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Vanguard Health Care Fund

mutual fund
VGHCX
Dividend policy
Active
Price as of:
$224.77 +0.75 +0%
primary theme
Health Care Sector Equity
VGHCX (Mutual Fund)

Vanguard Health Care Fund

Dividend policy
Active
Price as of:
$224.77 +0.75 +0%
primary theme
Health Care Sector Equity
VGHCX (Mutual Fund)
Vanguard Health Care Fund
Dividend policy
Active
Price as of:
$224.77 +0.75 +0%
primary theme
Health Care Sector Equity
share class

VGHCX - Snapshot

Vitals

  • YTD Return 8.0%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return 11.1%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return 8.5%
  • Net Assets $46 B
  • Holdings in Top 10 40.4%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$224.02
$158.21
$226.95

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 0.32%

SALES FEES

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

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 18.00%

TRADING FEES

  • Max Redemption Fee N/A

Min Investment

  • Standard (Taxable) $3,000
  • IRA N/A

Fund Classification

  • Primary Theme Health Care Sector Equity
  • Fund Type Open End Mutual Fund
  • Investment Style Health

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Overview

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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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Income Profile

Income Risk

Returns Profile

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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

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$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

0.27%

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19.03%

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$132.82

-0.09%

$6.82 B

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40.60%

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VGHCX - Profile

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 8.0%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 11.1%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 8.5%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency None
  • Net Income Ratio 1.25%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 0.0%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Semi-Monthly

Fund Details

  • Legal Name
    Vanguard Health Care Fund
  • Fund Family Name
    Vanguard
  • Inception Date
    May 23, 1984
  • Shares Outstanding
    N/A
  • Share Class
    Inv
  • Currency
    USD
  • Domiciled Country
    United States
  • Manager
    Jean Hynes

Fund Description

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.


VGHCX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period VGHCX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 8.0% -3.6% 157.0% 87.58%
1 Yr 13.2% 1.8% 148.1% 88.34%
3 Yr 11.1%* 2.7% 51.8% 81.12%
5 Yr 8.5%* -0.5% 34.2% 64.29%
10 Yr 15.3%* 9.6% 21.4% 63.41%

* Annualized

Return Ranking - Calendar

Period VGHCX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2019 9.3% 3.8% 63.8% 97.24%
2018 -7.3% -49.7% 21.5% 50.36%
2017 11.2% -59.8% 54.4% 78.52%
2016 -16.2% -36.6% 11.6% 56.59%
2015 4.1% -62.4% 27.9% 24.59%

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period VGHCX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 8.0% -3.6% 147.2% 88.20%
1 Yr 13.2% -3.5% 148.1% 81.60%
3 Yr 11.1%* 1.8% 51.8% 76.22%
5 Yr 8.5%* -0.5% 34.2% 63.57%
10 Yr 15.3%* 9.5% 21.4% 63.41%

* Annualized

Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period VGHCX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2019 9.3% 3.8% 63.8% 97.24%
2018 -7.3% -25.3% 22.2% 56.93%
2017 11.2% -10.8% 54.4% 85.93%
2016 -16.2% -36.6% 11.6% 66.67%
2015 4.1% -16.6% 27.9% 59.84%

NAV & Total Return History


VGHCX - Holdings

Concentration Analysis

VGHCX Category Low Category High VGHCX % Rank
Net Assets 46 B 4.64 M 46 B 1.16%
Number of Holdings 102 24 426 38.37%
Net Assets in Top 10 19.6 B 1.01 M 19.6 B 1.16%
Weighting of Top 10 40.37% 15.4% 77.0% 57.56%

Top 10 Holdings

  1. UnitedHealth Group Inc 5.85%
  2. Pfizer Inc 5.52%
  3. AstraZeneca PLC 5.36%
  4. AstraZeneca PLC 5.36%
  5. AstraZeneca PLC 5.36%
  6. AstraZeneca PLC 5.36%
  7. AstraZeneca PLC 5.36%
  8. AstraZeneca PLC 5.36%
  9. AstraZeneca PLC 5.36%
  10. AstraZeneca PLC 5.36%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Return Low Return High VGHCX % Rank
Stocks
97.71% 76.86% 100.05% 57.56%
Cash
2.29% -0.28% 12.53% 31.98%
Preferred Stocks
0.00% 0.00% 4.75% 70.93%
Other
0.00% -1.51% 10.43% 73.26%
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 0.05% 68.60%
Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 16.11% 69.19%

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High VGHCX % Rank
Healthcare
99.85% 61.64% 100.00% 44.77%
Real Estate
0.15% 0.00% 6.03% 5.23%
Utilities
0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 68.02%
Technology
0.00% 0.00% 15.86% 74.42%
Industrials
0.00% 0.00% 5.94% 72.09%
Financial Services
0.00% 0.00% 3.21% 77.33%
Energy
0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 68.02%
Communication Services
0.00% 0.00% 4.69% 70.35%
Consumer Defense
0.00% 0.00% 33.59% 71.51%
Consumer Cyclical
0.00% 0.00% 1.21% 71.51%
Basic Materials
0.00% 0.00% 3.14% 77.33%

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High VGHCX % Rank
US
67.10% 56.70% 99.99% 94.19%
Non US
30.61% 0.00% 43.24% 6.40%

VGHCX - Expenses

Operational Fees

VGHCX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Expense Ratio 0.32% 0.08% 25.14% 94.58%
Management Fee 0.30% 0.00% 1.25% 6.40%
12b-1 Fee N/A 0.00% 1.00% N/A
Administrative Fee N/A 0.03% 0.40% N/A

Sales Fees

VGHCX 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

VGHCX 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.

VGHCX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Turnover 18.00% 0.70% 252.00% 18.40%

VGHCX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

VGHCX Category Low Category High VGHCX % Rank
Dividend Yield 0.00% 0.00% 3.15% 76.16%

Dividend Distribution Analysis

VGHCX Category Low Category High Category Mod
Dividend Distribution Frequency Semi-Monthly Annually Semi-Annually Annually

Net Income Ratio Analysis

VGHCX Category Low Category High VGHCX % Rank
Net Income Ratio 1.25% -2.53% 2.53% 7.78%

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

VGHCX Category Low Category High Capital Mode
Capital Gain Distribution Frequency None Annually Semi-Annually Annually

Dividend Payout History

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VGHCX - Fund Manager Analysis

Managers

Jean Hynes


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

May 29, 2008

12.52

12.5%

Jean M. Hynes, CFA, Senior Managing Director and Global Industry Analyst of Wellington Management, has been involved in portfolio management and securities analysis for the health science portion of the Fund since August 2003. Jean holds a BA in economics from Wellesley College (1991). She joined Wellington Management upon her graduation. She holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation, and is a member of the CFA Institute and the Boston Security Analysts Society.

Tenure Analysis

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

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