Flu Season: Where Investors Can Find Relief

A look at the many companies that benefit from flu sufferers' ills

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Hospitals

hospital bedsHopefully it never comes to this, but many who come down with the flu end up in the hospital. U.S News & Report recently wrote that in Chicago, hospital employees say they’re “knee-deep in flu and pneumonia cases,” while 10% of emergency room visits in Rhode Island over the last week were because of flu-like symptoms.

Enter HCA Holdings (NYSE:HCA), the nation’s biggest hospital operator. It runs more than 160 hospitals across the country, including many in the South, where the flu season hit the earliest.

Community Health Systems (NYSE:CYH), Tenet Healthcare (NYSE:THC) and Health Management Associates (NYSE:HMA) are other hospital stocks — and all  just finished a strong 2012. As flu seasons worsens, their business — as wrong as it sounds — might just get better.

As of this writing, Alyssa Oursler did not own a position in any of the aforementioned securities.


Article printed from InvestorPlace Media, http://investorplace.com/2013/01/flu-season-where-investors-can-find-relief/.

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