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BlackRock Health Sciences Opportunities Portfolio Investor A Shares (SHSAX)

Net Asset Value
1 Day
Overall Morningstar Rating
Style or Category
Sales Expenses
Expense Ratio
Below Average
Morningstar Risk Rating™
Investment Objective The investment seeks to provide long-term growth of capital. The fund invests at least 80% of its total assets in equity securities, primarily common stock, of companies in health sciences and related industries. The health sciences sector can include companies in health care equipment and supplies, health care providers and services, biotechnology, and pharmaceuticals. It concentrates its investments (i.e., invest more than 25% of its assets) in health sciences or related industries, and may invest in companies located in non-U.S. countries. The fund is non-diversified.


1 month-5.21% 3 years+23.03%
3 months-11.56% 5 years+20.32%
1 year+11.51% Since inception+15.72%
Data through --

Peer Comparisonvs. Health

Performance 5-yr return+20.32%+20.66%
Expense ratio1.19%1.39%
Risk 5 year sharpe ratio1.541.38
Net assets$5.7B$3.8B
Average market cap$35.0B$33.2B
Average P/E26.724.4
Portfolio turnover57%57%

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Fund Management and Purchase Info

Fund familyBlackRock
Fund manager & tenureErin Xie / 12 Years
Minimal initial investment$1,000.00
Minimum IRA investment$1,000.00


U.S. stock79.86%
International stock13.15%
Fixed income1.84%
Top 5 Sectors
Portfolio weighting
Healthcare 93.96%
Hardware 3.72%
Industrial materials 1.20%
Business service 0.00%
Consumer goods 0.00%
Top 10 Holdings
Portfolio weighting
UNH UnitedHealth3.50%
CELG Celgene3.47%
MDT Medtronic PLC3.13%
LLY Eli Lilly and Co3.00%
MCK McKesson Corp2.50%
ABT Abbott Laboratories2.47%
BSX Boston Scientific Corp2.44%
-- 2.39%
AGN Allergan2.34%
BMY Bristol-Myers Squibb2.29%

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