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3 Health Care Provider Stocks to Sell Now

BKD, GTS, GTIV slump in weekly rankings


The overall ratings of three health care provider stocks are down on Portfolio Grader this week. Each of these rates a “D” (“sell”) or “F” overall (“strong sell”).

Brookdale Senior Living’s (BKD) rating falls this week to an F (“strong sell”), down from last week’s D (“sell”). Brookdale Senior Living operates retirement centers, assisted living communities, continuing care retirement communities, and related management services in the United States. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of BKD stock.

Triple-S Management Corporation Class B’s (GTS) rating falls to a D (“sell”) this week, down from C (“hold”) the week prior. Triple-S Management is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Momentum, Earnings Revisions and Earnings Surprise. The stock price has fallen 20.8% over the past month, worse than the 1.7% decrease the S&P 500 has seen over the same period of time. Shares of the stock have been trading at an exceptionally rapid pace, up threefold from the week prior. For a full analysis of GTS stock, visit Portfolio Grader.

Gentiva Health Services, Inc. (GTIV) gets weaker ratings this week as last week’s C drops to a D. 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. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Surprise, Cash Flow and Margin Growth. The stock price is currently $11.01, rising in the past 19 days. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of GTIV 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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