5 Health Care Provider Stocks to Sell Now

by Portfolio Grader | August 21, 2012 9:02 am

The overall ratings of five Health Care Provider stocks are down on Portfolio Grader[1] this week. Each of these rates a “D” (“sell”) or “F” overall (“strong sell”).

Skilled Healthcare Group (NYSE:SKH[2]) is on the decline this week, earning a D (“sell”) after receiving a C (“hold”) last week. Skilled Healthcare Group operates nursing and assisted-living homes in California, Texas, Kansas, and Nevada. In Portfolio Grader’s specific subcategories of Earnings Growth, Equity, Cash Flow, and Margin Growth, SKH also gets F’s. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of SKH stock[3].

AmerisourceBergen (NYSE:ABC[4]) experiences a ratings drop this week, going from last week’s C to a D. AmerisourceBergen is a pharmaceutical services company that offers drug distribution and related services to healthcare providers and pharmaceutical manufacturers. For a full analysis of ABC stock, visit Portfolio Grader[5].

Slipping from a C to a D rating, Emeritus (NYSE:ESC[6]) takes a hit this week. Emeritus Corporation is a fully integrated senior housing services company focused on operating residential-style assisted-living communities. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Momentum and Equity. To get an in-depth look at ESC, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ESC stock[7].

Fresenius Medical Care (NYSE:FMS[8]) is having a tough week. The company’s rating falls from a C to a D rating. Fresenius Medical Care offers kidney dialysis services and manufactures and distributes equipment and products used in the treatment of dialysis patients. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of FMS stock[9].

Assisted Living Concepts (NYSE:ALC[10]) ratings are on the decline this week as the company earns an F (“strong sell”). Last week, it received a D (“sell”). Assisted Living Concepts is an assisted-living residence for senior citizens. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Momentum, Earnings Revisions, and Earnings Surprise. The stock price has dropped 47.9% over the past month, worse than 4% increase the S&P 500 has seen over the same period of time. To get an in-depth look at ALC, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ALC 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. SKH: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=SKH
  3. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of SKH stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=SKH
  4. ABC: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ABC
  5. For a full analysis of ABC stock, visit Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ABC
  6. ESC: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ESC
  7. To get an in-depth look at ESC, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ESC stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ESC
  8. FMS: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=FMS
  9. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of FMS stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=FMS
  10. ALC: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ALC
  11. 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
  12. Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/
  13. here: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/

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