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 Inc38,300.00 KRW0.00
AstraZeneca PLC7,786.00 GBP0.00Rating
DexCom Inc333.48 USD0.00Rating
iShares Healthcare Innov ETF USD Acc9.60 USD-0.39Rating
iShares S&P 500 Health Care Sect ETF$Acc9.12 USD-1.00Rating
Janus Henderson Glb Life Scn H2 GBP43.88 GBP-0.50Rating
Johnson & Johnson168.20 USD0.00Rating
Lyxor MSCI World HealthCare TR ETF C USD437.89 USD-0.21Rating
Pfizer Inc39.69 USD0.00Rating
Sarepta Therapeutics Inc73.89 USD0.00
UnitedHealth Group Inc405.37 USD0.00Rating
Xtrackers MSCI World Health Care ETF 1C44.52 USD-1.08Rating

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David Brenchley

David Brenchley  is a Reporter for Morningstar.co.uk

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