Within the health care eq. & services sector we see a low diversification of the 12-months returns. Since August last year the sector is around 9 percent higher. Among the winners we find Tabula Rasa HealthCare, Abiomed and Tenet Healthcare . Relatively big losses were for Patterson Companies, Brookdale Senior Living and Owens & Minor.
The megacaps in this sector are the winners. Among the less performing we see mostly the microcaps.
Regarding the price/earings-ratios we see a spread palette. The smallcaps are with the price/earnings-ratio of 26 the most expensive. The microcaps are the cheapest and trade at -1 times the earnings per share. NMC Health, Smith & Nephew and Penumbra are the stocks with the highest ratios. Stocks with the lowest ratios are Owens & Minor, MEDNAX and Envision Healthcare.
The sector's average dividend yield is with 0,5 percent relatively limited. Stocks with now high dividend yields are Owens & Minor, Patterson Companies and Medtronic .
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