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Quick Guide to Putnam Global Health Care A Fund (PHSTX)


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Putnam Global Health Care A (PHSTX - MF report) a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy) was incepted in May 1982 and is managed by Putnam Investment Management, LLC. PHSTX seeks capital appreciation. PHSTX invests in common stocks of companies in the health sciences industries, with a focus on growth stocks. Companies that are fast growing and whose earnings are likely to increase over time issue growth stocks. PHSTX distributes its dividends and capital gains, if any, annually.

This Large Growth fund, as of the last filing, allocates their fund in three major groups; Large Value, Small Growth and Small Value. Further, as of the last filing, Applied Materials, Micron Technology and Ciena were the top holdings for PHSTX.

Putnam Global Health Care A, managed by Putnam Funds, carries an expense ratio of 1.12%. Moreover, PHSTX requires a minimal initial investment of $500.

PHSTX has a history of positive total returns for over 10 years. Specifically, the fund’s returns over the 3, 5 year benchmarks; 3 year 13.43% and 5 year 17.04%. To see how this fund performed compared in its category and other #1 and #2 Ranked Mutual Funds, please click here.

PHSTX’s performance, as of the last filing, when compared to funds in its category was in the top 46% in 1 year, top 50% over the past 3 years, and in the 59% over the past 5 years.

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