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9 Health Care Provider Stocks to Buy Now

SEM, AMSG, CHE, HLS, CVH, THC, EXAM, NHC, PDII improve in weekly rankings

   

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

This week, Select Medical Holdings (NYSE:SEM) is showing good progress as the company’s rating jumps from a B (“buy”) last week to an A (“strong buy”). Select Medical Holdings is an operator of specialty hospitals and outpatient rehabilitation clinics. In Portfolio Grader’s specific subcategories of Earnings Growth, Earnings Revisions, Earnings Surprise, Cash Flow, and Margin Growth, SEM also gets A’s. The stock price has risen 11.9% over the past month, better than the 3.2% increase the S&P 500 has seen over the same period of time. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of SEM stock.

Amsurg (NASDAQ:AMSG) ups its rating to a B (“buy”) this week after earning a C (“hold”) in the week before. AmSurg, in partnership with physicians, is involved in the development, acquisition, and operation of ambulatory surgery centers. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of AMSG stock.

Chemed (NYSE:CHE) gets a higher grade this week, advancing from a C last week to a B. Chemed provides hospice care, and plumbing and drain cleaning services in the United States. Investors have pushed the stock price up 8.2% over the past month. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CHE stock.

HealthSouth (NYSE:HLS) boosts its rating from a C to a B this week. HealthSouth provides inpatient rehabilitative healthcare services. Investors seem to agree with the upgraded status of the stock, and have pushed the stock up 6.3% over the past month. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of HLS stock.

Coventry Health Care (NYSE:CVH) is seeing ratings go up from a C last week to a B this week. Coventry Health Care operates health plans, insurance companies, and workers’ compensation services companies. The price of CVH went up 0.5% over the last month. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CVH stock.

This is a strong week for Tenet Healthcare (NYSE:THC). The company’s rating climbs to B from the previous week’s C. Tenet Healthcare is an investor-owned health care services company that mainly operates general hospitals and related health care facilities, such as outpatient surgery centers, diagnostic imaging centers and a number of medical office buildings. Wall Street seems to agree with the upgrade and has propelled the stock up 22.1% over the past month. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of THC stock.

This week, ExamWorks Group (NYSE:EXAM) pushes up from a C to a B rating. ExamWorks Group is a provider of independent medical examinations, peer and bill reviews, and related services. Wall Street has pushed the stock higher by 10.2% over the past month. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of EXAM stock.

This week, National Healthcare‘s (AMEX:NHC) ratings are up from a C last week to a B. National Healthcare operates long-term health care centers. Over the last month, shares of NHC have increased 8.1%. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of NHC stock.

PDI Inc. (NASDAQ:PDII) shows solid improvement this week. The company’s rating rises from a C to a B. PDI is a sales and marketing company serving the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical devices and diagnostics industries. Investors have pushed the stock price up 18.8% over the past month. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of PDII stock.

Louis Navellier’s proprietary Portfolio Grader 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.


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