Overview

Historical Returns (%) as of Dec 31, 2023

Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Investment return and principal value will fluctuate so that shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Performance is for the stated time period only; due to market volatility, the Fund’s current performance may be lower or higher than quoted. Returns are historical and are calculated by determining the percentage change in net asset value (NAV) with all distributions reinvested. Returns for other classes of shares offered by the Fund are different. Performance less than or equal to one year is cumulative. Performance prior to December 31, 2016 reflects the performance of the Fund’s former adviser, Calvert Investment Management, Inc. Max Sales Charge: 1%.
 

Fund Facts as of Jan 31, 2024

Class C Inception 04/01/2005
Performance Inception 10/01/2004
Investment Objective Long-term capital appreciation
Total Net Assets $2.9B
Minimum Investment $1000
Expense Ratio2 1.94%
CUSIP 13161P805

Top 10 Holdings (%)3,4 as of Dec 31, 2023

Chemed Corp 3.21
Core & Main Inc 3.19
CBIZ Inc 3.00
Essential Properties Realty Trust Inc 2.96
Dorman Products Inc 2.95
AptarGroup Inc 2.53
Woodward Inc 2.52
Wyndham Hotels & Resorts Inc 2.41
Quaker Chemical Corp 2.39
US Physical Therapy Inc 2.33
Total 27.48
 

Portfolio profile subject to change due to active management. Percentages may not total 100% due to rounding. Portfolio characteristics exclude 1 security in Calvert's High Impact Investments program, which represented 0.089% of the portfolio as of 09/30/2023. The Special Equities program enables the Fund to promote approaches to responsible investment goals through privately placed investments. High Social Impact Investments are investments that, in the Adviser's opinion, offer the opportunity for significant sustainability and social impact. These investments are generally illiquid and involve high risks. See the Fund's prospectus for details and calvert.com for a complete list of Fund holdings.

RISK CONSIDERATIONS 

The value of investments held by the Fund may increase or decrease in response to economic, and financial events (whether real, expected or perceived) in the U.S. and global markets. The value of equity securities is sensitive to stock market volatility. Smaller companies are generally subject to greater price fluctuations, limited liquidity, higher transaction costs and higher investment risk than larger, more established companies. Investing primarily in responsible investments carries the risk that, under certain market conditions, the Fund may underperform funds that do not utilize a responsible investment strategy. The Fund is exposed to liquidity risk when trading volume, lack of a market maker or trading partner, large position size, market conditions, or legal restrictions impair its ability to sell particular investments or to sell them at advantageous market prices. The impact of the coronavirus on global markets could last for an extended period and could adversely affect the Fund’s performance. No fund is a complete investment program and you may lose money investing in a fund. The Fund may engage in other investment practices that may involve additional risks and you should review the Fund prospectus for a complete description.


Performance

Historical Returns (%) as of Dec 31, 2023

Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Investment return and principal value will fluctuate so that shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Performance is for the stated time period only; due to market volatility, the Fund’s current performance may be lower or higher than quoted. Returns are historical and are calculated by determining the percentage change in net asset value (NAV) with all distributions reinvested. Returns for other classes of shares offered by the Fund are different. Performance less than or equal to one year is cumulative. Performance prior to December 31, 2016 reflects the performance of the Fund’s former adviser, Calvert Investment Management, Inc. Max Sales Charge: 1%.
 

Calendar Year Returns (%)

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Fund at NAV 6.20 -1.83 19.09 12.33 -7.54 25.04 13.81 18.77 -16.75 10.59
Russell 2000® Index1 4.89 -4.41 21.31 14.65 -11.01 25.52 19.96 14.82 -20.44 16.93
 

Fund Facts

Class C Inception 04/01/2005
Performance Inception 10/01/2004
Expense Ratio2 1.94%
Distribution Frequency Annually
 

Morningstar Rating™ as of Jan 31, 2024

Time Period Rating Funds in
Small Blend
Category
Overall 593
3 Years 593
5 Years 558
10 Years 391
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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. Star ratings do not reflect the effect of any applicable sales load. Hollow stars denote Morningstar Extended Performance Ratings and are considered estimates based on the performance of the fund's oldest share class, adjusted for fees and expenses.

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NAV History

Date NAV NAV Change
Mar 01, 2024 $25.64 $0.02
Feb 29, 2024 $25.62 $0.16
Feb 28, 2024 $25.46 -$0.10
Feb 27, 2024 $25.56 $0.15
Feb 26, 2024 $25.41 $0.00
Feb 23, 2024 $25.41 $0.08
Feb 22, 2024 $25.33 $0.17
Feb 21, 2024 $25.16 -$0.07
Feb 20, 2024 $25.23 -$0.14
Feb 16, 2024 $25.37 -$0.01
 

Distribution History6

Ex-Date Distribution Reinvest NAV
No records in this table indicates that there has not been a distribution greater than .0001 within the past 3 years.
Fund prospectus
 

Capital Gain History6

Ex-Date Short-Term Long-Term Reinvest NAV
Dec 15, 2022 $0.39230
Dec 07, 2021 $0.98100 $1.25900 $26.98
No records in this table indicates that there has not been a capital gain greater than .0001 within the past 3 years.
Fund prospectus

Portfolio profile subject to change due to active management. Percentages may not total 100% due to rounding. Portfolio characteristics exclude 1 security in Calvert's High Impact Investments program, which represented 0.089% of the portfolio as of 09/30/2023. The Special Equities program enables the Fund to promote approaches to responsible investment goals through privately placed investments. High Social Impact Investments are investments that, in the Adviser's opinion, offer the opportunity for significant sustainability and social impact. These investments are generally illiquid and involve high risks. See the Fund's prospectus for details and calvert.com for a complete list of Fund holdings.

RISK CONSIDERATIONS 

The value of investments held by the Fund may increase or decrease in response to economic, and financial events (whether real, expected or perceived) in the U.S. and global markets. The value of equity securities is sensitive to stock market volatility. Smaller companies are generally subject to greater price fluctuations, limited liquidity, higher transaction costs and higher investment risk than larger, more established companies. Investing primarily in responsible investments carries the risk that, under certain market conditions, the Fund may underperform funds that do not utilize a responsible investment strategy. The Fund is exposed to liquidity risk when trading volume, lack of a market maker or trading partner, large position size, market conditions, or legal restrictions impair its ability to sell particular investments or to sell them at advantageous market prices. The impact of the coronavirus on global markets could last for an extended period and could adversely affect the Fund’s performance. No fund is a complete investment program and you may lose money investing in a fund. The Fund may engage in other investment practices that may involve additional risks and you should review the Fund prospectus for a complete description.


Portfolio

Asset Mix (%)4 as of Dec 31, 2023

Portfolio Statistics as of Dec 31, 2023

Number of Holdings 71
 

GICS Sector Breakdown (%)4 as of Dec 31, 2023

Assets by Country (%)4 as of Dec 31, 2023

United States 99.75
Cash & Other Assets 0.25
Total 100.00
 

Fund Holdings (%)4,7 as of Jan 31, 2024

Holding % of Net Assets
Core & Main Inc 3.35%
CBIZ Inc 3.13%
Chemed Corp 3.03%
Essential Properties Realty Trust Inc 2.96%
Dorman Products Inc 2.96%
AptarGroup Inc 2.73%
Wyndham Hotels & Resorts Inc 2.40%
US Physical Therapy Inc 2.37%
Commerce Bancshares Inc/MO 2.32%
Selective Insurance Group Inc 2.28%
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Portfolio profile subject to change due to active management. Percentages may not total 100% due to rounding. Portfolio characteristics exclude 1 security in Calvert's High Impact Investments program, which represented 0.089% of the portfolio as of 09/30/2023. The Special Equities program enables the Fund to promote approaches to responsible investment goals through privately placed investments. High Social Impact Investments are investments that, in the Adviser's opinion, offer the opportunity for significant sustainability and social impact. These investments are generally illiquid and involve high risks. See the Fund's prospectus for details and calvert.com for a complete list of Fund holdings.

RISK CONSIDERATIONS 

The value of investments held by the Fund may increase or decrease in response to economic, and financial events (whether real, expected or perceived) in the U.S. and global markets. The value of equity securities is sensitive to stock market volatility. Smaller companies are generally subject to greater price fluctuations, limited liquidity, higher transaction costs and higher investment risk than larger, more established companies. Investing primarily in responsible investments carries the risk that, under certain market conditions, the Fund may underperform funds that do not utilize a responsible investment strategy. The Fund is exposed to liquidity risk when trading volume, lack of a market maker or trading partner, large position size, market conditions, or legal restrictions impair its ability to sell particular investments or to sell them at advantageous market prices. The impact of the coronavirus on global markets could last for an extended period and could adversely affect the Fund’s performance. No fund is a complete investment program and you may lose money investing in a fund. The Fund may engage in other investment practices that may involve additional risks and you should review the Fund prospectus for a complete description.


Management

Michael D. McLean, CFA

Michael D. McLean, CFA

Managing Director, Co-Head of US Small/Mid Cap
Joined Calvert Research and Management 2016

Biography

Mike is a managing director of Morgan Stanley. He is Co-Head of the Eaton Vance U.S. Small/Midcap team and a portfolio manager. He is responsible for buy and sell decisions, portfolio construction and risk management for U.S. small- and midcap equity portfolios as well as coverage of the consumer discretionary and consumer staples sectors. He is also a vice president and portfolio manager for Calvert Research and Management. He began his career in the investment management industry with Eaton Vance in 2001. Morgan Stanley acquired Eaton Vance in March 2021.

Mike earned a B.S. from Providence College. He is a CFA charterholder and holds both the CFA Institute Certificate in ESG Investing and the Fundamentals of Sustainability Accounting FSA Credential.

Education
  • B.S. Providence College

Experience
  • Managed Fund since 2016

 
Griff Noble, CFA

Griff Noble, CFA

Managing Director, Co-Head of US Small/Mid Cap
Joined Calvert Research and Management 2016

Biography

Griff is a managing director of Morgan Stanley. He is Co-Head of the Eaton Vance U.S. Small/Midcap team and a portfolio manager. He is responsible for buy and sell decisions, portfolio construction and risk management for U.S. small- and midcap equity portfolios as well as coverage of the energy and industrials sectors. He is also a vice president and portfolio manager for Calvert Research and Management. He joined Eaton Vance in 2012. Morgan Stanley acquired Eaton Vance in March 2021.

Griff began his career in the investment management industry in 1996. Before joining Eaton Vance, he was an equity analyst with BlackRock, Inc. He was previously affiliated with Byram Capital Management, Emerson Investment Management, Deutsche Asset Management and Putnam Investments.

Griff earned a B.S. from the University of Vermont and an MBA from Babson College. He is a member of CFA Society Boston and is a CFA charterholder.

Education
  • B.S. University of Vermont
  • M.B.A. Babson College

Experience
  • Managed Fund since 2016

 

Literature

Literature

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Summary Prospectus

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