Investors looking for profits in the healthcare sector had a difficult time in 2017 if they weren’t in biotech. The Health Care SPDR ETF (NYSE: XLV) only gained 13.15% last year, while the S&P 500 climbed 22.5% over the same time period.
But the biotech sector crushed the market, with the SPDR S&P Biotech ETF (NYSE: XBI) returning a market-beating 43.36% in 2017, nearly double the broader S&P 500.
That’s why we’ll show you the three best biotech stocks to buy for 2018.
Despite the exceptional run for biotech stocks in 2017, the broader healthcare sector has been facing a strong headwind over the past few years that scared away some investors.
Drug pricing controversies, increased generic competition for blockbuster drugs, and the recent merger between retail giant CVS Health Corp. (NYSE: CVS) and insurance company Aetna Inc. (NYSE: AET) have weakened returns for shareholders.
In addition, Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN), Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK.A), and JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) announced a joint venture to enter the health insurance industry.
Best Warren Buffett Stocks To Own For 2018: Crestwood Equity Partners LP(CEQP)
- [By Matthew DiLallo]
While Crestwood Equity Partners (NYSE:CEQP) isn’t a well-known name, it should be, especially by income-seeking investors. That’s because the high-yielding master limited partnership (MLP) offers an increasingly compelling combination of current income and future upside backed by strong financial metrics and clearly visible growth prospects. The company’s strong core and upside potential was on full display during the first quarter, which once again showed that this is an excellentincome stock to own for the long haul.
Best Warren Buffett Stocks To Own For 2018: World Fuel Services Corporation(INT)
- [By Lisa Levin]
World Fuel Services Corporation (NYSE: INT) shares dropped 21 percent to $22.05 following Q1 results.
Shares of Biglari Holdings Inc. (NYSE: BH) were down 17 percent to $352.05. Washington Prime Group Inc. (NYSE: WPG) will replace Biglari Holdings in the S&P SmallCap 600 on Tuesday, May 1.
- [By Lisa Levin]
World Fuel Services Corporation (NYSE: INT) shares dropped 19 percent to $22.62 following Q1 results.
Shares of Biglari Holdings Inc. (NYSE: BH) were down 20 percent to $339.00. Washington Prime Group Inc. (NYSE: WPG) will replace Biglari Holdings in the S&P SmallCap 600 on Tuesday, May 1.
- [By Lisa Levin]
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World Fuel Services Corporation (NYSE: INT) tumbled 18 percent to $22.90 following Q1 results.
Biglari Holdings Inc. (NYSE: BH) fell 17.4 percent to $349.52. Washington Prime Group will replace Biglari Holdings in the S&P SmallCap 600 on Tuesday, May 1.
Flex Ltd. (NASDAQ: FLEX) dipped 15.7 percent to $14.03 after a mixed fourth quarter report.
FormFactor, Inc. (NASDAQ: FORM) fell 15.3 percent to $11.65. FormFactor is expected to release Q1 results on May 2.
Data I/O Corporation (NASDAQ: DAIO) dropped 14.3 percent to $6.24 following Q1 results.
National Instruments Corporation (NASDAQ: NATI) fell 14.3 percent to $ 42.34 after reporting Q1 results.
United States Steel Corporation (NYSE: X) dipped 14.2 percent to $32.37 following Q1 results.
Civeo Corporation (NYSE: CVEO) dropped 13.5 percent to $3.33. Civeo posted a Q1 loss of $0.42 per share on sales of $101.504 million.
athenahealth, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATHN) fell 12.4 percent to $125.310 after reporting Q1 results.
Charter Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHTR) shares tumbled 12.1 percent to $262.06 as the company posted Q1 results.
Value Line, Inc. (NASDAQ: VALU) fell 11.3 percent to $19.10.
Federated Investors, Inc. (NYSE: FII) shares dropped 11.2 percent to $27.605 after the company posted downbeat quarterly earnings.
AV Homes, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVHI) declined 10.7 percent to $17.20 following Q1 results.
CalAmp Corp. (NASDAQ: CAMP) dropped 9.4 percent to $21.01 after reporting Q4 results.
Tandem Diabetes Care, Inc. (NASDAQ: TNDM) shares fell 8.9 percent to $7.280 following mixed Q1 results.
Sony Corporation (NYSE: SNE) shares fell 8.4 percent to $45.97 after reporting Q4 results.
LogMeIn Inc (NASDAQ: LOGM) fell 8.2 percent to $109.825. LogMeIn reported upbeat earnings for its first quarter, but issued weak second quarter and FY18 earning guidance.
Eleven Biotherapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: EBIO
Best Warren Buffett Stocks To Own For 2018: UTStarcom Holdings Corp(UTSI)
- [By Logan Wallace]
TheStreet cut shares of UTStarcom (NASDAQ:UTSI) from a c rating to a d+ rating in a report issued on Monday morning.
UTStarcom opened at $4.93 on Monday, MarketBeat reports. UTStarcom has a 52-week low of $4.95 and a 52-week high of $4.99.
Best Warren Buffett Stocks To Own For 2018: Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited(AHL)
- [By Joseph Griffin]
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- [By Ethan Ryder]
The Travelers Companies (NYSE: TRV) and Aspen Insurance (NYSE:AHL) are both finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation, earnings and risk.
Best Warren Buffett Stocks To Own For 2018: ENGlobal Corporation(ENG)
- [By Max Byerly]
ENGlobal (NASDAQ:ENG) will be announcing its earnings results before the market opens on Wednesday, May 9th.
ENGlobal (NASDAQ:ENG) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, March 15th. The construction company reported ($0.08) earnings per share for the quarter. ENGlobal had a negative net margin of 29.16% and a negative return on equity of 17.18%. The firm had revenue of $14.43 million during the quarter.