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5 Health Care Provider Stocks to Buy Now

UNH, CAH, LH, HCA, PRSC improve in weekly rankings

   

The grades of five health care provider stocks are on the rise this week on Portfolio Grader. Each of these stocks is rated an “A” (“strong buy”) or “B” overall (“buy”).

UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (UNH) is making headway this week, with the company’s rating improving to an A (“strong buy”) from a B (“buy”) last week. UnitedHealth provides healthcare services, including health benefit plans and services to national employers, non-employer based insurance options and health and well-being services for individuals aged 50 and older. In Portfolio Grader’s specific subcategories of Equity and Cash Flow, UNH also gets A’s. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of UNH stock.

Cardinal Health, Inc. (CAH) earns an A this week, jumping up from last week’s grade of B. Cardinal Health provides products and services related to the safety and productivity of healthcare. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CAH stock.

This is a strong week for Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings (LH). The company’s rating climbs to A from the previous week’s B. 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.

HCA Holdings, Inc. (HCA) ups its rating to a B (“buy”) this week after earning a C (“hold”) in the week before. HCA Holdings operates acute care hospitals, outpatient facilities, clinics and other patient care delivery settings. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of HCA stock.

This week, The Providence Service Corporation (PRSC) pushes up from a C to a B rating. The Providence Service provides and manages government sponsored social services and non-emergency transportation services. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of PRSC 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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