As 2014 unfolds, investors appear to be sticking with some of 2013’s tried and true winners.
Take health care.
The sector was one of the big stars of 2013, surging 39% and outperforming the S&P 500 by more than nine percentage points.
Health care happens to be Tuesday’s best-performing sector with a gain of around 1%. Six members of the group are breaking out to all-time highs, including three equipment makers – Becton, Dickinson (NYSE:BDX), St. Jude Medical (NYSE:STJ) and Zimmer Holdings (NYSE:ZMH) -- managed-care heavyweight UnitedHealth Group (NYSE:UNH), life-sciences giant Thermo Fisher (NYSE:TMO) and pharmaceutical firm Actavis (NYSE:ACT).
Health Care Record Highs