VGHCX: Vanguard Health Care Inv

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VGHCX Vanguard Health Care Inv

  • Fund
  • VGHCX
  • Price as of: Dec 12, 2019
  • $220.52
    + $1.49 + 0.68%

Profile

VGHCX - Profile

Vitals

  • YTD Return 15.8%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return 3.9%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return -0.7%
  • Net Assets $47.5 B
  • Holdings in Top 10 40.9%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$220.52
$180.66
$220.52

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 0.34%

SALES FEES

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

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 16.00%

TRADING FEES

  • Max Redemption Fee N/A

Min Investment

  • Standard (Taxable) $0
  • IRA $3,000

Fund Classification


Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 15.8%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 3.9%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return -0.7%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency None
  • Net Income Ratio 1.12%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 1.0%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency None

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 M. Hynes

Fund Description

The Vanguard Health Care Fund Investor Shares (VGHCX) offers investors low-cost exposure to domestic and foreign companies involved in various aspects of the health care industry, such as pharmaceutical firms, medical supply companies and research firms. Given its narrow focus, VGHCX is better suited for those investors looking to add complementary exposure to an already diversified portfolio.

The actively managed fund seeks to maintain exposure across five primary subsectors: health services, medical products, specialty pharmaceuticals, major pharmaceuticals and international markets. Fundamental research focuses on companies with high-quality balance sheets, strong management, and the potential for new products that will lead to above-average growth in revenue and earnings. VGHCX is managed by Wellington Management Company.


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Performance

VGHCX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period VGHCX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 15.8% 3.4% 49.1% 75.21%
1 Yr 2.3% -12.6% 29.3% 82.91%
3 Yr 3.9%* -14.0% 28.3% 80.73%
5 Yr -0.7%* -11.5% 15.4% 64.42%
10 Yr 6.1%* -1.8% 16.8% 69.32%

* Annualized

Return Ranking - Calendar

Period VGHCX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2018 -7.3% -25.3% 21.5% 48.65%
2017 11.2% -10.8% 43.9% 72.48%
2016 -16.2% -31.6% 6.9% 53.77%
2015 4.1% -20.4% 13.8% 16.50%
2014 13.1% -5.8% 31.5% 65.63%

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period VGHCX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 15.8% 3.4% 49.1% 75.21%
1 Yr 2.3% -12.6% 38.1% 84.62%
3 Yr 3.9%* -14.0% 28.5% 85.32%
5 Yr -0.7%* -11.5% 17.0% 80.77%
10 Yr 6.1%* -1.8% 18.0% 82.95%

* Annualized

Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period VGHCX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2018 -7.3% -25.3% 22.2% 55.86%
2017 11.2% -10.8% 45.8% 82.57%
2016 -16.2% -26.4% 8.7% 66.98%
2015 4.1% -16.6% 15.2% 58.25%
2014 13.1% -5.8% 36.7% 85.42%

NAV & Total Return History


Holdings

VGHCX - Holdings

Concentration Analysis

VGHCX Category Low Category High VGHCX % Rank
Net Assets 47.5 B 3.25 M 47.5 B 1.57%
Number of Holdings 103 26 388 28.35%
Net Assets in Top 10 17.4 B 913 K 17.4 B 1.57%
Weighting of Top 10 40.92% 21.3% 77.1% 44.88%

Top 10 Holdings

  1. AstraZeneca PLC 6.20%
  2. Bristol-Myers Squibb Company 5.98%
  3. UnitedHealth Group Inc 4.99%
  4. Pfizer Inc 4.64%
  5. Eli Lilly and Co 4.27%
  6. Novartis AG 4.06%
  7. Medtronic PLC 2.93%
  8. Abbott Laboratories 2.83%
  9. Boston Scientific Corp 2.61%
  10. Merck & Co Inc 2.42%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Return Low Return High VGHCX % Rank
Stocks
97.46% 90.21% 103.54% 70.08%
Cash
2.54% 0.00% 9.79% 23.62%
Preferred Stocks
0.00% 0.00% 1.08% 82.68%
Other
0.00% -27.41% 5.17% 80.31%
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 1.54% 75.59%
Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 20.60% 76.38%

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High VGHCX % Rank
Healthcare
94.22% 56.22% 99.75% 84.25%
Technology
2.19% 0.00% 16.35% 10.24%
Real Estate
0.20% 0.00% 5.81% 8.66%
Utilities
0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 74.80%
Industrials
0.00% 0.00% 2.40% 78.74%
Financial Services
0.00% 0.00% 5.93% 77.17%
Energy
0.00% 0.00% 0.43% 75.59%
Communication Services
0.00% 0.00% 1.02% 75.59%
Consumer Defense
0.00% 0.00% 34.83% 78.74%
Consumer Cyclical
0.00% 0.00% 10.49% 79.53%
Basic Materials
0.00% 0.00% 1.94% 82.68%

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High VGHCX % Rank
US
66.75% 58.61% 99.93% 99.21%
Non US
30.71% 0.00% 40.52% 5.51%

Expenses

VGHCX - Expenses

Operational Fees

VGHCX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Expense Ratio 0.34% 0.10% 4.94% 98.29%
Management Fee 0.32% 0.09% 1.30% 3.15%
12b-1 Fee N/A 0.00% 1.00% N/A
Administrative Fee N/A 0.01% 0.40% N/A

Sales Fees

VGHCX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Front Load N/A 2.50% 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 0.75% 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 16.00% 0.00% 341.00% 5.08%

Distributions

VGHCX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

VGHCX Category Low Category High VGHCX % Rank
Dividend Yield 1.03% 0.00% 5.43% 7.87%

Dividend Distribution Analysis

VGHCX Category Low Category High Category Mod
Dividend Distribution Frequency None Annually Quarterly Annually

Net Income Ratio Analysis

VGHCX Category Low Category High VGHCX % Rank
Net Income Ratio 1.12% -2.24% 2.12% 3.42%

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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Fund Manager Analysis

VGHCX - Fund Manager Analysis

Managers

Jean M. Hynes


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

May 29, 2008

11.51

11.5%

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
0.34 22.22 9.78 19.59