Vanguard Health Care ETF (VHT)

NYSEARCA: VHT · IEX Real-Time Price · USD
269.29
-1.14 (-0.42%)
Feb 26, 2024, 4:00 PM EST - Market closed
-0.42%
Assets $17.70B
Expense Ratio 0.10%
PE Ratio 24.42
Shares Out 66.96M
Dividend (ttm) $3.41
Dividend Yield 1.27%
Ex-Dividend Date Dec 19, 2023
Payout Ratio 30.92%
1-Year Return +13.89%
Volume 345,467
Open 270.08
Previous Close 270.43
Day's Range 269.05 - 271.01
52-Week Low 222.27
52-Week High 271.01
Beta 0.62
Holdings 422
Inception Date Jan 26, 2004

About VHT

Fund Home Page

The Vanguard Health Care ETF (VHT) is an exchange-traded fund that is based on the MSCI US IMI 25/50 Health Care indexThe fund tracks a market-cap-weighted index of US healthcare stocks VHT was launched on Jan 26, 2004 and is issued by Vanguard.

Asset Class Equity
Category Health
Region North America
Stock Exchange NYSEARCA
Ticker Symbol VHT
ETF Provider Vanguard
Index Tracked MSCI US IMI 25/50 Health Care

Top 10 Holdings

48.45% of assets
Name Symbol Weight
Eli Lilly and Company LLY 8.80%
UnitedHealth Group Incorporated UNH 8.01%
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 6.46%
Merck & Co., Inc. MRK 5.18%
AbbVie Inc. ABBV 4.90%
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. TMO 3.51%
Abbott Laboratories ABT 3.32%
Danaher Corporation DHR 2.84%
Amgen Inc. AMGN 2.84%
Pfizer Inc. PFE 2.58%
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Dividends

Ex-Dividend Amount Pay Date
Dec 19, 2023 $0.8947 Dec 22, 2023
Sep 28, 2023 $0.8774 Oct 3, 2023
Jun 29, 2023 $0.8774 Jul 5, 2023
Mar 24, 2023 $0.7586 Mar 29, 2023
Dec 15, 2022 $0.9796 Dec 20, 2022
Sep 28, 2022 $0.8214 Oct 3, 2022
Full Dividend History

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