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|Inception Date||September 08, 1961|
|Total Assets (000s)||Class F (as of 10/07/15): $92,099
Portfolio (as of 10/07/15): $138,640
|Minimum Initial Investment||$1,000|
|Minimum Subsequent Investment||$100|
|Dividend Schedule||Declared Annually,
|Fiscal Year End||Dec 31|
|Fund Status||Class F shares are open only to grandfathered investors.|
Average Annual Total Returnsas of 09/30/15
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|Russell Midcap Growth Index 2|
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Morningstar Rating 3
Morningstar Overall Rating™ for Class F shares among 653 funds in the Mid-Cap Growth category as of 09/30/15. 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 09/30/15 the fund received 3, 3, and 3 stars for the 3-, 5-, and 10-year periods out of 653, 587 and 446 funds in the category. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.
Other share classes may have different ratings.
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Prospectus Fee Table Expense Ratios
Dreyfus Investment Style 4
The fund seeks capital appreciation by emphasizing investments in equity securities of mid-cap companies with favorable growth prospects. View the Strategy & Risks section for this fund for more information.
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
- 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 F shares are open only to grandfathered funds. The fund's Class A, B, C and I share classes are subject to sales and distribution charges that Class F shares are not subject to, and will generate lower returns than Class F shares.
- Source: Morningstar, Inc. All rights reserved. Reflects reinvestment of dividends and, where applicable, capital gain distributions. The Russell Midcap Growth Index is a widely accepted, unmanaged index of medium-cap stock market performance and measures the performance of those Russell Midcap companies with higher price-to-book ratios and higher forecasted growth values.
- 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.
- The "Dreyfus Investment Style Classification" graphically depicts the fund's investment strategy as described in its Prospectus. The horizontal and vertical axes describe the fund's investment style and market capitalization range for stocks in the fund's portfolio, respectively. It is designed to support asset allocation decisions and not to depict actual fund holdings at a point in time.