Vanguard Health Care Fund Investor Shares (VGHCX)

213.00
Net Asset Value
+2.16%
1 Day
+13.81%
Year-to-Date
Overall Morningstar Rating
Health
Style or Category
No Load
Sales Expenses
0.35%
Expense Ratio
Low
Morningstar Risk Rating™
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.

Performance

1 month-3.55% 3 years+26.15%
3 months+1.04% 5 years+19.02%
1 year+25.36% Since inception+17.29%
Data through --

Peer Comparisonvs. Health

 VGHCXCategory
Performance 5-yr return+19.02%+20.70%
Expense ratio0.35%1.46%
Risk 5 year sharpe ratio1.751.36
Net assets$40.9B$2.9B
Average market cap$34.3B$27.2B
Average P/E24.629.1
Portfolio turnover21%21%

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Fund Management and Purchase Info

Fund familyVanguard
Fund manager & tenureJean Hynes / 6 Years
Minimal initial investment$3,000.00
Minimum IRA investment--

Holdings

U.S. stock70.94%
International stock26.08%
Fixed income2.51%
Cash0.47%
Other0.00%
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
MRK Merck & Co Inc5.01%
BMY Bristol-Myers Squibb Company4.49%
UNH UnitedHealth Group Inc4.21%
-- Forest Laboratories Inc3.98%
-- AstraZeneca PLC3.95%
LLY Eli Lilly and Co3.50%
MCK McKesson Corp3.14%
VRTX Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc2.86%
-- Roche Holding AG2.79%
AMGN Amgen Inc2.44%

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