Vanguard Health Care Fund Investor Shares (VGHCX)

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Style or Category
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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+2.50% 3 years+2.69%
3 months-0.98% 5 years+13.29%
1 year+5.09% Since inception+16.22%
Data through --

Peer Comparisonvs. Health

Performance 5-yr return+13.29%+14.29%
Expense ratio0.37%1.29%
Risk 5 year sharpe ratio1.070.89
Net assets$44.7B$2.9B
Average market cap$42.3B$9.8B
Average P/E25.322.0
Portfolio turnover11%11%

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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. stock71.31%
International stock25.18%
Fixed income1.55%
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 Squibb6.40%
UNH UnitedHealth5.54%
-- 5.35%
AGN Allergan4.90%
LLY Eli Lilly and Co4.19%
MRK Merck2.87%
VRTX Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc2.81%
MDT Medtronic PLC2.68%
MYL Mylan NV2.66%
-- 2.48%