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
$1,259,608,949  As of  03/18/19
Class Assets
$1,259,608,949  As of  03/18/19
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  02/28/19

Morningstar Rating™ as of February 28, 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. 3 Stars (1114 funds rated); 10 Yrs. 2 Stars (804 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.

Investors should consider the investment objectives, risks, charges, and expenses of the fund carefully before investing. Download a prospectus, or a summary prospectus, if available, that contains this and other information about the fund, and read it carefully before investing.  Past performance is no guarantee of future results.  MBSC Securities Corporation, a registered broker-dealer and FINRA member, is the distributor for the Dreyfus Funds.

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  02/28/19 Name 1 YR 3 YRS 5 YRS 10 YRS Since Inception Inception Date
The Dreyfus Fund Incorporated
DREVX
7.15 14.85 9.12 15.45 10.25 05/24/51
S&P 500(r) Index
4.68 15.28 10.67 16.67 - -
As of  12/31/18 Name 1 YR 3 YRS 5 YRS 10 YRS Since Inception Inception Date
The Dreyfus Fund Incorporated
DREVX
-1.20 8.37 7.30 12.14 10.10 05/24/51
S&P 500(r) Index
-4.38 9.26 8.49 13.12 - -
As of  02/28/19 Name 1 YR 3 YRS 5 YRS 10 YRS Since Inception Inception Date
The Dreyfus Fund Incorporated
DREVX
7.15 51.48 54.69 320.80 74,236.26 05/24/51
S&P 500(r) Index
4.68 53.20 66.00 367.39 - -
As of  12/31/18 Name 1 YR 3 YRS 5 YRS 10 YRS Since Inception Inception Date
The Dreyfus Fund Incorporated
DREVX
-1.20 27.27 42.20 214.57 66,937.10 05/24/51
S&P 500(r) Index
-4.38 30.42 50.33 243.03 - -

The performance data quoted represents past performance, which is no guarantee of future results. Yield, share price and investment return fluctuate and an investor’s shares may be worth more or less than original cost upon redemption. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance quoted. Click above for month-end returns.

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

Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Yield, share price and investment return fluctuate and an investor's shares may be worth more or less than original cost upon redemption. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance quoted.

Historical Performance

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
    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  02/28/19 Fee Description Expense Ratio (%)
    Management Fee 0.65%
    Other Expenses 0.10%
    Total Expenses 0.75%

    This data is annualized. Monthly operating expenses may vary month to month.

    Prospectus Fee Table Expense Ratios

    As of  05/01/18 Fee Description Expense Ratio (%)
    Management Fee 0.65%
    Other Expenses 0.10%
    Total Expenses 0.75%

    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  02/28/19   Holdings % Portfolio  Weight
    Microsoft 4.97
    Amazon.com 4.63
    Alphabet 3.72
    Progressive 3.49
    Verizon Communications 3.31
    Merck & Co. 3.24
    Visa 3.16
    JPMorgan Chase & Co. 3.02
    Cisco Systems 2.95
    UnitedHealth Group 2.81

    Portfolio composition is subject to change at any time. The holdings listed should not be considered recommendations to buy or sell a security. Large concentrations can increase share price volatility.

    Asset Allocation


        Daily Statistics

        As of  03/18/19 Name NAV Change 10/01/18  12 Month 
        High Nav
        12/24/18  12 Month 
        Low Nav
        YTD Return
        DREVX
        $11.84
        $0.04
        0.34%
        $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  02/28/19, 3-Year Trailing Standard Deviation Alpha Beta R-Squared Sharpe Ratio
        DREVX
        10.91 0.22 0.95 96.20 1.21

        STANDARD DEVIATION - A statistical measure of dispersion around an average which depicts how widely fund returns varied over a certain period of time. A smaller standard deviation statistic indicates less variability of historic returns around a mean.

        ALPHA - A measure of a fund's actual returns compared to its expected performance, as measured by beta. A positive alpha indicates a fund outperformed what its beta would predict.

        BETA - Measures an investment's market-related risk. A beta higher than 1.0 suggests that the fund's expected return will exceeds the market's return; a beta lower than 1.0 suggests that the fund's expected return will lag the market's return.

        R-SQUARED - Reflects the percentage of a fund's movements that can be explained by movements in it's benchmark. An R-squared of 100 indicates fund movements that are perfectly correlated to those of the benchmark.

        SHARPE RATIO - The Sharpe ratio is based on a risk-adjusted measure developed by Nobel Laureate William Sharpe. It is calculated using standard deviation and excess return to determine reward per unit of risk. The higher the Sharpe ratio, the better the fund's historical risk-adjusted performance.

        Source: Morningstar, Inc.


        Dividend Schedule

        Declared
        Quarterly
        Distributed
        Quarterly
        Paid
        Quarterly
        Fiscal Year End
        Dec 31
        Year Dividend ($) Capital Gains ($)
        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
        2009 0.0873 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 0.0363 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
        (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

        Capital gains, if any, may be short-term, long-term or a combination of both.

        Investors should consider the investment objectives, risks, charges, and expenses of the fund carefully before investing. Download a prospectus, or a summary prospectus, if available, that contains this and other information about the fund, and read it carefully before investing.

        The performance data quoted represents past performance, which is no guarantee of future results. Share price, yield and investment return fluctuate and an investor's shares may be worth more or less than original cost upon redemption. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance quoted. Click here to view standardized total returns and for month-end returns reflecting the fund's current performance.