Mutual Fund

MFS Total Return Fund

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Ticker symbol
Fund family
Overall
activism
score
15.5
Percentile
23
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What does this mean?

This fund has voted against the recommendation of management on 15.5% of the proposals it has faced. This makes it more activist than 23% of the funds in our database, as shown by the small blue and red plot above.

Activism Profile

Issue area Help
Activism
Score
Help
Activism
Percentile
Help
Activism
Plot
Help Directors D 3.2 21 Chart?chs=85x35&cht=ls&chco=0077cc&chls=1,0,0&chm=b,e6f2fa,0,0,0|v,ff000080,0,1
Help Executive compensation EC 15.5 21 Chart?chs=85x35&cht=ls&chco=0077cc&chls=1,0,0&chm=b,e6f2fa,0,0,0|v,ff000080,0,5
Help Corporate governance CG 43.0 34 Chart?chs=85x35&cht=ls&chco=0077cc&chls=1,0,0&chm=b,e6f2fa,0,0,0|v,ff000080,0,12
Help Corporate impact CI 0.4 21 Chart?chs=85x35&cht=ls&chco=0077cc&chls=1,0,0&chm=b,e6f2fa,0,0,0|v,ff000080,0,0
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Activism footprint: More activist funds have larger footprints. Each corner depicts the fund's activism percentile Help on one issue area. (More detailed explanation)

Detailed Vote Record

Activism Score Help Activism Plot Help Votes
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Help Directors

Against mgmt With mgmt Abstain
Help Director Election 3.2 Chart?chs=85x35&cht=ls&chco=0077cc&chls=1,0,0&chm=b,e6f2fa,0,0,0|v,ff000080,0,1 136 8,549 144

Help Executive compensation

Help Management Proposals 27.9 Chart?chs=85x35&cht=ls&chco=0077cc&chls=1,0,0&chm=b,e6f2fa,0,0,0|v,ff000080,0,9 172 468 9
Help Shareholder Proposals 3.1 Chart?chs=85x35&cht=ls&chco=0077cc&chls=1,0,0&chm=b,e6f2fa,0,0,0|v,ff000080,0,0 11 342 3

Help Corporate governance

Help Board Independence and Performance 0.8 Chart?chs=85x35&cht=ls&chco=0077cc&chls=1,0,0&chm=b,e6f2fa,0,0,0|v,ff000080,0,0 1 116 2
Help Voting Rules 36.2 Chart?chs=85x35&cht=ls&chco=0077cc&chls=1,0,0&chm=b,e6f2fa,0,0,0|v,ff000080,0,10 71 125 0
Help Takeover Defenses 92.0 Chart?chs=85x35&cht=ls&chco=0077cc&chls=1,0,0&chm=b,e6f2fa,0,0,0|v,ff000080,0,27 81 6 1

Help Corporate impact

Help Employment and Working Conditions 0.0 Chart?chs=85x35&cht=ls&chco=0077cc&chls=1,0,0&chm=b,e6f2fa,0,0,0|v,ff000080,0,0 0 100 1
Help Environmental and Social 0.4 Chart?chs=85x35&cht=ls&chco=0077cc&chls=1,0,0&chm=b,e6f2fa,0,0,0|v,ff000080,0,0 1 222 3
Help Political Influence and Charitable Contributions 0.8 Chart?chs=85x35&cht=ls&chco=0077cc&chls=1,0,0&chm=b,e6f2fa,0,0,0|v,ff000080,0,0 1 118 1