Vanguard Health Care Fund Investor Shares (VGHCX)

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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+1.66% 3 years+3.44%
3 months+1.69% 5 years+15.50%
1 year+11.19% Since inception+16.39%
Data through --

Peer Comparisonvs. Health

Performance 5-yr return+15.50%+17.28%
Expense ratio0.37%1.30%
Risk 5 year sharpe ratio1.261.02
Net assets$46.4B$3.1B
Average market cap$44.6B$10.4B
Average P/E25.122.9
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. stock72.12%
International stock24.23%
Fixed income1.49%
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 Squibb6.28%
UNH UnitedHealth5.72%
-- 5.23%
LLY Eli Lilly and Co4.68%
AGN Allergan4.57%
MRK Merck3.23%
VRTX Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc2.85%
MYL Mylan NV2.67%
MDT Medtronic PLC2.63%
MCK McKesson Corp2.45%