Stocks in Healthcare

Companies in the Healthcare sector are mostly pharmaceutical companies which make and sell drugs. Other companies perform biotechology and produce and sell medical equipment. One huge source of volatility in this sector is FDA approval of drugs. Another is the patent protection for new drugs.

Every stock sector groups stocks related by a particular type of industry. This allows you to compare businesses of similar types. For example, stocks of mining companies are more similar than they are to stocks of financial companies. Even though there are differences between companies within a sector, the performance of a stock relative to its sector as a whole can give you interesting information.

Based on our research, these stocks we track in the Healthcare stock sector have these value investing characteristics. If you have an interest in this sector or special knowledge about it, you can use this table to find stocks which may be great values—stocks you may wish to own.

Discounted stocks in the index
Company Current Price Current Price Discount
10 years
BG Medicine
(BGMD)
$0.07 none
Akorn
(AKRX)
$31.85 none
DexCom
(DXCM)
$57.34 none
Merck & Co.
(MRK)
$56.29 none
Sucampo Pharmaceuticals
(SCMP)
$18.00 none
Alphatec Holdings
(ATEC)
$3.25 none
GTx
(GTXI)
$15.55 none
Mallinckrodt Public Limited Company
(MNK)
$16.80 none
Allergan plc
(AGN)
$164.04 none
Opko Health
(OPK)
$3.85 none
Achillion Pharmaceuticals
(ACHN)
$3.20 none
Insmed Incorporated
(INSM)
$24.23 none
ImmunoGen
(IMGN)
$11.27 none
Celsion Corporation
(CLSN)
$2.20 none
Antares Pharma
(ATRS)
$2.39 none
BioCryst Pharmaceuticals
(BCRX)
$4.96 none
Zogenix
(ZGNX)
$41.25 none
Thermo Fisher Scientific
(TMO)
$210.61 none
Cytori Therapeutics
(CYTX)
$0.32 none
Teleflex Incorporated
(TFX)
$267.89 none
Cigna Corporation
(CI)
$193.81 none
Boston Scientific Corporation
(BSX)
$27.20 none
Catalyst Pharmaceuticals
(CPRX)
$3.43 none
Momenta Pharmaceuticals
(MNTA)
$16.05 none
ZIOPHARM Oncology
(ZIOP)
$3.83 none
Biogen
(BIIB)
$291.87 none
The Providence Service Corporation
(PRSC)
$64.44 none
PetMed Express
(PETS)
$44.17 none
Cutera
(CUTR)
$48.40 none
BioTelemetry
(BEAT)
$34.25 none
Wright Medical Group N.V.
(WMGI)
$20.06 none
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals
(REGN)
$332.15 none
IDEXX Laboratories
(IDXX)
$182.48 none
Arena Pharmaceuticals
(ARNA)
$40.80 none
Coherus Biosciences
(CHRS)
$9.55 none
Tenet Healthcare Corp.
(THC)
$19.50 70%
Trinity Biotech plc
(TRIB)
$5.47 none
Apricus Biosciences
(APRI)
$1.04 none
Digirad Corporation
(DRAD)
$2.30 none
aTyr Pharma
(LIFE)
$3.15 none
Agilent Technologies
(A)
$71.97 none
MEDNAX
(MD)
$56.61 none
Lannett Company
(LCI)
$17.05 20%
Centene Corporation
(CNC)
$100.22 none
Inovio Pharmaceuticals
(INO)
$4.20 none
Jazz Pharmaceuticals Public Limited Company
(JAZZ)
$145.76 none
Fonar Corporation
(FONR)
$25.80 none
ImmuCell Corporation
(ICCC)
$7.35 none
Johnson & Johnson
(JNJ)
$133.15 none
Infinity Pharmaceuticals
(INFI)
$1.86 none
CAS Medical Systems
(CASM)
$1.13 none
Waters Corporation
(WAT)
$206.18 none
EDAP TMS S.A.
(EDAP)
$2.52 none
Inogen
(INGN)
$124.46 none
Quidel Corporation
(QDEL)
$45.87 none
Exelixis
(EXEL)
$29.18 none
Array BioPharma
(ARRY)
$16.98 none
Luminex Corporation
(LMNX)
$19.72 none
Charles River Laboratories International
(CRL)
$108.11 none
BioMarin Pharmaceutical
(BMRN)
$84.98 none
Bio-Rad Laboratories
(BIO)
$249.04 none
Corcept Therapeutics Incorporated
(CORT)
$15.98 none
Exact Sciences Corporation
(EXAS)
$48.86 none
Aeterna Zentaris
(AEZS)
$1.90 none
DENTSPLY SIRONA
(XRAY)
$58.43 none
UnitedHealth Group Incorporated
(UNH)
$229.37 none
Dynatronics Corporation
(DYNT)
$2.65 none
Cesca Therapeutics
(KOOL)
$2.94 none
Natus Medical Incorporated
(BABY)
$30.85 none
Almost Family
(AFAM)
$57.50 none
BioDelivery Sciences International
(BDSI)
$2.10 none
DURECT Corporation
(DRRX)
$1.12 none
Tandem Diabetes Care
(TNDM)
$2.43 none
Stryker Corporation
(SYK)
$159.87 none
WellCare Health Plans
(WCG)
$193.21 none
BioScrip
(BIOS)
$2.93 none
Stereotaxis
(STXS)
$0.74 none
Novartis AG
(NVS)
$86.91 none
Amarin Corporation plc
(AMRN)
$3.64 none
CVS Health Corporation
(CVS)
$71.90 none
Prestige Brands Holdings
(PBH)
$35.21 none
Medtronic plc
(MDT)
$83.31 none
Utah Medical Products
(UTMD)
$90.80 none
Sanofi
(SNY)
$39.91 none
Pfizer
(PFE)
$36.26 none
LifePoint Health
(LPNT)
$49.20 50%
Capital Senior Living Corporation
(CSU)
$11.35 none
Acorda Therapeutics
(ACOR)
$25.80 none
Cyclacel Pharmaceuticals
(CYCC)
$1.60 none
ICU Medical
(ICUI)
$226.20 none
Intrexon Corporation
(XON)
$13.25 none
XOMA Corporation
(XOMA)
$25.90 none
GlaxoSmithKline plc
(GSK)
$37.70 none
Cleveland BioLabs
(CBLI)
$3.43 none
Abaxis
(ABAX)
$69.06 none
Express Scripts Holding Company
(ESRX)
$75.23 20%
Invacare Corporation
(IVC)
$18.30 none
Celgene Corporation
(CELG)
$95.26 none
CTI BioPharma Corp.
(CTIC)
$3.73 none
Ironwood Pharmaceuticals
(IRWD)
$15.36 none
Codexis
(CDXS)
$9.35 none
Lakeland Industries
(LAKE)
$12.95 none
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Limited
(TEVA)
$20.90 50%
The Medicines Company
(MDCO)
$33.16 none
Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals
(ARWR)
$5.57 none
Masimo Corporation
(MASI)
$86.68 none
SIGA Technologies
(SIGA)
$5.95 none
Exactech
(EXAC)
$49.25 none
AngioDynamics
(ANGO)
$16.54 none
Chemed Corporation
(CHE)
$254.56 none
Magellan Health
(MGLN)
$97.60 none
MannKind Corporation
(MNKD)
$2.99 none
Abbott Laboratories
(ABT)
$60.17 none
Meridian Bioscience
(VIVO)
$14.50 none
Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical
(RARE)
$47.12 none
Neogen Corporation
(NEOG)
$59.79 none
Merit Medical Systems
(MMSI)
$46.19 none
Amgen
(AMGN)
$183.55 none
Sunesis Pharmaceuticals
(SNSS)
$5.97 none
Alimera Sciences
(ALIM)
$1.28 none
ICON Public Limited Company
(ICLR)
$115.01 none
The Cooper Companies
(COO)
$232.47 none
Illumina
(ILMN)
$229.20 none
Five Star Senior Living
(FVE)
$1.45 none
Intuitive Surgical
(ISRG)
$415.98 none
IntelliPharmaCeutics International
(IPCI)
$0.70 none
Aetna
(AET)
$178.51 none
USANA Health Sciences
(USNA)
$77.15 none
Progenics Pharmaceuticals
(PGNX)
$5.97 none
China Biologic Products Holdings
(CBPO)
$80.85 none
Endologix
(ELGX)
$4.32 none
Affymax
(AFFY)
$0.03 none
Haemonetics Corporation
(HAE)
$69.56 none
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
(BMY)
$68.96 none
AcelRx Pharmaceuticals
(ACRX)
$1.90 none
Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated
(VRTX)
$160.72 none
Dynavax Technologies Corporation
(DVAX)
$17.23 none
Gilead Sciences
(GILD)
$80.70 10%
Anika Therapeutics
(ANIK)
$60.63 none
Spectrum Pharmaceuticals
(SPPI)
$21.16 none
Pain Therapeutics
(PTIE)
$6.28 none
Ligand Pharmaceuticals Incorporated
(LGND)
$157.14 none
RTI Surgical
(RTIX)
$4.65 none
Acura Pharmaceuticals
(ACUR)
$0.71 none
ARCA biopharma
(ABIO)
$1.65 none
Depomed
(DEPO)
$7.44 none
Edwards Lifesciences Corporation
(EW)
$133.82 none
United Therapeutics Corporation
(UTHR)
$134.93 none
Delcath Systems
(DCTH)
$0.02 none
Atrion Corporation
(ATRI)
$547.00 none
Cerus Corporation
(CERS)
$4.13 none
Keryx Biopharmaceuticals
(KERX)
$4.89 none
PerkinElmer
(PKI)
$76.39 none
Humana
(HUM)
$269.00 none
PolarityTE
(COOL)
$21.22 none
Bio-Techne Corporation
(TECH)
$141.20 none
Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corporation
(IART)
$52.26 none
Merrimack Pharmaceuticals
(MACK)
$10.00 none
Neuralstem
(CUR)
$1.63 none
Halozyme Therapeutics
(HALO)
$18.54 none
Fluidigm Corporation
(FLDM)
$7.76 none
Addus HomeCare Corporation
(ADUS)
$35.70 none
Mesa Laboratories
(MLAB)
$136.64 none
Celldex Therapeutics
(CLDX)
$2.35 none
Osiris Therapeutics
(OSIR)
$8.88 none
Neurocrine Biosciences
(NBIX)
$85.25 none
Insulet Corporation
(PODD)
$76.73 none
Cascadian Therapeutics
(CASC)
$9.99 none
Orthofix International N.V.
(OFIX)
$53.93 none
Idera Pharmaceuticals
(IDRA)
$1.93 none
Community Health Systems
(CYH)
$6.02 90%
Baxter International
(BAX)
$66.33 none
RadNet
(RDNT)
$10.05 none
NewLink Genetics Corporation
(NLNK)
$7.11 none
PDL BioPharma
(PDLI)
$2.47 100%
ABIOMED
(ABMD)
$267.74 none
Incyte Corporation
(INCY)
$86.03 none
Alkermes plc
(ALKS)
$67.26 none
Biocept
(BIOC)
$0.30 none
Steris Plc
(STE)
$90.11 none
HCA Healthcare
(HCA)
$101.00 none
Pernix Therapeutics Holdings
(PTX)
$2.39 none
Amedisys
(AMED)
$56.46 none
Geron Corporation
(GERN)
$2.38 none
VIVUS
(VVUS)
$0.46 none
Immunomedics
(IMMU)
$16.47 none
West Pharmaceutical Services
(WST)
$87.45 none
Vanda Pharmaceuticals
(VNDA)
$17.10 none
Kindred Healthcare
(KND)
$8.95 40%
Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings
(LH)
$177.79 none
Enzo Biochem
(ENZ)
$6.89 none
Hologic
(HOLX)
$39.29 none
Peregrine Pharmaceuticals
(PPHM)
$4.22 none
Align Technology
(ALGN)
$251.50 none
Pacira Pharmaceuticals
(PCRX)
$30.15 none
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International
(VRX)
$18.88 none
DaVita
(DVA)
$73.65 none
Quest Diagnostics Incorporated
(DGX)
$104.53 none
Alnylam Pharmaceuticals
(ALNY)
$122.88 none
Psychemedics Corporation
(PMD)
$21.20 none
Sangamo Therapeutics
(SGMO)
$23.30 none
Rockwell Medical
(RMTI)
$5.71 none
HealthSouth Corporation
(HLS)
$49.41 none
Repligen Corporation
(RGEN)
$32.75 none
Nymox Pharmaceutical Corporation
(NYMX)
$3.29 none
Cambrex Corporation
(CBM)
$52.80 none
Endo International plc
(ENDP)
$6.88 none
AMAG Pharmaceuticals
(AMAG)
$18.50 none
Impax Laboratories
(IPXL)
$19.60 none
LHC Group
(LHCG)
$63.39 none
Horizon Pharma Public Limited Company
(HZNP)
$13.89 none
Rigel Pharmaceuticals
(RIGL)
$3.87 none
Agenus
(AGEN)
$4.35 none
Lexicon Pharmaceuticals
(LXRX)
$7.86 none
Perrigo Company plc
(PRGO)
$89.55 10%
Anthera Pharmaceuticals
(ANTH)
$1.69 none
Vical Incorporated
(VICL)
$1.47 none
OraSure Technologies
(OSUR)
$18.28 none
Clovis Oncology
(CLVS)
$54.15 none
AstraZeneca PLC
(AZN)
$33.93 none
Eli Lilly and Company
(LLY)
$78.97 none
Curis
(CRIS)
$0.55 none
Endocyte
(ECYT)
$3.18 none
NuVasive
(NUVA)
$48.21 none
Alexion Pharmaceuticals
(ALXN)
$120.47 none
Nektar Therapeutics
(NKTR)
$83.43 none