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There’s Value in Health Care, IT Stocks: Strategist
CNBC.com | February 29, 2012 | 04:52 AM EST

Information technology and health care are two sectors where investors can find value, Peter Garnry, equity strategist at Saxo Bank told CNBC.

“We are looking for companies that have a high return on investment capital and a positive spread to average cost of capital. The companies that are doing that best right now are in those two sectors,” Garnry explained.

This November, the U.S. will go to the polls and if incumbent President Barack Obama wins, his health-care reform program will continue, with drug companies expected to contribute billions toward its cost.

But Peter Garnry says any risks of sharp price declines for health-care stocks are overblown.

“You’ve got to remember it is a very large sector with a very large lobby group in Washington. It’s a very good defensive sector and the market has discounted so much negative news going forward, that we feel it’s a clear ‘buy,’ ” he said.

AstraZeneca, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Gilead Sciences, Humana are all stocks in the health-care sphere that Saxo Bank favors. In particular, Gilead Sciences is seen as a stock due for a rebound, as current concerns over patients relapsing on its hepatitis C drug shouldn’t last, Garnry said.

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