Healthcare Sector On The Verge Of A Major Breakout — Or Breakdown

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From Taki Tsaklanos: The healthcare stock market sector is the outperforming sector in the S&P 500 in February 2017. Though this is an interesting insight for investors, the more important observation is the chart setup of the health sector (which is discussed in more detail in this article).
NYSE:XLV February 26, 2017 6:41am

Analyst: Big Opportunities Coming In Medical Device Space

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From The Gold Report: The stage has been set for high levels of uncertainty, and with uncertainty comes opportunities in commodities, posits Lior Gantz, editor of Wealth Research Group, who also sees opportunities in disruptive technologies in the medical arena.
NYSE:XHE February 24, 2017 7:45am

Healthcare Is Bouncing Back, And Medical Devices Are Leading The Way

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From Taki Tsaklanos: The health care stock market sector is back in shape. The XLV ETF representing the healthcare sector was up 0.14 percent for the day and 2.2 percent for the week.
NYSE:IHI February 18, 2017 8:43am

A Major Recovery Is Brewing In The Biotech & Healthcare Space

From Taki Tsaklanos: Biotechnology was once the darling of stock market investors. Not so anymore, since the summer of 2015 the sector collapsed from 400 points to 250 points in the IBB ETF.
NASDAQ:IBB February 17, 2017 6:33am

The Healthcare Sector’s Performance Has Zero Correlation With Earnings Estimates

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From Eric Bush: Equity returns and earnings estimates should presumably be related. It makes intuitive sense that if earnings estimates are increasing for a sector than equity prices for that sector should trend upwards as well.
NYSE:XLV February 15, 2017 6:39am

Health Care ETFs Are Soaring Amid Big Inflows, Muted Trump Worries

Even though rhetoric out of Trump’s White House lately has sounded bearish for prescription pill prices, we have seen bullish momentum in the largest Health Care sector fund in the U.S. listed landscape, XLV (SPDR Health Care Select Sector, Expense Ratio 0.15%), as well as substantial inflows this week.
NYSE:XLV February 9, 2017 12:51pm

These Health Care Stocks Are The Best Options In A Weak Sector

From Taki Tsaklanos: The health care stock market sector evolved from a leader to a laggard in the last 18 months. Health care stocks have a divergence right now: most stocks are underperformers, a minority show strength and are preparing a breakout, and there is a handful of stocks showing great leadership.
NYSE:BSX February 6, 2017 6:50am

Merck Issues Weak Forecast As Q4 Revenue Falls Short

From Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE:MRK) early Thursday posted mixed fourth quarter earnings and provided a tepid outlook, as it suffers through multiple patent expirations of key medications.
NYSE:MRK February 2, 2017 7:26am

Trump’s War On Drug Prices Not The Only Concern For Pharma Companies

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From Brad Hoppmann: The news out of Washington keeps flooding out, and specifically news that’s being made straight from the Oval Office.
NYSE:PJP February 1, 2017 7:26am

Pfizer Provides Tepid Outlook As Q4 Results Miss Expectations

From Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) early Tuesday posted disappointing fourth quarter results and offered a tepid outlook, amid weakening demand for some of its key drugs.
NYSE:PFE January 31, 2017 7:14am

AbbVie Issues In-Line Outlook Following Mixed Q4 Earnings

From AbbVie Inc (NYSE:ABBV) early Friday posted mixed fourth quarter earnings results and issued a 2017 forecast that was in-line with Wall Street expectations.
NYSE:ABBV January 27, 2017 8:19am

Bristol-Myers Slashes Outlook As Q4 Profit Misses The Mark

From Bristol-Myers Squibb Co (NYSE:BMY) early Thursday posted mixed fourth quarter earnins reuslts and lowered its 2017 outlook, amid fears of regulators capping drug prices.
NYSE:BMY January 26, 2017 8:09am

Health Care Is An Underappreciated Dividend Sector Right Now

From Marshall Hargrave: For investors looking to invest in health care but who want to play it safe, the best bet is companies that offer superior and transformative drugs.
NYSE:XLV January 25, 2017 10:30am

Novartis Considering Sale Of Alcon Unit After Mixed Q4 Results And Outlook

From Novartis AG (NYSE:NVS) early Wednesday posted mixed Q4 earnings and offered a tepid outlook, but said it would seek to possibly sell its Alcon eye care division.

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