From Kevin Breuninger : KEY POINTS
From Fred Imbert: Many investors believe the Federal Reserve is set to start cutting interest rates, possibly as early as this week. And history shows one group of stocks stands out after the Fed begins cutting.
From Todd Shriber: Following a rough May for U.S. stocks, investors will not be pleased to know June is, historically, an unpleasant month for stocks. Over the past 20 years, the S&P 500 averages a June decline of 0.70 percent, making the sixth month of the year the second-worst, on average, behind only September.
From Keris Lahiff: The Dow Jones Industrial Average hasn’t seen these kinds of losses in eight years.
From Martin Fridson: Healthcare stocks took sick after Senator Bernie Sanders introduced his Medicare for All bill on April 10. From the preceding day’s close through April 29, S&P’s Managed Health Care Subindex fell by 3.12%. The S&P 500 rose by 2.25% over that period.
From Keith Speights: This time, it’s different.
From Fred Imbert:
From Fred Imbert: Stocks gave up most of their earlier gains on Thursday as losses in the health-care sector continued for a third straight day.
From Lizzy Gurdus: Health care just caught a cold.
From Todd Shriber: The Health Care Select Sector SPDR XLV 0.39%, the largest exchange traded fund tracking the S&P 500’s second-largest sector weight, is up just 5.84 percent, underscoring the point that after an impressive 2018, health care stocks are lagging this year.
From Tyler Clifford:
From Reuters: Dec 17 (Reuters) – Shares of U.S. health insurers, hospitals, and healthcare companies fell on Monday after a federal judge ruled that Barack Obama’s signature healthcare law was unconstitutional.
From MT Newswires:
From Zacks Equity Research: Health Insurance Innovations, Inc. (HIIQ – Free Report) shares have soared 32.8% year to date against the industry‘s decrease of 23.2% and the Zacks S&P 500 composite’s decline of 1.5%. With a market capitalization of nearly $532 million, average volume of shares traded in the last three months were 0.6 million.
From ETF Channel: Looking at the underlying holdings of the ETFs in our coverage universe at ETF Channel, we have compared the trading price of each holding against the average analyst 12-month forward target price, and computed the weighted average implied analyst target price for the ETF itself.