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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.

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