As baby-boomers retire in large number, the healthcare industry is expected to grow sharply. Retirement homes and long-term care facilities are going to face higher demands. Healthcare is also a more defensive sector for those who are looking for a safer investment choice. It’s also a very diverse field including insurance, medical technology, and care among others. Here are our 12 top picks to take advantage of population trends and healthcare.
Baby-boomers are set to retire in large numbers in the next few years, and among them, 70% of those aged 65 and over will need some long-term care services. Are you ready to deal with the financial stress of long-term care? Here are some tips to better prepare yourself so that you can live stress-free your golden years.
Sienna Senor Living Inc (SIA-T)
They used to be mostly long-term care but is now in short term rentals and they are growing their retirement homes. As the population ages, the demand will grow even stronger. They also have Leisure World product which receives government funding, which gives them some stability.
Chartwell vs Sienna She owns Chartwell and thinks both are in a growing sector -- senior housing. Sienna has a lower level of regulation, compared to Chartwell, due to the former's higher level of long term care facilities. Chartwell holds the largest market share in Canada -- giving them economies of scale. Chartwell's yield is…
Brookdale Senior Living (BKD-N)
They are the largest owner and operator of senior living communities in the U.S.. A very good defensive name. John Stephenson says that any kind of movement up in the housing market or consumer confidence brings a level of increase into the facilities.
(A Top Pick May 6/15. Down 46.75%.) A very good defensive name in general. Probably got tarred with the same brush as healthcare. Still thinks this is a good company, but he left because the price volatility was too hard. (John Stephenson)
Capital Senior Living (CSU-N)
They operate senior living communities and assisted living centers in the United States. 98% of their facilities are private pay. Their occupancy is close to 90%.
Seniors sucked a lot of people into the sector for a long time because it was a low wage sector. It seemed to all line up well but in actual fact you don’t actually want to move in there. For the last 8 years the interest rates supported them but now you have the theme…
Chartwell Seniors Housing (CSH.UN-T)
This is the largest participant in the Canadian seniors housing sector. They also have a higher level of long term care facilities. The demographics play in their favor. Christine Poole says that the 75-year-plus population is expected to double in the 20 next years, and this would be a good play on that.
The leader in Canadian seniors housing, a fragmented sector so there's room for growth. CSH holds 10% of this market. She likes this sector for the aging demographics that will need more care. CSH has a good pipeline of projects. Occupancy is 91% and they target 95%. They have started to market their services. Top…
CVS Health Corp (CVS-N)
An American retail pharmacy and health care company. A great balance sheet and they pay a good yield. Earnings are improving as they do the right things.
It's lagged in the past year. Just closed the Aetna purchase. Lots of negative sentiment, including political talk of limiting drug costs as well as fears of Amazon taking over drug delivery. Aetna recently decreased their guidance and the stock dropped. That said, CVS they have good assets including health insurance. Trades at a low…
Align Technology Inc (ALGN-Q)
They are a manufacturer in 3D digital scanners and a clear aligners used in orthodontics. This falls into the medical device category, which is a very attractive space. Their technology for braces for teeth appeals to mature individuals who wants something less conspicuous.
This falls into the medical device category, which he likes. The stock has gone parabolic and earnings beats have been great. It has a 50+ PE ratio. It will have to grow into that ratio before he would be buyer – needing at least 50% earnings growth. (Cameron Hurst)
Anthem Inc (ANTM-N)
This is an American health insurance company that is the largest for-profit managed health care company in the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. They are also part of Obama Care and Medicaid.
Health insurer in the US. With Obama Care, it is hard to know if it will be repealed or not. A good company, trading at reasonable valuations. (Gordon Reid)
Cigna Corp. (CI-N)
They are an American worldwide health services organization. Seniors over 65 pay three times more on healthcare than those under 65. This company could also benefit from the Affordable Care Act.
(A Top Pick Sept 20/16. Up 43%.) He continues to like the US healthcare sector. In the US, if over 65 years of age, you spend 3X as much on healthcare as under the age of 65. This company doesn’t have much exposure to the Affordable Care Act and is well positioned to benefit from…
Humana Inc (HUM-N)
A for-profit American health insurance company that has over 13 million patients.
Closed at $182.52 and his model price is only $129, so it is trading 30% over what it should be valued at. He would be interested in this at $156. (Brian Acker, CA)
Helius Medical Technologies (HSM-T)
A medical technology company that recently received Health Canada approval for a new brain stimulation medical device.They are going through FDA approval in the U.S.. If this gets approved, they will be a billion dollar business.
He has been investing in this for almost three years now. They received Health Canada approval for a new brain stimulation medical device last fall. They are awaiting FDA approval in the US. It magnifies the result of physio-therapy for the brain and the technology is safe. It is a billion dollar business if it…
Johnson & Johnson (JNJ-N)
A well known multinational medical devices, pharmaceutical and consumer packaged goods manufacturing company. It’s a conglomerate of consumer, medical devices and pharma divisions. They’ve recently reported strong earnings. A name you can’t really go wrong with.
It's in a great space now, healthcare, given demographics and technology. The lawsuit will linger for a long time, but it's not hugely material. JNJ is a healthcare conglomrerate with consumer, medical devices and pharma divisions. It's like an ETF. A fine healthcare stock. A long-term hold if you can weather volatility surrounding the lawsuit.…
iShares DJ Medical Devices E.T.F. (IHI-N)
iShares DJ Medical Devices E.T.F. (IHI-N): A well-diversified and global medical and health device E.T.F.. This is a good choice for those wanting to diversify away from big pharma with an overlay of healthcare technology, a growing field.
He likes because it gives diversification away from the big pharma. Nothing wrong with this one. (John Hood)