Vanguard Health Care Index Fund
ALTAR
Score™
5.3% info Recommen-
dation
NEUTRAL
2020E    2021E
P/E
ratio
22.9x P/Sales
ratio
1.9x
P/BV
ratio
4.2x Div.
yield
1.5%


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Vanguard Health Care ETF seeks to track the performance of the MSCI US Investable Market Health Care Index.

FUND BASICS
Category US Equities
Fund Sponsor Vanguard Group Inc/The
Website www.vanguard.com
Inception date Jan 26, 2004
Assets (mns) $11,260
Currency USD
Expense ratio 10 bp
Distributions Quarterly

FUND STRUCTURE
Regulation Open-Ended Fund
Custodian Brown Brothers Harriman & Co
Weighting Market Cap
Index replication Full
Uses derivatives No
Options available Yes

SECTOR BREAKDOWN

 


CONSTITUENT BREAKDOWN
No. of constituents 429
Wgt avg mkt cap (mns) $117,246
Large cap (>$10bn) 87.1%
Mid cap ($2-10bn) 9.1%
Small cap (<$2bn) 3.8%
Developed mkts 100.0%
Emerging mkts 0.0%

TOP TEN HOLDINGS
JOHNSON & JOHNSON 8.3 %
UNITEDHEALTH GROUP INC 6.2 %
MERCK & CO. INC. 4.2 %
PFIZER INC 4.2 %
ABBVIE INC 3.6 %
ABBOTT LABORATORIES 3.6 %
THERMO FISHER SCIENTIFIC INC 3.3 %
AMGEN INC 3.2 %
ELI LILLY & CO 3.0 %
BRISTOL-MYERS SQUIBB CO 2.8 %
Total 42.3 %

TOP COUNTRY EXPOSURE
UNITED STATES 93.5 %
IRELAND 3.6 %
BRITAIN 0.4 %
NETHERLANDS 0.1 %
SWITZERLAND 0.1 %
CANADA 0.0 %
CAYMAN ISLANDS 0.0 %
PUERTO RICO 0.0 %
BERMUDA 0.0 %
COSTA RICA 0.0 %

HISTORICAL PERFORMANCE info

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Standardized Annual Returns (thru June 30)
Year-to-date 1 year 5 years 10 years Since Incep.
1.1% 12.3% 8.4% 16.2% 10.1%

Market Correlations
versus... Beta R-squared
S&P500 0.82 74%
MSCI EAFE 0.75 55%
MSCI Emg. Mkts. 0.55 46%

Technical Indicators
Recent close $198.64
30d moving avg. $193.32
Annualized volatility 16.1%
Short interest (ETF) 1.1%
Short interest (Underlying) 2.9%
Relative strength (RSI) 53

Liquidity measures
Avg. volume (thou.) 267
Turnover 0.5%
Bid/Ask (% of price) 0.05%
ADV underlying (mns) $51,965

Distributions


FINDING ALTERNATIVE FUNDS

Below is a list of 100 potential alternatives to the Vanguard Health Care Index Fund ETF based on the alternatives' overlap in portfolio holdings with VHT. Consider funds with lower expense ratios and/or higher ALTAR Score™ ratings as possible alternatives.

Benchmark ticker: VHT Expense: 10 bp ALTAR Score™: 5.3%


ALTERNATIVE ETFs BASED ON OVERLAP WITH VHT
Ticker Fund
Name
Overlap1
vs VHT
(%)
Expense
ratio
(bp)
Savings
vs VHT
(bp)
ALTAR
Score™
(%)
ALTAR
vs VHT
(%)
FHLC Fidelity MSCI Health Care Index ETF 97.5 8 2 5.4 +0.1
IYH iShares U.S. Healthcare ETF 88.7 43 -33 6.0 +0.7
XLV Health Care Select Sector SPDR Fund 81.4 13 -3 7.0 +1.7
JHMH John Hancock Multifactor Healthcare ETF 77.0 40 -30 5.9 +0.6
IXJ iShares Global Healthcare ETF 66.2 46 -36 6.2 +0.9
IEHS iShares Evolved U.S. Healthcare Staples ETF 56.8 18 -8 5.6 +0.3
RYH Invesco S&P 500 Equal Weight Health Care ETF 53.2 40 -30 6.4 +1.1
IEIH iShares Evolved U.S. Innovative Healthcare ETF 50.4 18 -8 2.9 -2.4
FXH First Trust Health Care AlphaDEX Fund 35.8 62 -52 4.4 -1.0
SZNE Pacer CFRA-Stovall Equal Weight Seasonal Rotation ETF 35.6 60 -50 6.1 +0.8
PJP Invesco Dynamic Pharmaceuticals ETF 32.7 56 -46 10.8 +5.5
FTXH First Trust Nasdaq Pharmaceuticals ETF 32.0 60 -50 8.6 +3.3
MTUM iShares Edge MSCI USA Momentum Factor ETF 30.1 15 -5 4.0 -1.3
GDNA Goldman Sachs Motif Human Evolution ETF 28.4 50 -40 0.3 -5.1
VIRS Pacer BioThreat Strategy ETF 26.5 70 -60 4.4 -1.0
JKD iShares Morningstar Large-Cap ETF 26.1 20 -10 5.6 +0.2
LNGR Global X Longevity Thematic ETF 26.0 50 -40 3.1 -2.3
PPH VanEck Vectors Pharmaceutical ETF 25.9 36 -26 10.1 +4.8
IHE iShares U.S. Pharmaceuticals ETF 25.7 42 -32 5.4 +0.1
IHI iShares U.S. Medical Devices ETF 25.4 43 -33 3.4 -1.9
HDIV QRAFT AI-Enhanced U.S. High Dividend ETF 25.0 75 -65 6.1 +0.8
MGV Vanguard Mega Cap Value ETF 24.6 7 3 7.2 +1.9
HLAL Wahed FTSE USA Shariah ETF 23.5 50 -40 4.5 -0.8
HTEC ROBO Global Healthcare Technology & Innovation ETF 23.4 68 -58 0.2 -5.2
SPHQ Invesco S&P 500 Quality ETF 22.7 15 -5 4.6 -0.8
VTV Vanguard Value Index Fund 22.0 4 6 7.4 +2.0
USMC Principal U.S. Mega-Cap Multi-Factor Index ETF 21.8 12 -2 4.7 -0.6
XPH SPDR S&P Pharmaceuticals ETF 21.8 35 -25 4.4 -0.9
VOOV Vanguard S&P 500 Value ETF 20.6 15 -5 7.3 +2.0
SPYV SPDR Portfolio S&P 500 Value ETF 20.5 4 6 7.4 +2.0
IVE iShares S&P 500 Value ETF 20.5 18 -8 7.2 +1.9
OUSA O'Shares FTSE US Quality Dividend ETF 20.2 48 -38 5.6 +0.3
HDV iShares Core High Dividend ETF 20.2 8 2 6.7 +1.4
RBUS Nationwide Risk-Based U.S. Equity ETF 20.0 30 -20 5.0 -0.3
XOUT GraniteShares XOUT U.S. Large Cap ETF 19.9 60 -50 4.3 -1.0
IBB iShares NASDAQ Biotechnology ETF 19.7 47 -37 0.2 -5.2
SPXT ProShares S&P 500 Ex-Technology ETF 19.7 27 -17 5.6 +0.3
IUSV iShares Core S&P U.S. Value ETF 19.6 4 6 7.4 +2.1
XHE SPDR S&P Health Care Equipment ETF 19.0 35 -25 1.7 -3.7
XRLV Invesco S&P 500 ex-Rate Sensitive Low Volatility ETF 18.9 25 -15 5.9 +0.6
SPUS SP Funds S&P 500 Sharia Industry Exclusions ETF 18.8 49 -39 4.0 -1.3
VFMO Vanguard U.S. Momentum Factor ETF 18.8 13 -3 1.1 -4.2
SPLV Invesco S&P 500 Low Volatility ETF 18.6 25 -15 5.6 +0.3
FTCS First Trust Capital Strength ETF 18.4 58 -48 4.8 -0.5
MXDU Nationwide Maximum Diversification US Core Equity ETF 17.4 34 -24 4.8 -0.5
MMTM SPDR S&P 1500 Momentum Tilt ETF 17.3 12 -2 4.8 -0.5
IWX iShares Russell Top 200 Value ETF 17.2 20 -10 7.1 +1.8
AIEQ AI Powered Equity ETF 17.1 87 -77 3.6 -1.7
VYM Vanguard High Dividend Yield Index ETF 17.1 6 4 7.3 +2.0
RAFE PIMCO RAFI ESG U.S. ETF 16.8 29 -19 7.7 +2.4
PWB Invesco Dynamic Large Cap Growth ETF 16.7 55 -45 3.3 -2.0
FTHI First Trust High Income ETF 16.6 85 -75 4.9 -0.4
PQLC PGIM QMA Strategic Alpha Large-Cap Core ETF 16.6 17 -7 6.5 +1.2
SCHV Schwab U.S. Large-Cap Value ETF 16.6 4 6 7.1 +1.8
WOMN Impact Shares YWCA Women's Empowerment ETF 16.4 75 -65 4.4 -0.9
USMV iShares Edge MSCI Min Vol USA ETF 16.4 15 -5 5.5 +0.1
SPXN ProShares S&P 500 Ex-Financials ETF 16.3 27 -17 4.9 -0.4
DGRW WisdomTree U.S. Quality Dividend Growth Fund 16.3 28 -18 6.4 +1.1
FTLB First Trust Hedged BuyWrite Income ETF 16.2 85 -75 4.9 -0.4
DGRO iShares Core Dividend Growth ETF 16.2 8 2 6.6 +1.3
IHF iShares U.S. Healthcare Providers ETF 16.2 43 -33 7.6 +2.3
CHGX Change Finance U.S. Large Cap Fossil Fuel Free ETF 16.1 49 -39 5.1 -0.2
QUS SPDR MSCI USA StrategicFactors ETF 15.9 15 -5 5.8 +0.5
DSTL Distillate US Fundamental Stability & Value ETF 15.8 39 -29 6.4 +1.1
FAD First Trust Multi Cap Growth AlphaDEX Fund 15.7 66 -56 2.5 -2.8
FBT First Trust NYSE Arca Biotechnology Index Fund 15.7 55 -45 -0.9 -6.2
SFY SoFi Select 500 ETF 15.7 0 10 5.2 -0.2
VIG Vanguard Dividend Appreciation Index Fund 15.7 6 4 5.3 0.0
EQWL Invesco Russell Top 200 Equal Weight ETF 15.4 25 -15 6.0 +0.7
USLB Invesco Russell 1000 Low Beta Equal Weight ETF 15.3 35 -25 5.4 +0.0
EXT WisdomTree U.S. Total Earnings Fund 15.3 28 -18 5.2 -0.1
DYNF BlackRock U.S. Equity Factor Rotation ETF 15.3 30 -20 6.5 +1.2
BBH VanEck Vectors Biotech ETF 15.3 35 -25 3.7 -1.6
JVAL JPMorgan U.S. Value Factor ETF 15.2 12 -2 8.7 +3.4
DEF Invesco Defensive Equity ETF 15.1 55 -45 5.0 -0.3
SCIU Global X Scientific Beta US ETF 15.1 19 -9 5.7 +0.4
ESGV Vanguard ESG U.S. Stock ETF 15.1 12 -2 5.1 -0.2
GSLC Goldman Sachs ActiveBeta U.S. Large Cap Equity ETF 15.0 9 1 5.5 +0.2
GSEW Goldman Sachs Equal Weight U.S. Large Cap Equity ETF 14.9 9 1 5.8 +0.5
FDRR Fidelity Dividend ETF for Rising Rates 14.9 29 -19 6.9 +1.6
XT iShares Exponential Technologies ETF 14.9 47 -37 5.0 -0.3
CACG ClearBridge All Cap Growth ETF 14.9 54 -44 4.3 -1.0
VONV Vanguard Russell 1000 Value Index Fund 14.9 8 2 7.2 +1.9
ROUS Hartford Multifactor US Equity ETF 14.8 19 -9 7.3 +2.0
DLN WisdomTree U.S. LargeCap Dividend Fund 14.8 28 -18 6.3 +1.0
SPXE ProShares S&P 500 Ex-Energy ETF 14.7 27 -17 5.2 -0.1
VXF Vanguard Extended Market Index Fund 14.7 7 3 3.8 -1.6
CCOR Core Alternative ETF 14.7 123 -113 4.4 -1.0
PBP Invesco S&P 500 BuyWrite ETF 14.7 49 -39 5.0 -0.3
IWL iShares Russell Top 200 ETF 14.6 15 -5 5.0 -0.4
SPYX SPDR S&P 500 Fossil Fuel Reserves Free ETF 14.5 20 -10 5.3 -0.0
JQUA JPMorgan U.S. Quality Factor ETF 14.5 12 -2 5.2 -0.1
BKMC BNY Mellon US Mid Cap Core Equity ETF 14.4 4 6 5.8 +0.4
HSPX Global X S&P 500 Covered Call ETF 14.4 65 -55 4.8 -0.5
ITOT iShares Core S&P Total U.S. Stock Market ETF 14.4 3 7 5.1 -0.2
SCHB Schwab U.S. Broad Market ETF 14.4 3 7 5.2 -0.1
ONEO SPDR Russell 1000 Momentum Focus ETF 14.4 20 -10 6.4 +1.1
IWV iShares Russell 3000 ETF 14.4 20 -10 5.0 -0.3
IQSU IQ Candriam ESG US Equity ETF 14.3 9 1 5.0 -0.3
IWF iShares Russell 1000 Growth ETF 14.3 19 -9 4.1 -1.3

1Overlap is the percentage of holdings by weight that are identical. For example, if Fund A has a 2% position in Apple, Inc. (AAPL) and Fund B has a 5% position, their overlapping position in AAPL is 2%.

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RESULTS & ESTIMATES

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OTHER FUNDAMENTAL METRICS

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Asset turnover **%   Assets-to-equity **x

Return on equity

Revision activity*
*Six months ago = 100

Net margins

Compound annual growth rates

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VALUATION METRICS
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Historical valuation trends

Forward
multiple:
Vanguard Health Care Index Fund
Relative
to:
S&P500 MSCI EAFE MSCI Emg. Mkts. Other ETF:

NEUTRAL

Average appreciation potential. A rating of NEUTRAL is assigned to ETFs with ALTAR Scores in the middle quintile (ranking between 40%-60%) of their category. This indicates that valuations adequately reflect the fundamentals of stocks in these funds.

ALTAR Score™


Calculation of ALTAR Score™
Avg. Return on Equity 20.8 %
Divided by: Fwd. P/BV 3.8 x
Less: Expense ratio 10 bp
Equals: ALTAR Score 5.3 %
info More information on ALTAR Score™

MODERN PORTFOLIO THEORY info

CONSENSUS RECOMMENDATIONS: FUND CONSTITUENTS
COMPOSITE
RATING
1.39 CATEGORY
AVERAGE
1.52
 
The composite rating is a weighted average of analysts' consensus recommendations for individual ETF constituents, based on the following scale:

BUY = 1; OVERWEIGHT = 1.5, HOLD = 2; UNDERWEIGHT = 2.5; and SELL = 3.

Readers are cautioned that because analyst ratings tend to be inflated, the composite score may be more useful as a relative measure of sentiment between funds rather than as a stand-alone recommendation.
 

 

See RATING tab for calculation of ALTAR Score™
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