by Portfolio Grader | January 8, 2013 12:00 pm
The grades of four Health Care Provider stocks are better this week, according to the Portfolio Grader database. Every one of these stocks has an “A” (“strong buy”) or “B” overall (“buy”) rating.
Health Management Associates (NYSE:HMA) ups its rating to a B (“buy”) this week after earning a C (“hold”) in the week before. Health Management Associates operates general acute care hospitals in rural communities located primarily in the southeastern and southwestern United States. In Portfolio Grader’s specific subcategory of Equity, HMA also gets an A. Shares of HMA have increased 23.9% over the past month, better than the 3.4% increase the S&P 500 has seen over the same period of time. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of HMA stock.
This week, National Healthcare (AMEX:NHC) pushes up from a C to a B rating. National Healthcare operates long-term health care centers. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of NHC stock.
Vanguard Health Systems Inc. (NYSE:VHS) gets a higher grade this week, advancing from a C last week to a B. 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.
PDI Inc. (NASDAQ:PDII) improves from a C to a B rating this week. PDI is a sales and marketing company serving the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical devices and diagnostics industries. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of PDII 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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