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Our Outlook for Health-Care Stocks

With two years of stellar returns behind us, our expectations for 2013 are more muted, but some opportunities persist.

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  • The developed world's health-care spending remains suppressed, with hopes pinned on employment growth in the U.S.  
  • The sector's performance has been robust despite the macro challenges, but a few investment opportunities persist.
  • With plenty of cheap debt available, acquisitions and share buybacks are likely to remain the preferred strategies for cash deployment. 

 

Alex Morozov has a position in the following securities mentioned above: ICLR. Find out about Morningstar’s editorial policies.