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
LifePoint Health
(LPNT)
$57.35 40%
CryoLife
(CRY)
$19.20 none
Ironwood Pharmaceuticals
(IRWD)
$14.41 none
Delcath Systems
(DCTH)
$0.13 none
Alphatec Holdings
(ATEC)
$1.94 none
Eleven Biotherapeutics
(EBIO)
$1.00 none
Catalyst Pharmaceuticals
(CPRX)
$2.72 none
Chimerix
(CMRX)
$4.41 none
Neuralstem
(CUR)
$1.17 none
Inovio Pharmaceuticals
(INO)
$5.46 none
Depomed
(DEPO)
$6.21 none
22nd Century Group
(XXII)
$2.03 none
Cytori Therapeutics
(CYTX)
$0.31 none
Wright Medical Group N.V.
(WMGI)
$28.28 none
MannKind Corporation
(MNKD)
$1.41 none
ResMed
(RMD)
$73.44 none
STAAR Surgical Company
(STAA)
$11.85 none
Meridian Bioscience
(VIVO)
$13.65 none
Centene Corporation
(CNC)
$84.26 none
Progenics Pharmaceuticals
(PGNX)
$5.76 none
Almost Family
(AFAM)
$48.65 none
Cigna Corporation
(CI)
$177.98 none
Anika Therapeutics
(ANIK)
$52.86 none
IDEXX Laboratories
(IDXX)
$150.41 none
Sorrento Therapeutics
(SRNE)
$1.70 none
AAC Holdings
(AAC)
$8.98 none
Sage Therapeutics
(SAGE)
$80.43 none
Sucampo Pharmaceuticals
(SCMP)
$11.05 none
Bio-Techne Corporation
(TECH)
$118.49 none
PTC Therapeutics
(PTCT)
$17.72 none
Select Medical Holdings Corporation
(SEM)
$16.75 none
C. R. Bard
(BCR)
$319.42 none
Quidel Corporation
(QDEL)
$32.77 none
ARCA biopharma
(ABIO)
$1.15 none
GW Pharmaceuticals plc
(GWPH)
$98.75 none
Supernus Pharmaceuticals
(SUPN)
$43.95 none
Lannett Company
(LCI)
$15.60 30%
ImmuCell Corporation
(ICCC)
$6.00 none
Edwards Lifesciences Corporation
(EW)
$114.22 none
Abaxis
(ABAX)
$46.54 none
Orexigen Therapeutics
(OREX)
$2.39 none
BioMarin Pharmaceutical
(BMRN)
$80.60 none
Cyclacel Pharmaceuticals
(CYCC)
$1.68 none
Alder Biopharmaceuticals
(ALDR)
$8.75 none
Ligand Pharmaceuticals Incorporated
(LGND)
$126.55 none
Celgene Corporation
(CELG)
$127.43 none
Emergent BioSolutions
(EBS)
$34.89 none
Exact Sciences Corporation
(EXAS)
$38.69 none
Cumberland Pharmaceuticals
(CPIX)
$6.86 none
Spectrum Pharmaceuticals
(SPPI)
$9.37 none
The Ensign Group
(ENSG)
$19.63 none
Vericel Corporation
(VCEL)
$3.40 none
Analogic Corporation
(ALOG)
$69.70 none
Great Basin Scientific
(GBSN)
$0.08 none
Surmodics
(SRDX)
$25.40 none
AcelRx Pharmaceuticals
(ACRX)
$2.95 none
Haemonetics Corporation
(HAE)
$41.42 none
Capital Senior Living Corporation
(CSU)
$12.01 none
Fonar Corporation
(FONR)
$26.65 none
IRadimed Corporation
(IRMD)
$10.15 none
Affymax
(AFFY)
$0.05 none
Thermo Fisher Scientific
(TMO)
$174.01 none
EnteroMedics
(ETRM)
$1.89 none
Merck & Co.
(MRK)
$61.97 none
Glaukos Corporation
(GKOS)
$37.12 none
Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals
(ARWR)
$2.03 none
Idera Pharmaceuticals
(IDRA)
$1.74 none
Dynavax Technologies Corporation
(DVAX)
$15.85 none
Allergan plc
(AGN)
$222.97 none
Chemed Corporation
(CHE)
$187.96 none
Theravance Biopharma
(TBPH)
$26.50 none
Cymabay Therapeutics
(CBAY)
$6.45 none
Coherus Biosciences
(CHRS)
$13.55 none
Sanofi
(SNY)
$48.22 none
Global Blood Therapeutics
(GBT)
$26.80 none
Intrexon Corporation
(XON)
$17.39 none
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Limited
(TEVA)
$17.04 60%
UnitedHealth Group Incorporated
(UNH)
$192.03 none
Jazz Pharmaceuticals Public Limited Company
(JAZZ)
$142.62 none
Harvard Bioscience
(HBIO)
$2.80 none
BG Medicine
(BGMD)
$0.05 none
Merrimack Pharmaceuticals
(MACK)
$1.19 none
Arena Pharmaceuticals
(ARNA)
$20.26 none
BioTime
(BTX)
$2.54 none
Array BioPharma
(ARRY)
$8.65 none
Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Limited
(RDY)
$30.11 none
Novavax
(NVAX)
$1.00 none
Endologix
(ELGX)
$4.21 none
United Therapeutics Corporation
(UTHR)
$129.81 none
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals
(REGN)
$469.74 none
Atrion Corporation
(ATRI)
$612.65 none
China Cord Blood Corporation
(CO)
$12.65 none
Antares Pharma
(ATRS)
$3.02 none
Medtronic plc
(MDT)
$83.52 none
Sunesis Pharmaceuticals
(SNSS)
$2.15 none
Aetna
(AET)
$154.74 none
BioScrip
(BIOS)
$2.96 none
USANA Health Sciences
(USNA)
$57.40 none
Merit Medical Systems
(MMSI)
$40.65 none
GTx
(GTXI)
$5.63 none
AtriCure
(ATRC)
$22.14 none
Aeterna Zentaris
(AEZS)
$1.92 none
Blueprint Medicines Corporation
(BPMC)
$42.42 none
NewLink Genetics Corporation
(NLNK)
$6.50 none
Humana
(HUM)
$249.36 none
Mesa Laboratories
(MLAB)
$129.05 none
Nature's Sunshine Products
(NATR)
$10.05 none
Nxstage Medical
(NXTM)
$29.11 none
Pain Therapeutics
(PTIE)
$3.31 none
Globus Medical
(GMED)
$29.65 none
American Cryostem Corporation
(CRYO)
$0.73 none
Teleflex Incorporated
(TFX)
$211.77 none
Conatus Pharmaceuticals
(CNAT)
$5.15 none
Abbott Laboratories
(ABT)
$48.88 none
Community Health Systems
(CYH)
$7.64 80%
Mylan N.V.
(MYL)
$30.44 none
MiMedx Group
(MDXG)
$16.87 none
The Cooper Companies
(COO)
$247.70 none
ICON Public Limited Company
(ICLR)
$105.30 none
Akebia Therapeutics
(AKBA)
$14.96 none
Express Scripts Holding Company
(ESRX)
$60.33 30%
Versartis
(VSAR)
$16.40 none
Waters Corporation
(WAT)
$180.18 none
CONMED Corporation
(CNMD)
$48.54 none
Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical
(RARE)
$56.91 none
Akorn
(AKRX)
$32.61 none
GlaxoSmithKline plc
(GSK)
$38.68 none
KaloBios Pharmaceuticals
(KBIO)
$2.19 none
Alliance Healthcare Services
(AIQ)
$13.00 none
Pfizer
(PFE)
$32.76 none
Baxter International
(BAX)
$61.11 none
Bio-Rad Laboratories
(BIO)
$212.27 none
Alimera Sciences
(ALIM)
$1.40 none
BioTelemetry
(BEAT)
$35.85 none
Five Star Senior Living
(FVE)
$1.50 none
Fluidigm Corporation
(FLDM)
$3.76 none
Halozyme Therapeutics
(HALO)
$11.90 none
Corcept Therapeutics Incorporated
(CORT)
$14.36 none
Dynatronics Corporation
(DYNT)
$2.70 none
DexCom
(DXCM)
$73.06 none
Aduro BioTech
(ADRO)
$10.80 none
PerkinElmer
(PKI)
$64.15 none
Cleveland BioLabs
(CBLI)
$2.67 none
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
(BMY)
$56.64 none
Enzymotec Ltd.
(ENZY)
$10.80 none
ICU Medical
(ICUI)
$168.25 none
The Spectranetics Corporation
(SPNC)
$38.45 none
Illumina
(ILMN)
$190.68 none
aTyr Pharma
(LIFE)
$2.60 none
Neogenomics
(NEO)
$9.11 none
Amgen
(AMGN)
$168.16 none
Gilead Sciences
(GILD)
$72.60 20%
Tenet Healthcare Corp.
(THC)
$16.56 80%
Insmed Incorporated
(INSM)
$11.98 none
Diversicare Healthcare Services
(DVCR)
$9.03 none
Neogen Corporation
(NEOG)
$65.28 none
XOMA Corporation
(XOMA)
$7.54 none
Intra-Cellular Therapies
(ITCI)
$10.93 none
Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated
(VRTX)
$149.01 none
Boston Scientific Corporation
(BSX)
$26.89 none
Intuitive Surgical
(ISRG)
$982.70 none
BioSpecifics Technologies Corp.
(BSTC)
$45.01 none
Luminex Corporation
(LMNX)
$19.23 none
Amarin Corporation plc
(AMRN)
$3.03 none
Novartis AG
(NVS)
$83.02 none
Codexis
(CDXS)
$5.25 none
Imprimis Pharmaceuticals
(IMMY)
$2.24 none
RTI Surgical
(RTIX)
$4.65 none
Zogenix
(ZGNX)
$12.30 none
EDAP TMS S.A.
(EDAP)
$2.62 none
Loxo Oncology
(LOXO)
$73.02 none
WellCare Health Plans
(WCG)
$174.09 none
CAS Medical Systems
(CASM)
$0.98 none
National HealthCare Corporation
(NHC)
$62.23 none
RadNet
(RDNT)
$8.60 none
China Biologic Products
(CBPO)
$91.24 none
VIVUS
(VVUS)
$1.00 none
DURECT Corporation
(DRRX)
$1.61 none
Masimo Corporation
(MASI)
$86.39 none
Tandem Diabetes Care
(TNDM)
$0.65 none
ABIOMED
(ABMD)
$153.32 none
Prestige Brands Holdings
(PBH)
$50.69 none
Alkermes plc
(ALKS)
$50.68 none
The Medicines Company
(MDCO)
$35.39 none
Magellan Health
(MGLN)
$77.25 none
SciClone Pharmaceuticals
(SCLN)
$11.10 none
Stryker Corporation
(SYK)
$145.13 none
Incyte Corporation
(INCY)
$120.89 none
DENTSPLY SIRONA
(XRAY)
$52.79 none
Becton, Dickinson and Company
(BDX)
$199.17 none
Genesis Healthcare
(GEN)
$1.02 none
Lakeland Industries
(LAKE)
$13.70 none
SIGA Technologies
(SIGA)
$3.05 none
Keryx Biopharmaceuticals
(KERX)
$6.46 none
Orthofix International N.V.
(OFIX)
$48.24 none
Apricus Biosciences
(APRI)
$1.48 none
Synthetic Biologics
(SYN)
$0.63 none
AngioDynamics
(ANGO)
$17.01 none
Johnson & Johnson
(JNJ)
$133.45 none
CEL-SCI Corporation
(CVM)
$2.29 none
Albany Molecular Research
(AMRI)
$21.72 none
Avinger
(AVGR)
$0.30 none
Mettler-Toledo International
(MTD)
$579.95 none
Pernix Therapeutics Holdings
(PTX)
$2.60 none
Charles River Laboratories International
(CRL)
$101.21 none
Vanda Pharmaceuticals
(VNDA)
$15.75 none
Halyard Health
(HYH)
$42.58 none
IntelliPharmaCeutics International
(IPCI)
$0.93 none
Opko Health
(OPK)
$6.14 none
Catalent
(CTLT)
$34.77 none
Celldex Therapeutics
(CLDX)
$2.33 none
Addus HomeCare Corporation
(ADUS)
$33.85 none
Biogen
(BIIB)
$283.15 none
Neurocrine Biosciences
(NBIX)
$52.13 none
Rexahn Pharmaceuticals
(RNN)
$1.83 none
Achillion Pharmaceuticals
(ACHN)
$4.65 none
Cascadian Therapeutics
(CASC)
$3.48 none
Insulet Corporation
(PODD)
$55.78 none
Natus Medical Incorporated
(BABY)
$32.00 none
Zafgen
(ZFGN)
$3.54 none
CVS Health Corporation
(CVS)
$77.64 none
Exelixis
(EXEL)
$26.37 none
Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings
(LH)
$153.74 none
Agilent Technologies
(A)
$61.74 none
Cempra
(CEMP)
$2.85 none
Adamis Pharmaceuticals Corporation
(ADMP)
$4.85 none
bluebird bio
(BLUE)
$92.65 none
Anavex Life Sciences Corp.
(AVXL)
$4.31 none
Digirad Corporation
(DRAD)
$3.65 none
MEDNAX
(MD)
$42.96 none
Momenta Pharmaceuticals
(MNTA)
$15.30 none
Biocept
(BIOC)
$1.18 none
Cerus Corporation
(CERS)
$2.48 none
Steris Plc
(STE)
$84.98 none
HCA Healthcare
(HCA)
$78.26 none
Amedisys
(AMED)
$50.10 none
Geron Corporation
(GERN)
$1.99 none
Immunomedics
(IMMU)
$9.01 none
West Pharmaceutical Services
(WST)
$85.28 none
Kindred Healthcare
(KND)
$7.60 50%
PAREXEL International Corporation
(PRXL)
$87.67 none
Epizyme
(EPZM)
$14.55 none
Molina Healthcare
(MOH)
$59.98 40%
Prothena Corporation plc
(PRTA)
$53.83 none
ANI Pharmaceuticals
(ANIP)
$46.02 none
Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corporation
(IART)
$50.36 none
Enzo Biochem
(ENZ)
$10.88 none
Hologic
(HOLX)
$37.63 none
Peregrine Pharmaceuticals
(PPHM)
$3.22 none
Align Technology
(ALGN)
$167.98 none
Pacira Pharmaceuticals
(PCRX)
$35.75 none
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International
(VRX)
$14.14 none
Genomic Health
(GHDX)
$29.74 none
DaVita
(DVA)
$56.47 10%
Quest Diagnostics Incorporated
(DGX)
$105.00 none
Alnylam Pharmaceuticals
(ALNY)
$84.68 none
Psychemedics Corporation
(PMD)
$19.57 none
Sangamo Therapeutics
(SGMO)
$9.90 none
Rockwell Medical
(RMTI)
$6.31 none
HealthSouth Corporation
(HLS)
$43.96 none
Repligen Corporation
(RGEN)
$40.31 none
Cambrex Corporation
(CBM)
$51.45 none
Quintiles IMS Holdings
(Q)
$93.08 none
AMAG Pharmaceuticals
(AMAG)
$17.60 none
Impax Laboratories
(IPXL)
$18.45 none
Rigel Pharmaceuticals
(RIGL)
$2.23 none
Lexicon Pharmaceuticals
(LXRX)
$14.06 none
Agenus
(AGEN)
$3.61 none
China Pharma Holdings
(CPHI)
$0.18 80%
NanoViricides
(NNVC)
$1.25 none
Perrigo Company plc
(PRGO)
$77.58 20%
Tesaro
(TSRO)
$118.86 none
Asterias Biotherapeutics
(AST)
$3.05 none
Acadia Healthcare Company
(ACHC)
$47.66 none
Anthera Pharmaceuticals
(ANTH)
$1.32 none
Accuray Incorporated
(ARAY)
$3.90 none
Vical Incorporated
(VICL)
$2.34 none
Clovis Oncology
(CLVS)
$71.20 none
Prima Biomed Ltd.
(PBMD)
$1.55 none
Amicus Therapeutics
(FOLD)
$12.41 none
Hill-Rom Holdings
(HRC)
$74.07 none
Eli Lilly and Company
(LLY)
$77.38 none
InspireMD
(NSPR)
$0.36 none
Sophiris Bio
(SPHS)
$1.82 none
Portola Pharmaceuticals
(PTLA)
$55.56 none