3 Health Care Provider Stocks to Buy Now

by Portfolio Grader | December 4, 2012 7:52 am

3 Health Care Provider Stocks to Buy Now

Three Health Care Provider stocks are moving up in their overall rating this week, according to the Portfolio Grader[1] database. Every one of these is graded an “A” (“strong buy”) or “B” overall (“buy”).

LHC Group (NASDAQ:LHCG[2]) ups its rating to a B (“buy”) this week after earning a C (“hold”) in the week before. LHC Group provides post-acute healthcare services primarily to Medicare beneficiaries in rural markets in the southern United States. In Portfolio Grader’s specific subcategories of Earnings Momentum and Cash Flow, LHCG also gets A’s. The stock price has risen 9.7% over the past month, better than the 0.7% increase the Nasdaq has seen over the same period of time. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of LHCG stock[3].

UnitedHealth (NYSE:UNH[4]) gets a higher grade this week, advancing from a C last week to a B. 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. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of UNH stock[5].

HealthSouth (NYSE:HLS[6]) boosts its rating from a C to a B this week. HealthSouth provides inpatient rehabilitative healthcare services. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of HLS 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. LHCG: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=LHCG
  3. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of LHCG stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=LHCG
  4. UNH: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=UNH
  5. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of UNH stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=UNH
  6. HLS: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=HLS
  7. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of HLS stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=HLS
  8. Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/
  9. here: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/

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