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DETAILS
Symbol Value ($)
Morningstar Rating
Previous Close 212.59
Category Health
Net Assets 10.30 Bil
Yield 1.07%
Morningstar Risk Low
Morningstar Return Average
  • Last NAV update 8/29/2014 4:00 PM ET
INVESTMENT OBJECTIVE
NA
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.
CUMULATIVE PERFORMANCE OF $10,000
  2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Return 6.16% 11.45% 15.11% 43.19% 19.00%
Value ($) 10,615.84 11,831.80 13,619.74 19,502.08 23,208.09
  • Year to date performance as of 8/29/2014 12:00 AM ET
MANAGEMENT & PURCHASE INFO
Symbol Value ($)
Fund Family Vanguard
Fund Manager Jean Hynes
Tenure (Years) 6
Fund Status Open
Minimum Initial Purchase 3,000.00
Minimum IRA Investment NA
Front Load 0.00
Expense Ratio 0.35%
PERFORMANCE
Symbol Value ($)
1 Month 2.78%
3 Months 7.50%
1 Year 36.42%
3 Years* 26.65%
5 Years* 20.31%
  • * Annualized returns
  • Performance as of 8/29/2014 12:00 AM ET
PEER COMPARISON
  VGHCX Health
5-Yr Return 20.31% 21.43%
Sharpe Ratio 2.36 1.68
Net Assets 10.30 Bil 711.24 Mil
Avg Market Cap 34.31 Bil 28.59 Bil
Avg P/E 21.83 25.72
Portfolio Turnover 21 64
HOLDINGS
Symbol Value ($)
Stocks 97.02%
Cash 0.47%
Fixed Income 0.00%
Other 2.51%
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