7 Health Care Provider Stocks to Buy Now

by Portfolio Grader | October 16, 2012 3:00 pm

Seven Health Care Provider stocks are moving up in their overall rating this week, according to the Portfolio Grader[1] database. Every one of these is graded an “A” (“strong buy”) or “B” overall (“buy”).

UnitedHealth (NYSE:UNH[2]) is making progress this week as its rating of C (“hold”) from last week increases to a B (“buy”) rating this week. UnitedHealth Group provides healthcare services, including health benefit plans and services to national employers, non-employer based insurance options and health and well-being services for individuals aged 50 and older. In Portfolio Grader’s specific subcategories of Equity and Cash Flow, UNH also gets A’s. Over the last month, the price of UNH increased 5.9%, better than the S&P 500′s 1.8% decline for the same period.  For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of UNH stock[3].

This week, Bio-Reference (NASDAQ:BRLI[4]) is showing good progress as the company’s rating jumps from a B (“buy”) last week to an A (“strong buy”). Bio-Reference provides laboratory testing services, primarily to customers in the greater New York metropolitan area. Shares of BRLI have increased 14.1% over the past month. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of BRLI stock[5].

Concord Medical Services (NYSE:CCM[6]) is seeing ratings go up from a C last week to a B this week. Concord Medical Services operates a network of radiotherapy and diagnostic imaging centers in the People’’s Republic of China. Investors seem to agree with the upgraded status of the stock, and have pushed the stock up 7.5% over the past month. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CCM stock[7].

Amerigroup (NYSE:AGP[8]) gets a higher grade this week, advancing from a B last week to a A. Amerigroup focuses on serving people, who receive healthcare benefits through publicly funded health care programs, including Medicaid, Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), Medicaid expansion programs, and Medicare Advantage. Shares of the company are up 0.8% since the month prior. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of AGP stock[9].

This is a strong week for Chemed (NYSE:CHE[10]). The company’s rating climbs to B from the previous week’s C. Chemed provides hospice care, and plumbing and drain cleaning services in the United States. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CHE stock[11].

National Research Corp.‘s (NASDAQ:NRCI[12]) ratings are looking better this week, moving up to a A from last week’s B. National Research provides ongoing survey-based performance measurement, analysis, and tracking services to the healthcare industry. Over the last month, the stock price remained flat. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of NRCI stock[13].

The rating of Capital Senior Living (NYSE:CSU[14]) moves up this week, rising from a B to a A. Capital Senior Living operates senior living communities in the United States. Investors have pushed the stock price up 20.2% over the past month. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CSU stock[15].

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[16].

Endnotes:
  1. Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/
  2. UNH: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=UNH
  3. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of UNH stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=UNH
  4. BRLI: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=BRLI
  5. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of BRLI stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=BRLI
  6. CCM: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=CCM
  7. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CCM stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=CCM
  8. AGP: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=AGP
  9. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of AGP stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=AGP
  10. CHE: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=CHE
  11. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CHE stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=CHE
  12. NRCI: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=NRCI
  13. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of NRCI stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=NRCI
  14. CSU: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=CSU
  15. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CSU stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=CSU
  16. here: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/

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