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Our Outlook for Health-Care Stocks

Demand for health care slowed significantly in 2010.

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  • The weak economy and increasing number of uninsured pushed health-care spending growth to its lowest level in decades. 
     
  • Health-care stocks continue to retreat because of the lack of near-term catalysts for volume growth. Health care remains among the two most undervalued sectors in the Morningstar universe.
      
  • Merger and acquisition activity is strong, and we expect more consolidation.

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Alex Morozov does not own shares in any of the securities mentioned above. Find out about Morningstar’s editorial policies.