The Dreyfus Fund Incorporated

  • TICKER DREVX
  • Fund Code 0026
  • CUSIP 262003106
  • SHARE CLASS Single Share Class

Why invest in this Fund?

The fund seeks long-term capital growth consistent with the preservation of capital. Current income is a secondary goal. To pursue these goals, the fund primarily invests in common stocks issued by U.S. companies. The fund may invest up to 20% of its assets in foreign securities.

In choosing stocks, portfolio managers focus on large-capitalization companies with strong positions in their industries and a catalyst that can trigger a price increase.

Min. class investment
$2,500
Class Inception Date
05/24/51
Fund Assets
$1,237,382,318  As of  05/24/19
Class Assets
$1,237,382,318  As of  05/24/19
Portfolio Turnover Rate
32.16%  As of fiscal year end  12/31/18
Morningstar Category
Large Growth
Benchmark
S&P 500(r) Index
Fund Holdings
45  As of  04/30/19

Morningstar Rating™ as of April 30, 2019 for the Single Share Class 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 (1254 funds rated); 3 Yrs. 2 Stars (1254 funds rated); 5 Yrs. 2 Stars (1123 funds rated); 10 Yrs. 2 Stars (817 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

  • Sealy, David

    David Sealy

    Portfolio Manager, Mellon Investments Corporation

    9 yr(s). on fund

  • Todd, Leigh

    Leigh Todd

    Investment Analyst, Mellon Investments Corporation

    4 yr(s). on fund

  • Mills, Barry K.

    Barry K. Mills

    Portfolio Manager, Mellon Investments Corporation

    9 yr(s). on fund


As of  04/30/19 Name 1 YR 3 YRS 5 YRS 10 YRS Since Inception Inception Date
The Dreyfus Fund Incorporated
DREVX
14.82 13.88 10.69 14.15 10.30 05/24/51
S&P 500(r) Index
13.49 14.87 11.63 15.32 - -
As of  03/31/19 Name 1 YR 3 YRS 5 YRS 10 YRS Since Inception Inception Date
The Dreyfus Fund Incorporated
DREVX
12.35 13.27 9.64 14.77 10.26 05/24/51
S&P 500(r) Index
9.50 13.51 10.91 15.92 - -
As of  04/30/19 Name 1 YR 3 YRS 5 YRS 10 YRS Since Inception Inception Date
The Dreyfus Fund Incorporated
DREVX
14.82 47.70 66.17 275.75 77,994.44 05/24/51
S&P 500(r) Index
13.49 51.58 73.32 316.02 - -
As of  03/31/19 Name 1 YR 3 YRS 5 YRS 10 YRS Since Inception Inception Date
The Dreyfus Fund Incorporated
DREVX
12.35 45.33 58.46 296.42 75,519.38 05/24/51
S&P 500(r) Index
9.50 46.25 67.81 338.09 - -
The S&P 500® Index is widely regarded as the best single gauge of large-cap U.S. equities. The index includes 500 leading companies and captures approximately 80% coverage of available market capitalization.

Growth of $10,000 Investment

Historical Performance

    Yearly Total Return

    Fund 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009
    DREVX
    -1.20% 20.12% 7.23% 2.08% 9.47% 32.33% 17.58% -5.05% 16.30% 28.75%

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


    Monthly Expense Ratios (Annualized)

    As of  04/30/19 Fee Description Expense Ratio (%)
    Management Fee 0.65%
    Other Expenses 0.06%
    Total Expenses 0.71%

    Prospectus Fee Table Expense Ratios

    As of  05/01/19 Fee Description Expense Ratio (%)
    Management Fee 0.65%
    Other Expenses 0.06%
    Total Expenses 0.71%

    Portfolio Manager/Sub-Investment Advisor

    The fund’s investment adviser is The Dreyfus Corporation (Dreyfus). David Sealy, Barry K. Mills and Leigh Todd are the fund's primary portfolio managers, positions Messrs. Sealy and Mills have held since February 2010 and Ms. Todd has held since November 2015. Mr. Sealy is a director and senior research analyst at Mellon Investments Corporation (Mellon), an affiliate of Dreyfus, and Mr. Mills is a director and senior research analyst at Mellon. Ms. Todd is the Director of Global Equity Research Strategies and a senior research analyst at Mellon. Each primary portfolio manager is also an employee of Dreyfus. Each primary portfolio manager also is an employee of Dreyfus. Mellon investment professionals manage Dreyfus-managed funds pursuant to a dual-employee arrangement, under Dreyfus' supervision, and apply Mellon's proprietary investment process in managing the funds.

    Top Holdings

    As of  04/30/19   Holdings % Portfolio  Weight
    Microsoft 5.55
    Amazon.com 5.21
    Alphabet 3.79
    Progressive 3.58
    Visa 3.36
    JPMorgan Chase & Co. 3.22
    Verizon Communications 3.18
    Cisco Systems 3.06
    Honeywell International 2.93
    Union Pacific 2.84

    Asset Allocation


        Daily Statistics

        As of  05/24/19 Name NAV Change 10/01/18  12 Month 
        High Nav
        12/24/18  12 Month 
        Low Nav
        YTD Return
        DREVX
        $11.64
        $0.02
        0.17%
        $12.96 $9.78 13.09%

        Main Risks

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

        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.

        A significant overweight or underweight of companies, industries, or market sectors could cause performance to be more or less sensitive to developments affecting those sectors.

        Risk Metrics

        As of  04/30/19, 3-Year Trailing Standard Deviation Alpha Beta R-Squared Sharpe Ratio
        DREVX
        10.61 -0.36 0.96 96.38 1.16

        Dividend Schedule

        Declared
        Quarterly
        Distributed
        Quarterly
        Paid
        Quarterly
        Fiscal Year End
        Dec 31
        Year Dividend ($) Capital Gains ($)
        2019 0.0510 0.1494
        2018 0.1154 0.8282
        2017 0.1018 0.9504
        2016 0.1116 0.8065
        2015 0.0892 1.1107
        2014 0.0747 1.3070
        2013 0.0965 0.9471
        2012 0.1220 0.0000
        2011 0.0990 0.0000
        2010 0.0739 0.0000
        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
        DREVX
        0.0000 0.0510 0.0000 0.0056 0.1438 0.2004 11.61
        Record Date Ex-Dividend Date Payable Date
        DREVX
        03/28/19 03/29/19 03/29/19
        (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
        DREVX
        Final 0.0000 0.0363 0.0000 0.0146 0.7232 0.7741 10.43
        Record Date Ex-Dividend Date Payable Date
        DREVX
        12/18/18 12/19/18 12/19/18