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Dreyfus Opportunistic Small Cap Fund

  • Ticker: DSCVX
  • Product Code: 0253
  • CUSIP: 26200C403

Portfolio Manager/Sub-Investment Adviser

The investment adviser for the fund is The Dreyfus Corporation (Dreyfus). Investment decisions for the fund are made by a team of portfolio managers. The team members are David Daglio, the lead portfolio manager, James Boyd, Dale Dutile and Creighton Kang, each of whom serves as a portfolio manager of the fund. The team has managed the fund since May 2011. Mr. Daglio has been a portfolio manager of the fund since August 2005 and is a senior vice president at The Boston Company Asset Management Company LLC (TBCAM), an affiliate of Dreyfus, where he has been employed since 1998. He has also been employed by Dreyfus since April 2001. Mr. Boyd has been a portfolio manager of the fund since February 2010 and is an equity research analyst and portfolio manager at TBCAM, where he has been employed since 2005. He has also been employed by Dreyfus since December 2008. Mr. Dutile has been a portfolio manager of the fund since February 2010 and is an equity research analyst and portfolio manager at TBCAM, where he has been employed since July 2006. He has also been employed by Dreyfus since December 2008. Mr. Kang has been a portfolio manager of the fund since May 2011 and is an equity research analyst and portfolio manager at TBCAM, where he has been employed since January 2007. He has also been employed by Dreyfus since May 2011. There are no limitations on the role of a team member with respect to making investment decisions for the fund.

Top Holdings 2

Questor Pharmaceuticals 2.90%
Emergent Biosolutions 2.89%
Svb Financial Group 2.87%
Ciena Corporate 2.73%
Landstar System 2.69%
Chemtura 2.62%
Umb Financial Corporate 2.62%
Steelcase Cl-A 2.59%
Jds Uniphase 2.47%
Office Depot 2.39%

Portfolio Statistics

Benchmark 3 Russell 2000(r) Index
Number of Holdings 83
as of 03/31/14
Portfolio Turnover Rate 94.62%
as of fiscal year end 08/31/13
P/E Ratio 4 18.86
as of 02/28/14

Risk Measures

as of 03/31/14
R Squared 5 84.80
Beta 6 1.66
Standard Deviation 7 22.51

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. Portfolio composition and allocation is as of 03/31/14 and is subject to change at any time. Totals may not be exact due to rounding. Negative exposures may represent short positions through derivatives.
  2. The holdings listed should not be considered recommendations to buy or sell a security. Large concentrations can increase share price volatility.
  3. Source: Morningstar, Inc. All rights reserved. Reflects reinvestment of dividends and, where applicable, capital gain distributions. The Russell 2000 Index is an unmanaged index of small-cap stock market performance and is composed of the 2,000 smallest companies in the Russell 3000 Index. The Russell 3000 Index is composed of the 3000 largest U.S. companies based on total market capitalization.
  4. Price/earnings for a stock is the ratio of the company's most recent month-end share price to the company's estimated earnings per share (EPS) for the current fiscal year. If a third-party estimate for the current year EPS is not available, Morningstar will calculate an internal estimate based on the most recently reported EPS and average historical earnings growth rates. Price/ earnings is one of the five value factors used to calculate the Morningstar Style Box. For portfolios, this historical P/E data point is calculated by taking an asset-weighted average of the earnings yields (E/P) of all the stocks in the portfolio and then taking the reciprocal of the result. Source: Morningstar
  5. Reflects the percentage of a fund's movements that can be explained by movements in a particular benchmark. An R-squared of 100 indicates fund movements that are perfectly correlated to those of the benchmark. In order to compare funds across general asset classes, Morningstar calculates R-squared values relative to a "standard" broad-based market index. For example, the R-squared of both a small cap, domestic equity fund and a domestic technology fund would be determined against the S&P 500 Index. Thus, the "standard" broad-based market index used by Morningstar may differ from the fund's actual benchmark stated in this factsheet. Source: Morningstar
  6. Beta is a measure of the systematic risk of a stock or a portfolio and is an indicator of expected return. A beta higher than 1.0 has higher risk than the overall market has and thus the stock or portfolio can be expected to perform in relation to the overall market in that way.
  7. A statistical measurement of dispersion around an average which depicts how widely fund returns varied over a certain period of time. Source: Morningstar
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