7 Health Care Provider Stocks to Buy Now

by Portfolio Grader | November 20, 2012 10:02 am

This week, seven Health Care Provider stocks are improving their overall ratings on Portfolio Grader[1]. Each of these stocks is rated an “A” (“strong buy”) or “B” overall (“buy”).

UnitedHealth (NYSE:UNH[2]) ups its rating to a B (“buy”) this week after earning a C (“hold”) in the week before. 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. The stock currently has a trailing PE Ratio of 9.90. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of UNH stock[3].

This is a strong week for Chemed (NYSE:CHE[4]). 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[5].

The rating of Healthways (NASDAQ:HWAY[6]) moves up this week, rising from a C to a B. Healthways provides specialized, comprehensive diabetes and cardiac disease management services to physicians, health plans, and hospitals. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of HWAY stock[7].

AmerisourceBergen (NYSE:ABC[8]) improves from a C to a B rating this week. AmerisourceBergen is a pharmaceutical services company that offers drug distribution and related services to healthcare providers and pharmaceutical manufacturers. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ABC stock[9].

HealthSouth (NYSE:HLS[10]) gets a higher grade this week, advancing from a C last week to a B. HealthSouth provides inpatient rehabilitative healthcare services. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of HLS stock[11].

ExamWorks Group (NYSE:EXAM[12]) is progressing from last week’s rating of B (“buy”) as the company improves to an A (“strong buy”) this week. ExamWorks Group is a provider of independent medical examinations, peer and bill reviews, and related services. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of EXAM stock[13].

BioScrip (NASDAQ:BIOS[14]) boosts its rating from a B to a A this week. BioScrip provides pharmacy and home health services in the United States. The stock has a trailing PE Ratio of 8.50. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of BIOS stock[15].

Louis Navellier’s proprietary Portfolio Grader[16] 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[17].

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. CHE: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=CHE
  5. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CHE stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=CHE
  6. HWAY: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=HWAY
  7. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of HWAY stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=HWAY
  8. ABC: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ABC
  9. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ABC stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ABC
  10. HLS: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=HLS
  11. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of HLS stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=HLS
  12. EXAM: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=EXAM
  13. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of EXAM stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=EXAM
  14. BIOS: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=BIOS
  15. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of BIOS stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=BIOS
  16. Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/
  17. here: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/

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