3 Health Care Provider Stocks to Sell Now

by Portfolio Grader | November 13, 2012 9:00 am

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

Universal Health Services‘s (NYSE:UHS[2]) rating falls to a D (“sell”) this week, down from C (“hold”) the week prior. Universal Health Services owns and operates acute care hospitals, behavioral health centers, surgical hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers and radiation oncology centers. For Portfolio Grader’s specific subcategory of Earnings Surprise, UHS also gets an F. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of UHS stock[3].

HMS Holdings (NASDAQ:HMSY[4]) earns a D this week, falling from last week’s grade of C. HMS Holdings provides proprietary information management and data processing products and services. The stock also gets an F in Earnings Surprise. The stock price has dropped 12.2% over the past month, worse than the 4.6% decrease the Nasdaq has seen over the same period of time. The stock currently has a trailing PE Ratio of 50.60. For a full analysis of HMSY stock, visit Portfolio Grader[5].

This is a rough week for Triple-S Management (NYSE:GTS[6]). The company’s rating falls to D from the previous week’s C. Triple-S Management is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association. The stock also rates an F in Earnings Surprise. Wall Street appears to agree with the stock downgrade, with share prices dropping 18.4% over the past month. To get an in-depth look at GTS, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of GTS stock[7].

Louis Navellier’s proprietary Portfolio Grader[8] 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[9].

Endnotes:
  1. Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/
  2. UHS: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=UHS
  3. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of UHS stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=UHS
  4. HMSY: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=HMSY
  5. For a full analysis of HMSY stock, visit Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=HMSY
  6. GTS: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=GTS
  7. To get an in-depth look at GTS, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of GTS stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=GTS
  8. Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/
  9. here: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/

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