"A First-Half Run for the Market"

John Lynch of Evergreen Investments sees strength on the Street in the first months of the year, followed by more moderate gains

Two stock sectors that could do well in 2004 are cyclicals and health care, in the view of John Lynch, managing director and chief market analyst of Evergreen Investments. He likes cyclicals because of the increase in business spending and demand, citing in particular industrial stocks such as Caterpillar (CAT ), Deere (DE ), and General Electric (GE ). In health care, Lynch mentions Johnson & Johnson (JNJ ) and Medtronics (MDT ), among others, and points out that both regulatory and demographic trends favor that sector.

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