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Key Stats

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Expense Ratio Discount or Premium to NAV Total Assets Under Management 30-Day Average Daily Volume
1.19% -9.86% 999.08M 185320.5
Dividend Yield Turnover Ratio 1 Year Fund Level Flows Max Drawdown (All)
0% 41.21% -- Upgrade

Basic Info

Investment Strategy
The investment objective of the fund is to seek long-term capital appreciation by investing primarily in equity and related securities (including securities subject to legal or contractual restrictions on resale) of U.S. and foreign companies principally engaged in the healthcare industries ("Healthcare Companies"). The Fund will invest primarily in securities of U.S. and foreign companies that are generally believed by the Investment Adviser to have significant potential for above-average long-term growth in revenues and earnings.
General
Security Type Closed-End Fund
Equity Style Large Cap/Blend
Fixed Income Style --
Broad Asset Class Sector Equity
Broad Category Equity
Category Name Health
Category Index S&P 1500 Health Care TR
Global Category Name Healthcare Sector Equity
YCharts Categorization Healthcare Equity
YCharts Benchmark S&P 1500 Health Care (Sector) Total Return (^SP15HCSTR)
Prospectus Objective Specialty - Health
Fund Owner Firm Name Tekla Capital Management LLC
Prospectus Benchmark Index
NASDAQ Biotechnology TR USD 100.0%
Broad Asset Class Benchmark Index
^MSWNTR 100.0%
Manager Tenure
Daniel Omstead 21.27 yrs

Net Fund Flows Versus Category

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Performance Versus Category

 
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As of January 31, 2023. Returns for periods of 1 year and above are annualized.

Annual Total Returns Versus Peers

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Name
2016
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2018
2019
2020
2021
2022
YTD
-22.44%
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-13.12%
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7.51%
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5.58%
21.86%
18.27%
20.56%
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As of January 31, 2023.

Fundamentals

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Dividend Yield TTM (2-1-23) 0%
30-Day SEC Yield --
7-Day SEC Yield --
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Weighted Average PE Ratio 16.04
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As of June 30, 2022

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Asset Allocation

As of June 30, 2022.
Type % Net % Long % Short
Cash 4.94% Upgrade Upgrade
Stock 87.66% Upgrade Upgrade
Bond 0.00% Upgrade Upgrade
Convertible 0.00% Upgrade Upgrade
Preferred 8.12% Upgrade Upgrade
Other -0.72% Upgrade Upgrade

Top 10 Holdings

Name % Weight Price % Change
Amgen Inc 8.00% 243.60 -3.49%
Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc 6.15% 319.64 -1.07%
Gilead Sciences Inc 5.70% 83.44 -0.60%
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc 5.22% 753.25 -0.69%
Horizon Therapeutics PLC 3.54% 110.40 0.62%
AstraZeneca PLC ADR 2.95% 63.50 -2.85%
UnitedHealth Group Inc 2.39% 502.44 0.65%
Seagen Inc Ordinary Shares 2.27% 137.08 -1.72%
AbbVie Inc 2.18% 146.07 -1.14%
Illumina Inc 2.14% 212.62 -0.74%

Basic Info

Investment Strategy
The investment objective of the fund is to seek long-term capital appreciation by investing primarily in equity and related securities (including securities subject to legal or contractual restrictions on resale) of U.S. and foreign companies principally engaged in the healthcare industries ("Healthcare Companies"). The Fund will invest primarily in securities of U.S. and foreign companies that are generally believed by the Investment Adviser to have significant potential for above-average long-term growth in revenues and earnings.
General
Security Type Closed-End Fund
Equity Style Large Cap/Blend
Fixed Income Style --
Broad Asset Class Sector Equity
Broad Category Equity
Category Name Health
Category Index S&P 1500 Health Care TR
Global Category Name Healthcare Sector Equity
YCharts Categorization Healthcare Equity
YCharts Benchmark S&P 1500 Health Care (Sector) Total Return (^SP15HCSTR)
Prospectus Objective Specialty - Health
Fund Owner Firm Name Tekla Capital Management LLC
Prospectus Benchmark Index
NASDAQ Biotechnology TR USD 100.0%
Broad Asset Class Benchmark Index
^MSWNTR 100.0%
Manager Tenure
Daniel Omstead 21.27 yrs

Fundamentals

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Dividend Yield TTM (2-1-23) 0%
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Weighted Average PE Ratio 16.04
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Fund Details

Key Dates
Inception Date 4/23/1987
Last Annual Report Date 9/30/2022
Last Prospectus Date 2/7/1997
Attributes
Index Fund No
Inverse Fund No
Leveraged Fund No
Fund of Funds No
Currency Hedged Fund No
Synthetic Replication Fund No
Has Dividend Investment Plan Yes
Socially Responsible Fund No

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