6 Health Care Provider Stocks to Sell Now

by Portfolio Grader | July 31, 2012 9:05 am

For the current week, the overall ratings of six Health Care Provider stocks are worse, according to the Portfolio Grader[1] database. Each of these rates a “D” (“sell”) or “F” overall (“strong sell”).

Health Management Associates (NYSE:HMA[2]) is on the decline this week, earning a D (“sell”) after receiving a C (“hold”) last week. Health Management Associates operates general acute care hospitals in rural communities located primarily in the southeastern and southwestern United States. The stock price has dropped 13.3% over the past month, worse than 2.2% increase the S&P 500 has seen over the same period of time. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of HMA stock[3].

The rating of LHC Group (NASDAQ:LHCG[4]) slips from a C to a D. LHC Group provides post-acute healthcare services primarily to Medicare beneficiaries in rural markets in the southern United States. The stock also gets an F in Margin Growth. To get an in-depth look at LHCG, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of LHCG stock[5].

Slipping from a C to a D rating, AMN Healthcare (NYSE:AHS[6]) takes a hit this week. AMN Healthcare recruits nurses, physicians, and other healthcare professionals for temporary or permanent positions in healthcare facilities in the United States. The stock also gets an F in Earnings Momentum. For a full analysis of AHS stock, visit Portfolio Grader[7].

Health Net (NYSE:HNT[8]) earns a D this week, falling from last week’s grade of C. Health Net offers managed health care benefits and products. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Revisions and Sales Growth. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of HNT stock[9].

Concord Medical Services (NYSE:CCM[10]) experiences a ratings drop this week, going from last week’s C to a D. Concord Medical Services operates a network of radiotherapy and diagnostic imaging centers in the People’’s Republic of China. In Earnings Momentum, Earnings Revisions, Cash Flow, and Margin Growth the stock gets F’s. For a full analysis of CCM stock, visit Portfolio Grader[11].

This week, Assisted Living Concepts‘ (NYSE:ALC[12]) rating worsens to a D from the company’s C rating a week ago. Assisted Living Concepts is an assisted-living residence for senior citizens. The stock also rates an F in Earnings Surprise. To get an in-depth look at ALC, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ALC stock[13].

Louis Navellier’s proprietary Portfolio Grader[14] stock ranking system assesses roughly 5,000 companies every week based on a number of fundamental and quantitative measures. Stocks are given a letter grade based on their results — with A being “strong buy,” and F being “strong sell.” Explore the tool here[15].

Endnotes:
  1. Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/
  2. HMA: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=HMA
  3. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of HMA stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=HMA
  4. LHCG: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=LHCG
  5. To get an in-depth look at LHCG, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of LHCG stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=LHCG
  6. AHS: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=AHS
  7. For a full analysis of AHS stock, visit Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=AHS
  8. HNT: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=HNT
  9. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of HNT stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=HNT
  10. CCM: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=CCM
  11. For a full analysis of CCM stock, visit Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=CCM
  12. ALC: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ALC
  13. To get an in-depth look at ALC, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ALC stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ALC
  14. Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/
  15. here: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/

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