The investment seeks investment results that, before expenses, correspond generally to the price and yield performance of publicly traded equity securities of companies in the Health Care Select Sector Index.
In seeking to track the performance of the index, the fund employs a replication strategy. It generally invests substantially all, but at least 95%, of its total assets in the securities comprising the index. The index includes companies from the following industries: pharmaceuticals; health care equipment & supplies; health care providers & services; biotechnology; life sciences tools & services; and health care technology. The fund is non-diversified.
Health care stocks are taking a broad beating in afternoon trade Tuesday, as investor sentiment toward the once hot sector continues to sour in the face of public outrage over surge pricing of certain drugs. The SPDR Health Care ETF dropped 3%, with all 55 of its equity components trading trading lower. Only three of the 55 stocks declined less than 1%.
The two sectors key S&P 500 sectors gaining ground on Tuesday--energy and materials--have been by far the weakest so far this year. Meanwhile, the sectors getting hit the hardest on the day--health care and consumer discretionary--had been among those outperforming the most. The SPDR Energy ETF surged 1.7% in midday trade, but was still down 15% year to date; the SPDR Materials ETF climbed 1.2%, but was down 12% year to date.
Morningstar has awarded this fund 3 stars based on its risk-adjusted performance compared to the 22 funds within its Morningstar Health Category.
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