4 Health Care Provider Stocks to Sell Now

by Portfolio Grader | January 8, 2013 9:00 am

This week, the ratings of four Health Care Provider stocks on Portfolio Grader[1] are down. Each of these rates a “D” (“sell”) or “F” overall (“strong sell”).

Assisted Living Concepts (NYSE:ALC[2]) earns an F (“strong sell”) this week, moving down from last week’s grade of D (“sell”). Assisted Living Concepts is an assisted-living residence for senior citizens. In Portfolio Grader’s specific subcategories of Earnings Growth, Earnings Momentum, Earnings Revisions, Cash Flow, and Margin Growth, ALC also gets F’s. For a full analysis of ALC stock, visit Portfolio Grader[3].

Fresenius Medical Care (NYSE:FMS[4]) is on the decline this week, earning a D (“sell”) after receiving a C (“hold”) last week. Fresenius Medical Care offers kidney dialysis services and manufactures and distributes equipment and products used in the treatment of dialysis patients. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of FMS stock[5].

Omnicare Inc. (NYSE:OCR[6]) earns a D this week, falling from last week’s grade of C. Omnicare provides geriatric pharmaceutical services. The stock also gets an F in Earnings Momentum. As of Jan. 8, 2013, 13.6% of outstanding Omnicare Inc. shares were held short. The stock currently has a trailing PE Ratio of 25.30. To get an in-depth look at OCR, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of OCR stock[7].

This is a rough week for Laboratory Corp. of America (NYSE:LH[8]). The company’s rating falls to D from the previous week’s C. Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings is a clinical laboratory company that offers clinical laboratory tests used by the medical profession in routine testing, patient diagnosis, and in the monitoring and treatment of disease. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of LH stock[9].

Louis Navellier’s proprietary Portfolio Grader[10] 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[11].

Endnotes:
  1. Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/
  2. ALC: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ALC
  3. For a full analysis of ALC stock, visit Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ALC
  4. FMS: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=FMS
  5. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of FMS stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=FMS
  6. OCR: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=OCR
  7. To get an in-depth look at OCR, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of OCR stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=OCR
  8. LH: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=LH
  9. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of LH stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=LH
  10. Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/
  11. here: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/

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