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SHSAX BlackRock Health Sciences Opps Inv A

  • Fund
  • SHSAX
  • Price as of: Aug 18, 2017
  • $51.90
  • - $0.16
  • - 0.31%
  • Category
  • Health & Biotech Equities

SHSAX - Profile

Vitals

  • YTD Return 16.6%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return 3.3%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return 10.2%
  • Net Assets $5.83 B
  • Holdings in Top 10 37.7%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$51.90
$43.74
$54.40

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 1.18%

SALES FEES

  • Front Load 5.25%
  • Deferred Load N/A

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 50.00%

TRADING FEES

  • Max Redemption Fee N/A

Min Investment

STANDARD (TAXABLE)

$1,000

IRA

$100

Investment Themes

CATEGORY

Health & Biotech Equities
  • Fund Type Open End Mutual Fund
  • Investment Style Health

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 16.6%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 5.9%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 18.7%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually
  • Net Income Ratio -0.03%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 0.0%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Annually

Fund Details

  • Legal Name BlackRock Health Sciences Opportunities Portfolio
  • Fund Family Name BlackRock
  • Inception Date Dec 21, 1999
  • Shares Outstanding N/A
  • Share Class A
  • Currency USD
  • Domiciled Country United States
  • Manager Erin Xie

Fund Description

The BlackRock Health Sciences Opportunities Fund Investor A Shares (SHSAX) is a low-cost, broad fund focused on the health care sector. SHSAX uses fundamental analysis and growth metrics when choosing its portfolio, which can include every subsector of the industry, from Big Pharma stocks to smaller medical device firms. SHSAX holds international health care stocks as well and can invest across any market-cap size.

As a broader health care fund, SHSAX can be used as a larger satellite position in an equity portfolio.

SHSAX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period SHSAX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
YTD 16.6% -14.9% 27.6% 47.32% 3
1 Yr 6.0% -14.8% 43.3% 47.75% 3
3 Yr 3.3% * -7.5% 18.2% 41.67% 3
5 Yr 10.2% * 9.3% 21.8% 55.88% 3
10 Yr 6.5% * 6.1% 15.7% 54.44% 3

* Annualized


Return Ranking - Calendar

Period SHSAX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
2016 -8.3% -29.8% 2.6% 19.09% 2
2015 -1.8% -20.4% 14.5% 43.64% 3
2014 20.4% -5.8% 33.7% 28.18% 2
2013 30.6% -2.6% 65.2% 66.06% 4
2012 10.3% -5.3% 36.5% 65.05% 4

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period SHSAX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
YTD 16.6% -14.9% 27.6% 47.75% 3
1 Yr 6.0% -18.3% 41.2% 47.27% 3
3 Yr 5.9% * -14.2% 18.2% 61.11% 4
5 Yr 18.7% * 9.1% 21.8% 49.02% 3
10 Yr 16.1% * 6.1% 15.7% 19.05% 1

* Annualized


Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period SHSAX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
2016 -8.3% -25.1% 6.3% 21.10% 2
2015 -1.8% -16.6% 39.1% 82.57% 5
2014 31.5% -5.8% 100.0% 59.63% 3
2013 57.4% -5.1% 398.7% 78.70% 4
2012 28.3% -2.6% 475.8% 78.00% 4

NAV & Total Return History

SHSAX - Holdings

Filings data as of: Jun 30, 2017

Concentration Analysis

SHSAX Category Low Category High SHSAX % Rank Quintile
Net Assets 5.83 B 20.8 M 48.3 B 5.36% 1
Number of Holdings 103 32 365 9.82% 2
Net Assets in Top 10 2.2 B 9.25 M 20.1 B 6.25% 1
Weighting of Top 10 37.7% 19.5% 69.7% 27.68% 4

Top 10 Holdings

  1. UnitedHealth Group Inc 7.88%
  2. Medtronic PLC 5.36%
  3. Boston Scientific Corp 3.17%
  4. Amgen Inc 3.30%
  5. Celgene Corp 3.96%
  6. Humana Inc 2.92%
  7. Allergan PLC 2.80%
  8. Stryker Corp 2.94%
  9. Baxter International Inc 2.77%
  10. Johnson & Johnson 2.62%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Category Low Category High SHSAX % Rank Quintile
Stocks
97.75% 85.65% 102.85% 20.54% 3
Cash
1.35% -0.06% 14.35% 16.07% 3
Other
0.90% -11.71% 7.50% 8.04% 2
Preferred Stocks
0.00% 0.00% 0.71% 5.36% 2
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 0.49% 3.57% 1
Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 5.97% 4.46% 2

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High SHSAX % Rank Quintile
Healthcare
96.87% 11.52% 99.64% 8.93% 1
Consumer Cyclical
0.45% 0.00% 5.10% 3.57% 1
Technology
0.43% 0.00% 64.38% 25.00% 4
Utilities
0.00% 0.00% 1.11% 1.79% 1
Real Estate
0.00% 0.00% 1.50% 2.68% 1
Industrials
0.00% 0.00% 8.05% 10.71% 2
Financial Services
0.00% 0.00% 5.16% 6.25% 2
Energy
0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.89% 1
Communication Services
0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.89% 1
Consumer Defense
0.00% 0.00% 2.14% 13.39% 3
Basic Materials
0.00% 0.00% 1.96% 4.46% 2

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High SHSAX % Rank Quintile
US
92.67% 59.77% 99.64% 10.71% 2
Non US
5.08% 0.00% 40.28% 26.79% 4

SHSAX - Expenses

Operational Fees

SHSAX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
Expense Ratio 1.18% 0.10% 4.31% 46.43% 2
Management Fee 0.68% 0.09% 1.25% 10.71% 2
12b-1 Fee 0.25% 0.00% 1.00% 8.86% 1
Administrative Fee 0.06% 0.01% 0.40% 12.31% 2

Sales Fees

SHSAX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High SHSAX Rank Quintile
Front Load 5.25% 3.50% 5.75% 11.54% 1
Deferred Load N/A 1.00% 5.00% N/A N/A

Trading Fees

SHSAX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High SHSAX Rank Quintile
Max Redemption Fee N/A 0.75% 2.00% N/A N/A

Turnover 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.

SHSAX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High SHSAX Rank Quintile
Turnover 50.00% 0.00% 699.00% 14.29% 4

SHSAX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

SHSAX Category Low Category High SHSAX % Rank Quintile
Dividend Yield 0.0% 0.01% 0.94% 70.21% 4

Dividend Distribution Analysis

SHSAX Category Low Category High Category Mode
Dividend Distribution Frequency Annually Annually Quarterly Annually

Dividend Payout History


Net Income Ratio Analysis

SHSAX Category Low Category High SHSAX % Rank Quintile
Net Income Ratio -0.03% -2.22% 1.40% 25.00% 2

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

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

SHSAX - Managers

Erin Xie

Manager

Start Date

Jul 31, 2003

Tenure

13.93

Tenure Rank

5.3%

Ms. Xie is the managing director and Portfolio Manager of BlackRock Advisor since 2006. Before becoming part of BlackRock Advisors in 2005, she was with State Street Research & Management since 2001. Ms. Xie began her investment career as a pharmaceutical analyst for Sanford Bernstein in 1999.


Tenure Analysis

Category Low

0.0

Category High

19.8

Category Average

8.78

Category Mode

2.5