When Donald Trump ended up defeating Hillary Clinton earlier this month in their bid for the U.S. presidency, it wasn’t just voters who were thrown for a loop — investors were a bit shocked too. Most were counting on seeing more of what Obamacare had done for (or to) healthcare stocks, and in that Clinton also vowed to take aim at specialty pharmaceuticals, it was pretty clear which were the best healthcare stocks to buy and which were the best healthcare stocks to avoid.
Trump’s victory forced everyone to rethink what the future of healthcare was going to look like, and which stocks would win or lose with his proposed changes to the nation’s healthcare system.
Now that the dust has settled though, investors can safely assess the fallout from the election surprise, and make sound buy/sell decisions.
To help get you started, here’s a look at the market’s top 10 healthcare stocks to buy headed into 2017. As a note, some of these were going to be strong regardless of who took up residency in the White House. Meanwhile, a few others are looking juicy at their current prices simply because the sellers overshot.