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Health Care Select Sect SPDR ETF (XLV)

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  • Fri, Feb. 20, 4:16 PM
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  • Fri, Jan. 30, 2:59 PM
    • The broad averages are moderately in the red, and would be even more so if it wasn't for energy (XLE +1%), solidly higher as oil flies upward by nearly 8% into the close.
    • ETFs: XLE, ERX, VDE, OIH, ERY, DIG, DUG, IYE, FENY, PXJ, RYE, FXN, DDG
    • What's doing worse than energy this year? That would be financials, and the XLF is lower by another 0.95% in today's session. Also faring poorly are utilities (XLU -1.3%), health care (XLV -0.8%), and consumer staples (XLP -1.2%).
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  • Jul. 31, 2014, 3:38 PM
    • Heading into the month's last few minutes of trading, the Dow (DIA -1.7%), S&P 500 (SPY -1.8%), and Nasdaq 100 (QQQ -1.9%) are all near 2% declines and well into the red for the month.
    • These selloffs often lead to strength in defensive sectors like utilities (XLU -1.4%), health care (XLV -1.9%), or mREITs (REM -0.9%), but not today.
    • Also not rallying are Treasury prices (TLT -0.3%) or gold (GLD -1%).
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  • May. 6, 2013, 1:36 PM
    Merck (MRK -1.3%) gets no love today from the FDA's approval of Liptruxet late Friday, as the stock is likely dragged down with the rest of the big pharma names on the back of a CNBC report that criticizes their earnings so far. The article points to the fact that pharmaceutical companies have seen a 4.7% contraction in earnings, and a 3.2% drop in revenue this quarter. Why? Morningstar's Damien Cover says there are two primary reasons: FX impact, especially from the yen, and intensified generic competition from patent losses.
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  • Apr. 11, 2013, 2:08 PM
    Healthcare and biotech ETFs continue to churn higher again today, hitting new 52-week highs across the board: Health Care SPDR (XLV +1%), Vanguard Health Care ETF (VHT +0.9%), iShares Dow Jones US Healthcare (IYH +0.9%),. Biotech ETF iShares NASDAQ Biotechnology Index (IBB +1.3%).
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  • Feb. 19, 2013, 9:39 AM
    It's not just Humana (-9.6%) suffering from prospective declines in reimbursement rates for Medicare Advantage plans in 2014, with UnitedHealth (UNH) -5.2%, Cigna (CI) -5.5%, Aetna (AET) -3.5% and Universal America (UAM) -8.95%.
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  • Jul. 25, 2012, 11:36 AM
    Health insurers take a pummeling after Wellpoint's (WLP -12%) miserable Q2 report, even though some analysts say that the company has specific challenges. Citigroup's Carl McDonald reckons management could come under pressure. Still, HealthNet (HNT) -10%, UnitedHealth (UNH) -5.6%, Coventry (CVH) -4.9%, Humana (HUM) -3%, Cigna (CI) -3.9% and Aetna (AET) -4.9%.
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  • Jun. 28, 2012, 10:53 AM
    Pharmaceutical stocks are down following the Supreme Court healthcare opinion, although not dramatically: AZN -0.4%, GSK -1.6%, SNY -0.8%, PFE -0.8%, ABT -0.8%, MRK -0.7%, LLY -1%, WPI -0.9%, NVS -0.7%, JNJ -0.4%. iShares Dow Jones US Healthcare ETF (IYH) -0.95%, the Health Care SPDR (XLV) is -1.3%.
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  • Jun. 28, 2012, 10:43 AM
    Hospital operators are soaring following the Supreme Court opinion validating most of the Healthcare Act, although they're down from intial highs. HCA +6.5%, CYH +7.9%, UHS +2.85%, THC +6.9%, LPNT +4.4%.
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  • Jun. 28, 2012, 10:22 AM
    Healthcare stocks that are down following the Supreme Court opinion on the Healthcare Act include: CVH -1.3%, UNH -1.1%, AET -1.2%, CI -1.5%, CHSI -0.5%, WLP -2.5%, HUM -2%. Those that are up include: UAM +0.8%, MOH +6.3%, HNT +3.1%.
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  • Jun. 27, 2012, 3:05 PM
    Have a hankering to play the Obamacare ruling? It's risky, but if you must, here are a couple non-levered long-only ETF's ideas that traders are currently focused on: The Health Care Select Sector SPDR (XLV +1.1%) and the iShares Dow Jones U.S. Medical Devices Index Fund (IHI +1.6%). For the aggressive type, there are levered ETF's like: ProShares Ultra Health Care ETF (RXL +2.4%), or the Direxion Daily Healthcare Bull 3X Shares (CURE +4.5%). The tools are out there, how you use them is all up to you.
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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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