Vanguard Health Care Fund

Vanguard Health Care Fund

Last Update: 02-01-2016

Number of Stocks: 82
Number of New Stocks: 5

Total Value: $50,292 Mil
Q/Q Turnover: 6%

Countries: USA
Details: Top Buys | Top Sales | Top Holdings  Embed:

Vanguard Health Care Fund' s Profile & Performance

Profile

Edward Owens has worked in investment management for over 30 years. He has managed the Vanguard Health Care Fund (VGHCX) since its inception in May 1984. Owens received a B.A. from the University of Virginia, and an M.B.A from Harvard Business School.

Web Page:https://personal.vanguard.com/us/funds/snapshot?FundId=0052&FundIntExt=INT

Investing Philosophy

Mr. Owens invests primarily in health care companies. His strategy is characterized by a long-term focus and careful attention to valuations.

Historical Allocation of Stock, Bonds, Cash

Total Holding History

Performance of Vanguard Healthcare Fund

YearReturn (%)S&P500 (%)Excess Gain (%)
201512.651.1911.5
201428.5213.6914.8
201343.1932.3910.8
3-Year Cumulative107.3 (27.5%/year)52.3 (15.1%/year)55 (12.4%/year)
201215.1116-0.9
201111.452.119.3
5-Year Cumulative166 (21.6%/year)80.4 (12.5%/year)85.6 (9.1%/year)
20106.1615.06-8.9
200920.9626.46-5.5
2008-18.45-3718.5
20074.425.49-1.1
200610.8715.79-4.9
10-Year Cumulative222.4 (12.4%/year)102 (7.3%/year)120.4 (5.1%/year)
200515.414.9110.5
20049.5110.88-1.4
200326.5828.68-2.1
2002-11.36-22.110.7
2001-6.87-11.895.0
15-Year Cumulative325.8 (10.1%/year)107.5 (5%/year)218.3 (5.1%/year)
200060.53-9.169.6
19997.0521.04-14.0
199840.828.5812.2
199728.5733.36-4.8
199621.3622.96-1.6
20-Year Cumulative1507.6 (14.9%/year)381.4 (8.2%/year)1126.2 (6.7%/year)
199545.1737.587.6
19949.541.328.2
199311.8110.081.7
1992-1.577.62-9.2
199146.3230.4715.9
25-Year Cumulative4016.6 (16%/year)937.3 (9.8%/year)3079.3 (6.2%/year)
199016.79-3.119.9
198932.9531.691.3
198828.4116.6111.8
1987-0.55.1-5.6
198621.4218.62.8
30-Year Cumulative9816.1 (16.6%/year)1824 (10.4%/year)7992.1 (6.2%/year)
198545.7631.614.2

Top Ranked Articles

Vanguard Health Care Fund Sells Stake in Humana Guru raises stakes in Allergan, Aetna and Cigna
The Vanguard Health Care Fund (Trades, Portfolio), which, as its name suggests, invests almost exclusively in health care companies, made five new buys in the fourth quarter, but its most significant transaction was the sale of its 4,716,539-share stake in Humana Inc. (NYSE:HUM), a Louisville, Kentucky-based health insurance company. Read more...
Vanguard Health Care Fund Purchases Stericycle Waste management company has a rich history of growth
Jean Hynes has been managing the Vanguard Health Care Fund (Trades, Portfolio) since 2012. Hynes had big shoes to fill by taking over after legendary investor Ed Owens, who founded the company in 1984 and netted an outstanding 16% average return during the time that he ran the Vanguard Health Care Fund (Trades, Portfolio). In Hynes' first three years of managing the portfolio, she has netted outstanding returns of over 25% for the health care fund. Read more...
Jean Hynes Finds Her Pot of Gold In the 3rd quarter, Vanguard Health Care Fund doubled stake in Biogen
The Vanguard Health Care Fund doubled its stake in Biogen Inc. (NASDAQ:BIIB), one of the world’s leading biotechnology companies, in the third quarter. Read more...
5 Top Stocks of the Outperforming Vanguard Health Care Fund The fund has beat the index on a one-, five- and 10-year basis and since inception
The Vanguard Health Care Fund (Trades, Portfolio) (VGHCX)’s selection of stocks from a variety of areas within the foreign and domestic health care sector has resulted in a fantastic performance record. Read more...
The Best-Performing Stocks Among Vanguard Health Care Fund's Holdings Prothena Corp. tops the list with a 148% return year-to-date
Jean M. Hynes has managed the Vanguard Health Care Fund (Trades, Portfolio) (VGHCX) since 2008, which is now composed of 82 stocks. The following are the stocks in the portfolio with the highest performance since the beginning of the year. Read more...
» More Vanguard Health Care Fund Articles

Commentaries and Stories

  • Currently 0.00/5

Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes)

Vanguard Health Care Fund Sells Stake in Humana Guru raises stakes in Allergan, Aetna and Cigna Vanguard Health Care Fund - Vanguard Health Care Fund Sells Stake In Humana
The Vanguard Health Care Fund (Trades, Portfolio), which, as its name suggests, invests almost exclusively in health care companies, made five new buys in the fourth quarter, but its most significant transaction was the sale of its 4,716,539-share stake in Humana Inc. (NYSE:HUM), a Louisville, Kentucky-based health insurance company. More...

  • Currently 0.00/5

Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes)

Vanguard Health Care Fund Purchases Stericycle Waste management company has a rich history of growth Vanguard Health Care Fund - Vanguard Health Care Fund Purchases Stericycle
Jean Hynes has been managing the Vanguard Health Care Fund (Trades, Portfolio) since 2012. Hynes had big shoes to fill by taking over after legendary investor Ed Owens, who founded the company in 1984 and netted an outstanding 16% average return during the time that he ran the Vanguard Health Care Fund (Trades, Portfolio). In Hynes' first three years of managing the portfolio, she has netted outstanding returns of over 25% for the health care fund. More...

  • Currently 0.00/5

Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes)

Jean Hynes Finds Her Pot of Gold In the 3rd quarter, Vanguard Health Care Fund doubled stake in Biogen Vanguard Health Care Fund - Jean Hynes Finds Her Pot Of Gold
The Vanguard Health Care Fund doubled its stake in Biogen Inc. (NASDAQ:BIIB), one of the world’s leading biotechnology companies, in the third quarter. More...

  • Currently 5.00/5

Rating: 5.0/5 (1 vote)

5 Top Stocks of the Outperforming Vanguard Health Care Fund The fund has beat the index on a one-, five- and 10-year basis and since inception Vanguard Health Care Fund - 5 Top Stocks Of The Outperforming Vanguard Health Care Fund
The Vanguard Health Care Fund (Trades, Portfolio) (VGHCX)’s selection of stocks from a variety of areas within the foreign and domestic health care sector has resulted in a fantastic performance record. More...

  • Currently 0.00/5

Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes)

Pfizer to Create a New Pharmaceutical Colossus Rumors about an agreement with Allergan are unending Vanguard Health Care Fund,RS Investment Management - Pfizer To Create A New Pharmaceutical Colossus
Pfizer Inc. (PFE) and Allergan PLC (AGN) are in friendly talks in relation to a potential transaction to create a pharmaceutical colossus. They emphasize that no agreement has been reached, and there can be no certainty that these conversations will lead to a transaction, but the prospect is that the No.1 U.S. drugmaker will seek to avoid U.S. taxes. More...

  • Currently 0.00/5

Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes)

The Best-Performing Stocks Among Vanguard Health Care Fund's Holdings Prothena Corp. tops the list with a 148% return year-to-date Vanguard Health Care Fund - The Best-Performing Stocks Among Vanguard Health Care Fund's Holdings
Jean M. Hynes has managed the Vanguard Health Care Fund (Trades, Portfolio) (VGHCX) since 2008, which is now composed of 82 stocks. The following are the stocks in the portfolio with the highest performance since the beginning of the year. More...

  • Currently 0.00/5

Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes)

Vanguard Health Care Fund Buys Biogen and Mylan, Cuts Pfizer Its largest trades include Merck, HCA, Baxter Vanguard Health Care Fund,PRIMECAP Management,Fran - Vanguard Health Care Fund Buys Biogen And Mylan, Cuts Pfizer
Edward Owens has worked in investment management for more than 30 years. He has managed the Vanguard Health Care Fund (Trades, Portfolio) since its inception in May 1984. The hedge fund has a portfolio composed of 82 stocks with a total value of $46,362 million and the following are the most weighted trades based on the impact on the portfolio during the third quarter. More...

  • Currently 0.00/5

Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes)

Sheets Smith Wealth Management Buys Companies With no Debts Hedge fund adds 19 new stocks to portfolio Vanguard Health Care Fund,John Paulson,Steve Mande - Sheets Smith Wealth Management Buys Companies With No Debts
Sheets Smith Wealth Management is a hedge fund based in North Carolina that, on its last quarterly 13F, reported a total value of its portfolio of $365 million, with an increase of 1.02% since the previous quarter. During Q2 2015 the investment professional bought 19 new stocks and increased 84 of its existing stakes. The following are the most heavily weighted buys during the quarter. More...

  • Currently 0.00/5

Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes)

A Look at Steven Cohen's Investment in Ironwood Pharmaceuticals Steven Cohen,Vanguard Health Care Fund,Jim Simons - A Look At Steven Cohen's Investment In Ironwood Pharmaceuticals
On Aug. 19, guru Steven Cohen (Trades, Portfolio), manager of Point72 Asset Management, bought shares of Ironwood Pharmaceuticals Inc. (IRWD) increasing his stake by 45.50% and reaching a total of 2,005,800 shares with a total loss of 9% since the first buy done in 2014Q3. The stake of IRWD represent the 0.16% of the guru’s total assets and 1.41% of outstanding shares of the company. More...

  • Currently 0.00/5

Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes)

Insider Buys Round-up: Tenet Healthcare and Sprint Corp
The All-In-One Guru Screener can be used to find insider buys over the last week by clicking on the Insiders tab and changing the settings for All Insider Buying to “$500,000+” and Duration to "August 2015." More...

  • Currently 0.00/5

Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes)

Vanguard Health Care Fund Buys 2 New Stakes in Second Quarter Vanguard Health Care Fund - Vanguard Health Care Fund Buys 2 New Stakes In Second Quarter
As its name suggests, Vanguard Health Care Fund (Trades, Portfolio) invests almost exclusively in health care companies. It’s been a successful investment niche. Vanguard enjoyed returns exceeding 28% in 2014, 43% in 2013 and 15% in 2012. More...

Vanguard, Vanguard Health Care Fund


  • Currently 0.00/5

Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes)

Merck Reports Strong Second Quarter 2015 Earnings with Improved Outlook for the Full Year
Merck (NYSE:MRK) released its second quarter 2015 earnings on July 28. The health care company reported revenue of $9.79 billion with adjusted net income of $2.44 billion resulting in earnings per share of $0.86. Earnings per share beat analysts’ consensus estimate by $0.05; however, revenue fell just below expectations, missing analysts’ average estimate by $10 million. More...

HEALTH CARE


  • Currently 0.00/5

Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes)

Pennsylvania Trust Co. Top Buys in Q2 2015
Pennsylvania Trust Co. recently filed its quarterly 13F where it reports all the trades had during the quarter. More...

  • Currently 3.00/5

Rating: 3.0/5 (1 vote)

Guru Stocks at 52-Week Lows: XOM, WMT, CVX, AZN, COP
According to GuruFocus list of 52-week lows, these Guru stocks have reached their 52-week lows. More...

  • Currently 0.00/5

Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes)

Weekly CEO Buys Highlight: BRKR, GAIN, LUB, NUVA, FGP
According to GuruFocus Insider Data, these are the largest CEO buys during the past week. The overall trend of CEOs is illustrated in the chart below: More...

  • Currently 0.00/5

Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes)

5 Popular Asian Stocks Held By the Gurus Vanguard Health Care Fund,Matthews Japan Fund,Mart - 5 Popular Asian Stocks Held By The Gurus
While American stocks are currently pricey due to the rising dollar, Asian stocks are rallying as investors look overseas. Japan’s Nikkei Stock Average broke 20000 for the first time in 15 years on April 9, while Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index ended the week of April 6 with the largest gain in three years. More...

ASIA, JAPAN, HONG KONG, INTERNATIONAL, GLOBAL


  • Currently 3.50/5

Rating: 3.5/5 (2 votes)

Vanguard Health Care Fund's Undervalued Stocks
Vanguard Health Care Fund is managed by Edward Owens that has worked in investment management for over 30 years. He has managed the Vanguard Health Care Fund (Trades, Portfolio) since its inception in May 1984. Owens received a B.A. from the University of Virginia and an M.B.A from Harvard Business School. More...

  • Currently 4.33/5

Rating: 4.3/5 (3 votes)

Aetna: Solid Prospects in a Volatile Environment Vanguard Health Care Fund,David Einhorn - Aetna: Solid Prospects In A Volatile Environment
With the health care industry in all sorts of turmoil, we might well ask why any sane investor would buy in. After all, it’s filled with legislative uncertainties, regulatory and litigation certainties, not to mention technological change and more. More...

HEALTH CARE, INSURANCE, BUFFETT MUNGER, VALUE, LONG


  • Currently 0.00/5

Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes)

Vanguard Health Care Fund Comments on Covance Inc
We eliminated our position in Covance (CVD), a contract research organization that works with biopharmaceutical companies to help manage their clinical trial process, after LabCorp announced in the fall that it would acquire the company. More...

  • Currently 0.00/5

Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes)

Vanguard Health Care Fund Comments on Amgen Inc
We trimmed our position in Amgen (AMGN), a U.S.-based global biotechnology company that discovers, develops, manufactures, and delivers human therapeutics. The stock was a strong performer in the latter half of 2014 given restructuring efforts to focus more attention on research and development. More...

Add Notes, Comments

If you want to ask a question or report a bug, please create a support ticket.

User Comments

Jiangpengju1985@yahoo
ReplyJiangpengju1985@yahoo - 6 months ago
great performance, he focus on Health care Stock,there are many ways to earn money
Congry
ReplyCongry - 1 year ago
?sunovion trademark of Dainippon Sumitomo Pharma Co.,Ltd Please rate investment potential(?)
Patientbioinvest
ReplyPatientbioinvest - 2 years ago
Is the latest stock pick data from 30/09/13 or is it a mistake?

Get WordPress Plugins for easy affiliate links on Stock Tickers and Guru Names | Earn affiliate commissions by embedding GuruFocus Charts
GuruFocus Affiliate Program: Earn up to $400 per referral. ( Learn More)

GuruFocus Premium Plus Membership

FEEDBACK