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Early Lessons From Earnings Season

By Dave Williamson and Max Macaluso - Apr 22, 2013 at 10:44AM

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The early returns are a mixed bag for health care stocks this quarter.

From the impact of Obamacare to cutting edge research, biotech buyouts to FDA decisions, The Motley Fool's health-care team sits down each week to discuss the most fascinating developments in health-care, and their implications for long-term investors. In this edition, the team talks about a potentially landmark Supreme Court ruling, the impact of President Barack Obama's budget on health care stocks, the next wave of innovation for the pharma industry, and why investors need to pay attention to a small research company from upstate New York.

In the segment below, health-care analyst David Williamson sums up the highs and lows of this quarter's early earnings seasons releases. Should investors be confident or concerned regarding stocks they own that have yet to report? Watch and find out how changing industry dynamics could impact your holdings.

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Stocks Mentioned

Johnson & Johnson Stock Quote
Johnson & Johnson
JNJ
$173.94 (-0.89%) $-1.56
Amgen Inc. Stock Quote
Amgen Inc.
AMGN
$244.77 (0.33%) $0.81
UnitedHealth Group Incorporated Stock Quote
UnitedHealth Group Incorporated
UNH
$478.55 (1.52%) $7.17
HCA Healthcare, Inc. Stock Quote
HCA Healthcare, Inc.
HCA
$203.13 (-1.77%) $-3.67

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