fund have been made since the fund's inception in 2008 by Walter Scott's Investment Team, which is overseen by Walter Scott's Investment Management Committee (IMC). The members of the Investment Team with the most significant responsibility for day-to-day management of the fund and who also have this responsibility with the IMC are: Roy Leckie, a director of Walter Scott and co-leader of the IMC; Charlie Macquaker, a director of Walter Scott and co-leader of the IMC; and Jane Henderson, Managing Director of Walter Scott.

    Top Holdings

    As of  07/31/19   Holdings % Portfolio  Weight
    Manhattan Associates 3.21
    Mastercard 2.57
    Cerner 2.53
    Adobe Systems 2.45
    Starbucks 2.41
    Microsoft 2.41
    Hexcel 2.36
    TE Connectivity 2.32
    Cisco Systems 2.31
    Linde 2.30

    Asset Allocation


        Daily Statistics

        As of  08/23/19 Name NAV Change 10/01/18  12 Month 
        High Nav
        01/03/19  12 Month 
        Low Nav
        YTD Return
        DPUCX
        $17.74
        -$0.50
        -2.74%
        $20.04 $15.01 14.75%

        Main Risks

        Equities are subject to market, market sector, market liquidity, issuer, and investment style risks to varying degrees.

        Small and midsized company stocks tend to be more volatile and less liquid than larger company stocks as these companies are less established and have more volatile earnings histories.

        Risk Metrics

        As of  07/31/19, 3-Year Trailing Standard Deviation Alpha Beta R-Squared Sharpe Ratio
        DPUCX
        12.78 0.06 1.03 95.48 0.96

        Dividend Schedule

        Declared
        Annually
        Distributed
        Annually
        Paid
        Annually
        Fiscal Year End
        Nov 30
        Year Dividend ($) Capital Gains ($)
        2018 0.0000 1.8975
        2017 0.0000 2.1677
        2016 0.0000 1.3967
        2015 0.0000 2.6313
        2014 0.0000 0.9449
        2013 0.0114 0.0808
        2010 0.0000 0.0597
        There is no guarantee that the fund will distribute any level annually. Capital gains may be short-term, long-term, or both.

        Distributions History

        (Values Listed In $) Ordinary 
        Non-Qualified 
        Dividends
        Qualified 
        Dividends
        Non-Qualified 
        Short-Term 
        Capital Gain
        Qualified 
        Short-Term 
        Capital Gain
        Long-Term 
        Capital Gain
        Total 
        Distribution
        Reinvest 
        NAV
        DPUCX
        0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 1.8975 1.8975 15.46
        Record Date Ex-Dividend Date Payable Date
        DPUCX
        12/28/18 12/31/18 12/31/18
        (Values Listed In $) Distribution Status Ordinary 
        Non-Qualified 
        Dividends
        Qualified 
        Dividends
        Non-Qualified 
        Short-Term 
        Capital Gain
        Qualified 
        Short-Term 
        Capital Gain
        Long-Term 
        Capital Gain
        Total 
        Distribution
        Reinvest 
        NAV
        DPUCX
        Final 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 1.8975 1.8975 15.46
        Record Date Ex-Dividend Date Payable Date
        DPUCX
        12/28/18 12/31/18 12/31/18