VHT - Health Care ETF

Description: The index consists of stocks of large, medium, and small U.S. companies in the health care sector. This sector is made up of two main industry groups. The first group includes companies that manufacture health care equipment and supplies or provide health care related services (such as distributors of health care products, providers of basic healthcare services, and owners and operators of health care facilities and organizations). The second group includes companies primarily involved in the research, development, production, and marketing of pharmaceuticals and biotechnology products.

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VHT - Profile


Summary Data for VHT

52 Week Lo: $98.84 52 Week Hi: $131.10
AUM: $4,318.7 M Shares: 33.6 M
Avg. Volume (1 month) 362,114 Avg. Volume (3 month) 369,645
Filings Data as of:

VHT - Holdings

Top Ten Holdings

  1. Johnson & Johnson JNJ: 10.37%
  2. Pfizer Inc PFE: 6.48%
  3. Merck & Co Inc MRK: 5.96%
  4. Gilead Sciences Inc GILD: 5.62%
  5. Amgen Inc AMGN: 3.67%
  6. AbbVie Inc ABBV: 3.17%
  7. Bristol-Myers Squibb Company BMY: 2.92%
  8. UnitedHealth Group Inc UNH: 2.91%
  9. Biogen Idec Inc BIIB: 2.71%
  10. Celgene Corp CELG: 2.62%
%Assets in Top 10: 46.42%
Total Holdings: 310.0

VHT Asset Allocation


Asset Percentage
U.S. Stocks 99.03%
International Stocks 0.64%
U.S. Bonds 0.0%
International Bonds 0.0%
Preferred Stock 0.0%
Convertibles 0.0%
Cash 0.33%
Other 0.0%

VHT Sector Breakdown


Sector Percentage
Health Care 98.13%
Technology 1.15%
Industrials 0.29%
Financial Services 0.07%
Consumer Defensive 0.03%
Basic Materials 0.0%
Consumer Cyclical 0.0%
Real Estate 0.0%
Energy 0.0%
Communication Services 0.0%
Utilities 0.0%

VHT Market Cap Breakdown


Market Cap Percentage
Giant 48.68%
Large 32.49%
Medium 12.31%
Small 4.37%
Micro 1.82%

VHT Region Breakdown


Region Percentage
U.S. 99.36%
Europe 0.25%
Australia 0.04%
Latin America 0.02%
Middle East 0.0%
Africa 0.0%
Japan 0.0%
Asia (Developed) 0.0%
Canada 0.0%
Asia (Emerging) 0.0%
Region Percentage
Developed 99.67%
Emerging 0.0%

VHT Country Breakdown


Country Percentage
United States 99.36%
Ireland 0.22%
Australia 0.04%
Netherlands 0.03%
Puerto Rico 0.02%
Other 0.33%
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VHT - Fact Sheet

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VHT - Charts

The following charts can be customized to display historical performance in a number of different formats, including line charts, bar charts, and candlesticks. Time periods can be adjusted to increase or decrease the period shown, ranging from five minutes to several months.

The following chart also includes the option to compare the performance of VHT relative to other ETFs and benchmarks or to include indicators such as Bollinger Bands, relative strength, and moving averages.

VHT - Fundamentals

VHT Performance

1 Week Return: 2.12%
2 Week Return: -0.48%
4 Week Return: 3.05%
13 Week Return: 8.49%
26 Week Return: 15.84%
YTD Return: 27.74%
1 Year Return: 30.07%
3 Year Return: 125.01%
5 Year Return: 155.73%

VHT Expenses & Fees

VHT Valuation

P/E Ratio: 19.19
Beta: 1.14
20 Day Moving Average: $127.61
60 Day Moving Average: $122.13

VHT Dividend

Annual Dividend Rate: $1.14
Dividend Date: 2013-12-20
Dividend: $1.14
Annual Dividend Yield %: 0.88%

VHT Volatility

5 Day Volatility: 16.70%
20 Day Volatility: 14.83%
50 Day Volatility: 15.61%
200 Day Volatility: 15.15%
Standard Deviation: 7.62%

VHT - Technicals

VHT Technicals

20 Day MA: $127.61
60 Day MA: $122.13
MACD 15 Period: 1.19
MACD 100 Period: 9.70
Williams % Range 10 Day: 26.32
Williams % Range 20 Day: 26.32
RSI 10 Day: 60
RSI 20 Day: 60
RSI 30 Day: 60
Ultimate Oscillator: 46

VHT Bollinger Bands

Lower Bollinger (10 Day): $124.21
Upper Bollinger (10 Day): $131.11
Lower Bollinger (20 Day): $124.59
Upper Bollinger (20 Day): $130.65
Lower Bollinger (30 Day): $122.42
Upper Bollinger (30 Day): $130.59

VHT Support & Resistance

Support Level 1: $128.30
Support Level 2: $127.44
Resistance Level 1: $129.86
Resistance Level 2: $130.56

VHT Stochastic

Stochastic Oscillator %D (1 Day): 62.44
Stochastic Oscillator %D (5 Day): 63.32
Stochastic Oscillator %K (1 Day): 50.43
Stochastic Oscillator %K (5 Day): 45.17

VHT Volatility

5 Day Volatility: 16.70%
20 Day Volatility: 14.83%
50 Day Volatility: 15.61%
200 Day Volatility: 15.15%
Standard Deviation: 7.62%

VHT - ETFdb Realtime Rating & Analyst Report

VHT is a passive ETF that seeks to replicate MSCI US Investable Market Health Care 25/50 Index. The index consists of stocks of large, medium, and small U.S. companies in the health care sector. This sector is made up of two main industry groups. The first group includes companies that manufacture health care equipment and supplies or provide health care related services (such as distributors of health care products, providers of basic healthcare services, and owners and operators of health care facilities and organizations). The second group includes companies primarily involved in the research, development, production, and marketing of pharmaceuticals and biotechnology products.

ETFdb Category Expense Ratio Inception Date Issuer Structure YTD Return *
Health & Biotech Equities 0.14 2004-01-26 Vanguard ETF +27.74%

VHT Realtime Rating: By Metric

Metric Metric Realtime Rating A+ Metric Rated ETF
Liquidity A
Expenses A
Performance ETFdb Pro Members Only
Volatility ETFdb Pro Members Only
Dividend ETFdb Pro Members Only
Concentration ETFdb Pro Members Only

The first adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for VHT on several different metrics, including liquidity, expenses, performance, volatility, dividend, and concentration of holdings. The "A+ Metric Rated ETF" field, available to ETFdb Pro members, shows the ETF in the Health & Biotech Equities ETFdb Category with the highest Metric Realtime Rating for each individual field.

VHT Realtime Rating: Overall

ETFdb Rating Type Overall Rating A+ Overall Rated ETF
Realtime Rating (Overall) ETFdb Pro Members Only ETFdb Pro Members Only

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ETFdb Analyst Report for VHT

This ETF is one of many offering exposure to U.S. health care stocks, a corner of the domestic economy that has historically exhibited relatively low volatility. As a sector-specific ETF, VHT probably isn't all that useful in a long-term, buy-and-hold portfolio; most of the underlying companies w...

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