Portfolio Manager/Sub-Investment Adviser
The investment adviser for the fund is The Dreyfus Corporation (Dreyfus). Brian C. Ferguson and John Bailer serve as the fund's portfolio managers. Mr. Ferguson has been the fund's lead portfolio manager of the fund since April 2001. Mr. Ferguson is a senior vice president and the director of the U.S. Large Cap Value Equity Team of The Boston Company Asset Management, LLC (TBCAM), an affiliate of Dreyfus, where he has been employed since 1997. Mr. Bailer has been a portfolio manager of the fund since December 2004. Mr. Bailer is a chartered financial analyst, managing director and an associate portfolio manager of the U.S. Large Cap Value strategy of TBCAM, where he has been employed since 1992. Mr. Ferguson and Mr. Bailer are also employees of The Dreyfus Corporation, and manage the portfolio under a dual employee relationship with Dreyfus. TBCAM investment professionals manage Dreyfus-managed funds pursuant to a dual-employee arrangement, under Dreyfus' supervision, and apply their firm's proprietary investment process in managing the funds.
Top Holdings 2
|Berkshire Hathaway, Cl. B||4.90%|
|JPMorgan Chase & Co.||4.60%|
|Bank Of America||3.70%|
|Merck & Co.||2.61%|
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Notes & Disclosures
- Portfolio composition and allocation is as of 02/28/17 and is subject to change at any time. Totals may not be exact due to rounding. Negative exposures may represent short positions through derivatives.
- The holdings listed should not be considered recommendations to buy or sell a security. Large concentrations can increase share price volatility.
- Source: Morningstar, Inc. All rights reserved. Reflects reinvestment of dividends and, where applicable, capital gain distributions. The Russell 1000 Value Index is an unmanaged index which measures the performance of those Russell 1000 companies with lower price-to-book ratios and lower forecasted growth values.
- 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
- 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
- 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.
- A statistical measurement of dispersion around an average which depicts how widely fund returns varied over a certain period of time. Source: Morningstar