Sector: Health Care

Performances and investment outlooks for the Health Care sector and its industries.

Sector/

Industry

Index Value % of S&P 1500 % Price Change For

Rankings

5(Best) to 1(Worst)

Analyst Rec.

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(0) Neu.

(-) Neg.

1 Wk 13 Wks YTD '99 5 Yrs. STARS Relative Strength
Health Care 251.96 12.6 –2.94 –4.02 –9.98 36.7 19.43 3.88 3 Overweight
Biotechnology 340.31 1.11 –2.63 –1.81 –2.61 17.07 27.2 3.42 2 +
Health Care (Diversified) 290.38 3.21 –1.44 –2.17 –9.11 35.19 22.96 4.09 3 0
Health Care (Drugs - Generic & Other) 214.35 0.3 –1.67 –6.28 –8.55 72.31 17.58 3.8 2 +
Health Care (Drugs - Major Pharms.) 280.2 5.4 –5.31 –7.62 –12.75 37.07 22.02 3.92 3 0
Health Care (Hospital Management) 141.88 0.34 –0.36 –3.42 –8.65 65.55 5.71 4.25 4 +
Health Care (Long-Term Care) 44.15 0.01 6.35 21.02 5.97 40.88 –17.14 4 5 +
Health Care (Managed Care) 86.81 0.51 –1.4 –5.95 –11.78 81.04 –2.79 3.62 4 0
Health Care (Medical Prods. & Supplies) 231.22 1.44 0.46 2.53 –7.06 40.01 17.42 3.63 3 0
Health Care (Specialized Services) 101.07 0.23 2.08 16.25 –6.35 70.86 –2.62 4.38 5 0

Sector STARS: The weighted averages of company STARS in the sector or industry. A higher number is better.

Relative Strength: The index's 6-month performance versus the S&P 1500. A higher number is better.

Recommendations: Industry outlooks are S&P analysts' investment outlooks for index and non-index companies. Sector weightings reflect Standard & Poor's Investment Policy Committee input.

The Relative Strength Graph represents the sector's 52-week price performance vs. that of the S&P 1500 Super Composite. If the purple line moves below 100, the sector is underperforming the market, and if it moves above 100, the sector Is outperforming the market.

The S&P 1500 Super Composite normalized at 100

The sector's 52-week price performance

The relative-strength trend line over the last 200 days

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