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Vanguard Health Care Fund Buys Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Zoetis Inc., Sells Cerner Corporation, AbbVie Inc., Pfizer Inc.
Posted by: GuruFocus (IP Logged)
Date: August 2, 2013 08:25AM

Vanguard Health Care Fund just released its second quarter portfolio. The fund is managed by Wellington Management after its long term manager Edward Owens retired. It gained 34% over the past 12 months and averaged 10.87% a year over the past 10 years. As of 06/30/2013, Vanguard Health Care Fund owns 91 stocks with a total value of $27.3 billion. These are the details of the buys and sells.

For the details of Vanguard Health Care Fund's stock buys and sells, go to http://www.gurufocus.com/StockBuy.php?GuruName=Vanguard+Health+Care+Fund

This is the sector weightings of his portfolio:

Healthcare 92%
Technology 3.5%
Consumer Defensive 2.7%


These are the top 5 holdings of Vanguard Health Care Fund

1. Merck & Co Inc (MRK) - 35,919,648 shares, 6.1% of the total portfolio.

2. UnitedHealth Group Inc (UNH) - 19,960,200 shares, 4.8% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 3.85%

3. Forest Laboratories, Inc. (FRX) - 26,666,866 shares, 4.0% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 1.16%

4. Amgen Inc (AMGN) - 10,758,455 shares, 3.9% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 6.41%

5. Roche Holding AG (ROG) - 4,159,833 shares, 3.8% of the total portfolio.

New Purchase: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation (EW)

Vanguard Health Care Fund initiated holdings in Edwards Lifesciences Corporation. His purchase prices were between $62.54 and $84.93, with an estimated average price of $71.02. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.32%. His holdings were 1,311,100 shares as of 06/30/2013.

New Purchase: Hologic Inc (HOLX)

Vanguard Health Care Fund initiated holdings in Hologic Inc. His purchase prices were between $19.04 and $22.82, with an estimated average price of $20.89. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.3%. His holdings were 4,304,500 shares as of 06/30/2013.

New Purchase: PerkinElmer Inc (PKI)

Vanguard Health Care Fund initiated holdings in PerkinElmer Inc. His purchase prices were between $30.35 and $34.95, with an estimated average price of $32.72. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.17%. His holdings were 1,441,400 shares as of 06/30/2013.

New Purchase: Quintiles Transnational Holdings Inc (Q)

Vanguard Health Care Fund initiated holdings in Quintiles Transnational Holdings Inc. His purchase prices were between $42.02 and $45.85, with an estimated average price of $43.83. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.13%. His holdings were 864,130 shares as of 06/30/2013.

Sold Out: Novartis AG (NVS)

Vanguard Health Care Fund sold out his holdings in Novartis AG. His sale prices were between $68.42 and $75.5, with an estimated average price of $72.61.

Sold Out: Sigma-Aldrich Corporation (SIAL)

Vanguard Health Care Fund sold out his holdings in Sigma-Aldrich Corporation. His sale prices were between $74.1 and $85.14, with an estimated average price of $80.08.

Added: Vertex Pharmaceuticals (VRTX)

Vanguard Health Care Fund added to his holdings in Vertex Pharmaceuticals by 140.58%. His purchase prices were between $52.6 and $85.6, with an estimated average price of $73.64. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 1.05%. His holdings were 5,990,000 shares as of 06/30/2013.

Added: Zoetis Inc (ZTS)

Vanguard Health Care Fund added to his holdings in Zoetis Inc by 1167.44%. His purchase prices were between $30.19 and $34.26, with an estimated average price of $32.38. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.88%. His holdings were 8,412,017 shares as of 06/30/2013.

Added: UCB SA (UCB)

Vanguard Health Care Fund added to his holdings in UCB SA by 42.47%. His purchase prices were between $38.45 and $50, with an estimated average price of $44.09. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.54%. His holdings were 9,345,949 shares as of 06/30/2013.

Added: Covance, Inc. (CVD)

Vanguard Health Care Fund added to his holdings in Covance, Inc. by 317.31%. His purchase prices were between $71.21 and $78.88, with an estimated average price of $74.79. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.48%. His holdings were 2,246,400 shares as of 06/30/2013.

Added: Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (BMY)

Vanguard Health Care Fund added to his holdings in Bristol-Myers Squibb Company by 13.32%. His purchase prices were between $39.68 and $47.68, with an estimated average price of $43.41. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.39%. His holdings were 20,338,461 shares as of 06/30/2013.

Added: Aetna Inc (AET)

Vanguard Health Care Fund added to his holdings in Aetna Inc by 33.47%. His purchase prices were between $52.38 and $63.59, with an estimated average price of $58.75. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.38%. His holdings were 6,239,883 shares as of 06/30/2013.

Added: Covidien PLC (COV)

Vanguard Health Care Fund added to his holdings in Covidien PLC by 66.94%. His purchase prices were between $55.658 and $62.414, with an estimated average price of $59.39. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.37%. His holdings were 4,002,600 shares as of 06/30/2013.

Added: CVS Caremark Corp (CVS)

Vanguard Health Care Fund added to his holdings in CVS Caremark Corp by 96.21%. His purchase prices were between $54.13 and $60.35, with an estimated average price of $57.94. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.34%. His holdings were 3,335,100 shares as of 06/30/2013.

Added: Allscripts Healthcare Solutions Inc (MDRX)

Vanguard Health Care Fund added to his holdings in Allscripts Healthcare Solutions Inc by 108.41%. His purchase prices were between $12.58 and $14.09, with an estimated average price of $13.4. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.21%. His holdings were 8,351,463 shares as of 06/30/2013.

Added: Health Management Associates, Inc. (HMA)

Vanguard Health Care Fund added to his holdings in Health Management Associates, Inc. by 22.25%. His purchase prices were between $10.38 and $16.32, with an estimated average price of $12.57. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.2%. His holdings were 19,140,500 shares as of 06/30/2013.

Added: UnitedHealth Group Inc (UNH)

Vanguard Health Care Fund added to his holdings in UnitedHealth Group Inc by 3.85%. His purchase prices were between $58.54 and $66.09, with an estimated average price of $62.22. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.18%. His holdings were 19,960,200 shares as of 06/30/2013.

Added: AstraZeneca PLC (AZN)

Vanguard Health Care Fund added to his holdings in AstraZeneca PLC by 6.52%. His purchase prices were between $30.525 and $35.215, with an estimated average price of $33.11. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.17%. His holdings were 15,960,472 shares as of 06/30/2013.

Added: Bruker Corporation (BRKR)

Vanguard Health Care Fund added to his holdings in Bruker Corporation by 307.28%. His purchase prices were between $15.94 and $19.13, with an estimated average price of $17.29. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.14%. His holdings were 3,285,758 shares as of 06/30/2013.

Here is the complete portfolio of Vanguard Health Care Fund. Also check out:

1. Vanguard Health Care Fund's Undervalued Stocks
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4. Stocks that Vanguard Health Care Fund keeps buying



Stocks Discussed: VGHCX, VRTX, ZTS, UCB, CVD, BMY, AET, COV, CVS, MDRX, HMA, UN,
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