6 Health Care Provider Stocks to Buy Now

CYH, ESC, PSSI, UHS, TMH, HMA improve in weekly rankings

   
6 Health Care Provider Stocks to Buy Now

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

This week, Community Health Systems (NYSE:CYH) is making solid headway. The company’s rating improves to an A (“strong buy”) from last week’s B (“buy”) rating. Community Health Systems provides healthcare services through hospitals that it owns and operates in the United States. Shares of CYH have increased 13.8% over the past month, better than the 3.6% increase the S&P 500 has seen over the same period of time. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CYH stock.

This week, Emeritus (NYSE:ESC) is showing significant improvement as the company’s rating hops from a C (“hold”) to a B (“buy”). Emeritus Corporation is a fully integrated senior housing services company focused on operating residential-style assisted-living communities. Wall Street has pushed the stock higher by 16% over the past month. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ESC stock.

This week, PSS World Medical’s (NASDAQ:PSSI) ratings are up from a C last week to a B. PSS World Medica markets and distributes medical supplies and equipment to office based physicians and long term care providers. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of PSSI stock.

Universal Health Services (NYSE:UHS) boosts its rating from a C to a B this week. Universal Health Services owns and operates acute care hospitals, behavioral health centers, surgical hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers and radiation oncology centers. Investors seem to agree with the upgraded status of the stock, and have pushed the stock up 11.8% over the past month. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of UHS stock.

Team Health Holdings (NYSE:TMH) gets a higher grade this week, advancing from a B last week to an A. Team Health Holdings offers healthcare professionals outsourcing services. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of TMH stock.

Health Management Associates (NYSE:HMA) shows solid improvement this week. The company’s rating rises from a C to a B. Health Management Associates operates general acute care hospitals in rural communities located primarily in the southeastern and southwestern United States. Investors have pushed the stock price up 11.9% over the past month. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of HMA 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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