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15 Biggest Healthcare Companies in USA

If you’re seeking to invest in stocks with great long-term potential and are interested in adding some exposure to the healthcare sector, then the 15 biggest healthcare companies in USA are probably your best choice. Generally, the healthcare sector is a good investment because of its strong long-term fundamentals and history shows that healthcare stocks usually register lower declines in periods of market downturns than the broader indexes.

2017 is a good year to invest in healthcare stocks, because while they generally trade at higher valuations than the broader market, the sector is coming off a year in which it declined. The S&P 500 Health Care index declined by 4.40%, compared to a 22% gain by Financials and a 27% increase registered by the S&P 500 Energy. Healthcare stocks declined as the sector became a key issue during the 2016 Presidential campaign, with candidates on both sides promising to address the public’s concerns regarding drug pricing and health insurance. Combined with a rebound in oil prices and the election of Donald Trump in November, it’s easy to see why investors decided to shift towards Financials and Energy stocks and away from Healthcare.

However, since the beginning of the year, the sector has been gaining ground, since the new administration’s efforts to address drug pricing have been limited to empty words and...