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VHT - Vanguard Health Care ETF

Stock Price: $240.91 USD 3.36 (1.41%)
Updated Apr 21, 2021 4:00 PM EDT - Market closed
Assets $14.32B
NAV $237.45
Expense Ratio 0.10%
PE Ratio 25.50
Beta (5Y) 0.80
Dividend (ttm) $2.90
Dividend Yield 1.22%
Ex-Dividend Date Mar 26, 2021
1-Year Return -
Trading Day April 21
Last Price $240.91
Previous Close $237.55
Change ($) 3.36
Change (%) 1.41%
Day's Open 238.04
Day's Range 238.04 - 241.01
Day's Volume 268,592
52-Week Range 179.61 - 241.01

Fund Description

The investment seeks to track the performance of a benchmark index. The fund employs an indexing investment approach designed to track the performance of the MSCI US Investable Market Index (IMI)/Health Care 25/50, an index made up of stocks of large, mid-size, and small U.S. companies within the health care sector, as classified under the Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS). The Advisor attempts to replicate the target index by seeking to invest all, or substantially all, of its assets in the stocks that make up the index, in order to hold each stock in approximately the same proportion as its weighting in the index. The fund is non-diversified.

Asset Class
Equity
Sector
Biotech
Region
North America
Inception Date
Jan 26, 2004
Exchange
NYSEARCA
Ticker Symbol
VHT
Index Tracked
MSCI US Investable Market Health Care 25/50 Index

Top 10 Holdings

41.06% of assets
NameSymbolWeight
Johnson & JohnsonJNJ7.96%
UnitedHealthUNH6.50%
Abbott LaboratoriesABT3.91%
PfizerPFE3.71%
MerckMRK3.59%
AbbVieABBV3.52%
Thermo Fisher ScientificTMO3.33%
Eli LillyLLY2.96%
MedtronicMDT2.93%
AmgenAMGN2.67%
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Dividends

Ex-DividendAmountPay Date
Mar 26, 2021$0.635Mar 31, 2021
Dec 17, 2020$0.882Dec 22, 2020
Sep 11, 2020$0.631Sep 16, 2020
Jun 22, 2020$0.756Jun 25, 2020
Mar 10, 2020$0.445Mar 13, 2020
Dec 16, 2019$0.717Dec 19, 2019
Full Dividend History

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