Fund Facts  

Inception Date: Oct 21, 1994
CUSIP: 09251M108
Ticker Symbol: MDDVX
Morningstar Category:Large Value
As of Sep 30, 2020
Fund Net Assets ($millions) $16,501

Documents for Fund or Underlying Fund(s)  



The investment seeks long-term total return and current income.

Principal Investment Strategies  

The fund seeks to achieve its objective by investing primarily in a diversified portfolio of equity securities. Under normal circumstances, it will invest at least 80% of its assets in equity securities and at least 80% of its assets in dividend paying securities. The fund may invest in securities of companies with any market capitalization, but will generally focus on large cap securities. It may also invest in convertible securities and non-convertible preferred stock. The fund may invest up to 25% of its total assets in securities of foreign issuers.

Principal Investment Risks  

There is no guarantee that the Fund will achieve its investment objective. You may lose money by investing in the Fund. Please see the Fund’s prospectus or other disclosure documents for information about the Fund’s risks.


Performance & Expenses

Standard Performance As of Sep 30, 2020
Fund/Benchmark Name QtrYTD1-Yr3-Yr5-Yr10-YrSince Inception
BlackRock Equity Dividend Aa2.55%-11.62%-4.31%3.12%8.56%9.37%9.29%
Russell 1000 Value Indexa,b5.59%-11.58%-5.03%2.63%7.66%9.95%N/A
Morningstar Large Valuea,c4.85%-11.07%-4.52%2.55%7.26%9.17%N/A

Fund past performance, as shown, is no guarantee of how the Fund will perform in the future. The performance shown has been annualized for periods greater than one year. Investment returns and principal value will fluctuate, so that an investor's shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. For current performance, participants or plan sponsors in an ICMA-RC administered account can log in at, or institutions can go to

Fund performance is shown comparing it to a "benchmark" which may be a (i) broad-based securities market index (ii) a group of mutual funds with similar investment objectives, or (iii) a short term government backed debt obligation such as a U.S. Treasury Bill. An index is not available for direct investment, is unmanaged, and does not reflect the costs of portfolio management or trading. A fund's portfolio may differ from the securities held in an index.

Fund Expensesa,d
Gross Expenses0.96%
Net Expenses0.95%


a. Certain information including, but not limited to, benchmark performance or other performance and/or fee information, is provided by Morningstar, Inc., © 2020 All rights reserved. This information: (1) is proprietary to Morningstar and/or its content providers; (2) may not be copied or distributed; and (3) is not warranted to be accurate, complete or timely. Neither Morningstar nor its content providers are responsible for any damages or losses arising from any use of information. Morningstar is a registered trademark of Morningstar, Inc.

b. The Russell 1000® Value Index measures the performance of the large-cap value segment of the U.S. equity universe. It includes those Russell 1000® Index companies with lower price-to-book ratios and lower expected growth values.

c. The Morningstar category represents the average return for a category of funds with similar investment objectives and strategies. The average is calculated and funds are assigned to a category by Morningstar.

d. Differences between the net and gross expense ratios of a fund are typically due to fee waivers, expense reimbursements, and/or expense limits.


Dividends and Capital Gains  
Record Date Ex/Payable Date Income/Capital Gains Paid Per Share
Oct 8, 2020Oct 8, 2020$0.088970000
Jul 16, 2020Jul 16, 2020$0.457003000
Apr 8, 2020Apr 8, 2020$0.088154000
Nov 26, 2019Nov 26, 2019$0.523870000
Oct 10, 2019Oct 10, 2019$0.062087000
Jul 18, 2019Jul 18, 2019$2.001807000
Apr 10, 2019Apr 10, 2019$0.106690000
Nov 27, 2018Nov 27, 2018$2.286774000
Oct 11, 2018Oct 11, 2018$0.116622000
Jul 19, 2018Jul 19, 2018$0.078527000
Apr 11, 2018Apr 11, 2018$0.084804000
Dec 4, 2017Dec 4, 2017$1.045282000
Oct 12, 2017Oct 12, 2017$0.092857000
Jul 20, 2017Jul 20, 2017$2.079279000
Apr 12, 2017Apr 12, 2017$0.081084000
Dec 6, 2016Dec 6, 2016$1.464360000
Oct 13, 2016Oct 13, 2016$0.107535000
Jul 21, 2016Jul 21, 2016$0.085785000

Morningstar Information

Morningstar RatingTM   As of Sep 30, 2020
Period Stars Category Size
Overall 3 Stars1129
3-Year 3 Stars1129
5-Year 4 Stars992
10-Year 3 Stars716

The Morningstar Rating™ for funds, or “star rating”, is calculated for managed products (including mutual funds, variable annuity and variable life subaccounts, exchange–traded funds, closed–end funds, and separate accounts) with at least a three–year history. Exchange–traded funds and open–ended mutual funds are considered a single population for comparative purposes. It is calculated based on a Morningstar Risk–Adjusted Return measure that accounts for variation in a managed product′s monthly excess performance, placing more emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance. The top 10% of products in each product category receive 5 stars, the next 22.5% receive 4 stars, the next 35% receive 3 stars, the next 22.5% receive 2 stars, and the bottom 10% receive 1 star. The Overall Morningstar Rating for a managed product is derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its three–, five–, and 10–year (if applicable) Morningstar Rating metrics. The weights are: 100% three–year rating for 36–59 months of total returns, 60% five–year rating/40% three–year rating for 60–119 months of total returns, and 50% 10–year rating/30% five–year rating/20% three-year rating for 120 or more months of total returns. While the 10-year overall star rating formula seems to give the most weight to the 10-year period, the most recent three-year period actually has the greatest impact because it is included in all three rating periods.

Morningstar Stylebox As of Sep 30, 2020
Equity Stylebox
Large Value
Allocation of Assets As of Aug 31, 2020
Type of Asset Percent
Fixed Income0%

Due to rounding, percentages shown may not add up to 100%.



Allocation of Assets As of Aug 31, 2020
Asset ClassPercent
Domestic Stock70.9%
Foreign Stock21.9%
Domestic Bond0.0%
Foreign Bond0.0%

Due to rounding, percentages shown may not add up to 100%.


Equity Sector As of Aug 31, 2020
Financial Services25.4%
Consumer Defensive9.7%
Communication Services7.0%
Consumer Cyclical3.7%
Basic Materials1.5%

Exposure reflects equity securities only and will sum to the equity exposure of the fund.

Top Ten Holdings As of Aug 31, 2020
Holding NamePercent
BlackRock Liquidity T-Fund Instl7.0%
Verizon Communications Inc4.0%
Bank of America Corp3.0%
Citigroup Inc2.9%
Medtronic PLC2.5%
BAE Systems PLC2.4%
Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp A2.4%
Wells Fargo & Co2.2%
Sanofi SA2.2%
Anthem Inc2.2%


Portfolio Statistics As of Sep 30, 2020
Standard Deviation16.6914.28



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