BNY Mellon Technology Growth Fund

Why invest in this Fund?

The fund seeks capital appreciation. To pursue this goal, the fund normally invests at least 80% of its assets in the stocks of growth companies of any size that the manager believes to be leading producers or beneficiaries of technological innovation. Up to 25% of the fund's assets may be invested in foreign securities. In choosing stocks, the fund looks for technology companies with the potential for strong earnings or revenue growth rates.
Min. class investment
$1,000
Class Inception Date
10/13/97
Fund Assets
$276,497,302  As of  10/23/19
Class Assets
$247,641,631  As of  10/23/19
Portfolio Turnover Rate
49.14%  As of fiscal year end  08/31/18
Morningstar Category
Technology
Fund Holdings
37  As of  09/30/19

Morningstar Rating™ as of September 30, 2019 for the Class A class shares; other classes may have different performance characteristics. Overall rating for the Technology category. Fund ratings are out of 5 Stars: Overall 2 Stars (194 funds rated); 3 Yrs. 3 Stars (194 funds rated); 5 Yrs. 2 Stars (178 funds rated); 10 Yrs. 2 Stars (153 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.

Portfolio Managers

  • Swords, Erik

    Erik Swords

    Portfolio Manager, Mellon Investments Corporation

    11 yr(s). on fund


Click here to see SALES CHARGE  Max Sales Charge:  5.75% Front End Load
As of  09/30/19 Name 1 YR 3 YRS 5 YRS 10 YRS Since Inception Inception Date
BNY Mellon Technology Growth Fund
DTGRX
-7.05 15.95 12.83 14.16 9.25 10/13/97
As of  09/30/19 Name 1 YR 3 YRS 5 YRS 10 YRS Since Inception Inception Date
BNY Mellon Technology Growth Fund
DTGRX
-7.05 15.95 12.83 14.16 9.25 10/13/97
Click here to see SALES CHARGE  Max Sales Charge:  5.75% Front End Load
As of  09/30/19 Name 1 YR 3 YRS 5 YRS 10 YRS Since Inception Inception Date
BNY Mellon Technology Growth Fund
DTGRX
-7.05 55.88 82.85 276.03 598.24 10/13/97
As of  09/30/19 Name 1 YR 3 YRS 5 YRS 10 YRS Since Inception Inception Date
BNY Mellon Technology Growth Fund
DTGRX
-7.05 55.88 82.85 276.03 598.24 10/13/97

Investors should consider, when deciding whether to purchase a particular class of shares, the investment amount, anticipated holding period and other relevant factors.

Growth of $10,000 Investment

Investors should consider, when deciding whether to purchase a particular class of shares, the investment amount, anticipated holding period and other relevant factors.

Historical Performance

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

    Investors should consider, when deciding whether to purchase a particular class of shares, the investment amount, anticipated holding period and other relevant factors.

    Yearly Total Return

    Fund 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009
    DTGRX
    -1.53% 42.54% 4.89% 5.64% 6.70% 32.58% 15.51% -8.09% 29.54% 55.30%

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


    Prospectus Fee Table Expense Ratios

    As of  12/31/18 Fee Description Expense Ratio (%)
    Management Fee 0.75%
    Service Fee 0.25%
    Other Expenses 0.22%
    Total Expenses 1.22%

    Sales Charge

    Investment Amount Sales Charge
    Less than $50,000 5.75%
    Less than $100,000 4.50%
    Less than $250,000 3.50%
    Less than $500,000 2.50%
    Less than $1,000,000 2.00%
    Over $1,000,000 0.00%
    There is a 1% CDSC for purchases of $1,000,000 and over if redeemed within one year of purchase.

    Portfolio Manager/Sub-Investment Advisor

    The fund's investment adviser is BNY Mellon Investment Adviser, Inc. (BNYM Adviser). The fund is managed by a team of portfolio managers employed by BNYM Adviser and Mellon Investments Corporation (Mellon), an affiliate of BNYM Adviser. Erik Swords is the team member primarily responsible for managing the fund's portfolio. Mr. Swords is a director and senior research analyst and portfolio manager with Mellon, and has been a primary portfolio manager of the fund since December 2008. Mellon investment professionals manage the fund in their capacity as employees of BNY Mellon Investment Adviser, Inc.

    Top Holdings

    As of  09/30/19   Holdings % Portfolio  Weight
    Amazon.com 4.95
    Salesforce.com 4.92
    QUALCOMM 4.73
    Adobe Systems 4.50
    Square 4.45
    ServiceNow 4.40
    Microsoft 4.37
    PayPal Holdings 4.35
    International Business Machines 4.23
    Microchip Technology 4.13

    Asset Allocation


        Daily Statistics

        As of  10/23/19 Name NAV Change 11/07/18  12 Month 
        High Nav
        12/24/18  12 Month 
        Low Nav
        YTD Return
        DTGRX
        $41.67
        -$0.26
        -0.62%
        $53.91 $34.78 12.11%

        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.

        Investing in foreign denominated and/or domiciled securities involves special risks, including changes in currency exchange rates, political, economic, and social instability, limited company information, differing auditing and legal standards, and less market liquidity. These risks generally are greater with emerging market countries.

        The technology sector involves special risks, such as the faster rate of change and obsolescence of technological advances, and has been among the most volatile sectors of the stock market.

        Risk Metrics

        As of  09/30/19, 3-Year Trailing Standard Deviation Alpha Beta R-Squared Sharpe Ratio
        DTGRX
        17.63 3.99 1.30 69.77 0.84

        Dividend Schedule

        Declared
        Annually
        Distributed
        Annually
        Paid
        Annually
        Fiscal Year End
        Aug 31
        Year Dividend ($) Capital Gains ($)
        2018 0.0000 11.2834
        2017 0.0000 4.8540
        2016 0.0000 3.8502
        2015 0.0000 2.5838
        2014 0.0000 7.7359
        2013 0.0000 0.8369
        1999 0.0000 0.2510
        1998 0.0000 0.0820
        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
        DTGRX
        0.0000 0.0000 0.2943 0.4709 10.5182 11.2834 38.93
        Record Date Ex-Dividend Date Payable Date
        DTGRX
        12/10/18 12/11/18 12/11/18
        (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
        DTGRX
        Final 0.0000 0.0000 0.2943 0.4709 10.5182 11.2834 38.93
        Record Date Ex-Dividend Date Payable Date
        DTGRX
        12/10/18 12/11/18 12/11/18