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Domestic Equity fund

Hartford Equity Income Fund    Share Class - R3 (HQIRX)


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.


Dividends Are a Sign of Strength

We believe companies that initiate or consistently grow their dividends display confidence in the future health of their companies and a commitment to their shareholders.

We Use a Disciplined Stock Selection Process

We look for companies that meet the following criteria:

  1. Sustainable and/or growing dividends (or plans to initiate a dividend)
  2. Strong balance sheets
  3. Reasonable valuations
  4. Temporarily out of favor
  5. Strong management teams

Experience and Resources Can Give Us an Edge

The Fund management is backed by a large and experienced team of dedicated analysts and the full resources of sub-adviser Wellington Management.

Portfolio Management
Senior Managing Director
Equity Portfolio Manager
14
YRS
MANAGING THIS FUND
27
YRS
AT WELLINGTON MANAGEMENT
37
YRS
EXPERIENCE IN THIS INDUSTRY
Senior Managing Director
Equity Portfolio Manager
2
YRS
MANAGING THIS FUND
16
YRS
AT WELLINGTON MANAGEMENT
24
YRS
EXPERIENCE IN THIS INDUSTRY
Managing Director
Equity Research Analyst
2
YRS
MANAGING THIS FUND
17
YRS
AT WELLINGTON MANAGEMENT
24
YRS
EXPERIENCE IN THIS INDUSTRY

The portfolio managers are supported by the full resources of Wellington.

Performance

PERFORMANCE %
 
CUMULATIVE %
(as of 12/31/2021)
AVERAGE ANNUAL TOTAL RETURNS %
(as of 12/31/2021)
YTD 1YR 3YR 5YR 10YR SI
Hartford Equity Income R3 24.73 24.73 17.61 11.81 12.12 9.61
Benchmark 25.16 25.16 17.64 11.16 12.97 ---
Morningstar Large Value Category 26.22 26.22 17.82 11.68 12.39 ---
 
CUMULATIVE %
(as of 12/31/2021)
AVERAGE ANNUAL TOTAL RETURNS %
(as of 12/31/2021)
YTD 1YR 3YR 5YR 10YR SI
Hartford Equity Income R3 24.73 24.73 17.61 11.81 12.12 9.61
Benchmark 25.16 25.16 17.64 11.16 12.97 ---
Morningstar Large Value Category 26.22 26.22 17.82 11.68 12.39 ---

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.

SI = Since Inception. Fund Inception: 08/28/2003

Share Class Inception: 12/22/06.
Class R3-share performance prior to its inception date reflects Class Y-share performance and operating expenses. SI performance is calculated from 8/28/03.

Hartford Equity Income Fund R3 Share Morningstar Ratings
Morningstar awarded the Fund a
Bronze analyst rating on 4/1/2021

Characteristics

FUND ESSENTIALS
Inception Date 08/28/2003
Net Assets $5.0 billion
Total Operating Expenses 1.36%
Morningstar Category Large Value
Lipper Classification Equity Income Funds
CUSIP 416649663
Fund Number 1348
FUND STATS
# of Holdings
69
% in Equities
99
% in Foreign Equities
5
Beta (3 year)
0.85
R Squared (3 year)
0.98
Standard Deviation
16.62%
Turnover- (12/31/2021)
23%
Active Share
71%
Dividend Frequency
Quarterly
Holdings Characteristics
FUND Russell 1000 Value Index
Price/Earnings
15.9x 16.4x
Price/Book
3.3x 3.1x
EPS Growth Rate
12.2% 15.2%
Asset Weighted Market Cap (billions)
$165.1 $167.0
Return on Equity
29.8% 16.8%
Median Market Cap (billions)
$92.3 $14.5
Top Ten Holdings (%)
UnitedHealth Group, Inc. 3.75
Cisco Systems, Inc. 3.42
Johnson & Johnson 2.82
JP Morgan Chase & Co. 2.74
Comcast Corp. 2.42
Eaton Corp. plc 2.36
Pfizer, Inc. 2.34
Chubb Ltd. 2.28
Morgan Stanley 2.22
Crown Castle International Corp. 2.20
Total Portfolio % 26.55
Cisco Systems, Inc. 3.26
JP Morgan Chase & Co. 3.24
UnitedHealth Group, Inc. 3.22
Comcast Corp. 2.97
Johnson & Johnson 2.95
Bank of America Corp. 2.69
Morgan Stanley 2.44
Chubb Ltd. 2.26
Eaton Corp. plc 2.26
MetLife, Inc. 2.19
Total Portfolio % 27.48
Yields (%) (as of 12/31/21)
30-Day SEC Yield
0.97
Unsubsidized 30-Day SEC Yield
0.97
Market Cap Distribution (%)

Market Cap Header3

Less than $2 billion 0
$2 billion - $5 billion 0
$5 billion - $10 billion 0
Greater than $10 billion 100
Not Classified 0
RETURN CHARACTERISTICS
Alpha (5 Year)
2.29
Down Capture (5 Year)
83.96
Information Ratio (5 Year)
0.40
Sharpe Ratio (5 Year)
0.80
Up Capture (5 Year)
94.59
Sector Exposure (%)

Exposure Chart Header

FUND
BENCHMARK UNDERWEIGHT / OVERWEIGHT

Exposure Chart Header2

9/30/21 12/31/21 12/31/21 -5 0 5
Consumer Staples 12 12 7
Health Care 20 19 18
Industrials 13 13 12
Utilities 6 6 5
Information Technology 8 10 10
Energy 5 5 5
Materials 4 4 4
Consumer Discretionary 5 5 6
Financials 21 19 21
Real Estate 2 3 5
Communication Services 4 3 7
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.
distributions and capital gains
Distribution Date Distribution NAV ordinary income short term capital gains long term capital gains total distribution
12/30/2021 22.90 $0.0970 $0.0000 $0.0000 $0.0970
12/13/2021 22.37 $0.0000 $0.0623 $1.5967 $1.6590
9/29/2021 22.91 $0.0494 $0.0000 $0.0000 $0.0494
6/29/2021 22.77 $0.0367 $0.0000 $0.0000 $0.0367
3/30/2021 21.84 $0.0777 $0.0000 $0.0000 $0.0777
Past distributions are not indicative of future distributions.

Fund Literature


09/30/2021 - PDF (256 KB)
This Fund Fact Sheet summarizes the Fund's investment approach, portfolio statistics, top holdings, and current performance.
09/30/2021 - PDF (635 KB)
This Fund Story outlines three distinguishing characteristics to help investors better understand the Fund.
12/31/2021 - PDF (111 KB)
Current quarterly commentary from our sub-adviser, Wellington Management, which includes a performance review, attribution, statistics, and positioning and outlook for the Fund.
PDF (139 KB)
A summary of a fund's full-length prospectus that provides key information potential investors should consider before making an investment decision.
12/31/2021 - PDF (546 KB)
This Pitchbook reviews the Funds' investment approach, investment team, investment process, and general portfolio parameters.
PDF (3 KB)
An unaudited financial report, which includes a fund's financial statements. These reports are intended for shareholders and others who have reviewed the fund's prospectus.
PDF (13 KB)
A legal document that discloses essential information about a fund, including investment objectives, risks, fees, expenses, fund manager background and other information.
PDF (3 KB)
An audited financial report, which includes a fund's financial statements. These reports are intended for shareholders and others who have reviewed the fund's prospectus.
Morningstar analyst's take on the Hartford Equity Income Fund.
PDF (13 KB)
A document that supplements the fund's prospectus with additional information about the fund including its operations and risks.
Important Risks: Investing involves risk, including the possible loss of principal. Security prices fluctuate in value depending on general market and economic conditions and the prospects of individual companies. • For dividend-paying stocks, dividends are not guaranteed and may decrease without notice. • Foreign investments may be more volatile and less liquid than U.S. investments and are subject to the risk of currency fluctuations and adverse political, economic and regulatory developments. • Different investment styles may go in and out of favor, which may cause the Fund to underperform the broader stock market. • To the extent the Fund focuses on one or more sectors, the Fund may be subject to increased volatility and risk of loss if adverse developments occur.

 

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