Healthcare stocks

Healthcare and property stocks are Budget 2019 winners

SINGAPORE (Feb 19): The recent Budget 2019 has little to no impact on the Straits Times Index (STI) component stocks, apart from ST Engineering which has a low index weight, according to DBS in a Tuesday report.

Other mild potential beneficiaries are SembCorp Marine, domestic staple consumer companies, such as Sheng Siong, as well as healthcare stocks.

Taking the pulse of Singapore healthcare stocks in 2018

SINGAPORE (Jan 8): Although healthcare stocks in Singapore underperformed last year largely due to the setting up of new hospitals overseas, CIMB says the sector would be rerated once they stabilised.

In 2017, average returns for healthcare stocks came in at –14.8% versus the Straits Times Index's 18.1% gain.

Indeed, many healthcare companies in Singapore have been tapping overseas growth since 2014 in the wake of slowing medical tourist arrivals at Singapore.

Fullerton Healthcare taps market with ambitious plans for expansion in China

The universe of 30 healthcare stocks listed on the SGX is set to expand.

Betting on unloved healthcare stocks

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Stinging criticism about high drug prices from US politicians has caused a slump in the share prices of pharmaceutical and biotech stocks over the past year. Will they take another big hit if front runner Hillary Clinton becomes the next US president? Which are the stocks and funds to bet on?

Future's bright for healthcare stocks in Singapore

SINGAPORE (July 5): DBS Vickers projects total healthcare expenditure in Singapore to triple by 2030, rising to $44 billion from $17 billion in 2013, given its ageing population.

The broker estimates that hospital admissions will grow to 791,000 per year in 2030, from 520,000 currently.

“But, the pressure on healthcare infrastructure is uneven,” DBS notes. “We believe private infrastructure expansion is not a priority, and could benefit more if they could tap the flow-over effects from the public sector,” it adds.

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