Overview

Historical Returns (%) as of Mar 31, 2024

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. Fund performance during certain periods reflects the strong bond market performance and/or the strong performance of bonds held during those periods. This performance is not typical and may not be repeated. Max Sales Charge: 3.25%.
 

Fund Facts as of Apr 30, 2024

Class A Inception 04/13/1994
Investment Objective Current income
Total Net Assets $148.9M
Minimum Investment $1000
Expense Ratio2 0.72%
CUSIP 27826L298

Top 10 Holdings (%)3,4 as of Mar 31, 2024

State of New Jersey Motor Vehicle Surcharge Revenue 3.72
Garden State Preservation Trust 3.66
New Jersey Transportation Trust Fund Authority 2.72
Montclair Public Schools 2.68
Tobacco Settlement Financing Corp 2.62
New Jersey Transportation Trust Fund Authority 2.17
Rowan University 1.99
Port Authority of New York & New Jersey 1.98
Middlesex Water Co 1.94
Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority 1.90
Total 25.38
 

The information included herein does not reflect securities deemed to be held by the Fund pursuant to financial accounting standard 140 (FAS 140).

Portfolio profile subject to change due to active management. Percentages may not total 100% due to rounding.

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. There generally is limited public information about municipal issuers. As interest rates rise, the value of certain income investments is likely to decline. Investments in debt instruments may be affected by changes in the creditworthiness of the issuer and are subject to the risk of non-payment of principal and interest. The value of income securities also may decline because of real or perceived concerns about the issuer's ability to make principal and interest payments. Because the Fund may invest significantly in a particular state, the Fund share value may fluctuate more than a fund with less exposure to such state. Investments rated below investment grade (sometimes referred to as "junk") are typically subject to greater price volatility and illiquidity than higher rated investments. The Fund's exposure to derivatives involves risks different from, or possibly greater than, the risks associated with investing directly in securities and other investments. Derivatives instruments can be highly volatile, result in leverage (which can increase both the risk and return potential of the Fund), and involve risks in addition to the risks of the underlying instrument on which the derivative is based, such as counterparty, correlation and liquidity risk. If a counterparty is unable to honor its commitments, the value of Fund shares may decline and/or the Fund could experience delays in the return of collateral or other assets held by the counterparty. 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. 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.

See the Fund's prospectus for information related to a primary benchmark index selected (if applicable) to comply with a regulation that requires the Fund's primary benchmark to represent the overall applicable market.


Performance

Historical Returns (%) as of Mar 31, 2024

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. Fund performance during certain periods reflects the strong bond market performance and/or the strong performance of bonds held during those periods. This performance is not typical and may not be repeated. Max Sales Charge: 3.25%.
 

Calendar Year Returns (%)

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Fund at NAV 8.19 3.48 0.57 4.77 1.99 8.11 5.38 1.33 -9.81 5.64
Bloomberg Municipal Bond Index1 9.05 3.30 0.25 5.45 1.28 7.54 5.21 1.52 -8.53 6.40
 

Fund Facts

Class A Inception 04/13/1994
Expense Ratio2 0.72%
Distribution Frequency Monthly

Yield Information6 as of Apr 30, 2024

Distribution Rate at NAV 3.22%
Taxable-Equivalent Distribution Rate at NAV7 6.66%
SEC 30-day Yield8 3.15%
Taxable-Equivalent SEC 30-day Yield 6.49%
 

Morningstar Rating™ as of Apr 30, 2024

Time Period Rating Funds in
Muni New Jersey
Category
Overall 47
3 Years 47
5 Years 46
10 Years 39
The Morningstar Rating™ for funds, or "star rating", is calculated for managed products (including mutual funds and exchange-traded funds) 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. 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
May 29, 2024 $8.48 -$0.03
May 28, 2024 $8.51 $0.00
May 24, 2024 $8.51 -$0.01
May 23, 2024 $8.52 -$0.02
May 22, 2024 $8.54 -$0.02
May 21, 2024 $8.56 -$0.02
May 20, 2024 $8.58 -$0.01
May 17, 2024 $8.59 -$0.01
May 16, 2024 $8.60 -$0.01
May 15, 2024 $8.61 $0.01
 

Distribution History9

Ex-Date Distribution Reinvest NAV
Apr 30, 2024 $0.02252 $8.52
Mar 28, 2024 $0.02166 $8.63
Feb 29, 2024 $0.02166 $8.66
Jan 31, 2024 $0.02078 $8.68
Dec 29, 2023 $0.02092 $8.72
Nov 30, 2023 $0.02091 $8.56
Oct 31, 2023 $0.02072 $8.15
Sep 29, 2023 $0.02074 $8.26
Aug 31, 2023 $0.02036 $8.48
Jul 31, 2023 $0.02058 $8.58
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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 History9

Ex-Date Short-Term Long-Term Reinvest NAV
Dec 01, 2021 $0.00760 $9.67
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.

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. There generally is limited public information about municipal issuers. As interest rates rise, the value of certain income investments is likely to decline. Investments in debt instruments may be affected by changes in the creditworthiness of the issuer and are subject to the risk of non-payment of principal and interest. The value of income securities also may decline because of real or perceived concerns about the issuer's ability to make principal and interest payments. Because the Fund may invest significantly in a particular state, the Fund share value may fluctuate more than a fund with less exposure to such state. Investments rated below investment grade (sometimes referred to as "junk") are typically subject to greater price volatility and illiquidity than higher rated investments. The Fund's exposure to derivatives involves risks different from, or possibly greater than, the risks associated with investing directly in securities and other investments. Derivatives instruments can be highly volatile, result in leverage (which can increase both the risk and return potential of the Fund), and involve risks in addition to the risks of the underlying instrument on which the derivative is based, such as counterparty, correlation and liquidity risk. If a counterparty is unable to honor its commitments, the value of Fund shares may decline and/or the Fund could experience delays in the return of collateral or other assets held by the counterparty. 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. 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.

See the Fund's prospectus for information related to a primary benchmark index selected (if applicable) to comply with a regulation that requires the Fund's primary benchmark to represent the overall applicable market.


Portfolio

Asset Mix (%)3,10 as of Mar 31, 2024

Portfolio Statistics as of Mar 31, 2024

Number of Holdings 107
Average Coupon 4.11%
Average Maturity 13.77 yrs.
Average Effective Maturity 7.35 yrs.
Average Duration 5.83 yrs.
Average Call 5.16 yrs.
Average Price $101.46
% Subject to AMT 16.18%
 

Sector Breakdown (%)3 as of Mar 31, 2024

Transportation 18.12
General Obligations 17.19
Lease Revenue/Certificates of Participation 9.45
Insured-General Obligations 6.40
Hospital 5.87
Insured-Lease Revenue/Certificates of Participation 5.83
Education 5.57
Insured-Education 4.42
Other Revenue 4.39
Insured-Special Tax Revenue 4.36
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Credit Quality (%)11 as of Mar 31, 2024

AAA 10.32
AA 53.02
A 23.43
BBB 9.24
BB 0.13
Not Rated 3.86
Total 100.00
Ratings are based on Moody's, S&P or Fitch, as applicable. If securities are rated differently by the ratings agencies, the highest rating is applied. Ratings, which are subject to change, apply to the creditworthiness of the issuers of the underlying securities and not to the Fund or its shares. Credit ratings measure the quality of a bond based on the issuer's creditworthiness, with ratings ranging from AAA, being the highest, to D, being the lowest based on S&P's measures. Ratings of BBB or higher by S&P or Fitch (Baa or higher by Moody's) are considered to be investment-grade quality. Credit ratings are based largely on the ratings agency's analysis at the time of rating. The rating assigned to any particular security is not necessarily a reflection of the issuer's current financial condition and does not necessarily reflect its assessment of the volatility of a security's market value or of the liquidity of an investment in the security. Holdings designated as "Not Rated" are not rated by the national ratings agencies stated above.
 

Maturity Distribution (%)11 as of Mar 31, 2024

Less Than 1 Year 8.05
1 To 3 Years 7.76
3 To 5 Years 5.72
5 To 10 Years 15.46
10 To 20 Years 38.98
20 To 30 Years 17.96
More Than 30 Years 6.06
Total 100.00

Assets by State (%)11,12 as of Mar 31, 2024

New Jersey 85.00
New York 6.65
Puerto Rico 3.86
Pennsylvania 3.12
Delaware 1.24
American Samoa 0.13
 

Fund Holdings3,13 as of Mar 31, 2024

Holding Coupon Rate Maturity Date % of Net Assets
State of New Jersey Motor Vehicle Surcharge Revenue 0.00% 07/01/2026 3.92%
Garden State Preservation Trust 0.00% 11/01/2024 3.85%
New Jersey Transportation Trust Fund Authority 5.75% 12/15/2028 2.86%
Montclair Public Schools 4.00% 01/15/2043 2.82%
Tobacco Settlement Financing Corp 5.25% 06/01/2046 2.76%
New Jersey Transportation Trust Fund Authority 5.00% 06/15/2038 2.28%
Rowan University 5.00% 07/01/2054 2.10%
Port Authority of New York & New Jersey 5.00% 11/15/2036 2.08%
Middlesex Water Co 5.00% 08/01/2059 2.04%
Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority 5.25% 07/01/2034 1.99%
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The information included herein does not reflect securities deemed to be held by the Fund pursuant to financial accounting standard 140 (FAS 140).

Portfolio profile subject to change due to active management. Percentages may not total 100% due to rounding.

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. There generally is limited public information about municipal issuers. As interest rates rise, the value of certain income investments is likely to decline. Investments in debt instruments may be affected by changes in the creditworthiness of the issuer and are subject to the risk of non-payment of principal and interest. The value of income securities also may decline because of real or perceived concerns about the issuer's ability to make principal and interest payments. Because the Fund may invest significantly in a particular state, the Fund share value may fluctuate more than a fund with less exposure to such state. Investments rated below investment grade (sometimes referred to as "junk") are typically subject to greater price volatility and illiquidity than higher rated investments. The Fund's exposure to derivatives involves risks different from, or possibly greater than, the risks associated with investing directly in securities and other investments. Derivatives instruments can be highly volatile, result in leverage (which can increase both the risk and return potential of the Fund), and involve risks in addition to the risks of the underlying instrument on which the derivative is based, such as counterparty, correlation and liquidity risk. If a counterparty is unable to honor its commitments, the value of Fund shares may decline and/or the Fund could experience delays in the return of collateral or other assets held by the counterparty. 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. 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.

See the Fund's prospectus for information related to a primary benchmark index selected (if applicable) to comply with a regulation that requires the Fund's primary benchmark to represent the overall applicable market.


Management

Cynthia J. Clemson

Cynthia J. Clemson

Managing Director, Co-Head of Municipals
Joined Eaton Vance 1985

Biography

Cynthia is Co-Head of Municipals and portfolio manager on the municipal bond team. She is responsible for buy and sell decisions, portfolio construction and risk management for the firm's municipal bond strategies.

Cindy began her career in the investment management industry with Eaton Vance in 1985. Morgan Stanley acquired Eaton Vance in March 2021.

Cindy earned a B.A. from Mount Holyoke College and an MBA from Boston University. She is a member of the Boston Municipal Analysts Forum, the CFA Society Boston, the Municipal Bond Buyer Conference and the National Federation of Municipal Analysts.

Education
  • B.A. Mount Holyoke College
  • M.B.A. Graduate School of Management, Boston University

Experience
  • Managed Fund since 2021

 
Chris J. Eustance, CFA

Chris J. Eustance, CFA

Executive Director, Portfolio Manager
Joined Eaton Vance 2007

Biography

Christopher Eustance is a portfolio manager on the Municipals team. He is responsible for buy and sell decisions, portfolio construction and risk management for the firm's municipal bond strategies. He joined Eaton Vance in 2007. Morgan Stanley acquired Eaton Vance in March 2021.

Chris began his career in the investment management industry in 2005. Before joining Eaton Vance, he was a senior associate at State Street Bank and Trust.

Chris earned a B.S. from Boston College. He is a member of the CFA Society Boston and is a CFA charterholder.

Education
  • B.S. Boston College

Experience
  • Managed Fund since 2021

 

Julie Callahan, CFA

Managing Director, Portfolio Manager
Joined Morgan Stanley in 2020

Biography

Julie is a Portfolio Manager on the Municipals team. She is responsible for buy and sell decisions, portfolio construction and risk management for the firm's municipal bond strategies. She joined Eaton Vance in 2021. Morgan Stanley acquired Eaton Vance in March 2021.

Prior to joining the firm, she worked Morgan Stanley Investment Management as a Portfolio Manager, and PIMCO as a senior member of the municipal bond portfolio management team. Previously, she served as a portfolio manager for municipal separately managed accounts at Western Asset Management Company, and was a Director and portfolio manager for municipal money market funds with Citigroup Asset Management.

Julie received a B.S. in Accounting from Fairfield University, and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

Education
  • B.S. in Accounting from Fairfield University
  • Holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation

Experience
  • Managed Fund since 2021

 

Literature

Literature

Fact Sheet

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Keep the income. Cut the taxes.

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Municipal Bond Market Monitor

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Annual Report

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Full Prospectus

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Q1 Holdings

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Q3 Holdings

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Holdings - Form N-PORT

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SAI

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Semi-Annual Report

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Summary Prospectus

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