Defensive Stocks Now! REIT and Healthcare

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Defensive stocks are still holding for now. Will they be the leader stocks now? Top stocks are drug stores, dairy products, REIT, etc.

Best Stocks

This post will look into the top performing stocks, industry, and sector. The S&P 500 index has a weekly return of -3.47%. NASDAQ Composite has a weekly return of -4.28%. Dow Jones Industrials Average has a weekly return of -3.69%. The small cap (Russell 2000) has a return of -2.50%.

Best weekly performance of industry stocks of week 50, 2014 (December 8, 2014 – December 14, 2014) are:
    healthcare facilities
  1. Drug Stores 7.43%
  2. Dairy Products 3.48%
  3. REIT - Healthcare Facilities 2.70%
  4. Auto Parts Stores 2.69%
  5. Building Materials Wholesale 2.30%
  6. Home Furnishing Stores 1.26%
  7. Marketing Services 0.92%
  8. REIT – Residential 0.34%
  9. Home Health Care 0.29%
  10. Tobacco Products, Other 0.27%
  11. Textile - Apparel Clothing 0.04%
  12. REIT - Hotel/Motel 0.01%
  13. Diagnostic Substances 0.01%
  14. Home Improvement Stores 0.00%
  15. Department Stores -0.02%
  16. Business Equipment -0.08%
  17. Lumber, Wood Production -0.13%
  18. Major Airlines -0.18%
  19. Electric Utilities -0.28%
  20. Apparel Stores -0.34%
  21. REIT – Retail -0.35%
  22. Textile Industrial -0.42%
  23. Biotechnology -0.43%
  24. Long Distance Carriers -0.44%
  25. REIT – Office -0.64%
  26. Specialty Eateries -0.65%
  27. Grocery Stores -0.72%

Top Drug Stores Stocks

Looking into best weekly stocks can provide an insight what stock market will bring for the next session. Retail or institutional investors may want to rotate to this sector to avoid bad returns. Can growth stocks finally make the comeback? Will value stocks continue to be the winner? Some great sectors in 2014 are major airlines, real estate (REIT), semiconductors, drug manufacturers, aluminum, etc.

Best drug stores stocks of week 50, 2014 are:
  1. Walgreen Co. (WAG) 8.60%
  2. GNC Holdings Inc. (GNC) 1.55%
  3. Rite Aid Corporation (RAD) 0.00%
  4. China Jo-Jo Drugstores, Inc. (CJJD) -1.57%
Top healthcare facilities stocks are:
  1. Ventas, Inc. (VTR) 4.76%
  2. American Realty Capital Healthcare Trust, Inc. (HCT) 4.11%
  3. Sabra Health Care REIT, Inc. (SBRA) 3.63%
  4. Health Care REIT, Inc. (HCN) 3.07%
  5. Healthcare Realty Trust Incorporated (HR) 2.77%
  6. Omega Healthcare Investors Inc. (OHI) 2.72%
  7. HCP, Inc. (HCP) 2.37%
  8. LTC Properties Inc. (LTC) 2.29%
  9. Aviv REIT, Inc. (AVIV) 2.21%
  10. National Health Investors Inc. (NHI) 2.16%
  11. Senior Housing Properties Trust (SNH) 1.25%
  12. Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. (HTA) 1.16%
  13. Medical Properties Trust Inc. (MPW) 1.04%
  14. Physicians Realty Trust (DOC) 0.51%
  15. Universal Health Realty Income Trust (UHT) 0.33%

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