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Why One Analyst Is Growing Very Bullish on Life Sciences

Over the past five, 10 and 20 years, the life sciences and bioproduction segments have tended to outperform the S&P 500 more often than not. Considering the exposure to biopharma and academic end-markets that provide counter-cyclical growth to more volatile industrial end-markets, one key analyst believes that the life sciences segment is well-positioned to continue outperforming the S&P 500. As a result, the firm listed a few of its top picks within the sector.

In its Spring LabBook report, Janney Capital released data supporting its estimate that industry growth will accelerate from 3.2% last year to 4.7% this year. The firm is particularly bullish on the outlook for Asian growth, continued signs of a recovery in industrial end-markets and bioproduction. While bioproduction represents the fastest growing group in life sciences, Janney views industrial/applied markets as the key...