4 Health Care Provider Stocks to Buy Now

by Portfolio Grader | January 2, 2013 12:08 pm

Four 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”).

Health Management Associates (NYSE:HMA[2]) is bettering its rating of C (“hold”) from last week to a B (“buy”) this week. 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. The stock price has risen 19.5% over the past month, better than the 0.7% 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[3].

National Healthcare (AMEX:NHC[4]) earns a B this week, jumping up from last week’s grade of C. National Healthcare operates long-term health care centers. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of NHC stock[5].

This week, Vanguard Health Systems Inc. (NYSE:VHS[6]) pushes up from a C to a B rating. 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. Wall Street has pushed the stock higher by 11.8% over the past month. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of VHS stock[7].

PDI Inc. (NASDAQ:PDII[8]) 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[9].

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[10].

Endnotes:
  1. Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/
  2. HMA: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=HMA
  3. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of HMA stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=HMA
  4. NHC: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=NHC
  5. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of NHC stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=NHC
  6. VHS: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=VHS
  7. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of VHS stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=VHS
  8. PDII: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=PDII
  9. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of PDII stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=PDII
  10. here: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/

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