As if healthcare investors need more reasons to pay attention to next week's J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference, biotech stocks outperform the S&P 500, historically, during the week of the confab.
Take a look at the chart included in a preview note published by J.P. Morgan's analysts. The data, itself, come from Bloomberg.
We assessed BTK performance relative to the S&P 500 during the week of the J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference over the past 13 years. We observed that 85% of the time (all but 2 years), the BTK outperformed the S&P 500. From Monday to Friday during the week of the conference, the BTK increased on average by 3.0%, vs. flat S&P 500. Thus, the BTK outperformed the S&P 500 by ~2.9% on average during the week of the conference over the past 13 years
I would have preferred to see the analysis conducted with the more inclusive Nasdaq Biotechnology Index (NBI) because the BTK tracks fewer stocks.
-- Reported by Adam Feuerstein in Boston.
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