Health Care sector stocks

XLV stock price: $100.42 0.84% At close on May 15th, 2020

Health Care sector definition

The healthcare sector consists of companies that provide medical services, manufacture medical equipment or drugs, provide medical insurance, or otherwise facilitate the provision of healthcare to patients.

Health Care sector is composed of 853 companies with a total market capitalization of $4.95 tn

Health Care companies

Aetna Inc. (AET)

Aetna Inc. operates as a health care benefits company in the United States. It operates through three segments: Health Care, Group Insurance, and Large Case Pensions.The Health Care segment offers medical, pharmacy benefit management service, dental, behavioral health, and vision plans on an insured and employer-funded basis. It also provides point-of-service, preferred provider organization, health maintenance organization, and indemnity benefit plans, as well as health savings accounts and consumer-directed health plans. In addition, this segment offers Medicare and Medicaid products and services, as well as other medical products, such as medical management and data analytics services, medical stop loss insurance, workers' compensation administrative services, and products that provide access to its provider networks in select geographies. The Group Insurance segment offers life insurance products, including group term life insurance, voluntary spouse and dependent term life insurance, group universal life insurance, and accidental death and dismemberment insurance; disability insurance products; and long-term care insurance products, which provide the benefits to cover the cost of care in private home settings, adult day care, assisted living, or nursing facilities. The Large Case Pensions segment manages various retirement products, including pension and annuity products primarily for tax-qualified pension plans. The company provides its products and services to employer groups, individuals, college students, part-time and hourly workers, health plans, health care providers, governmental units, government-sponsored plans, labor groups, and expatriates. Aetna Inc. has a collaborative agreement with Community Care Physician Network, LLC to deliver healthcare services in North Carolina. The company was founded in 1853 and is based in Hartford, Connecticut.

  • Industry: Medical Specialities
  • Country: USA
  • Market cap: $66.38 bn
  • 3M gains: +6.47 %
  • Avg. Volume: 12.2 M

Amgen Inc. (AMGN)

Amgen Inc. discovers, develops, manufactures, and delivers human therapeutics worldwide. It offers products for the treatment of oncology\u002Fhematology, cardiovascular, inflammation, bone health, nephrology, and neuroscience.The company's products include Evenity to treat osteoporosis in postmenopausal women; Prolia to treat postmenopausal women with osteoporosis; Xgeva for skeletal-related events prevention; Repatha to treat coronary diseases; Enbrel to treat plaque psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis, and psoriatic arthritis; Parsabiv to treat secondary hyperparathyroidism (sHPT); and Aimovig for the prevention of migraine. Its products also comprise Blincyto to treat patients with Philadelphia chromosome-negative relapsed or refractory B-cell precursor acute lymphoblastic leukemia; Kyprolis, a proteasome inhibitor for the treatment of multiple myeloma and small-cell lung cancer; Nplate, a thrombopoietic compound. The company's marketed products include Neulasta, a pegylated protein to treat cancer patients; Aranesp to treat anemia; Sensipar\u002FMimpara products to treat sHPT in chronic kidney disease; EPOGEN to treat a lower-than-normal number of red blood cells; NEUPOGEN, a recombinant human granulocyte colony-stimulating factor; and IMLYGIC to treat various cancer cells. It serves pharmaceutical wholesale distributors; and physicians or their clinics, dialysis centers, hospitals, and pharmacies, as well as consumers. The company has collaborative agreements with Pfizer Inc.; UCB; Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals Inc. Amgen Inc. was founded in 1980 and is headquartered in Thousand Oaks, California.

  • Industry: Biotechnology
  • Country: USA
  • Market cap: $118.96 bn
  • 3M gains: +2.32 %
  • Avg. Volume: 16.6 M

Astrazeneca PLC (AZN)

AstraZeneca PLC develops, manufactures, and commercializes prescription medicines for the treatment of oncology, cardiovascular and metabolic, respiratory, infection, gastrointestinal, and neuroscience diseases worldwide.Its marketed products comprise Arimidex, Casodex\u002FCosudex, Faslodex, Iressa, Lynparza, Nolvadex, Tagrisso, and Zoladex for oncology diseases; Atacand1\u002FAtacand HCT\u002FAtacand Plus, Brilinta\u002FBrilique, Crestor, Imdur, Plendil, Seloken\u002FToprol-XL, Tenormin, and Zestril for cardiovascular diseases; and Bydureon, Byetta, Farxiga\u002FForxiga, Kombiglyze XR, Komboglyze, Onglyza, Symlin, Xigduo, and Xigduo XR for metabolic diseases. The company's marketed products also comprise Accolate, Bevespi Aerosphere, Bricanyl Respules, Bricanyl Turbuhaler, Daliresp\u002FDaxas, Duaklir Genuair, Eklira Genuair\u002FTudorza Pressair, Oxis Turbuhaler, Pulmicort Turbuhaler\u002FPulmicort Flexhaler, Pulmicort Respules, Symbicort pMDI, and Symbicort Turbuhaler for respiratory diseases; Fluenz Tetra\u002FFluMist Quadrivalent and Synagis for infection diseases; Movantik\u002FMoventig, Seroquel IR, Seroquel XR, Vimovo1, and Zomig for neuroscience diseases; and Losec\u002FPrilosec and Nexium for gastrointestinal diseases. AstraZeneca PLC serves primary care and specialty care physicians through distributors and local representative offices. It has collaboration agreements with Valeant Holdings Ireland, Eli Lilly and Company, FibroGen, Astellas, Pieris Pharmaceuticals Inc, Champions Oncology, Inc., Moderna Therapeutics, Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited, and Chembio Diagnostics, Inc.; definitive agreement with Foundation Medicine, Inc.; a clinical trial collaboration agreement with G1 Therapeutics, Inc.; collaboration and license agreement with Celgene International Sàrl; and a license agreement with LEO Pharma A\u002FS. The company was formerly known as Zeneca Group PLC and changed its name to AstraZeneca PLC in April 1999. AstraZeneca PLC was founded in 1992 and is headquartered in Cambridge, the United Kingdom.

  • Industry: Major Pharmaceuticals
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Market cap: $101.32 bn
  • 3M gains: +14.10 %
  • Avg. Volume: 23.0 M

Abbott Laboratories (ABT)

  • Industry: Major Pharmaceuticals
  • Country:
  • Market cap: $129.92 bn
  • 3M gains: +5.04 %
  • Avg. Volume: 51.8 M

Array BioPharma Inc. (ARRY)

Array BioPharma Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, focuses on the discovery, development, and commercialization of small molecule drugs to treat patients with cancer in North America, Europe, and the Asia Pacific.The company's drugs in Phase III clinical trials include Binimetinib, Encorafenib, Selumetinib, and Ipatasertib\u002FGDC-0068 for the treatment of cancer, as well as ASC08\u002FDanoprevir to treat hepatitis C virus. Its drug candidates in Phase II\u002Fregistration trials comprise Larotrectinib\u002FLOXO-101, a PanTrk inhibitor for cancer; Tucatinib\u002FONT-380, a HER2 inhibitor for breast cancer; and Varlitinib\u002FASLAN001, a Pan-HER2 inhibitor for gastric or breast cancer. In addition, the company is developing ARRY-797, a p38 inhibitor, which is in Phase II clinical trials for Lamin A\u002FC-related dilated cardiomyopathy; Motolimod\u002FVTX-2337, a Toll-like receptor that is under Phase II clinical studies for cancer; and Prexasertib\u002FLY2606368, a CHK-1 inhibitor, which is in Phase II clinical studies for cancer, as well as ARRY-382, a CSF1R inhibitor that is under Phase I\u002FII clinical trial to treat cancer. Further, it is developing GDC-0575, a CHK-1 inhibitor that is in Phase Ib clinical trial for the treatment of cancer; LOXO-292, a RET inhibitor, which is under Phase I clinical trials to treat cancer; and LOXO-195, a NTRK inhibitor that is under Phase I clinical trials to treat cancer. Array BioPharma Inc. has a collaboration agreement with Amgen, Asahi Kasei Pharma Corporation, Loxo Oncology, and Mirati Therapeutics, Inc. The company was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Boulder, Colorado.

  • Industry: Major Pharmaceuticals
  • Country: USA
  • Market cap: $4.81 bn
  • 3M gains: +106.52 %
  • Avg. Volume: 29.0 M

Quest Diagnostics Incorporated (DGX)

Quest Diagnostics Incorporated provides diagnostic testing information and services in the United States and internationally.The company's Diagnostic Information Services business segment develops and delivers diagnostic testing information and services, such as routine testing, non-routine and advanced clinical testing, gene-based and esoteric testing, anatomic pathology, and other diagnostic information services. This segment offers diagnostic information services primarily under the Quest Diagnostics brand, as well as under the AmeriPath, Dermpath Diagnostics, Athena Diagnostics, ExamOne, and Quanum brands to patients, clinicians, hospitals, integrated delivery networks, health plans, employers, and accountable care organizations through a network of laboratories, patient service centers, phlebotomists in physician offices, call centers and mobile paramedics, nurses, and other health and wellness professionals. Its Diagnostic Solutions segment offers risk assessment services for the life insurance industry; and health information technology solutions for healthcare organizations and clinicians. Quest Diagnostics Incorporated was founded in 1967 and is headquartered in Secaucus, New Jersey.

  • Industry: Medical Specialities
  • Country: USA
  • Market cap: $11.63 bn
  • 3M gains: +0.48 %
  • Avg. Volume: 10.4 M

DexCom, Inc. (DXCM)

DexCom, Inc., a medical device company, together with its subsidiaries, focuses on the design, development, and commercialization of continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) systems in the United States and internationally.The company offers its systems for ambulatory use by people with diabetes; and for use by healthcare providers in the hospital for the treatment of patients with and without diabetes. Its products include DexCom G4 PLATINUM system for continuous use by adults with diabetes; DexCom G4 PLATINUM with Share, a remote monitoring system; and DexCom G5 Mobile, a CGM system that directly communicates to a patient's mobile and its data can be integrated with DexCom CLARITY, which is a next generation cloud-based reporting software for personalized, easy-to-understand analysis of trends to improve diabetes management. The company also offers sensor augmented insulin pumps. It has a collaboration and license agreement with Verily Life Sciences LLC to develop a series of next-generation CGM products. The company markets its products directly to endocrinologists, physicians, and diabetes educators. The company was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in San Diego, California.

  • Industry: Medical/Dental Instruments
  • Country: USA
  • Market cap: $13.13 bn
  • 3M gains: +41.96 %
  • Avg. Volume: 9.0 M

Hologic, Inc. (HOLX)

Hologic, Inc. develops, manufactures, and supplies diagnostics products, medical imaging systems, and surgical products for women in the United States, Europe, the Asia-Pacific, and internationally.The company operates through five segments: Diagnostics, Breast Health, Medical Aesthetics, GYN Surgical, and Skeletal Health. It offers Aptima family of assays, target capture\u002Fnucleic acid extraction technology, transcription-mediated amplification technology, hybridization protection and dual kinetic assay technologies, instrumentation, Invader chemistry platform, ThinPrep system, and rapid fetal fibronectin test products. It also provides breast imaging and related products, and accessories comprising digital and film-based mammography systems; computer-aided detection for mammography; minimally invasive breast biopsy devices; breast biopsy site markers; and breast biopsy guidance systems. In addition, it offers Dimensions platform, a mammography gantry for 2D and tomosynthesis image acquisition and display; C-View and Intelligent 2D, a software product that provides 2D images; Selenia digital mammography platform; and SecurView Workstation. Further, it provides SculpSure, MonaLisa Touch, Vectus diode, and Cellulaze laser devices; PicoSure and Icon aesthetic systems; MedLite, RevLite, Cynergy, Elite, and SmartLipo products; and system components. Additionally, it offers NovaSure system to treat women suffering from abnormal uterine bleeding; MyoSure system for the hysteroscopic removal of fibroids; discovery and horizon X-ray bone densitometers that assess the bone density of fracture sites; and mini C-arm imaging systems to perform minimally invasive surgical procedures on a patient's extremities, such as the hand, wrist, knee, foot, and ankle. The company sells its products through direct sales and service forces, and a network of independent distributors and sales representatives. Hologic, Inc. was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in Marlborough, Massachusetts.

  • Industry: Medical Electronics
  • Country: USA
  • Market cap: $13.18 bn
  • 3M gains: -3.04 %
  • Avg. Volume: 14.6 M

Horizon Pharma plc (HZNP)

Horizon Pharma Public Limited Company, a biopharmaceutical company, engages in identifying, developing, acquiring, and commercializing medicines for the treatment of orphan diseases, arthritis, pain, and inflammation and inflammatory diseases in the United States and internationally.The company's marketed medicine portfolio consists of ACTIMMUNE for the treatment of chronic granulomatous disease and malignant osteopetrosis; RAVICTI and BUPHENYL\u002FAMMONAPS to treat urea cycle disorders; PROCYSBI for the treatment of nephropathic cystinosis; QUINSAIR for the treatment of chronic pulmonary infections due to pseudomonas aeruginosa in cystic fibrosis patients; and KRYSTEXXA to treat chronic refractory gout. Its products also include RAYOS\u002FLODOTRA for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, polymyalgia rheumatic, systemic lupus erythematosus, and multiple other indications; DUEXIS to treat signs and symptoms of osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis; MIGERGOT for the treatment of vascular headache; PENNSAID 2% to treat pain of osteoarthritis of the knees; and VIMOVO for the treatment of signs and symptoms of osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis. The company has collaboration agreements with Fox Chase Cancer Center to study ACTIMMUNE in combination with PD-1\u002FPD-L1 inhibitors for use in the treatment of various forms of cancer; and Alliance for Lupus Research (ALR) to study the effect of RAYOS on the fatigue experienced by systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) patients. Horizon Pharma Public Limited Company was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland.

  • Industry: Major Pharmaceuticals
  • Country: Ireland
  • Market cap: $3.84 bn
  • 3M gains: +39.61 %
  • Avg. Volume: 11.0 M

Johnson & Johnson (JNJ)

Johnson & Johnson, together with its subsidiaries, researches and develops, manufactures, and sells various products in the health care field worldwide.Its Consumer segment offers baby care products under the JOHNSON'S brand; oral care products under the LISTERINE brand; beauty products under the AVEENO, CLEAN & CLEAR, DABAO, JOHNSON'S Adult, LE PETITE MARSEILLAIS, NEUTROGENA, RoC, and OGX brands; over-the-counter medicines, including acetaminophen products under the TYLENOL brand; cold, flu, and allergy products under the SUDAFED brand; allergy products under the BENADRYL and ZYRTEC brands; ibuprofen products under the MOTRIN IB brand; and acid reflux products under the PEPCID brand. This segment also provides women's health products, such as sanitary pads under the STAYFREE and CAREFREE brands, and tampons under the o.b. brand; wound care products comprising adhesive bandages under the BAND-AID brand and first aid products under the NEOSPORIN brand. The company's Pharmaceutical segment offers various products in the areas of immunology, infectious diseases and vaccines, neuroscience, oncology, cardiovascular and metabolic, and pulmonary hypertension diseases. Its Medical Devices segment provides orthopedic products; general surgery, biosurgical, endomechanical, and energy products; electrophysiology products to treat cardiovascular disease; sterilization and disinfection products to reduce surgical infection; diabetes care products that include blood glucose monitoring; and vision care products, such as disposable contact lenses and ophthalmic products related to cataract and laser refractive surgery. The company markets its products to general public, retail outlets and distributors, wholesalers, hospitals, and health care professionals for prescription use, as well as for use in the professional fields by physicians, nurses, hospitals, eye care professionals, and clinics. Johnson & Johnson was founded in 1885 and is based in New Brunswick, New Jersey.

  • Industry: Major Pharmaceuticals
  • Country: USA
  • Market cap: $360.22 bn
  • 3M gains: -1.03 %
  • Avg. Volume: 55.1 M

The Medicines Company (MDCO)

The Medicines Company, a biopharmaceutical company, provides medicines for patients in acute and intensive care hospitals worldwide.The company markets Angiomax, an intravenous direct thrombin inhibitor used as an anticoagulant in combination with aspirin in patients with unstable angina undergoing percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty, and for patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention; Ionsys, a fentanyl iontophoretic transdermal system for the short term management of acute postoperative pain for adults requiring opioid analgesia in the hospital. It also markets Minocin IV, an intravenous formulation of a tetracycline-class antibiotic used for the treatment of infections due to susceptible strains of designated gram-negative bacteria; and Orbactiv, an intravenous antibiotic used for the treatment of adult patients with acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections, or caused or suspected to be caused by susceptible isolates of designated gram-positive microorganisms. The company's approved products include Adenosine, Amiodarone, Esmolol, and Milrinone for acute cardiovascular; Azithromycin and Clindamycin for serious infectious disease; and Haloperidol, Midazolam, Ondansetron, and Rocuronium for surgery and perioperative treatment. Its research and development stage products comprise Carbavance, an antibiotic agent that has completed Phase III development stage for the treatment of hospitalized patients with serious gram-negative bacterial infections; Inclisiran, a synthesis inhibitor for the potential treatment of hypercholesterolemia; and MDCO-700, an intravenous anesthetic agent developed for moderate or deep sedation and general anesthesia in patients undergoing diagnostic or therapeutic procedures. The Medicines Company has a collaboration agreement with Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; SciClone Pharmaceuticals; and Symbio Pharmaceuticals Limited. The Medicines Company was founded in 1996 and is based in Parsippany, New Jersey.

  • Industry: Major Pharmaceuticals
  • Country: USA
  • Market cap: $1.77 bn
  • 3M gains: +65.98 %
  • Avg. Volume: 17.7 M

Novo Nordisk A/S (NVO)

Novo Nordisk A\u002FS, a healthcare company, engages in the discovery, development, manufacture, and marketing of pharmaceutical products worldwide.It operates in two segments, Diabetes Care and Obesity, and Biopharmaceuticals. The Diabetes Care and Obesity segment provides insulins, GLP-1 and related delivery systems, and oral anti-diabetic drugs and obesity. The Biopharmaceuticals segment offers products in the areas of haemophilia care, growth hormone therapy, and hormone replacement therapy. The company markets and distributes its products through distributors and independent agents. Novo Nordisk A\u002FS was founded in 1925 and is headquartered in Bagsvaerd, Denmark.

  • Industry: Major Pharmaceuticals
  • Country: Denmark
  • Market cap: $119.07 bn
  • 3M gains: +2.95 %
  • Avg. Volume: 10.9 M

NxStage Medical, Inc. (NXTM)

NxStage Medical, Inc., a medical technology company, develops, manufactures, and markets products and services for patients suffering from chronic or acute kidney failure.Its primary product includes the System One, a portable hemodialysis system, which is used primarily for home hemodialysis and a range of dialysis therapies to deliver in the home setting. The company operates through three segments: System One, In-Center, and Services. The System One segment sells and rents the NxStage System One and PureFlow SL dialysate preparation equipment, as well as sells disposable products in the home and critical care market for the treatment of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients in the home or a home-like setting and in the critical care market for the treatment of hospital-based patients with acute kidney failure or fluid overload. The In-Center segment sells blood tubing sets and needles for hemodialysis primarily for the treatment of ESRD patients at dialysis centers, and needles for apheresis. The Services segment offers dialysis services to patients at NxStage Kidney Care dialysis centers. As of February 3, 2018, it had 21 centers. NxStage Medical, Inc. markets its products through direct sales to dialysis clinics and hospitals in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada, as well as through distributors in Europe and internationally. The company was formerly known as QB Medical, Inc. and changed its name to NxStage Medical, Inc. NxStage Medical, Inc. was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Lawrence, Massachusetts.

  • Industry: Biotechnology
  • Country: USA
  • Market cap: $1.95 bn
  • 3M gains: +6.23 %
  • Avg. Volume: 4.3 M

Ra Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (RARX)

Ra Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, discovers and develops therapeutics for the treatment of diseases caused by excessive or uncontrolled activation of the complement system in the United States.The company's peptide chemistry platform enables the production of synthetic macrocyclic peptides that combine the diversity and specificity of antibodies with the pharmacological properties of small molecules. Its lead product candidate is RA101495, an injection into the tissue under the skin for the treatment of paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH), as well as for the treatment of other debilitating complement-mediated diseases, including refractory generalized myasthenia gravis (rMG) and lupus nephritis (LP). The company's preclinical testing products include Factor D inhibition for age-related macular degeneration and geographic atrophy, as well as for Orphan renal dense deposit and C3 glomerulonephritis; Oral C5 inhibitor for PNH, rMG, LN, and central nervous system (CNS) diseases; and C1s inhibition for autoimmune\u002FCNS diseases. It has multi-target collaboration and license agreement with Merck & Co., Inc. Ra Pharmaceuticals, Inc. was founded in 2008 and is based in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

  • Industry: Major Pharmaceuticals
  • Country: USA
  • Market cap: $658.65 M
  • 3M gains: +2.37 %
  • Avg. Volume: 5.3 M

Stellar Biotechnologies, Inc. (SBOT)

Stellar Biotechnologies, Inc., a biotechnology company, engages in the aquaculture, research and development, manufacture, and commercialization of keyhole limpet hemocyanin (KLH) protein in Europe, North America, and Asia.The company offers KLH, an immune-stimulating protein used in the production of various immunotherapies; and as a carrier molecule or finished injectable product in the immunodiagnostic market. It provides its KLH protein under the Stellar KLH brand. The company's products include Stellar KLH protein in various grades, formulations, custom configurations, and fill finishes for drug development and research applications, as well as KLH-based in vitro diagnostic kits for research and preclinical use. Its customers and partners comprise biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies, academic institutions, clinical research organizations, and research centers. Stellar Biotechnologies, Inc. is based in Port Hueneme, California.

  • Industry: Major Pharmaceuticals
  • Country: USA
  • Market cap: $6.02 M
  • 3M gains: +25,921,500.00 %
  • Avg. Volume: 4.7 M

UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (UNH)

UnitedHealth Group Incorporated operates as a diversified health care company in the United States. It operates through four segments: UnitedHealthcare, OptumHealth, OptumInsight, and OptumRx.The UnitedHealthcare segment offers consumer-oriented health benefit plans and services for national employers, public sector employers, mid-sized employers, small businesses, and individuals; health care coverage, and health and well-being services to individuals age 50 and older, addressing their needs for preventive and acute health care services, as well as services dealing with chronic disease and other specialized issues for older individuals; and Medicaid plans, Children's Health Insurance Program, and health care programs; and health and dental benefits. The OptumHealth segment provides access to networks of care provider specialists, health management services, care delivery, consumer engagement, and financial services. This segment serves individuals through programs offered by employers, payers, government entities, and directly with the care delivery systems. The OptumInsight segment offers software and information products, advisory consulting arrangements, and services outsourcing contracts to hospital systems, physicians, health plans, governments, life sciences companies, and other organizations. The OptumRx segment provides pharmacy care services and programs, including retail network contracting, home delivery and specialty pharmacy, and purchasing and clinical, as well as develops programs in areas, such as step therapy, formulary management, drug adherence, and disease\u002Fdrug therapy management. UnitedHealth Group Incorporated was founded in 1974 and is based in Minnetonka, Minnesota.

  • Industry: Medical Specialities
  • Country: USA
  • Market cap: $254.59 bn
  • 3M gains: -3.40 %
  • Avg. Volume: 29.5 M

Allogene Therapeutics, Inc. (ALLO)

  • Industry: Biotechnology
  • Country:
  • Market cap: $3.78 bn
  • 3M gains: +78.40 %
  • Avg. Volume: 4.3 M

Anthem, Inc. (ANTM)

Anthem, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as a health benefits company in the United States. It operates through three segments: Commercial & Specialty Business, Government Business, and Other.The company offers a spectrum of network-based managed care health benefit plans to large and small group, individual, Medicaid, and Medicare markets. Its managed care plans include preferred provider organizations; health maintenance organizations; point-of-service plans; traditional indemnity plans and other hybrid plans, such as consumer-driven health plans; and hospital only and limited benefit products. The company also provides a range of managed care services to self-funded customers, including claims processing, underwriting, stop loss insurance, actuarial services, provider network access, medical cost management, disease management, wellness programs, and other administrative services. In addition, it offers an array of specialty and other insurance products and services, such as dental, vision, life and disability insurance benefits, radiology benefit management, and analytics-driven personal health care guidance; and Medicare administrative services. Further, the company provides services to the federal government in connection with the Federal Employee Program; and operates as a licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. As of December 31, 2017, it served 40.2 million medical members through its affiliated health plans. The company was formerly known as WellPoint, Inc. and changed its name to Anthem, Inc. in December 2014. Anthem, Inc. was founded in 1944 and is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana.

  • Industry: Medical Specialities
  • Country: USA
  • Market cap: $79.71 bn
  • 3M gains: -5.62 %
  • Avg. Volume: 10.6 M

AtriCure, Inc. (ATRC)

AtriCure, Inc. provides atrial fibrillation solutions to medical centers in the United States and internationally. The company offers Isolator Synergy and Isolator Synergy Access clamps for the treatment of persistent and long-standing persistent atrial fibrillation concomitant to other open-heart surgical procedures, such as coronary artery bypass grafting and\u002For valve replacement or repair; COBRA Fusion surgical ablation system to combine bipolar temperature-controlled radio frequency energy control with monopolar energy; and EPi-Sense guided coagulation system used for the temporary cardiac signal sensing and recording during surgery.It also provides SUBTLE cannula, an access device and conduit for the ablation device and endoscope to enable a closed chest endoscopic approach; multifunctional pens that allow surgeons to evaluate cardiac arrhythmias, perform temporary cardiac pacing, sensing, and stimulation and ablate cardiac tissue with the same device; and linear ablation devices, which enable physicians to create an expanded cardiac ablation lesion set. In addition, the company offers cryoICE cryoablation system used to ablate cardiac tissue for the treatment of cardiac arrhythmias and to provide temporary pain relief to thoracic surgery patients via ablation of peripheral nerves; AtriClip system used to occlude the left atrial appendage by mechanically clamping the appendage; Lumitip dissector to separate tissues to provide access to key anatomical structures that are targeted for ablation; and Estech cardiac surgery instruments, which are used during surgical procedures for repair or replacement of certain heart valves. AtriCure sells its products through independent distributors and direct sales personnel. The company was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Mason, Ohio.

  • Industry: Medical/Dental Instruments
  • Country: USA
  • Market cap: $1.27 bn
  • 3M gains: +26.26 %
  • Avg. Volume: 2.6 M

Baxter International Inc. (BAX)

Baxter International Inc. provides a portfolio of healthcare products. The company operates through North and South America; Europe, Middle East and Africa; and Asia-Pacific segments.It offers peritoneal dialysis and hemodialysis, and additional dialysis therapies and services; renal replacement therapies and other organ support therapies focused in the intensive care unit; sterile intravenous (IV) solutions, IV therapies, infusion pumps, administration sets, and drug reconstitution devices; and parenteral nutrition therapies. The company also provides biological products and medical devices, and surgical hemostat and sealant products used in surgical procedures for hemostasis, tissue sealing, and adhesion prevention; premixed and oncology drug platforms, inhaled anesthesia and critical care products, and pharmacy compounding services; and generic injectable pharmaceuticals. Its products are used in hospitals, kidney dialysis centers, nursing homes, rehabilitation centers, doctors' offices, and by patients at home under physician supervision. The company sells its products through direct sales force, independent distributors, drug wholesalers, and specialty pharmacy or other alternate site providers in approximately 100 countries. It has an agreement with Celerity Pharmaceutical, LLC to develop acute care generic injectable premix and oncolytic molecules. Baxter International Inc. was founded in 1931 and is headquartered in Deerfield, Illinois.

  • Industry: Medical/Dental Instruments
  • Country: USA
  • Market cap: $38.55 bn
  • 3M gains: -5.96 %
  • Avg. Volume: 16.5 M

Health Care sector performance

Shares of Healthcare sector ETF closed this week at $100.42 and stepped up a tiny 1.02%. By mid April XLV climbed an astounding 5.90% in just one week.

Healthcare sector ETF is in a clear downtrend, marking consecutive falling tops and bottoms. Now is trading in between the - range. There is a chance to rebound and reverse this situation if price can hold above the level. Since early April when XLV stock price broke up the SMA40w line, it gained $13.64 (15.72%). Far behind is the all-time high Healthcare sector ETF hit late January but price is just -3.97% below that top.

Healthcare sector ETF performance
3 months-2.91 %
6 months+4.65 %
1 year+16.29 %

Health Care sector industries

Industry
Biotechnology
Hospital/Nursing Management
Industrial Specialties
Major Pharmaceuticals
Medical Electronics
Medical Specialities
Medical/Dental Instruments
Medical/Nursing Services
Ophthalmic Goods
Other Pharmaceuticals
Precision Instruments

Novartis stock

The featured stock this month is Novartis, a leading pharma company that markets a range of healthcare products worldwide. Novartis stock made all-time highs last July, and since then the share has been sliding progressively and it's now down close to 10% from ATH.

Top performing stocks in the Health Care sector

Company3M gain6M gain
Aetna+6.47 %+21.07 %
Amgen+2.32 %-0.50 %
Astrazeneca+14.10 %+15.08 %
ABT+5.04 %+10.15 %