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BNY Mellon Small/Mid Cap Growth Fund

Why invest in this Fund?

The fund seeks long-term growth of capital. To pursue this goal, the fund invests, under normal circumstances, at least 80% of its assets in equity securities of small-cap and mid-cap U.S. companies. The fund currently considers small-cap and mid-cap companies to be those with total market capitalizations that are equal to or less than the total market capitalization of the largest company included in the Russell 2500 ® Growth Index.

Min. class investment
$1,000
Class Inception Date
03/31/09
Fund Assets
$3,413,223,133  As of  09/21/20
Class Assets
$82,629,622  As of  09/21/20
Portfolio Turnover Rate
49.35%  As of fiscal year end  09/30/19
Morningstar Category
Mid-Cap Growth
Benchmark
Russell 2500(r) Growth Index
Morningstar Overall Rating
Fund Holdings
97  As of  08/31/20

Morningstar Rating™ as of August 31, 2020 for the Class C class shares; other classes may have different performance characteristics. Overall rating for the Mid-Cap Growth category. Fund ratings are out of 5 Stars: Overall 5 Stars (559 funds rated); 3 Yrs. 5 Stars (559 funds rated); 5 Yrs. 5 Stars (502 funds rated); 10 Yrs. 5 Stars (381 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

  • Wakefield, Todd

    Todd Wakefield

    Senior Managing Director and Portfolio Manager, Mellon Investments Corporation

    15 yr(s). on fund

  • Zeuthen, Robert

    Robert Zeuthen

    Portfolio Manager, Mellon Investments Corporation

    7 yr(s). on fund

  • Porter, John

    John Porter

    Portfolio Manager, Mellon Investments Corporation

    3 yr(s). on fund


Click here to see SALES CHARGE  Max Sales Charge:  1.00% CDSC Load
As of  08/31/20 Name 1 YR 3 YRS 5 YRS 10 YRS Since Inception Inception Date
BNY Mellon Small/Mid Cap Growth Fund
DBMCX
50.06 26.47 20.13 18.12 12.98 03/31/09
Russell 2500(r) Growth Index
21.99 15.21 13.09 15.58 - -
As of  06/30/20 Name 1 YR 3 YRS 5 YRS 10 YRS Since Inception Inception Date
BNY Mellon Small/Mid Cap Growth Fund
DBMCX
30.19 22.59 15.27 16.76 12.64 03/31/09
Russell 2500(r) Growth Index
9.21 12.10 9.57 14.45 - -
Click here to see SALES CHARGE  Max Sales Charge:  1.00% CDSC Load
As of  08/31/20 Name 1 YR 3 YRS 5 YRS 10 YRS Since Inception Inception Date
BNY Mellon Small/Mid Cap Growth Fund
DBMCX
50.06 102.28 150.17 428.82 5,286.44 03/31/09
Russell 2500(r) Growth Index
21.99 52.93 84.97 325.37 - -
As of  06/30/20 Name 1 YR 3 YRS 5 YRS 10 YRS Since Inception Inception Date
BNY Mellon Small/Mid Cap Growth Fund
DBMCX
30.19 84.22 103.51 371.00 4,684.46 03/31/09
Russell 2500(r) Growth Index
9.21 40.87 57.91 285.59 - -
The Russell 2500™ Growth Index measures the performance of the small- to mid-cap growth segment of the U.S. equity universe. It includes those Russell 2500 companies with higher growth earning potential as defined by Russell's leading style methodology. The Russell 2500 Growth Index is constructed to provide a comprehensive and unbiased barometer of the small- to mid-cap growth market. The index is completely reconstituted annually to ensure larger stocks do not distort the performance and characteristics of the true small- to mid-cap opportunity set and that the represented companies continue to reflect growth characteristics.

On March 31, 2009, existing shares were designated Class I shares and the fund began to offer Class A and C shares. The total return performance figures for Class A and C shares presented for periods prior to March 31, 2009, reflect the performance of the fund’s Class I shares, adjusted to reflect the applicable sales load for that class. Performance has not been adjusted to reflect any class-specific distribution or servicing fees or any differences in operating expenses but these fees and expenses are reflected in returns for periods after March 31, 2009. Had these fees and expenses been reflected for periods prior to the fund’s reorganization, performance would have been lower. 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

On March 31, 2009, existing shares were designated Class I shares and the fund began to offer Class A and C shares. The total return performance figures for Class A and C shares presented for periods prior to March 31, 2009, reflect the performance of the fund’s Class I shares, adjusted to reflect the applicable sales load for that class. Performance has not been adjusted to reflect any class-specific distribution or servicing fees or any differences in operating expenses but these fees and expenses are reflected in returns for periods after March 31, 2009. Had these fees and expenses been reflected for periods prior to the fund’s reorganization, performance would have been lower. 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.

    On March 31, 2009, existing shares were designated Class I shares and the fund began to offer Class A and C shares. The total return performance figures for Class A and C shares presented for periods prior to March 31, 2009, reflect the performance of the fund’s Class I shares, adjusted to reflect the applicable sales load for that class. Performance has not been adjusted to reflect any class-specific distribution or servicing fees or any differences in operating expenses but these fees and expenses are reflected in returns for periods after March 31, 2009. Had these fees and expenses been reflected for periods prior to the fund’s reorganization, performance would have been lower. 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 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010
    DBMCX
    37.80% -2.54% 25.18% 9.61% -3.15% 2.86% 39.07% 13.28% 4.48% 20.54%

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


    Redemption Charge

    As of  09/22/20  Redemption Year CDSC
    Year 1 1.00
    Class C shares are subject to a contingent deferred sales charge (CDSC) imposed on Class C shares redeemed within one year of purchase.

    Prospectus Fee Table Expense Ratios

    As of  01/31/20 Fee Description Expense Ratio (%)
    Management Fee 0.60%
    12B-1 Fee 0.75%
    Service Fee 0.25%
    Administration Fee 0.01%
    Other Expenses 0.13%
    Total Expenses 1.74%
    Total Expenses is the total annual operating expense ratio for the fund, before any fee waivers or expense reimbursements. Net Expenses is the total annual operating expense ratio for the fund, after any applicable fee waivers or expense reimbursements. The Total Expenses, or Net Expenses (if including fee waivers or expense reimbursements) is the actual fund expense ratio applicable to investors.

    Portfolio Manager/Sub-Investment Advisor

    The fund's investment adviser is BNY Mellon Investment Adviser, Inc. (BNYM Investment Adviser). BNYM Investment Adviser has engaged its affiliate, Mellon Investments Corporation (Mellon), to serve as the fund's subadviser. The fund is managed by a team of portfolio managers employed by Mellon. The team consists of John Porter, the lead portfolio manager, Todd W. Wakefield, CFA, and Robert C. Zeuthen, CFA. Mr. Porter has been a primary portfolio manager of the fund since March 2017, and is an executive vice president, the head of the U.S. Small/Mid Cap Equity investment team and Chief Investment Officer, Head of Equity at Mellon. Mr. Wakefield has been a primary portfolio manager of the fund since September 2005, and is an executive vice president, senior portfolio manager and a member of the U.S. Small/Mid Cap Equity investment team at Mellon. Mr. Zeuthen has been a primary portfolio manager of the fund since April 2013, and is a managing director, senior portfolio manager and a member of the U.S. Small/Mid Cap Equity investment team at Mellon.

    Top Holdings

    As of  08/31/20   Holdings % Portfolio  Weight
    Twilio 3.88
    Bandwidth 3.85
    Peloton Interactive 3.53
    Medallia 3.33
    Slack Technologies 3.02
    DocuSign 3.01
    DexCom 2.70
    Square 2.61
    Teladoc Health 2.46
    Splunk 2.41

    Asset Allocation


        Daily Statistics

        As of  09/21/20 Name NAV Change 09/02/20  12 Month 
        High Nav
        03/18/20  12 Month 
        Low Nav
        YTD Return
        DBMCX
        $27.61
        $0.09
        0.33%
        $30.11 $15.17 31.73%

        Performance Metrics

        Overall Morningstar Rating


        MORNINGSTAR CATEGORY Mid-Cap Growth


        Morningstar Rating™ as of 08/31/20 for the Class C shares; other classes may have different performance characteristics. Overall rating for the Mid-Cap Growth. Fund ratings are out of 5 Stars: Overall 5 Stars (1442 funds rated); 3 Yrs. 5 Stars (559 funds rated); 5 Yrs. 5 Stars (502 funds rated); 10 Yrs. 5 Stars (381 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
          25 out of 414
        • 3 Year
          36 out of 381
        • 5 Year
          31 out of 345
        • 10 Year
          25 out of 271

        LIPPER CLASSIFICATION Mid-Cap Growth 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.
        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.
        Recent market risks include pandemic risks related to COVID-19. The effects of COVID-19 have contributed to increased volatility in global markets and will likely affect certain countries, companies, industries and market sectors more dramatically than others. To the extent the fund may overweight its investments in certain countries, companies, industries or market sectors, such positions will increase the fund's exposure to risk of loss from adverse developments affecting those countries, companies, industries or sectors.

        Risk Metrics

        As of  08/31/20, 3-Year Trailing Standard Deviation Alpha Beta R-Squared Sharpe Ratio
        DBMCX
        25.00 8.43 1.23 74.60 1.00

        Dividend Schedule

        Declared
        Annually
        Distributed
        Annually
        Paid
        Annually
        Fiscal Year End
        Sep 30
        Year Dividend ($) Capital Gains ($)
        2018 0.0000 1.5708
        2017 0.0000 1.8050
        2016 0.0000 0.3764
        2015 0.0000 1.0304
        2014 0.0000 1.8123
        2013 0.0000 2.0995
        2012 0.0000 1.1980
        2011 0.0000 1.1540
        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
        DBMCX
        0.0000 0.0000 0.2349 0.0585 1.2774 1.5708 17.33
        Record Date Ex-Dividend Date Payable Date
        DBMCX
        11/30/18 12/03/18 12/03/18