The Dreyfus Third Century Fund, Inc.

  • Ticker: DRTHX
  • Product Code: 0035
  • CUSIP: 26201E606
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Total Returns 1

Average Annual Total Returns

as of 12/31/16
1 YR 3 YR 5 YR 10 YR Since
10.07% 6.43% 12.54% 6.96% 9.37% 03/29/72
S&P 500(r) Index 2
11.96% 8.87% 14.66% 6.95%    

Cumulative Returns

as of 12/31/16
1 YR 3 YR 5 YR 10 YR Since
10.07% 20.57% 80.51% 96.02% 5401.82% 03/29/72
S&P 500(r) Index 2
11.96% 29.05% 98.18% 95.72%    

YTD Returns

as of 02/17/17

The performance data quoted represents past performance, which is no guarantee of future results. 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. Please use the pulldown menu above to view month-end performance.

Historical Performance 1

12 Month Yield History

Month/Year (%)


Year (%)
2016 10.07
2015 -3.20
2014 13.15
2013 34.09
2012 11.66
2011 0.69
2010 14.49
2009 33.30
2008 -34.30
2007 7.56

Morningstar Rating 3

Overall Rating: 3 stars

Morningstar Overall Rating™ for Class Z shares among 1256 funds in the Large Blend category as of 01/31/17. Ratings reflect risk-adjusted performance, and are derived from a weighted average of the fund's 3-, 5-, and 10-year (as applicable) ratings. As of 01/31/17 the fund received 2, 2, and 4 stars for the 3-, 5-, and 10-year periods out of 1256, 1108 and 822 funds in the category. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Other share classes may have different ratings.

Daily Statistics

as of 02/17/17
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Prospectus Fee Table Expense Ratios

Total Expenses 1.03%

Value 1

Change in Value of a $10,000 Initial Investment

A hypothetical $10,000 investment in the fund's Class Z shares at inception on 3/29/1972 would have been worth $550,186 on 12/31/2016. Assumes reinvestment of dividends and capital gains. Performance for the fund's other share classes would vary.

Investors should consider the investment objectives, risks, charges, and expenses of the fund carefully before investing. Download a prospectus, or a summary prospectus, if available, that contains this and other information about the fund, and read it carefully before investing.

Notes & Disclosures
  1. Performance is historical and not indicative of future results. Investment return and principal value will fluctuate and an investor will receive more or less than the original cost upon redemption. Investors should consider when deciding whether to purchase a particular class of shares, the investment amount, anticipated hold and other relevant factors, and should read the prospectus carefully. Class Z shares are closed to new investment accounts. The fund's other share classes are subject to sales and distribution charges that Class Z shares are not, and will generate lower returns than Class Z shares.
  2. Source: Morningstar, Inc. All rights reserved. Reflects reinvestment of dividends and, where applicable, capital gain distributions. The Standard & Poor's 500 (S&P 500) Composite Stock Price Index is a widely accepted, unmanaged index of U.S. stock market performance.
  3. The Ratings formula measures the amount of variation in a fund's performance and gives more emphasis to downward variations. The top 10% of the funds in the category receive five stars; the next 22.5% four stars; the next 35% three stars; the next 22.5% two stars; and the last 10% one star. Ratings reflect sales loads.The fund represents a single portfolio with multiple share classes that have different expense structures.
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