8 FEBRUARY 2014PROOFS
In 2013, the RW Baird dental stock index modestly
outperformed the S&P 500, gaining 35 percent
compared to the S&P’s +30 percent. Tis was the third
consecutive year—and fourth in the past fve—in
which dental has outperformed the broader market,
with the group now up 71 percent and 183 percent over
the past three and fve years, respectively, compared to
47 percent and 105 percent for the S&P 500 over the
same time periods.
BY ROBERT W. BAIRD & CO.