9 Health Care Provider Stocks to Buy Now

by Portfolio Grader | November 13, 2012 11:07 am

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

This week, Sun Healthcare Group (NASDAQ:SUNH[2]) is showing good progress as the company’s rating jumps from a B (“buy”) last week to an A (“strong buy”). Sun Healthcare Group is a long-term care provider operating long-term and post acute facilities in various states. In Portfolio Grader’s specific subcategories of Earnings Momentum and Earnings Surprise, SUNH also gets A’s. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of SUNH stock[3].

Tenet Healthcare (NYSE:THC[4]) is bettering its rating of C (“hold”) from last week to a B (“buy”) this week. Tenet Healthcare is an investor-owned health care services company that mainly operates general hospitals and related health care facilities, such as outpatient surgery centers, diagnostic imaging centers and a number of medical office buildings. The stock price has risen 11.9% over the past month, better than the 3.5% decrease the S&P 500 has seen over the same period of time. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of THC stock[5].

Cigna (NYSE:CI[6]) boosts its rating from a C to a B this week. CIGNA provides health care and related benefits, such as life and accident insurance, health care products, and workers’ compensation case management. The stock’s trailing PE Ratio is 9.90. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CI stock[7].

Gentiva Health Services (NASDAQ:GTIV[8]) is seeing ratings go up from a B last week to a A this week. Gentiva Health Services provides comprehensive home health services, including hospice, respiratory and home medical equipment, infusion therapy services and consulting, throughout most of the United States. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of GTIV stock[9].

This week, Emeritus (NYSE:ESC[10]) pushes up from a C to a B rating. Emeritus Corporation is a fully integrated senior housing services company focused on operating residential-style assisted-living communities. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ESC stock[11].

The rating of Landauer (NYSE:LDR[12]) moves up this week, rising from a C to a B. Landauer supplies personnel radiation monitoring services. The current dividend yield is 2.2%. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of LDR stock[13].

Brookdale Senior Living (NYSE:BKD[14]) improves from a C to a B rating this week. Brookdale Senior Living operates retirement centers, assisted living communities, continuing care retirement communities, and related management services in the United States. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of BKD stock[15].

Bio-Reference‘s (NASDAQ:BRLI[16]) ratings are looking better this week, moving up to a A from last week’s B. Bio-Reference provides laboratory testing services, primarily to customers in the greater New York metropolitan area. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of BRLI stock[17].

Vanguard Health Systems Inc. (NYSE:VHS[18]) earns a B this week, jumping up from last week’s grade of C. Vanguard Health Systems, Inc. is a Delaware Corporation. The Company is an operator of regionally-focused integrated healthcare delivery networks with significant presence in several large and attractive markets. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of VHS stock[19].

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[20].

Endnotes:
  1. Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/
  2. SUNH: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=SUNH
  3. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of SUNH stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=SUNH
  4. THC: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=THC
  5. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of THC stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=THC
  6. CI: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=CI
  7. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CI stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=CI
  8. GTIV: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=GTIV
  9. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of GTIV stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=GTIV
  10. ESC: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ESC
  11. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ESC stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ESC
  12. LDR: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=LDR
  13. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of LDR stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=LDR
  14. BKD: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=BKD
  15. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of BKD stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=BKD
  16. BRLI: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=BRLI
  17. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of BRLI stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=BRLI
  18. VHS: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=VHS
  19. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of VHS stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=VHS
  20. here: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/

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