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14 Medical Devices Stocks to Buy Now

BAX, VAR, COV, IART, BABY, TFX, WMGI, STE, HAE, DXCM, THOR, SIRO, COO, WWIN improve in weekly rankings

   

The grades of 14 Medical Devices 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.

Baxter International (NYSE:BAX) is bumping up its rating from a C (“hold”) to a B (“buy”) this week. Baxter International develops, manufactures and markets products related to hemophilia, immune disorders, infectious diseases, kidney disease, trauma, and other chronic and acute medical conditions. In Portfolio Grader’s specific subcategory of Equity, BAX also gets an A. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of BAX stock.

Varian Medical Systems (NYSE:VAR) gets a higher grade this week, advancing from a C last week to a B. Varian Medical Systems manufactures and sells equipment and software products for treating cancer with radiotherapy and radiosurgery. The stock price has risen 14.3% over the past month, better than the 3.2% decrease the S&P 500 has seen over the same period of time. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of VAR stock.

Covidien (NYSE:COV) shows solid improvement this week. The company’s rating rises from a C to a B. Covidien is engaged in the development, manufacture, and sale of healthcare products, including pharmaceuticals and medical supplies, for use in clinical and home settings. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of COV stock.

Integra LifeSciences (NASDAQ:IART) is seeing ratings go up from a C last week to a B this week. Integra LifeSciences Holdings develops, manufactures, and markets medical devices, implants, and biomaterials. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of IART stock.

This is a strong week for Natus Medical (NASDAQ:BABY). The company’s rating climbs to B from the previous week’s C. Natus Medical is a medical device company that develops, manufactures, and markets screening products. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of BABY stock.

The rating of Teleflex (NYSE:TFX) moves up this week, rising from a C to a B. Teleflex offers healthcare providers medical technology products that enable them to improve patient outcomes, reduce infections and enhance patient and provider safety. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of TFX stock.

Wright Medical Group (NASDAQ:WMGI) earns a B this week, jumping up from last week’s grade of C. Wright Medical Group is a global orthopedic medical device company specializing in the design, manufacture and marketing of devices and biologic products for extremity, hip, and knee repair and reconstruction. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of WMGI stock.

STERIS Corp.‘s (NYSE:STE) ratings are looking better this week, moving up to a B from last week’s C. STERIS provides products and services related to infection prevention and surgical procedures. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of STE stock.

This week, Haemonetics (NYSE:HAE) is showing good progress as the company’s rating jumps from a B (“buy”) last week to an A (“strong buy”). Haemonetics designs, manufactures, and markets automated blood processing systems. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of HAE stock.

DexCom (NASDAQ:DXCM) boosts its rating from a C to a B this week. Dexcom is a medical device company focused on the design, development and commercialization of continuous glucose monitoring systems for ambulatory use by people with diabetes and for use by healthcare providers in the hospital for the treatment of both diabetic and non-diabetic patients. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of DXCM stock.

This week, Thoratec‘s (NASDAQ:THOR) ratings are up from a C last week to a B. Thoratec is involved in the development, manufacture and marketing of proprietary medical devices used for circulatory support. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of THOR stock.

This is a strong week for Sirona Dental Systems (NASDAQ:SIRO). The company’s rating climbs to B from the previous week’s C. Sirona Dental Systems is a manufacturer of high-quality, technologically-advanced dental equipment, and is focused on developing, manufacturing and marketing innovative solutions for dentists around the world. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of SIRO stock.

Cooper (NYSE:COO) is seeing ratings go up from a B last week to a A this week. Cooper develops, manufactures, and markets healthcare products. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of COO stock.

This week, Winner Medical Group (NASDAQ:WWIN) pushes up from a B to a A rating. Winner Medical Group engages in the research, development, manufacture, and marketing of cotton-base medical dressings and medical disposables. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of WWIN 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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