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  • T. Rowe Price Health Sciences Fund (PRHSX)
    Ticker Symbol:
    PRHSX
    Fund Status:
    Open to new Retail investors  /  Open to subsequent Retail investments
    Fund Objective
    Quick Stats
    Fiscal Year End  December
    Morningstar Category  Health
    Inception Date 12/29/1995
    Tax ID 52-1952906
    Investment Objective
    The fund's objective is long-term capital appreciation.
    Strategy
    To invest at least 80% of net assets in common stocks of companies engaged in the research, development, production, or distribution of products or services related to health care, medicine, or the life sciences. While the fund can invest in companies of any size, the majority of fund assets are expected to be invested in large- and mid-capitalization companies.
    Investor Profile
    Individuals seeking significant capital growth who can accept the risk of loss inherent in a fund that focuses on a volatile area of the market. Appropriate for both regular and tax-deferred accounts, such as IRAs.
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    This fund offers the potential for long-term growth of capital by investing in companies engaged in the research, development, production, or distribution of health-related products or services. The health care field is experiencing unprecedented change, driven by attempts to hold down costs and by an aging population. Companies that can provide quality products at competitive prices should perform well. Technological breakthroughs in areas such as biotechnology can also lead to superior earnings growth.

    Due to the fund's concentration in health sciences companies, its share price will be more volatile than that of more diversified funds. Further, these firms are often dependent on government funding and regulation and are vulnerable to product liability lawsuits and competition from low-cost generic products.
    *Funds are placed in general risk/return categories based on their past performance or, for newer funds, the performance of the types of securities in which they invest. There is no assurance past trends will continue.
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