JennisonDryden
Jennison Value Fund
Summary Prospectus Oct 30, 2009
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Jennison Value Fund

Ticker Symbols
Class A: PBEAX Class R: JDVRX
Class B: PBQIX Class Z: PEIZX
Class C: PEICX  

 

Summary Prospectus October 30, 2009

Before you invest, you may want to review the Fund's Prospectus, which contains more information about the Fund and its risks. You can find the Fund's Prospectus, Statement of Additional Information (SAI), Annual Report and other information about the Fund online at www.jennisondryden.com. You can also get this information at no cost by calling 1-800-225-1852 or by sending an e-mail to: jennisonvaluefund@reply.jennisondrydenemail.com

The Fund's Prospectus and SAI, both dated October 30, 2009, and the Fund's most recent shareholder report, dated August 31, 2009, are all incorporated by reference into this Summary Prospectus.

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INVESTMENT OBJECTIVE

The investment objective of the Fund is capital appreciation. This means we seek investments whose value will increase.

FUND FEES AND EXPENSES

The tables below describe the sales charges, fees and expenses that you may pay if you buy and hold shares of the Fund.

You may qualify for sales charge discounts if you and an eligible group of investors purchase, or agree to purchase in the future, more than $25,000 in shares of the Fund or other funds in the JennisonDryden family of funds. More information about these discounts is available from your financial professional and is explained in Reducing or Waiving Class A's Initial Sales Charge on page 30 of the Fund's Prospectus and in the Fund's Statement of Additional Information (SAI), in Rights of Accumulation on page 41.

Shareholder Fees (paid directly from your investment)
Class A Class B Class C Class L Class M Class R Class X Class Z
Maximum sales charge (load) imposed on purchases (as a percentage of offering price) 5.50% None None 5.75% None None None None
Maximum deferred sales charge (load) (as a percentage of the lower of original purchase price or sale proceeds) 1% 5% 1% 1% 6% None 6% None
Maximum sales charge (load) imposed on reinvested dividends and other distributions None None None None None None None None
Redemption fee None None None None None None None None
Exchange fee None None None None None None None None
Maximum account fee (accounts under $2,500) $15 $15 $15 $15 $15 None $15 None

 

Annual Fund Operating Expenses % (expenses that you pay each year as a percentage of the value of your investment)
Class A Class B Class C Class L Class M Class R Class X Class Z
Management fees .57 .57 .57 .57 .57 .57 .57 .57
+ Distribution and service (12b-1) fees .30 1.00 1.00 .50 1.00 .75 1.00 None
+ Other expenses .27 .27 .27 .27 .27 .27 .27 .27
= Total annual Fund operating expenses 1.14 1.84 1.84 1.34 1.84 1.59 1.84 .84
- Fee waiver or expense reimbursement None None None None None (.25) None None
= Net annual Fund operating expenses 1.14 1.84 1.84 1.34 1.84 1.34 1.84 .84

Examples. The following hypothetical example is intended to help you compare the cost of investing in the Fund with the cost of investing in other funds. It assumes that you invest $10,000 in the Fund for the time periods indicated and then, except as indicated, redeem all your shares at the end of those periods. It assumes a 5% return on your investment each year, that the Fund's operating expenses remain the same and that all dividends and distributions are reinvested. Your actual costs may be higher or lower.

 

If Shares Are Redeemed

If Shares Are Not Redeemed

Share Class 1 Year 3 Years 5 Years 10 Years 1 Year 3 Years 5 Years 10 Years
Class A $660 $892 $1,143 $1,860 $660 $892 $1,143 $1,860
Class B $687 $879 $1,095 $1,889 $187 $579 $995 $1,889
Class C $287 $579 $995 $2,159 $187 $579 $995 $2,159
Class L $704 $975 $1,267 $2,095 $704 $975 $1,267 $2,095
Class M $787 $979 $1,195 $1,975 $187 $579 $995 $1,975
Class R $136 $477 $842 $1,868 $136 $477 $842 $1,868
Class X $787 $979 $1,295 $2,159 $187 $579 $995 $2,159
Class Z $86 $268 $466 $1,037 $86 $268 $466 $1,037

° The distributor of the Fund has contractually agreed until December 31, 2010 to reduce its distribution and service (12b-1) fees for Class R shares to .50 of 1% of the average daily net assets of the Class R shares. This waiver may not be terminated by the distributor prior to December 31, 2010, and may be renewed, modified or discontinued thereafter. The decision on whether to renew, modify or discontinue the waiver is subject to review by the distributor and the Fund's Board of Directors.

Portfolio Turnover. The Fund pays transaction costs, such as commissions, when it buys and sells securities (or "turns over" its portfolio). A higher portfolio turnover rate may indicate higher transaction costs and may result in higher taxes when Fund shares are held in a taxable account. These costs, which are not reflected in annual fund operating expenses or in the example, affect the Fund's performance. During the Fund's most recent fiscal year, the Fund's portfolio turnover rate was 60% of the average value of its portfolio.

INVESTMENTS, RISKS AND PERFORMANCE

Principal Investment Strategies. In pursuing the Fund's investment objective, we normally invest at least 65% of the Fund's total assets in the equity and equity-related securities of companies that we believe will provide investment returns above those of the Russell 1000 Value Index and, over the long term, the Standard & Poor's 500 Composite Stock Price Index (S&P 500 Index). Most of our investments are in large capitalization companies, which are companies with market capitalizations (measured at the time of purchase) of $1 billion or more.

We do not expect to change our basic investment approach during bull or bear markets; the portfolio managers expect to continue to purchase stocks based on fundamental research. If, due to a large run-up in market value, there are fewer stocks that fit the portfolio managers' investment criteria, the Fund may own fewer companies than had generally been held. While we make every effort to achieve our objective, we can't guarantee success.

Principal Risks of Investing in the Fund. All investments have risks to some degree. Please remember that an investment in the Fund is not guaranteed to achieve its investment objective; is not a deposit with a bank; is not insured, endorsed or guaranteed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation or any other government agency; and is subject to investment risks, including possible loss of your original investment.

Recent Market Events. Domestic and international markets have experienced a period of acute stress starting in the financial sector and then moving to other sectors of the world economy. This stress has resulted in extreme volatility in equity markets and stock prices. In some cases, the prices of certain stocks have declined sharply even though the financial condition or prospects of that company remain sound. These market conditions add significantly to the risk of short-term volatility of the Fund. Debt markets are also experiencing a period of high volatility which has negatively impacted market liquidity and prices. The concerns, which initially focused on subprime mortgage backed securities, have since expanded to include derivatives, securitized assets and other debt securities, including those rated investment grade, the U.S. and international credit and interbank money markets generally, and a wide range of financial institutions and markets, asset classes, and sectors. As a result, debt instruments are experiencing liquidity issues, increased price volatility, credit downgrades, and increased likelihood of default. These market conditions may adversely effect the Fund's investments and hamper its ability to sell debt securities or to purchase suitable debt instruments.

Risk of increase in expenses. Your actual cost of investing in the Fund may be higher than the expenses shown in the expense table for a variety of reasons. For example, expense ratios may be higher than those shown if a voluntary fee waiver is changed or terminated or if average net assets decrease. Net assets are more likely to decrease and Fund expense ratios are more likely to increase when markets are volatile.

Value Style Risk. Since the Fund follows a value investment style, there is the risk that the value style may be out of favor for a period of time, that the market will not recognize a security's intrinsic value for a long time or that a stock judged to be undervalued may actually be appropriately priced. Historically, value stocks have performed best during periods of economic recovery.

Equity and Equity-Related Securities Risks. There is the risk that the value of a particular security could go down and you could lose money. In addition to an individual stock losing value, the value of the equity markets or a sector in which the Fund invests could go down. The Fund's holdings can vary significantly from broad market indexes and the performance of the Fund can deviate from the performance of these indexes. Different parts of a market can react differently to adverse issuer, market, regulatory, political and economic developments.

The Fund may invest in companies that reinvest their earnings rather than distribute them to shareholders. As a result, the Fund is not likely to receive significant dividend income on its portfolio securities.

Derivatives Risk. The value of a derivative generally depends upon, or is derived from, an underlying asset, reference rate or index. The use of derivatives involves costs and can be more volatile than other investment strategies, resulting in greater volatility for the Fund, particularly during periods of market decline. Investments in derivatives may not have the intended effects and may result in losses for the Fund that may not have otherwise occured or missed opportunities for the Fund. Certain types of derivatives involve leverage, which could magnify losses. Derivatives involve the risk of mispricing or improper valuation and the risk that changes in the value of the derivative may not correlate perfectly with the underlying asset, reference rate or index. Investing in derivatives could cause the Fund to lose more than the principal amount invested. Derivatives are also subject to liquidity risk, interest rate risk, credit risk, market risk and management risk.

Foreign Securities Risk. Investing in securities of non-U.S. issuers generally involves more risk than investing in securities of U.S. issuers. Foreign political, economic and legal systems, especially those in developing and emerging countries, may be less stable and more volatile than in the U.S. Foreign legal systems generally have fewer regulatory requirements than does the U.S. legal system. Additionally, the changing value of foreign currencies could also affect the value of the assets the Fund holds and the Fund's performance. Certain foreign countries may impose restrictions on the ability of issuers of foreign securities to make payment of principal and interest or dividends to investors located outside the country, due to blockage of foreign currency exchanges or otherwise. Investments in foreign securities may be subject to non-U.S. withholding and other taxes. Investments in emerging markets are subject to greater volatility and price declines.

Management Risk. Actively managed mutual funds are subject to management risk. The subadviser will apply investment techniques and risk analyses in making investment decisions for the Fund, but there can be no guarantee that these techniques will produce the desired results. Additionally, the securities selected by the subadviser may underperform the markets in general, the Fund's benchmark and other mutual funds with similar investment objectives.

Market Risk. Your investment in Fund shares represents an indirect investment in the securities owned by the Fund. The value of these securities, like other investments, may move up or down, sometimes rapidly and unpredictably. Securities markets are volatile. Your Fund shares at any point in time may be worth less than what you invested, even after taking into account the reinvestment of Fund dividends and distributions. Regardless of how well an individual company performs, if financial markets go down, you could lose money.

For more information on the risks of investing in this Fund, please see Investment Risks in the Prospectus and Investment Risks and Considerations in the SAI.

The Fund's Past Performance. A number of factors - including risk - can affect how the Fund performs. The following bar chart shows the Fund's performance for the indicated share class for each full calendar year of operations or for the last 10 calendar years, whichever is shorter. The bar chart and Average Annual Total Returns table demonstrate the risk of investing in the Fund by showing how returns can change from year to year and by showing how the Fund's average annual total returns for the share class compare with a broad-based securities market index and a group of similar mutual funds.

Past performance (before and after taxes) does not mean that the Fund will achieve similar results in the future. Updated Fund performance information is available online at www.jennisondryden.com.

Annual Total Returns (Class B Shares)1

   

 

Best Quarter:
2nd Quarter 2003
16.77%

Worst Quarter:
4th Quarter 2008
-25.14%

1 These annual total returns do not include sales charges. If the sales charges were included, the annual total returns would be lower than those shown. The total return of Class B shares from 1-1-09 through 9-30-09 was 32.65%.

 

Average Annual Total Returns % (as of 12-31-08)
Return Before Taxes One Year Five Years Ten Years Since Inception
Class A shares -45.85 -2.32 1.02 -
Class C shares -43.59 -1.93 0.84 -
Class L shares -46.10 N/A N/A -27.51 (3/16/07)
Class M shares -46.19 N/A N/A -27.05 (3/16/07)
Class R shares -42.84 N/A N/A -6.39 (6/3/05)
Class X shares -45.71 N/A N/A -26.71 (3/16/07)
Class Z shares -42.56 -0.96 1.85 -

 

Class B Shares %

Return Before Taxes -45.64 -2.05 0.84 -
Return After Taxes on Distributions -46.50 -3.36 -0.47 -
Return After Taxes on Distribution and Sale of Fund Shares -28.63 -1.37 0.72 -

 

Index % (reflects no deduction for fees, expenses or taxes)

Russell 1000 Value Index -36.85 -0.79 1.36 -
S&P 500 Index -36.99 -2.19 -1.38 -
Lipper Multi-Cap Value Funds Average -38.16 -2.11 1.83 -
Lipper Large-Cap Value Funds Average -37.36 -1.91 0.51 -

° After-tax returns are calculated using the highest historical individual federal marginal tax rates and do not reflect the impact of state and local taxes. Actual after-tax returns depend on an investor's tax situation and may differ from those shown. After-tax returns shown are not relevant to investors who hold their Fund shares through tax-deferred arrangements, such as 401(k) plans or individual retirement accounts. After-tax returns are shown only for the indicated share class. After-tax returns for other classes will vary due to differing sales charges and expenses.

MANAGEMENT OF THE FUND

Investment Manager Subadviser Portfolio Managers Title Service Date
Prudential Investments LLC Jennison Associates LLC David A. Kiefer, CFA Managing Director January 2004
    Avi Z. Berg Managing Director May 2003

BUYING AND SELLING FUND SHARES

Minimum Initial Investment Subsequent Investments
Fund shares (most cases) $2,500 $100
Automatic Investment Plan (AIP), retirement accounts and custodial accounts for minors $1,000 $1,200 annually (AIP accounts)

You can purchase or redeem shares through the Fund's transfer agent or through servicing agents, including brokers, dealers and other financial intermediaries appointed by the distributor to receive purchase and redemption orders. To buy shares through the transfer agent, a new investor must complete a new account application and return it with a check payable to the Fund and mail it to Prudential Mutual Fund Services LLC, PO Box 9658, Providence, RI 02940. Current shareholders may also purchase or redeem shares through the Fund's website or by calling (800) 225-1852. Redemption proceeds may be sent by mail, by Federal funds wire or deposited directly into your bank account if you have established the link.

TAX INFORMATION

Dividends, Capital Gains and Taxes. The Fund's distributions are taxable, and will be taxed as ordinary income or capital gains, unless you are investing through a tax-deferred arrangement, such as a 401 (k) plan or an individual retirement account. Such tax-deferred arrangements may be taxed later upon withdrawal of monies from those arrangements.

FINANCIAL INTERMEDIARY COMPENSATION

Potential Conflicts of Interest. If you purchase Fund shares through a financial services firm, the Fund, the Manager, or their related companies may pay the financial services firm for the sale of Fund shares and/or for services to shareholders. These payments may create a conflict of interest by influencing the financial services firm or the firm's representatives to recommend the Fund over another investment. Ask your financial services firm or representative for more information or visit your firm's website.

By Mail:

Prudential Mutual Fund Services LLC, PO Box 9658, Providence, RI 02940

By Telephone:

800-225-1852 or 973-367-3529 (outside the US)

On the Internet:

www.jennisondryden.com

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