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Investors Stick With Health Care Stocks

Investors tend to stick with what works.  Perhaps that explains why they continue to flock to health care stocks.  The sector was second-best performer in 2013, rallying 38.7%, and early into 2014 it's already in the No. 1 spot with a 1.7% gain.  Health care is also a winner today, helping to lift the market out of a morning slump.  Of the 55 health care names in the S&P 500, 17 stocks, or about one-third, are touching all-time highs. They include insurers (NYSE:AET) and (NYSE:CI), along with a slew of equipment makers, among them (NYSE:STJ), (NYSE:ZMH), (NYSE:COV), (NYSE:VAR) and (NYSE:SYK).  Here's a list:S&P 500: Health Care Record HighsTickerSecurityLastChange%Chg(NASDAQ:ALXN) Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc.133.29-0.71-0.53%(NYSE:ABC) AmerisourceBergen Corporation71.440.300.42%(NYSE:MCK) McKesson Corporation175.425.613.30%(NYSE:BDX) Becton, Dickinson and Company111.910.830.75%(NYSE:STJ) St. Jude Medical, Inc.65.630.230.34%(NYSE:ZMH) Zimmer Holdings, Inc.97.02-0.41-0.42%(NYSE:CFN) Car...

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