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Vanguard Health Care Fund Investor Shares (VGHCX)

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No Load
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Investment Objective The investment seeks long-term capital appreciation. The fund invests at least 80% of its assets in the stocks of companies principally engaged in the development- production- or distribution of products and services related to the health care industry. These companies include- among others- pharmaceutical firms- medical supply companies- and businesses that operate hospitals and other health care facilities. It may also consider companies engaged in medical- diagnostic- biochemical- and other research and development activities. The fund may invest up to 50% of its assets in foreign stocks.


1 month+3.91% 3 years+7.42%
3 months+4.43% 5 years+17.61%
1 year+20.94% Since inception+16.46%
Data through --

Peer Comparisonvs. Health

Performance 5-yr return+17.61%+17.28%
Expense ratio0.37%1.32%
Risk 5 year sharpe ratio1.411.11
Net assets$47.2B$3.0B
Average market cap$45.6B$9.3B
Average P/E24.821.8
Portfolio turnover12%12%

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Fund Management and Purchase Info

Fund familyVanguard
Fund manager & tenureJean Hynes / 9 Years
Minimal initial investment$0.00
Minimum IRA investment--


U.S. stock73.85%
International stock22.73%
Fixed income0.95%
Top 5 Sectors
Portfolio weighting
Healthcare 94.68%
Consumer service 2.06%
Industrial materials 1.68%
Consumer goods 0.03%
Business service 0.00%
Top 10 Holdings
Portfolio weighting
BMY Bristol-Myers Squibb6.71%
UNH UnitedHealth5.53%
LLY Eli Lilly and Co5.00%
-- 4.99%
AGN Allergan4.83%
MRK Merck3.89%
VRTX Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc3.05%
MDT Medtronic PLC2.67%
REGN Regeneron Pharmaceuticals2.66%
MCK McKesson Corp2.55%