Dreyfus Strategic Value Fund

Why invest in this Fund?

The fund seeks capital appreciation. To pursue this goal, the fund normally invests at least 80% of its net assets in stocks. The fund's stock investments may include common stocks, preferred stocks and convertible securities, including those purchased in initial public offerings. The fund may invest up to 30% of its assets in foreign securities.

Min. class investment
$1,000
Class Inception Date
09/29/95
Fund Assets
$1,415,930,075  As of  12/18/18
Class Assets
$707,032,257  As of  12/18/18
Portfolio Turnover Rate
105.82%  As of fiscal year end  08/31/18
Morningstar Category
Large Value
Benchmark
Russell 1000(r) Value Index
Morningstar Overall Rating
Fund Holdings
84  As of  11/30/18

Morningstar Rating™ as of November 30, 2018 for the Class A class shares; other classes may have different performance characteristics. Overall rating for the Large Value category. Fund ratings are out of 5 Stars: Overall 3 Stars (1089 funds rated); 3 Yrs. 3 Stars (1089 funds rated); 5 Yrs. 3 Stars (932 funds rated); 10 Yrs. 3 Stars (678 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

  • Ferguson, Brian C.

    Brian C. Ferguson

    Portfolio Manager, BNY Mellon AMNA

    15 yr(s). on fund

  • Bailer, John

    John Bailer

    Senior Portfolio Manager, BNY Mellon AMNA

    26 yr(s). in industry

    14 yr(s). on fund

  • Intoppa, David S.

    David S. Intoppa

    Senior Research Analyst, BNY Mellon AMNA

    3 yr(s). on fund


Click here to see SALES CHARGE  Max Sales Charge:  5.75% Front End Load
As of  11/30/18 Name 1 YR 3 YRS 5 YRS 10 YRS Since Inception Inception Date
Dreyfus Strategic Value Fund
DAGVX
-3.85 7.17 7.14 11.93 10.51 09/29/95
Russell 1000(r) Value Index
2.96 9.82 8.65 12.46 - -
As of  09/30/18 Name 1 YR 3 YRS 5 YRS 10 YRS Since Inception Inception Date
Dreyfus Strategic Value Fund
DAGVX
13.15 14.67 11.36 10.33 11.15 09/29/95
Russell 1000(r) Value Index
9.45 13.55 10.72 9.79 - -
Click here to see SALES CHARGE  Max Sales Charge:  5.75% Front End Load
As of  11/30/18 Name 1 YR 3 YRS 5 YRS 10 YRS Since Inception Inception Date
Dreyfus Strategic Value Fund
DAGVX
-3.85 23.09 41.20 208.61 913.34 09/29/95
Russell 1000(r) Value Index
2.96 32.43 51.41 223.61 - -
As of  09/30/18 Name 1 YR 3 YRS 5 YRS 10 YRS Since Inception Inception Date
Dreyfus Strategic Value Fund
DAGVX
6.66 42.10 61.43 151.98 971.77 09/29/95
Russell 1000(r) Value Index
9.45 46.41 66.36 154.37 - -

The performance data quotes 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.

To view the fund's performance attribution, click here.

The Russell 1000® Value Index measures the performance of the large-cap value segment of the U.S. equity universe. It includes those Russell 1000 companies that are considered more value-oriented relative to the overall market as defined by Russell's leading style methodology. The Russell 1000® Value Index is constructed to provide a comprehensive and unbiased barometer for the large-cap value segment. The index is completely reconstituted annually to ensure new and growing equities are included and that the represented companies continue to reflect value characteristics.

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 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008
    DAGVX
    14.85% 18.27% -2.30% 10.43% 37.66% 17.99% -6.23% 15.02% 24.83% -36.01%

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


    Monthly Expense Ratios (Annualized)

    As of  11/30/18 Fee Description Expense Ratio (%)
    Management Fee 0.60%
    Service Fee 0.25%
    Other Expenses 0.10%
    Total Expenses 0.95%
    Expenses Reimbursed 0.02%
    Net Expenses 0.93%

    Prospectus Fee Table Expense Ratios

    As of  12/29/17 Fee Description Expense Ratio (%)
    Management Fee 0.60%
    Service Fee 0.25%
    Other Expenses 0.11%
    Total Expenses 0.96%
    Expenses Reimbursed 0.03%
    Net Expenses 0.93%
    The Dreyfus Corporation, has contractually agreed until December 31, 2018, to waive receipt of its fees and/or assume the expenses of the fund so that the total annual fund operating expenses of Class A, C, I and Y shares (excluding Rule 12b-1 fees, shareholder services fees, taxes, interest, brokerage commissions, commitment fees on borrowings and extraordinary expenses) do not exceed .68%.

    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 investment adviser for the fund is The Dreyfus Corporation (Dreyfus). Brian Ferguson, John C. Bailer and David S. Intoppa are the fund's portfolio managers. Mr. Ferguson has been the fund's lead portfolio manager since September 2003 and is a senior managing director and head of the U.S. Large Cap Value Equity Team of BNY Mellon Asset Management North America Corporation (the "firm"), an affiliate of Dreyfus. Mr. Bailer has been a portfolio manager of the fund since December 2004 and is a senior portfolio manager of U.S. dividend-oriented and large cap strategies, and is a senior research analyst on the Dynamic Large Cap Value strategy. Mr. Intoppa has been a portfolio manager of the fund since December 2015 and is a senior research analyst on the Dynamic Large Cap Value strategy of the firm. Messrs. Ferguson, Bailer and Intoppa also are employees of Dreyfus. BNY Mellon Asset Management North America Corporation investment professionals manage Dreyfus-managed funds pursuant to a dual-employee arrangement, under Dreyfus' supervision, and apply their firm's proprietary investment process in managing the funds.

    Top Holdings

    As of  11/30/18   Holdings % Portfolio  Weight
    Berkshire Hathaway 4.80
    JPMorgan Chase & Co. 4.53
    Verizon Communications 3.80
    Cisco Systems 3.46
    Bank Of America 3.30
    Merck & Co. 2.82
    AT&T 2.76
    Marathon Petroleum 2.49
    Wells Fargo & Co 2.48
    Citigroup 2.25

    Asset Allocation


        Daily Statistics

        As of  12/18/18 Name NAV Change 01/26/18  12 Month 
        High Nav
        12/18/18  12 Month 
        Low Nav
        YTD Return
        DAGVX
        $31.20
        -$0.14
        -0.45%
        $43.09 $31.20 -9.32%

        Performance Metrics

        Overall Morningstar Rating


        MORNINGSTAR CATEGORY Large Value


        Morningstar Rating™ as of 11/30/18 for the Class A shares; other classes may have different performance characteristics. Overall rating for the Large Value. Fund ratings are out of 5 Stars: Overall 3 Stars (2699 funds rated); 3 Yrs. 3 Stars (1089 funds rated); 5 Yrs. 3 Stars (932 funds rated); 10 Yrs. 3 Stars (678 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. © 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.

        Lipper Rankings

        • 1 Year
          275 out of 466
        • 3 Year
          204 out of 426
        • 5 Year
          128 out of 361
        • 10 Year
          96 out of 277

        LIPPER CLASSIFICATION Large-Cap Value Funds


        Lipper Category returns and rankings are calculated by Lipper Inc., a Reuters Company, which is a nationally recognized organization that compares the performance of mutual funds with similar investment objectives. The Category returns represent the average performance of included funds, while rankings compare an individual fund's returns to those of the other funds in its category. Both are based on total return performance, with capital gains and dividends reinvested, with annual operating expenses deducted, but without including front or back-end sales charges. Rankings begin with the actual share class inception. Rankings are relative to a peer group and do not necessarily mean that the fund had high total returns. Rankings do not reflect sales loads

        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.

        Risk Metrics

        As of  11/30/18, 3-Year Trailing Standard Deviation Alpha Beta R-Squared Sharpe Ratio
        DAGVX
        11.32 -3.25 1.08 79.79 0.75

        Dividend Schedule

        Declared
        Annually
        Distributed
        Annually
        Paid
        Annually
        Fiscal Year End
        Aug 31
        Year Dividend ($) Capital Gains ($)
        2018 0.6343 4.8412
        2017 0.3861 3.9062
        2016 0.4881 0.5637
        2015 0.3851 4.9261
        2014 0.3612 4.1586
        2013 0.2595 2.0459
        2012 0.3750 0.0000
        2011 0.1950 0.0000
        2010 0.1910 0.0000
        2009 0.1390 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
        DAGVX
        0.1950 0.4393 0.2584 0.5820 4.0008 5.4755 33.15
        Record Date Ex-Dividend Date Payable Date
        DAGVX
        12/04/18 12/06/18 12/06/18
        (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
        DAGVX
        Final 0.1950 0.4393 0.2584 0.5820 4.0008 5.4755 33.15
        Record Date Ex-Dividend Date Payable Date
        DAGVX
        12/04/18 12/06/18 12/06/18