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    BNY Mellon International Stock Fund

    Why invest in this Fund?

    The fund seeks long-term total return. To pursue this goal, the fund normally invests at least 80% of its net assets, plus any borrowings for investment purposes, in stocks. The fund normally invests primarily in foreign companies located in the developed markets. Examples of developed markets are Canada, Japan, Australia, Hong Kong and Western Europe.
    Min. class investment
    $1,000
    Class Inception Date
    12/29/06
    Class Status
    Not available for purchase by individual investors.
    Fund Assets
    $6,099,647,374  As of  02/21/24
    Class Assets
    $3,614,158,711  As of  02/21/24
    Portfolio Turnover Rate
    7.37% As of fiscal year end  11/30/23
    Morningstar Category
    Foreign Large Growth
    Benchmark
    MSCI EAFE® Index
    Morningstar Overall Rating
    Fund Holdings
    49 As of 01/31/24

    Morningstar Rating™ as of January 31, 2024 for the Class I class shares; other classes may have different performance characteristics. Overall rating for the Foreign Large Growth category. Fund ratings are out of 5 Stars: Overall 4 Stars (394 funds rated); 3 Yrs. 4 Stars (394 funds rated); 5 Yrs. 4 Stars (336 funds rated); 10 Yrs. 4 Stars (229 funds rated).

    Portfolio Managers

    • Jane Henderson

      Jane Henderson

      Portfolio Manager, Walter Scott & Partners Limited

      17 yr(s). on fund

    • Roy Leckie

      Roy Leckie

      Portfolio Manager, Walter Scott & Partners Limited

      17 yr(s). on fund

    • Charlie Macquaker

      Charlie Macquaker

      Portfolio Manager, Walter Scott & Partners Limited

      17 yr(s). on fund

    • Fraser Fox

      Fraser Fox, CFA

      Investment Manager, Walter Scott & Partners Limited

      1 yr(s). on fund

    • Maxim Skorniakov

      Maxim Skorniakov, CFA

      Investment Manager, Walter Scott & Partners Limited

      1 yr(s). on fund


    Total Returns

    Average Annual
    As of 01/31/24
    Name 3 MO
    01/31/24
    YTD
    01/31/24
    1 YR 3 YRS 5 YRS 10 YRS Since Inception
    BNY Mellon International Stock Fund
    DISRX
    16.57 0.97 9.20 1.76 8.57 7.03 5.50
    MSCI EAFE® Index
    15.75 0.58 10.01 4.59 6.92 4.77 -
    Average Annual
    As of 12/31/23
    Name 3 MO
    12/31/23
    YTD
    12/31/23
    1 YR 3 YRS 5 YRS 10 YRS Since Inception
    BNY Mellon International Stock Fund
    DISRX
    14.04 18.44 18.44 0.88 9.37 6.20 5.47
    MSCI EAFE® Index
    10.42 18.24 18.24 4.02 8.16 4.28 -

    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.

    The MSCI EAFE Index (Europe, Australasia, Far East) is a free float-adjusted market capitalization-weighted index that is designed to measure the equity market performance of developed markets, excluding the U.S. and Canada. 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

    Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

    Historical Performance

      Not available for purchase by individual investors.

       

      Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

      Yearly Total Return

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


      Prospectus Fee Table Expense Ratios

      As of  03/31/23 Fee Description Expense Ratio (%)
      Management Fee 0.85%
      Other Expenses 0.07%
      Total Expenses 0.92%
      Net Expenses 0.92%
      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 Adviser

      The fund's investment adviser is BNY Mellon Investment Adviser, Inc. (BNYM Investment Adviser). BNYM Investment Adviser has engaged its affiliate, Walter Scott & Partners Limited, to serve as the fund's sub-adviser. Investment decisions for the fund have been made since the fund's inception in 2006 by Walter Scott's Investment Team, which is overseen by Walter Scott's Investment Management Committee (IMC). The members of the Investment Team with the most significant responsibility for day-to-day management of the fund, who also are the members of Walter Scott's Investment Executive group are: Roy Leckie, a director of Walter Scott and co-chair of the IMC; Charlie Macquaker, a director of Walter Scott and cochair of the IMC; Jane Henderson, Managing Director of Walter Scott; Fraser Fox, an investment manager at Walter Scott; and Maxim Skorniakov, an investment manager at Walter Scott.

      Top Holdings

      As of 01/31/24

      Asset Allocation


          Daily Statistics

          As of 02/21/24 Name NAV Change 02/21/24  12 Month 
          High Nav
          10/27/23  12 Month 
          Low Nav
          YTD Return
          DISRX
          $24.59
          $0.04
          0.16%
          $24.59 $20.62 3.28%

          Performance Metrics

          Overall Morningstar Rating


          MORNINGSTAR CATEGORY Foreign Large Growth


          Morningstar Rating™ as of 01/31/24 for the Class I shares; other classes may have different performance characteristics. Overall rating for the Foreign Large Growth. Fund ratings are out of 5 Stars: Overall 4 Stars (394 funds rated); 3 Yrs. 4 Stars (394 funds rated); 5 Yrs. 4 Stars (336 funds rated); 10 Yrs. 4 Stars (229 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
            69 out of 371
          • 3 Year
            81 out of 342
          • 5 Year
            76 out of 296
          • 10 Year
            20 out of 205

          LIPPER CLASSIFICATION International Large-Cap Growth


          Lipper Category returns and rankings as of 01/31/24, 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.
          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  01/31/24  3-Year Trailing Standard Deviation Alpha Beta R-Squared Sharpe Ratio
          DISRX
          19.25 1.12 1.07 82.84 0.05

          All risk metrics are provided by Morningstar. The index used in the calculations are determined by Morningstar which may not be the funds primary benchmark. The index Morningstar used for this analysis is MSCI ACWI ex USA Index.


          Alpha - Alpha is a measure of a security's or portfolio's excess return.

          Beta - Beta is a measure of a security’s or portfolio’s volatility, or systematic risk.

          R-Squared - R-squared is a statistical measure that represents the percentage of a fund’s or security’s movements that are explained by movements in a benchmark index.

          Sharpe Ratio - Sharpe ratio is a risk-adjusted measure that measures reward per unit of risk. The higher the Sharpe ratio, the better.

          Standard Deviation - Standard deviation is a statistical measure of the degree to which an individual portfolio return tends to vary from the mean, based on the entire population. The greater the degree of dispersion, the greater the degree of risk. In mutual funds, the standard deviation tells us how much the return on the fund is deviating from the expected normal returns.


          Dividend Schedule

          Declared
          Annually
          Distributed
          Annually
          Paid
          Annually
          Fiscal Year End
          Nov 30

          BNY Mellon Research Growth Fund Spillover Distribution Announcement

          BNY Mellon Research Growth Fund will be paying out its fiscal year end undistributed capital gains on June 22, 2023. The fund is estimated to pay out approximately $0.4386 per share at the fund level in long-term capital gains. The declared and record date will be June 21, 2023 and the ex-dividend and payable date will be June 22, 2023.

          These figures are only estimates. Actual distributions may be higher or lower. You should not draw any conclusions about the fund's investment performance from the amount of the fund's distributions. For final distribution rates, return to this web page after the fund's declaration date. 

          Year Dividend ($) Capital Gains ($)
          2023 0.1980 0.3082
          2022 0.2006 0.3252
          2021 0.1399 0.0893
          2020 0.1471 0.6071
          2019 0.2127 0.3231
          2018 0.2129 0.0775
          2017 0.1963 0.0000
          2016 0.1831 0.0000
          2015 0.1874 0.0000
          2014 0.2270 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

          Record Date Ex-Dividend Date Payable Date Ordinary 
          Non-Qualified 
          Dividends
          Qualified 
          Dividends
          Non-Qualified 
          Short-Term 
          Capital Gain
          Qualified 
          Short-Term 
          Capital Gain
          Long-Term 
          Capital Gain
          Total 
          Distribution
          12/12/23 12/13/23 12/13/23 0.0000 0.1980 0.0000 0.0000 0.3082 0.5062
          Record Date Ex-Dividend Date Payable Date Ordinary 
          Non-Qualified 
          Dividends
          Qualified 
          Dividends
          Non-Qualified 
          Short-Term 
          Capital Gain
          Qualified 
          Short-Term 
          Capital Gain
          Long-Term 
          Capital Gain
          Total 
          Distribution
          12/12/22 12/13/22 12/13/22 0.0000 0.2006 0.0000 0.0000 0.3252 0.5258
          12/13/21 12/14/21 12/14/21 0.0000 0.1399 0.0000 0.0000 0.0893 0.2292
          12/11/20 12/14/20 12/14/20 0.0000 0.1471 0.0000 0.0215 0.5856 0.7542
          12/30/19 12/31/19 12/31/19 0.0000 0.2127 0.0000 0.0000 0.3231 0.5358
          12/28/18 12/31/18 12/31/18 0.0000 0.2129 0.0000 0.0000 0.0775 0.2904
          12/28/17 12/29/17 12/29/17 0.0000 0.1963 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.1963
          12/29/16 12/30/16 12/30/16 0.0000 0.1831 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.1831
          12/30/15 12/31/15 12/31/15 0.0000 0.1874 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.1874
          12/30/14 12/31/14 12/31/14 0.0000 0.2270 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.2270
          12/30/13 12/31/13 12/31/13 0.0000 0.2295 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.2295
          12/28/12 12/31/12 12/31/12 0.0000 0.2392 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.2392
          12/29/11 12/30/11 12/30/11 0.0000 0.1579 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.1579
          12/30/10 12/31/10 12/31/10 0.0000 0.1079 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.1079
          12/30/09 12/31/09 12/31/09 0.0000 0.1110 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.1110
          12/30/08 12/31/08 12/31/08 0.0000 0.1170 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.1170
          03/27/08 03/28/08 03/28/08 0.0090 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.0090
          12/27/07 12/28/07 12/28/07 0.0000 0.0450 0.0000 0.0820 0.0000 0.1270
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