Oscar Stock #8 – Medco (MHS)
As the personal tragedies mount for the lowly physics professor, he tries to find a way through hardship in A Serious Man. That’s no easy task with a hostile
workplace, a cheating wife, difficult kids and a wacky brother-in-law. Another darkhorse pick from a popular Hollywood team, the movie struck out at the awards.
One of the many tragedies that the main character Larry must deal with is a mysterious X-ray that (it is inferred) carries news that he is gravely
ill. While much of the Coen brothers film A Serious Man is indeed a downer, many medical stocks are looking up on the prospect of health
care reform and an emphasis on preventative testing and medications. Medco Health Solutions (MHS)
is one such stock. The company’s year-end report in February revealed a 17% jump in earnings and a bright outlook for 2010.
- Poll of the Day