9 Health Care Provider Stocks to Buy Now

by Portfolio Grader | November 6, 2012 11:00 am

9 Health Care Provider Stocks to Buy Now

The grades of nine Health Care Provider stocks are better this week, according to the Portfolio Grader[1] database. Every one of these stocks has an “A” (“strong buy”) or “B” overall (“buy”) rating.

This week, Sun Healthcare Group (NASDAQ:SUNH[2]) is making solid headway. The company’s rating improves to an A (“strong buy”) from last week’s B (“buy”) rating. 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 bumping up its rating from a C (“hold”) 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 4.7% over the past month, better than the 3% 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]) improves from a C to a B rating this week. CIGNA provides health care and related benefits, such as life and accident insurance, health care products, and workers’ compensation case management. Wall Street has pushed the stock higher by 9% over the past month. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CI stock[7].

This is a strong week for Gentiva Health Services (NASDAQ:GTIV[8]). The company’s rating climbs to A from the previous week’s B. 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].

Emeritus (NYSE:ESC[10]) boosts its rating from a C to a B this week. 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].

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

The rating of Brookdale Senior Living (NYSE:BKD[14]) moves up this week, rising from a C to a B. 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 (NASDAQ:BRLI[16]) is seeing ratings go up from a B last week to a A this week. 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[20] 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[21].

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. Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/
  21. here: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/

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