BNY Mellon State Municipal Bond Funds, BNY Mellon Connecticut Fund

Why invest in this Fund?

The fund seeks to maximize current income exempt from federal income tax and from Connecticut income tax, without undue risk.

To pursue its goal, the fund normally invests at least 80% of its net assets, plus any borrowings for investment purposes, in municipal bonds that provide income exempt from federal and Connecticut state income taxes. Municipal bonds are debt securities or other obligations issued by states, territories and possessions of the United States and the District of Columbia and their political subdivisions, agencies and instrumentalities, or multistate agencies and authorities, and certain other specified securities.

Min. class investment
$1,000
Class Inception Date
05/28/87
Fund Assets
$208,487,545  As of  08/23/19
Class Assets
$118,592,540  As of  08/23/19
Portfolio Turnover Rate
4.84%  As of fiscal year end  04/30/19
Morningstar Category
Municipal Single State Intermediate
Benchmark
Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Municipal Bond Index
Morningstar Overall Rating
Fund Holdings
67  As of  07/31/19
Average Effective Maturity
14.96  yr(s).  As of  07/31/19
Average Effective Duration
4.84  yr(s).  As of  07/31/19

Morningstar Rating™ as of July 31, 2019 for the Class A class shares; other classes may have different performance characteristics. Overall rating for the Municipal Single State Intermediate category. Fund ratings are out of 5 Stars: Overall 4 Stars (134 funds rated); 3 Yrs. 3 Stars (134 funds rated); 5 Yrs. 3 Stars (131 funds rated); 10 Yrs. 4 Stars (111 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

  • Burger, Jeffrey

    Jeffrey Burger

    Senior Portfolio Manager, Mellon Investments Corporation

    7 yr(s). on fund

  • Barton, Daniel

    Daniel Barton

    Portfolio Manager, Senior Analyst for Tax-Sensitive Strategies, Mellon Investments Corporation

    9 yr(s). on fund


Click here to see SALES CHARGE  Max Sales Charge:  4.50% Front End Load
As of  07/31/19 Name 1 YR 3 YRS 5 YRS 10 YRS Since Inception Inception Date
BNY Mellon State Municipal Bond Funds, BNY Mellon Connecticut Fund
PSCTX
1.22 0.09 1.93 3.20 5.03 05/28/87
Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Municipal Bond Index
7.31 2.80 3.77 4.63 - -
As of  06/30/19 Name 1 YR 3 YRS 5 YRS 10 YRS Since Inception Inception Date
BNY Mellon State Municipal Bond Funds, BNY Mellon Connecticut Fund
PSCTX
0.63 -0.29 1.82 3.26 5.02 05/28/87
Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Municipal Bond Index
6.71 2.55 3.64 4.72 - -
Click here to see SALES CHARGE  Max Sales Charge:  4.50% Front End Load
As of  07/31/19 Name 1 YR 3 YRS 5 YRS 10 YRS Since Inception Inception Date
BNY Mellon State Municipal Bond Funds, BNY Mellon Connecticut Fund
PSCTX
1.22 0.26 10.03 37.08 385.53 05/28/87
Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Municipal Bond Index
7.31 8.65 20.33 57.24 - -
As of  06/30/19 Name 1 YR 3 YRS 5 YRS 10 YRS Since Inception Inception Date
BNY Mellon State Municipal Bond Funds, BNY Mellon Connecticut Fund
PSCTX
0.63 -0.88 9.42 37.87 382.04 05/28/87
Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Municipal Bond Index
6.71 7.85 19.58 58.59 - -
The Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Municipal Bond Index covers the U.S. dollar-denominated long-term tax-exempt bond market. Investors cannot invest directly in any index.

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.

    Fund 07/19 06/19 05/19 04/19 03/19 02/19 01/19 12/18 11/18 10/18 09/18 08/18
    PSCTX
    2.25% 2.29% 2.31% 2.36% 2.42% 2.37% 2.38% 2.40% 2.35% 2.44% 2.42% 2.41%

    Yield fluctuates and past performance is no guarantee of future results.

    Monthly yield history is the annualized distribution rate that is based upon dividends per share from net investment income paid during the period, divided by the period ended maximum offering price per share, adjusted for capital gains (IF ANY) distributed during the period, and annualized based upon the number of days in the distribution period.

    Fund 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009
    PSCTX
    0.41% 3.73% -0.57% 2.96% 9.19% -5.99% 6.60% 10.38% 1.33% 16.31%

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

    Taxable Equivalent Yield Based on the Fund's 30-day Yield

    30-Day Yield: 0.95%

    Combined Effective Federal and State Income Tax Rate

     

    As of  08/23/19
    Name 42.78% 43.02% 43.08% 44.88% 44.94%
    Joint Return $408,201 to $500,000 $500,001 to $612,350 - $612,351 to $1,000,000 Over $1,000,001
    Single Return $204,101 to $250,000 $250,001 to $500,000 $500,001 to $510,300 - Over $510,301
    BNY Mellon State Municipal Bond Funds, BNY Mellon Connecticut Fund
    PSCTX
    1.66% 1.67% 1.67% 1.72% 1.73%

    Composite effective Federal and State tax bracket for Connecticut residents after Federal benefits. Income is subject to State and local taxes for non-Connecticut residents. Some income may be subject to the Federal Alternative Minimum Tax. Capital gains, if any, are taxable.

    30-Day Yield Restated: 0.95%

    Combined Effective Federal and State Income Tax Rate

     

    As of  08/23/19
    Name 42.78% 43.02% 43.08% 44.88% 44.94%
    Joint Return $408,201 to $500,000 $500,001 to $612,350 - $612,351 to $1,000,000 Over $1,000,001
    Single Return $204,101 to $250,000 $250,001 to $500,000 $500,001 to $510,300 - Over $510,301
    BNY Mellon State Municipal Bond Funds, BNY Mellon Connecticut Fund
    PSCTX
    1.66% 1.67% 1.67% 1.72% 1.73%

    Composite effective Federal and State tax bracket for Connecticut residents after Federal benefits. Income is subject to State and local taxes for non-Connecticut residents. Some income may be subject to the Federal Alternative Minimum Tax. Capital gains, if any, are taxable.

    Restated yields do not reflect current undertaking in effect, which may be modified, extended, or terminated at any time.


    Monthly Expense Ratios (Annualized)

    As of  07/31/19 Fee Description Expense Ratio (%)
    Management Fee 0.55%
    Service Fee 0.25%
    Other Expenses 0.14%
    Total Expenses 0.94%

    Prospectus Fee Table Expense Ratios

    As of  10/01/18 Fee Description Expense Ratio (%)
    Management Fee 0.55%
    Service Fee 0.25%
    Other Expenses 0.14%
    Total Expenses 0.94%

    Sales Charge

    Investment Amount Sales Charge
    Less than $50,000 4.50%
    Less than $100,000 4.00%
    Less than $250,000 3.00%
    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. Daniel Barton and Jeffrey Burger are the fund's primary portfolio managers, positions they have held since May 2010 and February 2012, respectively. Mr. Barton is a portfolio manager and senior analyst for tax-sensitive strategies at Mellon Investments Corporation (Mellon), an affiliate of BNY Mellon Investment Adviser, Inc. Mr. Burger is a senior portfolio manager for tax-sensitive strategies at Mellon. Mellon investment professionals manage the fund in their capacity as employees of BNY Mellon Investment Adviser, Inc.

    Asset Allocation


        Daily Statistics

        As of  08/23/19 Name 30-Day Sec Yield 
        (Unsubsidized)
        30-Day Sec Yield 
        (Subsidized)
        NAV Change 08/20/19  12 Month 
        High Nav
        11/02/18  12 Month 
        Low Nav
        YTD Return
        PSCTX
        0.95% 0.95% $11.98
        $0.00
        0.00%
        $12.00 $11.23 6.56%

        Performance Metrics

        Overall Morningstar Rating


        MORNINGSTAR CATEGORY Municipal Single State Intermediate


        Morningstar Rating™ as of 07/31/19 for the Class A shares; other classes may have different performance characteristics. Overall rating for the Municipal Single State Intermediate. Fund ratings are out of 5 Stars: Overall 4 Stars (376 funds rated); 3 Yrs. 3 Stars (134 funds rated); 5 Yrs. 3 Stars (131 funds rated); 10 Yrs. 4 Stars (111 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
          103 out of 243
        • 3 Year
          143 out of 208
        • 5 Year
          119 out of 200
        • 10 Year
          105 out of 172

        LIPPER CLASSIFICATION Other States Municipal Debt 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

        Bonds are subject to interest rate, credit, liquidity, call and market risks, to varying degrees. Generally, all other factors being equal, bond prices are inversely related to interest-rate changes and rate increases can cause price declines.

        Municipal income may be subject to state and local taxes for out-of-state residents. Some income may be subject to the federal alternative minimum tax for certain investors. Capital gains, if any, are taxable.

        Risk Metrics

        As of  07/31/19, 3-Year Trailing Standard Deviation Alpha Beta R-Squared Sharpe Ratio
        PSCTX
        3.38 -1.12 0.97 97.98 0.05

        Dividend Schedule

        Declared
        Daily
        Distributed
        Monthly
        Paid
        Monthly
        Fiscal Year End
        Apr 30
        Annualized Distribution Rate
        2.25%
        As of  07/2019
        Annualized distribution rate is based upon dividends per share from net investment income paid during the period, divided by the period ended maximum offering price per share, adjusted for capital gains (IF ANY) distributed during the period, and annualized based upon the number of days in the distribution period.
        Month/Year Dividend ($)
        07/2019 0.025258802
        06/2019 0.021737647
        05/2019 0.024199140
        04/2019 0.025128396
        03/2019 0.023400464
        02/2019 0.021879883
        01/2019 0.024244352
        12/2018 0.024331209
        11/2018 0.022929394
        10/2018 0.026039823
        09/2018 0.022102687
        08/2018 0.024519706
        All figures as of month-end. Dividend history does not reflect any capital gains that may have been paid.

        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
        PSCTX
        0.0000 0.0000 0.0029 0.0000 0.0000 0.0029 11.26
        Record Date Ex-Dividend Date Payable Date
        PSCTX
        12/18/13 12/19/13 12/19/13