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Mutual Fund Commentary

Founded in 1851, Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company, commonly known as MassMutual, uses a multi manger approach to offer services including life policies, money management and retirement planning to its clients throughout the globe. The company and its subsidiaries, which include OppenheimerFunds, provide investment opportunities across a number of mutual funds from different categories. MassMutual is a renowned asset management company that manages more than $600 billion of assets along with its affiliates.

Below we share with you four top-rated MassMutual mutual funds. Each has earned a Zacks Mutual Fund Rank #1 (Strong Buy) and is expected to outperform its peers in the future. Investors can click here to see the complete list of MassMutual funds.

MassMutual Premier Disciplined Growth R5 (MPGSX - Free Report) primarily focuses on acquiring common stocks of growth-oriented companies. MPGSX invests in securities of companies with more than $200 million of market capitalization in order to provide total return higher than the Russell 1000 Growth Index. MassMutual Premier Disciplined Growth R5 has a three-year annualized return of 8.8%.

As of September 2016, MPGSX held 432 issues, with 5.24% of its assets invested in Apple Inc.

MassMutual Select Strategic Bond Administrative (MSBLX - Free Report) seeks returns by investing a bulk of its assets in fixed income securities that are dollar-denominated. The fund also invests in corporate and government bonds, money market instruments and asset-backed or mortgage-backed securities. MassMutual Select Strategic Bond Administrative has a three-year annualized return of 3.4%.

MSBLX has an expense ratio of 0.78% as compared to the category average of 0.79%.

MassMutual Select Mid-Cap Value Service (MLUYX - Free Report)  invests a large chunk of its assets in equity securities including common stocks as well as preferred stocks of mid-cap companies. MLUYX seeks capital appreciation over the long run. The fund invests in securities of companies that are expected to be undervalued. MassMutual Select Mid-Cap Value Service has a three-year annualized return of 7.5%.

Kevin Toney is one of the fund managers of MLUYX since 2015.

MassMutual Select Small Company Value Service (MMVYX - Free Report) seeks capital appreciation over the long run. MMVYX invests the lion’s share of its assets in securities of companies whose market-cap falls within the range of the S&P SmallCap 600 or Russell 2000 indices. MassMutual Select Small Company Value Service has a three-year annualized return of 6.7%.

MMVYX has an expense ratio of 1.12% as compared to the category average of 1.34%.

To view the Zacks Rank and past performance of all MassMutual mutual funds, investors can click here to see the complete list of MassMutual funds.

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