ETF Investors Look to Healthcare Stocks

The S&P 500’s Healthcare sector has returned 18% in the year-to-date, almost twice that of the wider index’s 9.5% - and ETF investors are getting in on the act

David Brenchley 13 September, 2018 | 3:00PM

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Flows into ETFs in general have slowed this year, and investors are becoming more discerning. Rather than broad-based market funds, sector-specific ETFs have become more popular led, unsurprisingly, by technology funds.

However, healthcare equities are not far behind. According to Morningstar Direct data, European investors have pumped €1.25 billion into ETFs in the Healthcare Sector Equity Morningstar category year-to-date. Most of those flows came in June, July and August.

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Securities Mentioned in Article

Security NamePriceChange (%)Morningstar
Rating
Amicogen Inc18,600.00 KRW0.00
AstraZeneca PLC7,144.00 GBP0.00
DexCom Inc260.75 USD0.00
iShares Healthcare Innov ETF USD Acc5.74 USD1.02
iShares S&P 500 Health Care Sect ETF$Acc6.58 USD1.93
Janus Henderson Glb Life Scn U GBP Acc34.78 GBP-0.03
Johnson & Johnson134.17 USD0.00
Lyxor MSCI World HealthCare TR ETF C USD325.73 USD1.39
Pfizer Inc33.64 USD0.00
Sarepta Therapeutics Inc93.62 USD0.00
UnitedHealth Group Inc229.49 USD0.00
X MSCI World Health Care ETF 1C33.45 USD1.57

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David Brenchley

David Brenchley  is a Reporter for Morningstar.co.uk

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