4. The health care sector is the worst-performing sector of the S&P 500.Last year, health care had a banner year. This year, the S&P 500 index has climbed 16 percent while health care saw a modest 3.8 percent rise from January to April 12. Analysts claim stricter regulation is dampening growth. Generic drug profits leading to lower annual earnings for Walgreens and CVS Health are also cited as contributing factors. Humana, Cigna, and UnitedHealth shares have also reportedly dropped this year. Both major political parties are seeking to lower prescription drug prices, putting more pressure on the health care sector. - WALL STREET JOURNAL
Note: This article originally appeared in a recent issue of Inside CFO.