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Hartford Equity Income Fund

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Objective

Seeks a high level of current income consistent with growth of capital.

Overview

A dividend-focused fund that seeks companies with above-average yields, below-average valuations, and the ability to sustain and/or grow dividends.

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Performance

Performance (%)
% (as of 12/31/2017)
Average Annual Total Returns % (as of 12/31/2017)
YTD 1YR 3YR 5YR 10YR SI
Hartford Equity Income  I 17.77 17.77 10.53 13.86 8.56 9.74
Benchmark 13.66 13.66 8.65 14.04 7.10 ---
Morningstar Large Value Category 16.07 16.07 8.46 13.01 6.35 ---
Performance (%)
% (as of 12/31/2017)
Average Annual Total Returns % (as of 12/31/2017)
YTD 1YR 3YR 5YR 10YR SI
Hartford Equity Income  I 17.77 17.77 10.53 13.86 8.56 9.74
Benchmark 13.66 13.66 8.65 14.04 7.10 ---
Morningstar Large Value Category 16.07 16.07 8.46 13.01 6.35 ---
SI = Since Inception. Fund Inception: 08/28/2003
Operating Expenses:   Net  0.77% |  Gross  0.77%

Share Class Inception: 8/31/06.
Class I-share performance prior to its inception date reflects Class A-share performance (excluding sales charges) and operating expenses. SI performance is calculated from 8/28/03.

Performance data quoted represents past performance and does not guarantee future results. The investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate so that an investor’s shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance data quoted.

Growth of $10,000

(as of 12/31/2017)
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Growth of $10,000

Excludes sales charges. If sales charges and taxes had been included, the value would have been lower.

   

Morningstar Analyst Rating

Bronze

Morningstar awarded the Fund a Bronze analyst rating on 6/5/171

I-Share Morningstar Ratings
(as of 12/31/2017)
  • Overall
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  • Overall Morningstar Rating for Equity Income Fund, Class I, as of 12/31/2017 out of 1090 products in the Large Value Category Based on Risk-Adjusted Returns
Calendar Year Returns (%)
Fund Benchmark
2017 17.77 13.66
2016 15.16 17.34
2015 -0.44 -3.83
2014 9.34 13.45
2013 29.66 32.53
2012 13.98 17.51
2011 7.31 0.39
2010 14.74 15.51
2009 18.63 19.69
2008 -28.66 -36.85

Excludes sales charges. If sales charges and taxes had been included, the value would have been lower.

Characteristics Holdings are subject to change. Percentages may be rounded.

Statistics
As of Date 12/31/2017
Net Assets $4.4 billion
# of Holdings 69
Beta 0.91
R Squared 0.95
% in Equities 98%
Turnover (12/31/2017) 14%
% in Foreign Equities 13%
Standard Deviation 9.64%
Dividend Frequency Quarterly
Holdings Characteristics
(as of 12/31/2017)
Fund Russell 1000 Value Index
Asset Weighted Market Cap $140.6 billion $126.4 billion
EPS Growth Rate 9.1% 7.8%
Median Market Cap $91.7 billion $9.8 billion
Price/Book 2.7x 2.2x
Price/Earnings 17.0x 16.1x
Return on Equity 16.5% 13.3%
Market Cap Distribution %
(as of 12/31/2017)
Less than $2 billion 0.0
$2 billion - $5 billion 0.0
$5 billion - $10 billion 0.0
Greater than $10 billion 100.0
Yields
As of Date 12/31/2017
Distribution Yield at NAV 2.13%
Trailing 12 Month Yield 1.87%
30 Day SEC Yield 1.96%
Unsubsidized 30-Day SEC Yield 1.96%

Top Ten Holdings (%)

(as of 12/31/2017)
label percentageholding
JP Morgan Chase & Co. 4.02
Cisco Systems, Inc. 2.98
PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. 2.93
Johnson & Johnson 2.81
Wells Fargo & Co. 2.78
Chevron Corp. 2.52
Philip Morris International, Inc. 2.47
Intel Corp. 2.38
Suncor Energy, Inc. 2.29
Verizon Communications, Inc. 2.18
Total Portfolio % 27.36
(as of 9/30/2017)
label percentageholding
JP Morgan Chase & Co. 3.87
Marsh & McLennan Cos., Inc. 2.94
Wells Fargo & Co. 2.92
PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. 2.88
Cisco Systems, Inc. 2.75
Johnson & Johnson 2.75
Philip Morris International, Inc. 2.72
Chevron Corp. 2.54
Pfizer, Inc. 2.21
Suncor Energy, Inc. 2.15
Total Portfolio % 27.73
Return Characteristics
(as of 12/31/2017)
Fund
Alpha 1.20
Down Capture 87.62
Information Ratio -0.03
Sharpe Ratio 1.49
Up Capture 93.62
Fund Essentials
Inception Date 08/28/2003
Symbol HQIIX
CUSIP 416649705
Fund Number 1307
Sector Exposure
Sectors 09/30/2017 Fund 12/31/2017 Benchmark 12/31/2017 UNDERWEIGHT / OVERWEIGHT -4 0 4
Energy 12.6 13.3 11.0
Overweight 50.0%
Information Technology 10.7 10.8 8.6
Overweight 50.0%
Industrials 10.7 9.8 8.3
Overweight 50.0%
Health Care 15.5 14.4 13.5
Overweight 25.0%
Consumer Staples 9.3 9.1 8.6
Overweight 0.0%
Utilities 6.1 6.3 5.9
Overweight 0.0%
Telecommunication Services 2.3 3.4 3.0
Overweight 0.0%
Materials 3.3 3.2 3.0
Overweight 0.0%
Financials 26.2 25.4 26.6
Overweight 50.0%
Consumer Discretionary 3.3 3.2 6.8
Overweight 100.0%
Real Estate 0.0 1.0 4.7
Overweight 100.0%

Based on Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS), which was developed by and is the exclusive property and a service mark of MSCI Inc. (MSCI) and Standard & Poor’s, a division of The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. (S&P). Excludes cash. May not total to 100% due to rounding and/or pooled vehicle allocations.

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A WORD ABOUT RISK

All investments are subject to risk, including the possible loss of principal. There is no guarantee the Fund will achieve its stated objective. The Fund's share price may fluctuate due to market risk and/or security selections that may underperform the market or relevant benchmarks. For dividend-paying stocks, dividends are not guaranteed and may decrease without notice. Foreign investments can be riskier and more volatile than U.S. investments due to the adverse effects of currency exchange rates, differences in market structure and liquidity, as well as political and economic developments in foreign countries and regions (e.g., "Brexit"). Value investing may go out of favor, which may cause the Fund to underperform the broader stock market.
 

1 The Morningstar Analyst Rating is not a credit or risk rating. It is a subjective evaluation performed by the manager research analysts of Morningstar. Morningstar evaluates funds based on five key pillars, which are process, performance, people, parent, and price. Analysts use this five pillar evaluation to determine how they believe funds are likely to perform over the long term on a risk-adjusted basis. They consider quantitative and qualitative factors in their research, and the weighting of each pillar may vary. The Analyst Rating scale is Gold, Silver, Bronze, Neutral, Negative. A Morningstar Analyst Rating of Gold, Silver, or Bronze reflects an Analyst’s conviction in a fund’s prospects for outperformance. Analyst Ratings are continuously monitored and reevaluated at least every 14 months. The Morningstar Analyst Rating should not be used as the sole basis in evaluating a mutual fund. Morningstar Analyst Ratings involve unknown risks and uncertainties which may cause Morningstar’s expectations not to occur or to differ significantly from what we expected. For more detailed information about Morningstar’s Analyst rating, including its methodology, please go to hartfordfunds.com/MorningstarAnalystMethodology.

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