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Vanguard Health Care Index Fund

etf
VHT
Dividend policy
Active
Price as of:
$218.28 +1.06 +0%
primary theme
Health Care Sector Equity
VHT (ETF)

Vanguard Health Care Index Fund

Dividend policy
Active
Price as of:
$218.28 +1.06 +0%
primary theme
Health Care Sector Equity
VHT (ETF)
Vanguard Health Care Index Fund
Dividend policy
Active
Price as of:
$218.28 +1.06 +0%
primary theme
Health Care Sector Equity

VHT - Snapshot

Vitals

  • YTD Return 13.8%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return 13.3%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return 12.0%
  • Net Assets $14.1 B
  • Holdings in Top 10 42.6%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$217.22
$139.96
$218.28

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 0.10%

SALES FEES

  • Front Load N/A
  • Deferred Load N/A

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 7.00%

TRADING FEES

  • Max Redemption Fee N/A

Min Investment

  • Standard (Taxable) N/A
  • IRA N/A

Fund Classification

  • Primary Theme Health Care Sector Equity
  • Fund Type Exchange Traded Fund
  • Investment Style Health

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Overview

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Income Profile

Income Risk

Returns Profile

Allocations

Expenses

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Dividend.com Ratings*

$109.21

+0.57%

$14.12 B

1.17%

$1.27

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13.82%

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Overview

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Income Profile

Income Risk

Returns Profile

Allocations

Expenses

About

Dividend.com Ratings*

$111.49

+0.75%

$24.57 B

1.49%

$1.65

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9.32%

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$218.28

+0.49%

$14.12 B

1.17%

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13.84%

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$144.99

-0.23%

$9.78 B

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21.52%

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$315.37

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$8.75 B

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19.03%

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$132.82

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$6.82 B

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40.60%

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VHT - Profile

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 13.8%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 13.3%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 12.0%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually
  • Net Income Ratio 1.45%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 1.2%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Quarterly

Fund Details

  • Legal Name
    Vanguard Health Care Index Fund
  • Fund Family Name
    Vanguard
  • Inception Date
    Jan 26, 2004
  • Shares Outstanding
    57325080
  • Share Class
    N/A
  • Currency
    USD
  • Domiciled Country
    United States
  • Manager
    Walter Nejman

Fund Description

The fund employs an indexing investment approach designed to track the performance of the MSCI US Investable Market Index (IMI)/Health Care 25/50, an index made up of stocks of large, mid-size, and small U.S. companies within the health care sector, as classified under the Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS). 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.


VHT - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period VHT Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 13.8% -3.6% 157.0% 63.98%
1 Yr 17.3% 1.8% 148.1% 60.12%
3 Yr 13.3%* 2.7% 51.8% 53.85%
5 Yr 12.0%* -0.5% 34.2% 25.71%
10 Yr 16.6%* 9.6% 21.4% 52.03%

* Annualized

Return Ranking - Calendar

Period VHT Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2019 19.4% 3.8% 63.8% 62.07%
2018 4.2% -49.7% 21.5% 5.84%
2017 21.6% -59.8% 54.4% 33.33%
2016 -4.6% -36.6% 11.6% 11.63%
2015 5.8% -62.4% 27.9% 17.21%

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period VHT Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 13.8% -3.6% 147.2% 63.98%
1 Yr 17.3% -3.5% 148.1% 56.44%
3 Yr 13.3%* 1.8% 51.8% 51.05%
5 Yr 12.0%* -0.5% 34.2% 22.86%
10 Yr 16.6%* 9.5% 21.4% 49.59%

* Annualized

Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period VHT Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2019 19.4% 3.8% 63.8% 62.07%
2018 4.2% -25.3% 22.2% 8.03%
2017 21.6% -10.8% 54.4% 45.93%
2016 -4.6% -36.6% 11.6% 14.73%
2015 5.8% -16.6% 27.9% 51.64%

VHT - Holdings

Concentration Analysis

VHT Category Low Category High VHT % Rank
Net Assets 14.1 B 4.64 M 46 B 4.07%
Number of Holdings 426 24 426 1.16%
Net Assets in Top 10 5.41 B 1.01 M 19.6 B 3.49%
Weighting of Top 10 42.55% 15.4% 77.0% 38.37%

Top 10 Holdings

  1. Johnson & Johnson 7.81%
  2. UnitedHealth Group Inc 6.26%
  3. Pfizer Inc 4.26%
  4. Merck & Co Inc 4.10%
  5. Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc 4.04%
  6. Abbott Laboratories 4.02%
  7. Danaher Corp 3.16%
  8. AbbVie Inc 3.13%
  9. Amgen Inc 3.13%
  10. Medtronic PLC 2.92%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Return Low Return High VHT % Rank
Stocks
100.00% 76.86% 100.05% 7.56%
Preferred Stocks
0.00% 0.00% 4.75% 83.14%
Other
0.00% -1.51% 10.43% 79.07%
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 0.05% 81.40%
Cash
0.00% -0.28% 12.53% 91.86%
Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 16.11% 81.98%

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High VHT % Rank
Healthcare
99.66% 61.64% 100.00% 51.74%
Basic Materials
0.23% 0.00% 3.14% 25.00%
Technology
0.05% 0.00% 15.86% 14.53%
Industrials
0.04% 0.00% 5.94% 9.30%
Financial Services
0.02% 0.00% 3.21% 31.98%
Utilities
0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 80.81%
Real Estate
0.00% 0.00% 6.03% 83.14%
Energy
0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 80.81%
Communication Services
0.00% 0.00% 4.69% 80.81%
Consumer Defense
0.00% 0.00% 33.59% 81.98%
Consumer Cyclical
0.00% 0.00% 1.21% 84.30%

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High VHT % Rank
US
99.61% 56.70% 99.99% 8.14%
Non US
0.39% 0.00% 43.24% 87.21%

VHT - Expenses

Operational Fees

VHT Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Expense Ratio 0.10% 0.08% 25.14% 99.40%
Management Fee 0.09% 0.00% 1.25% 2.91%
12b-1 Fee N/A 0.00% 1.00% N/A
Administrative Fee N/A 0.03% 0.40% N/A

Sales Fees

VHT Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Front Load N/A 3.50% 5.75% N/A
Deferred Load N/A 1.00% 5.00% N/A

Trading Fees

VHT Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Max Redemption Fee N/A 1.00% 2.00% N/A

Related Fees

Turnover provides investors a proxy for the trading fees incurred by mutual fund managers who frequently adjust position allocations. Higher turnover means higher trading fees.

VHT Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Turnover 7.00% 0.70% 252.00% 6.75%

VHT - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

VHT Category Low Category High VHT % Rank
Dividend Yield 1.17% 0.00% 3.15% 4.65%

Dividend Distribution Analysis

VHT Category Low Category High Category Mod
Dividend Distribution Frequency Quarterly Annually Semi-Annually Annually

Net Income Ratio Analysis

VHT Category Low Category High VHT % Rank
Net Income Ratio 1.45% -2.53% 2.53% 4.79%

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

VHT Category Low Category High Capital Mode
Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually Annually Semi-Annually Annually

Dividend Payout History

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VHT - Fund Manager Analysis

Managers

Walter Nejman


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Dec 22, 2015

4.95

5.0%

Walter Nejman, Portfolio Manager at Vanguard. He has been with Vanguard since 2005; has worked in investment management since 2008; and has co-managed the Communication Services Index, Health Care Index, Industrials Index, and Information Technology Index Funds since 2015. Education: B.A., Arcadia University; M.B.A., Villanova University.

Michelle Louie


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Nov 30, 2017

3.0

3.0%

Michelle Louie, CFA, Portfolio Manager at Vanguard. She has been with Vanguard since 2010, has worked in investment management since 2011. Education: B.S., The American University; M.B.A., Georgia Institute of Technology.

Tenure Analysis

Category Low Category High Category Average Category Mode
0.17 23.22 7.36 20.6

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