5 Health Care Provider Stocks to Sell Now

by Portfolio Grader | October 30, 2012 1:30 pm

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

Skilled Healthcare Group‘s (NYSE:SKH[2]) rating falls to a D (“sell”) this week, down from C (“hold”) the week prior. Skilled Healthcare Group operates nursing and assisted-living homes in California, Texas, Kansas, and Nevada. The stock also earns F’s in Portfolio Grader’s specific subcategories of Earnings Growth, Equity, Cash Flow, and Margin Growth. Shares of the stock have been exchanging at an usually rapid pace, twice the rate of the week prior. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of SKH stock[3].

AmerisourceBergen‘s (NYSE:ABC[4]) rating weakens this week, dropping to a D versus last week’s C. 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].

This is a rough week for Emeritus (NYSE:ESC[6]). The company’s rating falls to D from the previous week’s C. 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. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ESC stock[7].

This week, Fresenius Medical Care‘s (NYSE:FMS[8]) rating worsens to a D from the company’s C rating a week ago. Fresenius Medical Care offers kidney dialysis services and manufactures and distributes equipment and products used in the treatment of dialysis patients. To get an in-depth look at FMS, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of FMS stock[9].

Assisted Living Concepts‘s (NYSE:ALC[10]) rating falls this week to a F (“strong sell”), down from last week’s 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. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ALC stock[11].

Louis Navellier’s proprietary Portfolio Grader[1] 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[12].

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. For more information, 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. To get an in-depth look at FMS, 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. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ALC stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ALC
  12. here: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/

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