5 Health Care Provider Stocks to Buy Now

by Portfolio Grader | August 28, 2012 11:14 am

The grades of five Health Care Provider stocks are better this week, according to the Portfolio Grader[1] database. Every one of these stocks has an “A” (“strong buy”) or “B” overall (“buy”) rating.

Five Star Quality Care (NYSE:FVE[2]) is making progress this week as its rating of C (“hold”) from last week increases to a B (“buy”) rating this week. Five Star Quality Care leases and operates senior living facilities, including facilities owned by Senior Housing Properties Trust. In Portfolio Grader’s specific subcategories of Earnings Revisions, Cash Flow, and Margin Growth, FVE also gets A’s. Shares of FVE have increased 36.1% over the past month, better than the 1.8% increase the S&P 500 has seen over the same period of time. The stock has a trailing PE Ratio of 3.5. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of FVE stock[3].

This week, Community Health Systems‘s (NYSE:CYH[4]) ratings are up from a C last week to a B. Community Health Systems provides healthcare services through hospitals that it owns and operates in the United States. Wall Street has pushed the stock higher by 7.9% over the past month. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CYH stock[5].

Coventry Health Care (NYSE:CVH[6]) boosts its rating from a C to a B this week. Coventry Health Care operates health plans, insurance companies, and workers’ compensation services companies. Investors seem to agree with the upgraded status of the stock, and have pushed the stock up 23% over the past month. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CVH stock[7].

Sunrise Senior Living (NYSE:SRZ[8]) is seeing ratings go up from a C last week to a B this week. Sunrise Senior Living is a provider of senior living services in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and Germany. Wall Street seems to agree with the upgrade and has propelled the stock up 108% over the past month. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of SRZ stock[9].

BioScrip (NASDAQ:BIOS[10]) earns a B this week, jumping up from last week’s grade of C. BioScrip provides pharmacy and home health services in the United States. Investors have pushed the stock price up 20% over the past month. The stock’s trailing PE Ratio is 5.8. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of BIOS stock[11].

Louis Navellier’s proprietary Portfolio Grader[12] 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[13].

Endnotes:
  1. Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/
  2. FVE: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=FVE
  3. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of FVE stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=FVE
  4. CYH: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=CYH
  5. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CYH stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=CYH
  6. CVH: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=CVH
  7. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CVH stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=CVH
  8. SRZ: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=SRZ
  9. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of SRZ stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=SRZ
  10. BIOS: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=BIOS
  11. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of BIOS stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=BIOS
  12. Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/
  13. here: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/

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