HEALTHCARE | Staff Reporter, Singapore

Healthcare stocks defy market downturn with 12% gain in 2015

Discover who the top performers were.

Healthcare emerged as the SGX's best-loved sector in 2015, after the SGX All Healthcare Index generated an 11.8% total return in the past twelve months.

This compares with the 14.3% dip experienced by the benchmark Straits Times Index (STI), and the 5.8% return generated by the MSCI Asia ex-Japan Healthcare Index.

Data from the SGX showed that as of December 29, the five best year-to-date performers in the SGX All Healthcare Index were Riverstone Holdings (+148.9%), UG Healthcare Corporation (+112.8%), Cordlife Group (+81.8%), Q & M Dental Group (Singapore) (+70.4%) and Vicplas International (+59.1%).

The SGX All Healthcare Index comprises 29 constituents with a combined market capitalisation of S$31.6 billion.

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