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Health Care Select Sect SPDR ETF (XLV)

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  • Jul. 4, 2013, 3:28 AM
    The FDA intends to allow generic pharmaceutical companies to alter the safety labels on their products if they become aware of new risks. The change could make the firms liable if they don't warn patients about the concerns about a product. Generic makers have been protected from such liability since 2011, when the Supreme Court said they couldn't be sued because they had to use the same labels as as their brand name counterparts. (PR)
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  • Jul. 3, 2013, 8:41 AM
    Some health insurers are suffering moderate losses premarket following the government's decision to delay a rule that requires companies with more than 50 workers to provide health coverage, although many appear to be untraded at the moment. Aetna (AET) -1.1%, UnitedHealth (UNH) -1.2% and Humana (HUM) -0.3%.
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  • Jul. 2, 2013, 11:07 AM
    GE's (GE -0.7%) healthcare unit released secondary research findings today, indicating that bad habits and lifestyle choices are contributing approximately $33.9M annually to costs related to cancer. Furthermore, the same research revealed that by reducing bad habits, global healthcare systems could potentially save $25B each year.
  • Jul. 2, 2013, 7:02 AM
    The market for biotech IPOs is experiencing its best run in nine years, with 16 companies raising $1.1B in H1. An increase in FDA drug approvals, a strong performance by some biotech firms that are already listed, and the JOBS Act, which allows companies to privately "test the waters" before publicly launching an IPO process, are some of the factors behind the trend. Companies to benefit include heart-drug company Esperion Therapeutics (ESPR), and Prosensa Holding (RNA), a developer of treatments for rare diseases.
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  • Jun. 26, 2013, 10:40 AM
    43 out of 45 global markets are oversold, according to BAML's "Breadth Buy" indicator. These extreme signals tend to be followed by a short-term 6-7% bounce, but, cautions chief investment strategist Michael Hartnett, a sustained rally would require a shift in policy behavior. What's more, the 2 markets not in oversold territory are the U.S. (SPY) and Japan (EWJ, DXJ) and they're kind of important. Most oversold: Brazil (EWZ), Turkey (TUR), South Africa (EZA), Mexico (EWW), Materials (XLB), China (FXI, CAF). Least oversold (in addition to the U.S. and Japan): Health Care (XLV, IYH), and Consumer Discretionary (XLY).
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  • Jun. 25, 2013, 3:19 AM
    In a major victory for the generic pharmaceuticals industry, the Supreme Court yesterday ruled that patients can't sue firms over copycat drugs that are allegedly unsafe. The court quashed a New Hampshire jury's decision to award $21M to a woman who developed a debilitating skin disease after she took a generic version of the pain treatment sulindac made by a unit of India's Sun Pharmaceutical.
  • Jun. 21, 2013, 9:29 AM
    Health Care Select Sect SPDR ETF (XLV) announces quarterly distribution of $0.2122. 30-day SEC yield of 1.68% (as of 06/19/2013). For shareholders of record June 25. Payable July 01. Ex-div date June 21.
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  • Jun. 17, 2013, 2:47 PM
    Stocks give up more than half of their earlier gains 75 minutes before the bell, the S&P 500 (SPY +0.4%). It's those interest rates again. Quiet for most of the day, rates began turning higher (TLT -0.4%) just after lunch, and the 10-year yield is now up 4 bps to 2.17%. Favorites of the dividend players, health care (XLV) and utilities (XLU) underperform - just flat on the session.
  • Jun. 17, 2013, 12:56 PM
    More from Zulauf at Barron's: Taking issue with the gathering consensus of a stronger economy and the Fed pulling back, Zulauf suggests bond yields (TLT, TBT) may have stopped rising and could be set to fall. In conjunction with that view, noncyclical names (XLU, XLV) could be set for a comeback at the expense of cyclical sectors (XLV, XLB, XLE).
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  • May 31, 2013, 2:49 PM
    Stocks turn lower (DIA -0.5%) 90 minutes ahead of the bell as Treasury prices tumble anew (TLT -1.2%), the 10-year yield gaining another 9 bps to 2.20%. The levered Treasury short ETF (TBT +2.5%) hits a 52-week high. Again hardest hit are the previously hot defensive sectors whose yields no longer stand so tall over Treasurys. Health care (XLV -1.1%), Consumer staples (XLP -1.1%). Utilities (XLU +0.1%) however, get a respite from an ugly month.
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XLV Description
The Health Care Select Sector SPDR® Fund, before expenses, seeks to closely match the returns and characteristics of the Health Care Select Sector Index. Our approach is designed to provide portfolios with low portfolio turnover, accurate tracking, and lower costs.
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Sector: Healthcare
Country: United States
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