Healthcare and Hospital Stocks: Prices and Tips

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BEST HEALTHCARE STOCKS

Here are some healthcare stocks that are in great shape:

Symbol Company
CLDX CELLDEX THERAPEUTICS INC
CNC CENTENE CORP
ALXN ALEXION PHARMACEUTICALS INC
THC TENET HEALTHCARE CORP
GILD GILEAD SCIENCES INC
ABBV ABBVIE INC
CELG CELGENE CORP
REGN REGENERON PHARMACEUTICALS INC

HEALTHCARE STOCK MARKET TIPS

People are living longer today than ever before. Health care spending in the U.S. has seen consistent growth year after year. There is also an influx of new patients resulting from the Affordable Care Act to consider. More patients with insurance will make hospitals more profitable, making healthcare stocks a solid place for long-term investors.

Here are some profitable healthcare sub-sectors:

Pharmaceutical Firms

Major drug companies offer consistent dividends. They also usually see high profits and strong cash flow, so they can typically afford to keep raising dividends.

Biotech Companies

Biotech companies are pushing through more new drugs than ever before, creating breakthroughs in major areas like cancer and heart disease . There is still a bunch of risk here, so your best move is likely to invest in a diversified biotech mutual fund.

Medical Devices

Again, with people living longer, they are becoming more susceptible to disease in their old age. Medical devices are more important than ever.

Healthcare Services

Healthcare services tend to generate a lot of cash and have stable ongoing dividends that can be increased. A good tip is to look for large, geographically diversified hospital companies.

HOSPITAL STOCKS

Here are some of the most known hospital stocks:

Symbol Company
CYH COMMUNITY HEALTH SYSTEMS INC
HCA HCA HEALTHCARE INC
LPNT LIFEPOINT HEALTH INC
THC TENET HEALTHCARE CORP
UHS UNIVERSAL HEALTH SERVICES INC
SAGE SAGE THERAPEUTICS INC
SMED SHARPS COMPLIANCE CORP
ACHC ACADIA HEALTHCARE CO INC

OTHER HEALTH STOCKS

Pharmaceutical stocks have been crushing it for the past few years. Here are a few you don’t want to ignore:

Symbol Company
ILMN ILLUMINA INC
BMRN BIOMARIN PHARMACEUTICAL INC
ALXN ALEXION PHARMACEUTICALS INC
ABBV ABBVIE INC
LCI LANNETT CO INC
BMY BRISTOL-MYERS SQUIBB CO
VRX BAUSCH HEALTH COMPANIES INC
JNJ JOHNSON & JOHNSON


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