Healthcare Stocks in the S&P 500 Index U.S. Exchanges

The companies on this list are healthcare companies in the S&P 500 index. Additional S&P 500 companies can be located in our S&P 500 section.

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Animal Health

  • IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. (IDXX) (Diagnostic and information technology-based solutions)
  • Zoetis Inc. (ZTS) (Animal health medicines and vaccines, diagnostic products and genetic tests)
  • Biotech and Biopharmaceutical Companies
  • AbbVie Inc. (ABBV) (Biopharmaceutical company: immunology, kidney disease, liver disease, neuroscience, oncology, women’s health)
  • Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (ALXN) (Biopharmaceutical company: nocturnal hemoglobinuria, atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome, hypophosphatasia, Lysosomal Acid Lipase Deficiency)
  • Amgen Inc. (AMGN) (Therapeutics: cardiovascular, inflammation, oncology, biosimilars)
  • Biogen Inc. (BIIB) (Biopharmaceutical company: therapies for immunology, hematology, multiple sclerosis, neurology)
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (BMY) (Biopharmaceutical company: cancer, cardiovascular disease, hepatitis B and hepatitis C, HIV/AIDS, rheumatoid arthritis)
  • Celgene Corporation (CELG) (Biopharmaceutical company: cancer and immune-inflammatory related diseases)
  • Gilead Sciences, Inc. (GILD) (Biopharmaceutical company: cardiovascular, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), liver diseases, oncology and inflammation, respiratory)
  • Incyte Corporation (INCY) (Biopharmaceutical company: small molecule drugs; oncology and inflammation)
  • Nektar Therapeutics (NKTR) (Biopharmaceutical company: anti-infective, anti-viral, immunology, oncology, pain)
  • Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (REGN) (Biopharmaceutical company: Antibody technologies; cardiovascular, diabetes, eye diseases, infectious diseases, inflammation, oncology, pain)
  • Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (VRTX) (Cystic fibrosis; additional ongoing research programs aimed at other serious and life-threatening diseases)


Quest Diagnostics Inc. (DGX) (Diagnostic testing services, diagnostic products, clinical trials testing, healthcare IT and wellness and risk management services)


  • AmerisourceBergen Corporation (ABC) (Pharmaceutical sourcing and distribution)
  • Cardinal Health, Inc. (CAH) (Drug and healthcare product distribution, consumer healthcare products, direct-to-home medical supplies distributor)
  • Henry Schein, Inc. (HSIC) (Health care products and services for animal health, dental and medical practitioner markets)
  • McKesson Corporation (MCK) (Pharmaceutical distributor; software; automation technology; business services and consulting; Health Mart retail pharmacy franchises)

Healthcare Facilities

  • DaVita Inc. (DVA) (Kidney dialysis services, operator of medical groups and physician networks)
  • Envision Healthcare Corporation, Inc. (EVHC) (Medical transportation services; ambulatory surgery center management, facility-based physician services)
  • HCA Holdings, Inc. (HCA) (Hospitals and surgery centers)
  • Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings (LH) (Independent clinical laboratory)
  • Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) (Acute care hospitals, behavioral health facilities, ambulatory centers)

Healthcare Services

IQVIA Holdings, Inc. (IQV) (Healthcare services: biopharmaceutical development services, commercial outsourcing services; commercial pharmaceutical sales and service organizations, consulting, health information analytics and technology consulting)

Health Insurance

  • Aetna Inc. (AET) (Behavioral health, dental, disability, group life, medical and pharmacy)
  • Anthem, Inc. (ANTM) (Health care plans)
  • Centene Corporation (CNC) (Governmental programs for uninsured and under-insured)
  • Cigna Corporation (CI) (Behavioral, dental, group disability, group life and pharmacy)
  • Humana Inc. (HUM) (Group health, Medicare plans and supplemental insurance)
  • UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (UNH) (Health benefits and services)

Medical Devices

  • Abiomed Inc. (ABMD) (Heart support and recovery products and services; heart pumps, artificial heart)
  • Agilent Technologies, Inc. (A) (Provides equipment, services, consumables and software to laboratories)
  • Align Technology, Inc. (ALGN) (Dental equipment and devices)
  • Baxter International Inc. (BAX) (Renal and hospital products)
  • Becton, Dickinson and Company (BDX) (Injection and infusion-based drug delivery devices; diagnostic and research tools; products for the collection and transport of diagnostics specimens; areas of focus include anesthesiology, respiratory care, cellular research, diagnosis of infectious diseases and cancers, management of diabetes)
  • Boston Scientific Corporation (BSX) (Products used to diagnose or treat: areas of focus include digestive, heart, pulmonary, urological, vascular, women’s health)
  • Cooper Companies, Inc. (The) (COO) (Medical devices and equipment: Soft contact lens, medical devices and procedure-based products used in the women’s healthcare market)
  • Danaher Corporation (DHR) (Diversified Conglomerate: Environmental, dental, diagnostics, life sciences, industrial technologies, test & measurement)
  • Dentsply Sirona Inc. (XRAY) (Dental products, consumable healthcare products)
  • Edwards Lifesciences Corporation (EW) (Heart valves and hemodynamic monitoring)
  • Hologic, Inc. (HOLX) (Diagnostic products, medical imaging systems and surgical products; primary business units focus on breast health, diagnostics, GYN surgical and skeletal health)
  • Illumina, Inc. (ILMN) (Genetic analysis tools, consumables and integrated systems)
  • Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (ISRG) (Robotic-assisted minimally invasive surgery technologies)
  • Medtronic, Inc. (MDT) (Cardiac, diabetes, general surgical products, nervous system, spinal and musculoskeletal, surgical technologies, vascular)
  • PerkinElmer, Inc. (PKI) (Medical devices and equipment: Electronic laboratory notebook and software, neonatal and newborn screening, cancer treatment, environmental)
  • ResMed Inc. (RMD) (Sleep and respiratory medicine equipment)
  • Stryker Corporation (SYK) (Medical and surgical tools and equipment; reconstructive: hips, knees, foot, ankle, trauma, sports medicine; neurotechnology; spine)
  • Varian Medical Systems, Inc. (VAR) (Medical devices and equipment: Oncology treatment systems and software, X-ray products)
  • Zimmer Biomet, Inc. (ZBH) (Dental implants; orthopaedic reconstructive products; spine products; sports medicine and trauma products; surgical products)

Medical Software

Cerner Corporation (CERN) (Software: Healthcare information technology: cloud-based platform; clinical, financial and management information systems)


  • Abbott Laboratories (ABT) (Nutritional products; medical devices, diagnostics, pharmaceuticals: generic pharmaceuticals gastroenterology products, therapeutic nutrition for dialysis patients, women’s health products, cardiovascular and metabolic, pain and nervous system, respiratory drugs, vaccines; vascular products)
  • Allergan plc (AGN) (Generics, biosimilars, dermatology and aesthetics, central nervous system, eye care, women’s health and urology, GI and cystic fibrosis, cardiovascular and infectious disease)
  • Eli Lilly and Company (LLY) (Animal health, cardiovascular, critical care, diabetes, men’s health, musculoskeletal, neuroscience, oncology)
  • Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) (Consumer health products: baby care, skin care, oral care, wound care and women’s health care; Medical devices: diabetes care, diagnostics, orthopaedics, neurological disease, vision care, infection prevention, cardiovascular disease and aesthetics; Pharmaceutical: cardiovascular and metabolic diseases, immunology, infectious diseases, neuroscience, oncology)
  • Merck & Company, Inc. (MRK) (Pharmaceuticals: cardiovascular, diabetes, general medicine, immunology, infectious diseases, oncology, respiratory, women’s health; Vaccines, Animal Health Products)
  • Mylan Inc. (MYL) (Generic, branded generic and specialty pharmaceuticals)
  • Perrigo Company (PRGO) (Ireland: generic over-the-counter, prescription pharmaceuticals, nutritional products, active pharmaceutical ingredients)
  • Pfizer, Inc. (PFE) (Consumer healthcare products; vaccines; oncology; examples of medicines include treatments for the following areas: cardiovascular/metabolic, inflammation, neuroscience, pain, rare diseases, women’s/men’s health)

Pharmacy Benefit Management

  • Express Scripts Holding Company (ESRX) (Pharmacy benefit management company: formulary management programs, retail drug card programs, home delivery services)
  • Scientific and Technical Instruments
  • Mettler-Toledo International, Inc. (MTD) (Precision instruments used in laboratories and industrial and food retailing markets)
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (TMO) (Analytical instruments, lab equipment and specialty diagnostics)
  • Waters Corporation (WAT) (Analytical technologies including liquid chromatography, mass spectrometry and thermal analysis)

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