Vanguard Consumer Staples Index Fund Class Admiral Shares (VCSAX)

Net Asset Value
1 Day
Overall Morningstar Rating
Consumer defensive
Style or Category
No Load
Sales Expenses
Expense Ratio
Below Average
Morningstar Risk Rating™
Investment Objective The investment seeks to track the performance of a benchmark index. The fund employs an indexing investment approach designed to track the performance of the MSCI US Investable Market Index/Consumer Staples 25/50- an index made up of stocks of large- mid-size- and small U.S. companies within the consumer staples sector- as classified under the Global Industry Classification Standard. The Advisor attempts to replicate the target index by seeking to invest all- or substantially all- of its assets in the stocks that make up the index- in order to hold each stock in approximately the same proportion as its weighting in the index. The fund is non-diversified.


1 month-7.28% 3 years+5.27%
3 months-1.19% 5 years+10.18%
1 year+0.02% Since inception+10.35%
Data through --

Peer Comparisonvs. Consumer defensive

Performance 5-yr return+10.18%+13.07%
Expense ratio0.10%1.21%
Risk 5 year sharpe ratio1.211.16
Net assets$4.7B$565.5M
Average market cap$69.6B$5.5B
Average P/E23.218.1
Portfolio turnover5%5%

There are thousands of mutual funds to choose from. Get Money Magazine’s picks in all major categories.

Fund Management and Purchase Info

Fund familyVanguard
Fund manager & tenureMichael Johnson / 7 Years
Minimal initial investment$100,000.00
Minimum IRA investment--


U.S. stock99.83%
International stock0.08%
Fixed income0.00%
Top 5 Sectors
Portfolio weighting
Consumer goods 77.17%
Consumer service 22.48%
Business service 0.14%
Healthcare 0.10%
Industrial materials 0.10%
Top 10 Holdings
Portfolio weighting
PG Procter & Gamble10.28%
KO Coca-Cola8.91%
PEP Pepsi7.88%
PM Philip Morris7.66%
WMT Wal-Mart7.26%
MO Altria Group4.57%
COST Costco4.14%
CVS CVS Caremark3.85%
MDLZ Mondelez International Inc3.39%
WBA Walgreen3.29%