6 Health Care Provider Stocks to Buy Now

by Portfolio Grader | January 29, 2013 10:00 am

6 Health Care Provider Stocks to Buy Now

The grades of six Health Care Provider stocks are on the rise this week on Portfolio Grader[1]. Each of these stocks is rated an “A” (“strong buy”) or “B” overall (“buy”).

Gentiva Health Services (NASDAQ:GTIV[2]) ups its rating to a B (“buy”) this week after earning a C (“hold”) in the week before. Gentiva Health Services provides comprehensive home health services, including hospice, respiratory and home medical equipment, infusion therapy services and consulting, throughout most of the United States. In Portfolio Grader’s specific subcategories of Earnings Momentum, Equity, and Cash Flow, GTIV also gets A’s. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of GTIV stock[3].

Catamaran Corp (NASDAQ:CTRX[4]) is progressing from last week’s rating of B (“buy”) as the company improves to an A (“strong buy”) this week. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CTRX stock[5].

This week, Magellan Health Services’ (NASDAQ:MGLN[6]) ratings are up from a C last week to a B. Magellan Health Services coordinates and manages the delivery of behavioral healthcare treatment services. The stock has a trailing PE Ratio of 9.90. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of MGLN stock[7].

Vanguard Health Systems Inc. (NYSE:VHS[8]) improves from a C to a B rating this week. 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. The stock price has risen 15.2% over the past month, better than the 5.8% increase the S&P 500 has seen over the same period of time. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of VHS stock[9].

The rating of Aetna (NYSE:AET[10]) moves up this week, rising from a C to a B. Aetna is a health insurance company involved in health benefits such as medical, dental, group life, and disability plans. Wall Street has pushed the stock higher by 9.2% over the past month. The stock’s trailing PE Ratio is 9.50. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of AET stock[11].

Coventry Health Care’s (NYSE:CVH[12]) ratings are looking better this week, moving up to an A from last week’s B. Coventry Health Care operates health plans, insurance companies, and workers’ compensation services companies. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CVH stock[13].

Louis Navellier’s proprietary Portfolio Grader[14] 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[15].

Endnotes:
  1. Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/
  2. GTIV: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=GTIV
  3. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of GTIV stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=GTIV
  4. CTRX: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=CTRX
  5. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CTRX stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=CTRX
  6. MGLN: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=MGLN
  7. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of MGLN stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=MGLN
  8. VHS: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=VHS
  9. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of VHS stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=VHS
  10. AET: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=AET
  11. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of AET stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=AET
  12. CVH: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=CVH
  13. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CVH stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=CVH
  14. Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/
  15. here: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/

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