PPH
VanEck Pharmaceutical ETF

Price: $73.41
Change: $1.05 (-0.01%)
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Vitals

Issuer VanEck
Brand VanEck
Structure ETF
Expense Ratio 0.35%
ETF Home Page Home page
Inception Feb 01, 2000

Analyst Report

This ETF is one of several options for achieving exposure to the pharma industry, a corner of the health care market that is capable of delivering big returns but that also comes with some unique risk factors. Given this investment objective, PPH is probably more useful for those looking to achieve tactical exposure to this specific corner of the market; the appeal to buy-and-holders will be limited since many of the components are included in more broad-based funds.


A couple aspects of PPH are noteworthy. First, though PPH is now structured as a true ETF, it used to be one of the HOLDRS products offered by Merrill Lynch. Some of the concentration that was characteristic of those products remains in PPH; the portfolio is relatively shallow and concentration in the top allocations is significant. Further, PPH includes only U.S. stocks, meaning that some of the biggest players in the pharmaceutical industry are excluded from the underlying portfolio.


PPH is a decent option for pharma exposure, but there are probably some better ETFs out there for tapping into this segment of the market. IHE offers better depth of holdings, while DRGS may be appealing to those looking to achieve truly global exposure.

ETF Database Themes

Asset Class Equity
Asset Class Size Multi-Cap
Asset Class Style Blend
Sector (General) Healthcare
Sector (Specific) Pharmaceutical
Region (General) Developed Markets
Region (Specific) Broad

FactSet Classifications

  • Segment Equity: Global Pharmaceuticals
  • Category Sector
  • Focus Health Care
  • Niche Pharmaceuticals
  • Strategy Vanilla
  • Weighting Scheme Market Cap

Trading Data

Open - Volume -
Day Lo - Day Hi -
  • Open
  • Volume
  • Day Lo
  • Day Hi
  • 52 Week Lo $57.32
  • 52 Week Hi $77.10
  • AUM $326.7 M
  • Shares 4.4 M

Historical Trading Data

  • 1 Month Avg. Volume 33,330
  • 3 Month Avg. Volume 33,745

Alternative ETFs in the ETF Database Health & Biotech Equities Category

Type Symbol Expense Ratio Assets Avg. Daily Vol YTD Return
Cheapest FHLC 0.08% $3.0 B 152,839 14.33%
Largest (AUM) XLV 0.12% $31.1 B 11 M 17.12%
Most Liquid (Volume) XLV 0.12% $31.1 B 11 M 17.12%
Top YTD Performer IHI 0.41% $8.8 B 840,445 18.51%

Top 15 Holdings

Concentration Analysis

This section compares how balanced and deep this ETF is relative to its peers.

Holdings Comparison

PPH ETF Database Category Average FactSet Segment Average
Number of Holdings 26 109 26
% of Assets in Top 10 50.73% 40.66% 50.73%
% of Assets in Top 15 73.23% 52.69% 73.23%
% of Assets in Top 50 100.01% 86.16% 100.01%

Size Comparison

PPH ETF Database Category Average FactSet Segment Average
Large (>12.9B) 86.68% 53.58% 86.68%
Mid (>2.7B) 12.62% 25.64% 12.62%
Small (>600M) 0.71% 14.38% 0.71%
Micro (<600M) 0.00% 2.06% 0.00%

PPH Valuation

This section compares the P/E ratio of this ETF to its peers.

PPH
P/E Ratio
19.50
ETF Database Category Average
P/E Ratio
23.48
FactSet Segment Average
P/E Ratio
19.50

PPH Dividend

This section compares the dividend yield of this ETF to its peers.

PPH ETF Database Category Average FactSet Segment Average
Dividend $ 0.35 $ 0.20 $ 0.35
Dividend Date 2021-10-01 N/A N/A
Annual Dividend Rate $ 1.25 $ 0.52 $ 1.25
Annual Dividend Yield 1.67% 0.54% 1.67%

PPH Price and Volume Charts

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PPH Fund Flows Charts

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5 Day Net Flows: 0 1 Month Net Flows: -36.05 K 3 Month Net Flows: 7.51 M 6 Month Net Flows: 87.15 M 1 Year Net Flows: 49.61 M 3 Year Net Flows: 4.38 M 5 Year Net Flows: 32.32 M 10 Year Net Flows: -408.18 M

PPH Price vs Flows AUM Influence Charts

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Realtime Rating

The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for PPH 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 ETF Database 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 ETF Database Pro. To view information on how the ETF Database Realtime Ratings work, click here.

Metric Metric Realtime Rating A+ Metric Rated ETF
Liquidity A- n/a
Expenses A- n/a
Performance
Volatility
Dividend
Concentration

A+ Overall Rated ETF:

PPH Expenses & Fees

This section compares the cost efficiency of this ETF to its peers.

Expenses Ratio Analysis

PPH
Expense Ratio
0.35%
ETF Database Category Average
Expense Ratio
0.48%
FactSet Segment Average
Expense Ratio
0.35%

Tax Analysis

Max ST Capital Gains Rate 39.60%
Max LT Capital Gains Rate 20.00%
Tax On Distributions Qualified dividends
Distributes K1 No
ESG Themes and Scores
5.16/10
ESG Score
28.78%
Global Percentile
46.93%
Peer Percentile
    • Revenue Exposure to Environmental Impact (%)
      Higher is better, no ESG score impact
    • Severe Environment Controversies (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Sustainable Impact Solutions (%)
      12.21%
      Higher is better, no ESG score impact
    • Weighted Average Carbon Intensity (Tons of CO2e / $M Sales)
      24.35
      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Fossil Fuel Reserves (%)
      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • High Impact Fossil Fuel Reserves (%)
      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Water Stress High Risk Business Segment (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Water Stress High Risk Geography (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Water Stress Exposure Moderate (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Water Stress Exposure High (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Water Stress Exposure Low (%)
      Higher improves ESG score
    • Revenue Exposure to Energy Efficiency (%)
      Higher is better, no ESG score impact
    • Revenue Exposure to Alternative Energy (%)
      Higher is better, no ESG score impact
    • Revenue Exposure to Green Building (%)
      Higher is better, no ESG score impact
    • Revenue Exposure to Pollution Prevention (%)
      Higher is better, no ESG score impact
    • Revenue Exposure to Water Sustainability (%)
      Higher is better, no ESG score impact
    • Revenue Exposure to Social Impact (%)
      Higher is better, no ESG score impact
    • Sustainable Impact Solutions (%)
      12.21%
      Higher is better, no ESG score impact
    • SRI Exclusion Criteria (%)
      0.0%
      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Revenue Exposure to Affordable Real Estate (%)
      Higher is better, no ESG score impact
    • Revenue Exposure to Education (%)
      Higher is better, no ESG score impact
    • Revenue Exposure to Major Disease Treatment (%)
      Higher is better, no ESG score impact
    • Revenue Exposure to Nutrition (%)
      Higher is better, no ESG score impact
    • Revenue Exposure to Sanitation (%)
      Higher is better, no ESG score impact
    • Revenue Exposure to SME Finance (%)
      Higher is better, no ESG score impact
    • Human Rights Norms Violation (%)
      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Human Rights Norms Violation OR Watch List (%)
      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Severe Human Rights Controversies (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Labor Norms Violation (%)
      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Labor Norms Violation OR Watch List (%)
      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Severe Labor Controversies (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Severe Customer Controversies (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Global Compact Compliance Violation (%)
      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Global Compact Compliance Violation OR Watch List (%)
      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Catholic Values Fail (%)
      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Islamic Non-Compliant (%)
      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Adult Entertainment Involvement (%)
      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Alcohol Involvement (%)
      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Gambling Involvement (%)
      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Nuclear Power Involvement (%)
      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Tobacco Involvement (%)
      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Weapons Involvement (%)
      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Controversies Weapons Involvement (%)
      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Civilian Firearms Involvement (%)
      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Civilian Firearms Retailer (%)
      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Civilian Firearms Producer (%)
      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Direct Predatory Lending Involvement (%)
      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Genetic Engineering Involvement (%)
      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Severe Governance Controversies (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Board Flag (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Lack of Independent Board Majority (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Board Independence (0-25%) (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Board Independence (25-50%) (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Board Independence (50-75%) (%)
      Higher improves ESG score
    • Board Independence (75-100%) (%)
      Higher improves ESG score
    • No Female Directors (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Three OR More Female Directors (%)
      Higher improves ESG score
    • Females Represent 30% of Directors (%)
      Higher improves ESG score
    • Entrenched Board (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Overboarding (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Negative Director Votes (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Ownership AND Control Flag (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • One Share One Vote (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • No Annual Director Elections (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Does Not Use Majority Voting (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Significant Votes Against Pay Practices (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Controlling Shareholder (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Controlling Shareholder Concerns (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Cross Shareholdings (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Poison Pill (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Pay Flag (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • No Pay Performance Link (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Lack of Internal Pay Equity (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Executive Pay Non-Disclosure (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Accounting Flag (%)
      Lower improves ESG score

PPH Performance

This section shows how this ETF has performed relative to its peers.

PPH ETF Database
Category Average
Factset Segment
Average
1 Month Return 0.58% -0.48% 0.58%
3 Month Return -2.04% -3.60% -2.04%
YTD Return 11.97% 3.26% 11.97%
1 Year Return 23.03% 15.68% 23.03%
3 Year Return 30.86% 43.84% 30.86%
5 Year Return 48.36% 75.18% 48.36%

Geographic Exposure

The following charts reflect the geographic spread of PPH's underlying holdings.

Region Percentage
North, Central and South America 100.01%
Other 0.0%
Country Percentage
United States 59.51%
United Kingdom 10.07%
Denmark 5.41%
France 5.06%
Switzerland 4.92%
Ireland 4.75%
Japan 3.7%
Israel 3.62%
Canada 2.97%
Other 0.0%

Holdings Analysis

The following charts reflect the allocation of PPH's underlying holdings.

Sector Percentage
Health Technology 86.67%
Distribution Services 9.69%
Process Industries 3.65%
CASH 0.0%
Market Cap Percentage
Large 86.68%
Mid 12.62%
Small 0.71%
Micro 0.0%
Region Percentage
Asset Percentage
Share/Common/Ordinary 66.55%
American Depositary Receipt 33.46%
CASH 0.0%
Sector Percentage
Health Technology 86.67%
Distribution Services 9.69%
Process Industries 3.65%
CASH 0.0%

PPH Technicals

Volatility Analysis

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

5 Day Volatility
62.90%
Rank
24 of 45

20 Day Volatility
11.23%
Rank
43 of 44

50 Day Volatility
11.21%
Rank
41 of 44

200 Day Volatility
11.66%
Rank
36 of 44

Beta
0.89
Rank
23 of 44

Standard Deviation
4.00%
Rank
28 of 43

Technicals

  • 20 Day MA $73.07
  • 60 Day MA $74.17
  • MACD 15 Period 0.14
  • MACD 100 Period -0.37
  • Williams % Range 10 Day 51.02
  • Williams % Range 20 Day 39.94
  • RSI 10 Day 49
  • RSI 20 Day 49
  • RSI 30 Day 50
  • Ultimate Oscillator 59

Bollinger Bands

  • Lower Bollinger (10 Day) $72.16
  • Upper Bollinger (10 Day) $75.15
  • Lower Bollinger (20 Day) $71.52
  • Upper Bollinger (20 Day) $74.70
  • Lower Bollinger (30 Day) $71.63
  • Upper Bollinger (30 Day) $74.42

Support & Resistance

  • Support Level 1 $73.07
  • Support Level 2 $72.73
  • Resistance Level 1 $74.09
  • Resistance Level 2 $74.77

Stochastic

  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (1 Day) 49.68
  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (5 Day) 57.15
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (1 Day) 64.15
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (5 Day) 73.63

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