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May 07 2020

Robust Health Care Leads Since Market Peak

  • May 7, 2020

Health Care has been the best performing sector following mid-February’s market peak. Its robust relative performance during this bear market isn’t terribly surprising given the sector’s defensive qualities, but it has impressively outpaced other safe haven areas.

Mar 06 2020

Group Ideas For Tumultuous Times

  • Mar 6, 2020

The economic outlook has turned increasingly cautionary, investors are on edge, and the search for yield persists. Because the typical defensive/high-yielding plays are generally both expensive and unappealing in our group work, we highlight several less conventional groups that may be poised to outperform.

Apr 05 2019

Small Cap Biotech Getting Pricey Again

  • Apr 5, 2019

In May 2015, we warned about rich valuations for small cap Biotech stocks and looked at various ways to evaluate those companies, as the majority have no approved drugs on the market, thus no revenue; therefore, valuing these companies using the conventional methodology is problematic.

Jul 06 2018

Oil & Gas Drilling is Underwater This Week

  • Jul 6, 2018

Biotechnology and Precious Metals are this week's best groups. Oil & Gas Exploration & Prod. and Oil & Gas Drilling are this week's worst groups.

Dec 15 2017

Metal and Glass Containers Get Shattered

  • Dec 15, 2017

Biotechnology and Alternative Carriers are this week's best groups. Regional Banks and Metal & Glass Containers are this week's worst groups.

Sep 08 2017
Jun 23 2017

Biotech Engineers a Good Week

  • Jun 23, 2017

Biotech and Small Biotech lead this week while Regional Banks and Hypermarkets & Super Centers lag.

Feb 07 2017

Highlighted Attractive Groups

  • Feb 7, 2017

Automotive Retail improved into the top five rankings; Biotechnology, despite being out of favor, has both long-term growth potential and higher profitability than Pharmaceuticals; Developed Diversified Banks is up almost 20% since the election.

Nov 11 2016

Biotechnology Leads This Week

  • Nov 11, 2016

Biotechnology and Biotech...Small/Micro were this week's best groups. Tobacco and Precious Metals were this week's worst groups.

May 20 2016

Biotech Leads This Week

  • May 20, 2016

Pharmaceuticals and Biotech...Small/Micro were this week's best groups. Real Estate Investment Trusts and Department Stores were this week's worst groups.

Apr 08 2016

Biotechnology Grows Stronger This Week

  • Apr 8, 2016

Biotechnology and Biotech...Small/Micro take the lead this week.  Diversified Banks and Department Stores were this week's worst groups.

Mar 30 2016

Biotechnology Leads This Week

  • Mar 30, 2016

Biotechnology and Health Care Facilities are this week's best groups.  Oil & Gas Exploration & Production and Oil & Gas Drilling were this week's worst groups.

Dec 11 2015

Biotechnology Leads This Week

  • Dec 11, 2015

Biotechnology and Diversified Chemicals were this week's best groups and Oil & Gas Exploration & Production and Oil & Gas Drilling were this week's worst groups.

Dec 08 2015

Highlighted Attractive Groups

  • Dec 8, 2015

A snapshot of Automotive Parts & Equipment, Large Cap Biotechnology, and Reinsurance.

Oct 30 2015

Biotechnology Leads This Week

  • Oct 30, 2015

Biotechnology and Health Care Services were this week's best groups and Electric Utilities and Coal & Consumable Fuels were this week's worst groups.

Sep 11 2015

Biotechnology Leads This Week

  • Sep 11, 2015

Biotechnology...Small/Micro was this week’s best group and Independent Power Producers & Energy Traders was this week's worst group.

Jul 17 2015

Biotech Flying High

  • Jul 17, 2015

Biotech (all sizes) had a huge week adding to impressive YTD results.

Jun 19 2015

Biotech & Managed Health Care Continue Strong Year,

  • Jun 19, 2015

Biotech & Managed Health Care continue strong year, Coal & Consumable Fuels struggle.

Jun 05 2015

Health Care & Consumer Sector Strength Explored

  • Jun 5, 2015

While we view the industry group selection as the most important decision, looking at the sector level rankings also helps us identify broad trends. Here we highlight the top two rated sectors, currently, which also represent a combined >40% weight in our Select Industries Portfolio.

May 08 2015

Small Cap Biotech Valuations: Proceed With Caution

  • May 8, 2015

While Large/Mid Cap Biotechnology companies are boasting rising profitability, better cash flows, and stronger drug pipelines, the Small/Micro Cap Biotech firms, in general, have little tangible to show and valuations may be above the comfort zone.

Apr 08 2015

Group Selection Scores Off To A Great Start In 2015

  • Apr 8, 2015

Most of the factor trends that were in place at the end of 2014 have continued in 2015 thus far.

Nov 07 2014

Biotechnology Now Attractive; Purchased In Select Industries

  • Nov 7, 2014

This group offers low correlation, some defensive qualities, and a dose of volatility. Health Care is now the top rated broad sector and we are overweight this sector in Select Industries Portfolio.

May 16 2014

Internet Retail Claws Some Back

  • May 16, 2014

Internet Retail and Biotech lead the latest week while Home Entertainment Software and Live and Health Insurance lagged.

Mar 07 2014

Health Care Strength... More Than Biotech?

  • Mar 7, 2014

Three groups currently rank Attractive in the GS Scores: Health Care Distributors, Managed Health Care, and Health Care Equipment.

Jan 17 2014

Biotech Off To An Explosive Start

  • Jan 17, 2014
Best Performing Industry Groups
Industry Group 1 Wk
4 Wk
Biotech...Small/Micro 8.5% 28.2% 23.8%
Precious Metals 7.1% 11.8% 7.2%
Biotechnology 6.2% 13.9% 10.1%
Diversified Metals & Mining 5.9% 6.2% 0.0%
Computer Storage & Peripherals
Oct 05 2011

Biotechnology - New Portfolio Holding

  • Oct 5, 2011

Select Industries Equity Portfolio established new holding in Biotech, which boosted Health Care exposure in that portfolio to over 45% of assets.

Jan 05 2008

New Group Position — Adding Biotechnology

  • Jan 5, 2008

Adding Biotechnology to Select Industries equity portfolio.

Oct 05 2005

Adding A Position In Biotechnology

  • Oct 5, 2005

Adding new 6% holding in Biotech stocks, replacing holdings from Distillers & Vintners as well as Fertilizers & Ag Chemicals (both groups deactivated).

Aug 04 2004

Weakness In Health Care GS Scores

  • Aug 4, 2004

Health Care was our top-ranked sector from March 2003 to February 2004. Since that time, the sector’s composite score has steadily fallen. 

Jul 04 2004

Sector Spotlight: Health Care Watch

  • Jul 4, 2004

We view Health Care as a key theme in 2004. The sector is defensive and sports high growth rates thanks to the large (and growing) demand from elderly Americans.

May 05 2004

Sector Spotlight: Health Care Watch

  • May 5, 2004

There was a brief pause last month in our Health Care scores, and we were proceeding with caution. This month, our GS Score work regained some of that lost momentum.

Mar 03 2004

Sector Spotlight: Health Care

  • Mar 3, 2004

Conceptually we think that the big drug stocks are poised to rebound, but they have yet to rank Attractive in the Group Selection Scores.

Apr 05 2003

Cutting The Drug Business Five Ways

  • Apr 5, 2003

We’ve carved out subsets from Wall Street’s oversimplified classification of drug stocks.

Mar 05 2003

New Select Industries Group Holding: Biotech Implanted In Portfolio

  • Mar 5, 2003

New Biotech holding increased Health Care commitment in Select Industries to 27%.

Oct 05 1998

Health Care...Biotechnology: New Sector Addition in Portfolio

  • Oct 5, 1998

We are activating the biotech sector in the Paid to Play Portfolio. The SS Score jumped to Attractive this month.