In the last month healthcare has emerged as the best performing sector in the S&P.
If you’ve been following their earnings reports over the past two weeks you might know that Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson both reported strong profits while Piper Jaffray initiated coverage of Boston Scientific with a buy.
And after hours Friday Amgen shares leaped when the company said a pivotal trial of its experimental osteoporosis drug denosumab met its goal of significantly reducing the risk of bone fracture in post-menopausal women.
Are drug makers a cure for your portfolio in this economic downturn?
The key to this sector is to play on what’s working, explains Quint Tatro. Then stick with it until it doesn’t work any more. I’d look at Intuitive Surgical . The stock ramped after hours and held the gains. Also check out Johnson & Johnson but make sure to put a stop on.
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