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  • ETF
  • VHT
    Pricing Data
    Change: $0.74 (0.01%)
    Time: 05/27/16
    Previous Close: $128.96
  • Category
  • Health & Biotech Equities
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Trading Data

Open: - Volume -
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  • 52 Week Lo: $89.90
  • 52 Week Hi: $143.74
  • AUM: $5,420.8 M
  • Shares: 42.0 M

Investment Themes

Historical Trading Data

  • 1 Month Avg. Volume: 154,457
  • 3 Month Avg. Volume: 199,272

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Analyst Report

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 will be included in broader U.S. equity products. This fund will be more attractive to those looking to put a tactical tilt towards health care stocks in place or as a tool in a sector rotation strategy. One noteworthy element of this ETF is the depth of holdings; with hundreds of individual stocks, VHT casts a considerably wider net than other health care ETFs such as XLV. But this fund is still somewhat concentrated; a small handful of stocks account for a significant portion of the total portfolio, while many of the smaller names have very minor weightings. VHT is also appealing from an expense perspective; the ER is one of the lowest in the ETFdb Category, and commission free trading in Vanguard accounts may further increase the appeal to cost conscious investors. Other options include XLV (for those seeking instant liquidity) and RYH, an equal-weighted fund that may be attractive for those looking to steer clear of market capitalization weighting methodologies.

Realtime Rating

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Realtime Rating Summary

The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for VHT on several different metrics, including liquidity, expenses, performance, volatility, dividend, concentration of holdings in addition to an overall rating. The "A+ Metric Rated ETF" field, available to ETFdb Pro members, shows the ETF in the Health & Biotech Equities with the highest Metric Realtime Rating for each individual field. To view all of this data, sign up for a free 14-day trial for ETFdb Pro. To view information on how the ETFdb Realtime Ratings work, click here.

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VHT Overall Realtime Rating:

A+ Overall Rated ETF:

Metric Metric Realtime Rating A+ Metric Rated ETF
Liquidity A XLV
Expenses A FHLC

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VHT In-Depth Analysis

The following tables and charts contain in-depth metrics for this ETF and compare it to similar peer ETFs within its ETFdb Category.

VHT Holdings

Filings Data as of: May 03, 2016
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Concentration Analysis

This section compares how balanced and deep this ETF is relative to the peer group ETFdb Category.

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% Assets in Top 10
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Asset Allocation

Asset Percentage
U.S. Stocks 99.84%
International Stocks 0.16%
U.S. Bonds 0.0%
International Bonds 0.0%
Preferred Stock 0.0%
Convertibles 0.0%
Cash 0.0%
Other 0.01%

Sector Breakdown

Sector Percentage
Health Care 98.42%
Technology 1.31%
Industrials 0.19%
Financial Services 0.07%
Real Estate 0.0%
Consumer Defensive 0.0%
Consumer Cyclical 0.0%
Basic Materials 0.0%
Energy 0.0%
Communication Services 0.0%
Utilities 0.0%

Market Cap Breakdown

Market Cap Percentage
Giant 52.1%
Large 27.84%
Medium 12.97%
Small 4.84%
Micro 2.24%

Region Breakdown

Region Percentage
U.S. 99.84%
Europe 0.13%
Latin America 0.02%
Canada 0.01%
Middle East 0.0%
Africa 0.0%
Japan 0.0%
Australia 0.0%
Asia (Developed) 0.0%
Asia (Emerging) 0.0%

Market Tier Breakdown

Region Percentage
Developed 99.99%
Emerging 0.0%

Country Breakdown

Country Percentage
United States 99.84%
United Kingdom 0.08%
Netherlands 0.05%
Puerto Rico 0.02%
Canada 0.01%
Other 0.0%

VHT Expenses & Fees

This section compares the cost efficiency of this ETF to peers in the same ETFdb Category.

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Expenses Ratio Analysis

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Commission Free Trading

This ETF is currently available for commission free trading on the following platforms: (Vanguard)

Category Commission Free Trading

There are 2 other ETFs in the Health & Biotech Equities ETFdb Category that are also eligible for commission free trading:

VHT Performance

This section shows how this ETF has performed relative to its peer group ETFdb Category.

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13 Week Return
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26 Week Return
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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 Valuation

This section shows how the P/E multiple of this ETF compares to the peer group ETFdb Category.

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VHT Dividend

This section shows how the dividend yield of this ETF compares to the peer group ETFdb Category.

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VHT Technicals

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Volatility Analysis

This section shows how the volatility of this ETF compares to the peer group ETFdb Category.

5 Day Volatility
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20 Day Volatility
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200 Day Volatility
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  • 20 Day MA: $127.01
  • 60 Day MA: $125.84
  • MACD 15 Period: 2.53
  • MACD 100 Period: 6.05
  • Williams % Range 10 Day: 3.63
  • Williams % Range 20 Day: 3.50
  • RSI 10 Day: 63
  • RSI 20 Day: 58
  • RSI 30 Day: 56
  • Ultimate Oscillator: 63

Bollinger Brands

  • Lower Bollinger (10 Day): $124.73
  • Upper Bollinger (10 Day): $130.01
  • Lower Bollinger (20 Day): $124.58
  • Upper Bollinger (20 Day): $129.30
  • Lower Bollinger (30 Day): $124.39
  • Upper Bollinger (30 Day): $131.31

Support & Resistance

  • Support Level 1: $129.24
  • Support Level 2: $128.77
  • Resistance Level 1: $130.03
  • Resistance Level 2: $130.35


  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (1 Day): 64.60
  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (5 Day): 85.95
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (1 Day): 59.26
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (5 Day): 75.84

Fact Sheet

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