Healthcare


The health care sector includes companies that provide medical services, manufacture medical equipment, offer therapy treatments or otherwise facilitate the provision of health care to patients. The sector also includes companies engaging in biotechnology or medical research. Such companies include Gilead (GILD), Biogen (BIIB), CVS Health Corp. (CVS) and Pfizer (PFE).

Health care companies have potential to earn high profit margins as the products offered have near-inelastic demand. Generally, patients are willing to pay almost any price for treatments and other products to keep their body healthy. Due to this, the health care sector is not as sensitive to changes in the business cycle than sectors like basic materials and consumer cyclical.

* Data in this page is the median value and it's updated daily. Sector and industry weightings are calculated using market capitalization which is converted to USD.


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PE Ratio PE Ratio without NRI Shiller PE Ratio EV-to-EBIT EV-to-EBITDA EV-to-Revenue PS Ratio PB Ratio Price-to-Tangible-Book Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Price-to-Median-PS-Value Dividend Yield % Dividend Payout Ratio Gross Margin % Net Margin % Operating Margin % Pre-Tax Margin % ROE % ROA % ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % ROIC % WACC % Altman Z-Score Piotroski F-Score Beneish M-Score Debt-to-Equity Cash-to-Debt Equity-to-Asset Days Sales Outstanding Days Inventory Days Payable Cash Conversion Cycle Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % Current Ratio Quick Ratio Interest Coverage
Biotechnology 19.24 19.24 -3.31 -3.29 17.43 16.67 3.51 4.06 22.36 15.08 0.83 74.44 -387.07 -434.30 -398.80 -71.40 -51.24 -2007.92 -217.97 13.37 1.11 3.00 -2.41 0.19 1000.09 0.62 59.66 133.74 86.76 65.40 5.34 5.33 No Debt
Drug Manufacturers -3.18 -2.71 4.67 4.53 4.38 7.14 0.78 45.94 -54.81 -24.99 -54.86 -58.08 -36.79 -309.27 -38.70 10.27 1.33 4.00 -2.71 0.44 1.69 0.46 59.54 117.04 59.12 89.71 2.58 2.10
Health Care Plans 22.78 22.78 30.37 14.65 11.16 0.64 0.63 2.86 8.48 21.23 16.03 1.54 0.98 13.32 3.33 5.23 4.47 13.70 4.68 219.19 18.11 8.26 3.41 5.00 -2.38 0.64 0.75 0.35 21.87 28.05 3.05 16.60 1.36 1.36 8.98
Health Care Providers 20.73 20.39 11.48 8.94 1.42 0.88 2.47 13.23 7.97 1.05 35.63 0.25 6.21 0.94 6.50 -0.13 20.84 7.68 8.08 1.96 5.00 -2.69 0.19 0.09 0.27 50.44 24.07 30.56 11.33 1.38 1.32 3.78
Medical Devices -3.14 -2.38 4.57 4.51 4.61 7.36 0.97 55.92 -21.13 -21.61 -22.57 -20.05 -26.58 -111.76 -7.81 9.66 2.45 4.00 -2.64 0.46 2.25 0.55 61.86 153.99 69.53 135.79 2.91 2.08
Medical Diagnostics & Research -0.47 -0.50 5.13 4.65 5.31 8.30 19.56 1.28 44.44 -12.32 -18.06 -12.26 -6.73 -12.90 -55.27 2.23 10.87 2.74 5.00 -2.59 0.51 1.63 0.53 60.07 78.62 50.58 72.63 3.41 2.93 10.81
Medical Distribution 15.41 15.41 16.28 15.16 11.95 0.51 0.36 1.97 9.44 7.92 0.73 3.77 0.42 21.09 -0.03 1.25 0.30 2.34 -0.09 13.47 4.49 8.83 3.39 4.00 -2.61 1.07 0.19 0.15 32.36 69.25 56.62 47.84 17.33 1.55 0.71 5.62
Medical Instruments & Equipment -1.30 11.47 4.24 3.95 4.43 7.37 33.78 26.51 1.36 52.31 -1.63 -1.40 -2.77 -3.10 -4.88 -16.31 -0.18 9.16 3.84 5.00 -2.58 0.39 2.51 0.59 60.46 122.03 50.82 123.52 2.81 2.14 74.10
Average 12.36 12.28 5.83 4.77 5.11 5.59 5.20 4.55 6.23 14.16 12.63 1.30 0.59 0.05 53.08 -66.00 -63.31 -67.43 -23.55 -20.61 -316.93 -32.90 12.11 2.94 5.50 -3.25 0.57 126.37 0.53 64.53 98.96 63.59 86.10 7.07 3.16 2.67 13.38

* All ratios are median value


Sector Performance

Trading Data
Open $194.23
Volume 129,413
Day Low $191.38
Day High $194.79
52 Week Low $168.20
52 Week High $204.02
Fundamental Data
Market Cap (M) $2,364
Shares Outstanding 12
PE Ratio 24.80
PB Ratio 4.12
Dividend Yield % 1.10
Total Return % 1 Week 1 Month 3 Month 6 Month 1 Year YTD 3 Year 5 Year 10 Year
IYH -1.80 -1.80 7.40 -4.60 10.80 5.90 35.90 62.80 332.80
SPY -0.70 0.00 12.70 -3.00 5.90 11.70 42.00 63.10 315.70
Relative to SPY -1.10 -1.80 -5.30 -1.60 4.90 -5.80 -6.10 -0.30 17.10
Annual Total Return % IYH SPY
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2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
IYH -13.30 -21.30 18.58 4.21 7.67 6.16 8.01 -22.90 20.98 4.11 11.27 18.71 41.25 25.15 6.17 -3.92 20.88
SPY -21.58 28.19 10.70 4.83 15.85 5.14 -36.79 26.35 15.05 1.90 15.99 32.30 13.47 1.24 11.99 21.71 -5.97

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