by Portfolio Grader | December 18, 2012 12:00 pm
This week, three Health Care Provider stocks are improving their overall rating on Portfolio Grader. Each of these rates an “A” (“strong buy”) or “B” overall (“buy”).
This week, McKesson (NYSE:MCK) is making solid headway. The company’s rating improves to an A (“strong buy”) from last week’s B (“buy”) rating. McKesson distributes pharmaceuticals, medical-surgical supplies, and health and beauty care products throughout North America. In Portfolio Grader’s specific subcategories of Equity, Cash Flow, and Margin Growth, MCK also gets A’s. The stock price has risen 6% over the past month, better than the 3.9% increase the S&P 500 has seen over the same period of time. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of MCK stock.
This week, Patterson (NASDAQ:PDCO) is showing significant improvement as the company’s rating hops from a C (“hold”) to a B (“buy”). Patterson distributes dental products, veterinary supplies for companion pets, and rehabilitation supplies. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of PDCO stock.
Chindex (NASDAQ:CHDX) shows solid improvement this week. The company’s rating rises from a C to a B. Chindex provides healthcare services in China and internationally. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CHDX stock.
Louis Navellier’s proprietary Portfolio Grader 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.
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