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.
VHT - Profile
VHT - Holdings
Top Ten Holdings
- Johnson & Johnson JNJ: 10.55%
- Pfizer Inc PFE: 6.75%
- Merck & Co Inc MRK: 6.06%
- Gilead Sciences Inc GILD: 4.54%
- AbbVie Inc ABBV: 3.19%
- Amgen Inc AMGN: 3.18%
- UnitedHealth Group Inc UNH: 2.88%
- Bristol-Myers Squibb Company BMY: 2.85%
- Biogen Idec Inc BIIB: 2.66%
- Celgene Corp CELG: 2.48%
VHT Asset Allocation
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VHT - Fact Sheet
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VHT - Charts
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VHT - Fundamentals
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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||+15.36%|
VHT Realtime Rating: By Metric
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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
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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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