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    BNY Mellon U.S. Equity 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 in equity securities of companies located in the United States. The fund may invest in the securities of companies of any market capitalization. The fund's sub-investment adviser, Walter Scott & Partners Limited (Walter Scott), seeks investment opportunities in companies with fundamental strengths that indicate the potential for sustainable growth. Walter Scott does not use benchmark indices as a tool for active portfolio management.
    Min. class investment
    $1,000
    Class Inception Date
    05/30/08
    Fund Assets
    $52,324,912  As of  02/28/24
    Class Assets
    $1,818,612  As of  02/28/24
    Portfolio Turnover Rate
    4.83% As of fiscal year end  11/30/23
    Morningstar Category
    Large Growth
    Benchmark
    MSCI USA Index
    Fund Holdings
    47 As of 01/31/24

    Portfolio Managers

    • Jane Henderson

      Jane Henderson

      Portfolio Manager, Walter Scott & Partners Limited

      15 yr(s). on fund

    • Roy Leckie

      Roy Leckie

      Portfolio Manager, Walter Scott & Partners Limited

      15 yr(s). on fund

    • Charlie Macquaker

      Charlie Macquaker

      Portfolio Manager, Walter Scott & Partners Limited

      15 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

    Click here to see SALES CHARGE  Max Sales Charge:  5.75%  Front End Load
    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 U.S. Equity Fund
    DPUAX
    10.02 -3.64 5.99 4.56 9.07 9.35 8.88
    MSCI USA Index
    16.23 1.53 20.53 9.54 13.71 11.92 -
    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 U.S. Equity Fund
    DPUAX
    2.96 10.69 10.69 2.69 10.26 8.58 8.77
    MSCI USA Index
    11.81 26.49 26.49 8.64 15.16 11.36 -

    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 USA Index is designed to measure the performance of the large- and mid-cap segments of the U.S. 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

    Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

    Historical Performance

      These figures do not reflect the maximum sales charge which, if included, would reduce return.

      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 0.75%
      Service Fee 0.25%
      Other Expenses 0.19%
      Total Expenses 1.19%
      Expenses Reimbursed 0.04%
      Net Expenses 1.15%
      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.
      The fund's investment adviser, BNY Mellon Investment Adviser, Inc., has contractually agreed, until March 31, 2024, to waive receipt of its fees and/or assume the direct expenses of the fund so that the direct expenses of none of the fund's share classes (excluding Rule 12b-1 fees, shareholder services fees, taxes, interest expense, brokerage commissions, commitment fees on borrowings and extraordinary expenses) exceed .90%. On or after March 31, 2024, BNY Mellon Investment Adviser, Inc. may terminate this expense limitation agreement at any time.

      Sales Charge

      There is a 1% CDSC for purchases of $1,000,000 and over if redeemed within one year of purchase.


      Portfolio Manager/Sub-Investment Adviser

      The fund's investment adviser is BNY Mellon Investment Adviser, Inc., BNY Mellon Investment Adviser, Inc. has engaged its affiliate, Walter Scott & Partners Limited, to serve as the fund's subinvestment adviser. Investment decisions for the fund have been made since the fund's inception in 2008 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 co-chair of the IMC; Jane Henderson, Managing Director of Walter Scott; Fraser Fox, CFA, an investment manager at Walter Scott; and Maxim Skorniakov, CFA, an investment manager at Walter Scott.

      Top Holdings

      As of 01/31/24

      Asset Allocation


          Daily Statistics

          As of 02/28/24 Name NAV Change 07/18/23  12 Month 
          High Nav
          01/05/24  12 Month 
          Low Nav
          YTD Return
          DPUAX
          $8.52
          -$0.01
          -0.12%
          $19.32 $7.79 6.23%

          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.

          Risk Metrics

          As of  01/31/24  3-Year Trailing Standard Deviation Alpha Beta R-Squared Sharpe Ratio
          DPUAX
          19.14 -4.27 1.06 93.26 0.29

          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 S&P 500® 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
          Year Dividend ($) Capital Gains ($)
          2023 0.0131 11.9629
          2022 0.0000 4.6479
          2021 0.0000 2.9473
          2020 0.0277 0.2005
          2019 0.0668 0.1874
          2018 0.0289 1.8975
          2017 0.0379 2.1677
          2016 0.0993 1.3967
          2015 0.1078 2.6313
          2014 0.0849 0.9449

          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 0.0131 0.0000 0.0000 10.9039 10.9170
          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
          03/27/23 03/28/23 03/28/23 - 0.0000 - 0.0000 1.0590 1.0590
          12/12/22 12/13/22 12/13/22 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 4.0231 4.0231
          03/28/22 03/29/22 03/29/22 - 0.0000 0.1658 0.0000 0.4590 0.6248
          12/13/21 12/14/21 12/14/21 0.0000 0.0000 0.0142 0.2606 2.6234 2.8982
          03/26/21 03/29/21 03/29/21 - 0.0000 - 0.0093 0.0398 0.0491
          12/11/20 12/14/20 12/14/20 0.0000 0.0277 0.0000 0.0003 0.2002 0.2282
          12/30/19 12/31/19 12/31/19 0.0000 0.0668 0.0000 0.0000 0.1874 0.2542
          12/28/18 12/31/18 12/31/18 0.0000 0.0289 0.0000 0.0000 1.8975 1.9264
          12/28/17 12/29/17 12/29/17 0.0011 0.0368 0.0046 0.1530 2.0101 2.2056
          12/29/16 12/30/16 12/30/16 0.0000 0.0993 0.0000 0.0006 1.3961 1.4960
          12/30/15 12/31/15 12/31/15 0.0000 0.1078 0.0000 0.0810 2.5503 2.7391
          12/30/14 12/31/14 12/31/14 0.0000 0.0849 0.0000 0.0588 0.8861 1.0298
          12/30/13 12/31/13 12/31/13 0.0000 0.0673 0.0000 0.0000 0.0808 0.1481
          12/27/12 12/28/12 12/28/12 0.0000 0.1070 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.1070
          12/29/10 12/30/10 12/30/10 0.0000 0.0000 0.0121 0.0476 0.0000 0.0597
          12/29/09 12/30/09 12/30/09 0.0000 0.0180 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.0180
          12/30/08 12/31/08 12/31/08 0.0000 0.0290 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.0290
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