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)
$0.04 none
Apricus Biosciences
(APRI)
$1.75 none
Alphatec Holdings
(ATEC)
$2.51 none
Nature's Sunshine Products
(NATR)
$12.15 none
aTyr Pharma
(LIFE)
$4.00 none
Catalyst Pharmaceuticals
(CPRX)
$4.00 none
Merck & Co.
(MRK)
$55.57 none
Cigna Corporation
(CI)
$209.97 none
Digirad Corporation
(DRAD)
$2.30 none
Opko Health
(OPK)
$5.25 none
Cutera
(CUTR)
$44.55 none
Arena Pharmaceuticals
(ARNA)
$31.82 none
CVS Health Corporation
(CVS)
$73.09 none
Exact Sciences Corporation
(EXAS)
$53.83 none
Inovio Pharmaceuticals
(INO)
$4.50 none
Ironwood Pharmaceuticals
(IRWD)
$15.49 none
U.S. Physical Therapy
(USPH)
$71.20 none
Wright Medical Group N.V.
(WMGI)
$23.57 none
BioCryst Pharmaceuticals
(BCRX)
$5.21 none
Zogenix
(ZGNX)
$36.70 none
PetMed Express
(PETS)
$42.87 none
Thermo Fisher Scientific
(TMO)
$187.96 none
Celsion Corporation
(CLSN)
$2.86 none
AtriCure
(ATRC)
$17.96 none
Insmed Incorporated
(INSM)
$29.84 none
Amarin Corporation plc
(AMRN)
$3.25 none
DexCom
(DXCM)
$61.53 none
Natus Medical Incorporated
(BABY)
$37.60 none
Escalon Medical Corp.
(ESMC)
$0.17 none
Aeterna Zentaris
(AEZS)
$2.23 none
MEDNAX
(MD)
$51.64 none
CAS Medical Systems
(CASM)
$0.69 none
Lannett Company
(LCI)
$28.35 none
Momenta Pharmaceuticals
(MNTA)
$12.55 none
IDEXX Laboratories
(IDXX)
$160.57 none
GTx
(GTXI)
$12.60 none
Luminex Corporation
(LMNX)
$20.54 none
Cyclacel Pharmaceuticals
(CYCC)
$2.00 none
The Providence Service Corporation
(PRSC)
$58.18 none
Capital Senior Living Corporation
(CSU)
$14.90 none
Jazz Pharmaceuticals Public Limited Company
(JAZZ)
$138.97 none
Quidel Corporation
(QDEL)
$40.40 none
Boston Scientific Corporation
(BSX)
$25.77 none
Almost Family
(AFAM)
$56.80 none
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals
(REGN)
$380.78 none
Charles River Laboratories International
(CRL)
$103.84 none
Select Medical Holdings Corporation
(SEM)
$17.65 none
Acorda Therapeutics
(ACOR)
$21.05 none
ImmunoGen
(IMGN)
$6.20 none
Invacare Corporation
(IVC)
$17.15 none
LifePoint Health
(LPNT)
$46.75 50%
ImmuCell Corporation
(ICCC)
$8.90 none
DURECT Corporation
(DRRX)
$1.01 none
Exelixis
(EXEL)
$27.11 none
Cesca Therapeutics
(KOOL)
$2.86 none
Tandem Diabetes Care
(TNDM)
$2.40 none
Fonar Corporation
(FONR)
$23.45 none
C. R. Bard
(BCR)
$332.80 none
Novartis AG
(NVS)
$83.96 none
ResMed
(RMD)
$86.37 none
BioMarin Pharmaceutical
(BMRN)
$81.99 none
Trinity Biotech plc
(TRIB)
$4.93 none
Cytori Therapeutics
(CYTX)
$0.26 none
ZIOPHARM Oncology
(ZIOP)
$4.43 none
UnitedHealth Group Incorporated
(UNH)
$223.91 none
Inogen
(INGN)
$118.21 none
Exactech
(EXAC)
$50.30 none
BioDelivery Sciences International
(BDSI)
$2.80 none
Johnson & Johnson
(JNJ)
$140.59 none
EDAP TMS S.A.
(EDAP)
$2.87 none
Infinity Pharmaceuticals
(INFI)
$1.99 none
STAAR Surgical Company
(STAA)
$16.15 none
Waters Corporation
(WAT)
$199.29 none
Agilent Technologies
(A)
$67.38 none
Cleveland BioLabs
(CBLI)
$2.66 none
WellCare Health Plans
(WCG)
$207.95 none
Corcept Therapeutics Incorporated
(CORT)
$16.79 none
Accuray Incorporated
(ARAY)
$4.90 none
Emergent BioSolutions
(EBS)
$43.55 none
XOMA Corporation
(XOMA)
$32.50 none
Stereotaxis
(STXS)
$0.80 none
Medtronic plc
(MDT)
$81.07 none
DENTSPLY SIRONA
(XRAY)
$64.90 none
Utah Medical Products
(UTMD)
$81.00 none
Antares Pharma
(ATRS)
$1.77 none
Sucampo Pharmaceuticals
(SCMP)
$16.00 none
BioScrip
(BIOS)
$2.61 none
Stryker Corporation
(SYK)
$151.93 none
Bio-Rad Laboratories
(BIO)
$255.08 none
Biogen
(BIIB)
$325.77 none
Array BioPharma
(ARRY)
$11.25 none
Sanofi
(SNY)
$43.24 none
Pfizer
(PFE)
$35.74 none
Dynatronics Corporation
(DYNT)
$2.70 none
Centene Corporation
(CNC)
$101.34 none
Akorn
(AKRX)
$32.92 none
Allergan plc
(AGN)
$167.80 none
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Limited
(TEVA)
$16.06 60%
BioTelemetry
(BEAT)
$27.80 none
Prestige Brands Holdings
(PBH)
$46.75 none
ICU Medical
(ICUI)
$210.80 none
The Medicines Company
(MDCO)
$26.21 none
Achillion Pharmaceuticals
(ACHN)
$2.90 none
GlaxoSmithKline plc
(GSK)
$35.17 none
Abaxis
(ABAX)
$47.64 none
Teleflex Incorporated
(TFX)
$252.76 none
AngioDynamics
(ANGO)
$17.03 none
Express Scripts Holding Company
(ESRX)
$68.15 30%
Celgene Corporation
(CELG)
$106.09 none
CTI BioPharma Corp.
(CTIC)
$2.68 none
Codexis
(CDXS)
$6.85 none
Lakeland Industries
(LAKE)
$14.65 none
SIGA Technologies
(SIGA)
$4.85 none
Becton, Dickinson and Company
(BDX)
$219.68 none
Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals
(ARWR)
$3.45 none
ReShape Lifesciences
(ETRM)
$2.05 none
Masimo Corporation
(MASI)
$86.00 none
Abbott Laboratories
(ABT)
$54.64 none
Chemed Corporation
(CHE)
$238.65 none
Magellan Health
(MGLN)
$98.50 none
MannKind Corporation
(MNKD)
$3.17 none
Coherus Biosciences
(CHRS)
$9.05 none
Cumberland Pharmaceuticals
(CPIX)
$7.20 none
Tenet Healthcare Corp.
(THC)
$13.33 80%
Meridian Bioscience
(VIVO)
$14.10 none
Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical
(RARE)
$45.57 none
Neogen Corporation
(NEOG)
$81.08 none
Merit Medical Systems
(MMSI)
$43.30 none
Amgen
(AMGN)
$175.41 none
Sunesis Pharmaceuticals
(SNSS)
$2.48 none
Surmodics
(SRDX)
$30.45 none
Alimera Sciences
(ALIM)
$1.30 none
ICON Public Limited Company
(ICLR)
$111.91 none
The Cooper Companies
(COO)
$226.56 none
Illumina
(ILMN)
$217.65 none
Five Star Senior Living
(FVE)
$1.50 none
Intuitive Surgical
(ISRG)
$379.61 none
IntelliPharmaCeutics International
(IPCI)
$0.80 none
Amphastar Pharmaceuticals
(AMPH)
$18.46 none
Aetna
(AET)
$182.73 none
USANA Health Sciences
(USNA)
$70.90 none
Progenics Pharmaceuticals
(PGNX)
$6.17 none
China Biologic Products Holdings
(CBPO)
$78.80 none
bluebird bio
(BLUE)
$171.15 none
Endologix
(ELGX)
$5.67 none
Affymax
(AFFY)
$0.02 none
Haemonetics Corporation
(HAE)
$56.48 none
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
(BMY)
$62.42 none
AcelRx Pharmaceuticals
(ACRX)
$2.10 none
Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated
(VRTX)
$143.61 none
Dynavax Technologies Corporation
(DVAX)
$18.30 none
Gilead Sciences
(GILD)
$74.22 20%
Anika Therapeutics
(ANIK)
$53.66 none
Spectrum Pharmaceuticals
(SPPI)
$18.92 none
BioTime
(BTX)
$2.43 none
Pain Therapeutics
(PTIE)
$4.24 none
Ligand Pharmaceuticals Incorporated
(LGND)
$134.69 none
RTI Surgical
(RTIX)
$4.50 none
Acura Pharmaceuticals
(ACUR)
$0.37 none
ARCA biopharma
(ABIO)
$1.27 none
Depomed
(DEPO)
$8.17 none
Edwards Lifesciences Corporation
(EW)
$118.03 none
United Therapeutics Corporation
(UTHR)
$136.21 none
Delcath Systems
(DCTH)
$0.05 none
Atrion Corporation
(ATRI)
$638.25 none
Cerus Corporation
(CERS)
$3.64 none
Keryx Biopharmaceuticals
(KERX)
$4.74 none
China Cord Blood Corporation
(CO)
$10.34 none
PerkinElmer
(PKI)
$71.03 none
Humana
(HUM)
$256.49 none
PolarityTE
(COOL)
$28.31 none
Bio-Techne Corporation
(TECH)
$128.76 none
Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corporation
(IART)
$48.92 none
Novavax
(NVAX)
$1.43 none
Merrimack Pharmaceuticals
(MACK)
$10.58 none
Neuralstem
(CUR)
$2.00 none
Halozyme Therapeutics
(HALO)
$19.61 none
Fluidigm Corporation
(FLDM)
$5.93 none
Addus HomeCare Corporation
(ADUS)
$33.10 none
Mesa Laboratories
(MLAB)
$126.76 none
Celldex Therapeutics
(CLDX)
$3.03 none
Osiris Therapeutics
(OSIR)
$5.50 none
Neurocrine Biosciences
(NBIX)
$73.75 none
Insulet Corporation
(PODD)
$69.76 none
Cascadian Therapeutics
(CASC)
$3.88 none
Orthofix International N.V.
(OFIX)
$52.85 none
Idera Pharmaceuticals
(IDRA)
$1.92 none
Community Health Systems
(CYH)
$4.28 90%
Baxter International
(BAX)
$64.05 none
RadNet
(RDNT)
$9.65 none
NewLink Genetics Corporation
(NLNK)
$8.43 none
PDL BioPharma
(PDLI)
$2.85 90%
ABIOMED
(ABMD)
$191.36 none
Cempra
(CEMP)
$2.33 none
Mettler-Toledo International
(MTD)
$623.19 none
Incyte Corporation
(INCY)
$96.58 none
Alkermes plc
(ALKS)
$52.88 none
Biocept
(BIOC)
$0.74 none
Steris Plc
(STE)
$88.45 none
HCA Healthcare
(HCA)
$84.84 none
Pernix Therapeutics Holdings
(PTX)
$2.60 none
Amedisys
(AMED)
$53.85 none
Geron Corporation
(GERN)
$2.03 none
VIVUS
(VVUS)
$0.59 none
Immunomedics
(IMMU)
$12.44 none
West Pharmaceutical Services
(WST)
$99.63 none
Vanda Pharmaceuticals
(VNDA)
$14.15 none
Kindred Healthcare
(KND)
$7.85 50%
Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings
(LH)
$156.26 none
Enzo Biochem
(ENZ)
$8.79 none
Hologic
(HOLX)
$42.69 none
Peregrine Pharmaceuticals
(PPHM)
$5.26 none
Align Technology
(ALGN)
$238.43 none
Pacira Pharmaceuticals
(PCRX)
$44.80 none
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International
(VRX)
$19.70 none
DaVita
(DVA)
$67.71 none
Genomic Health
(GHDX)
$30.01 none
Quest Diagnostics Incorporated
(DGX)
$97.09 none
Alnylam Pharmaceuticals
(ALNY)
$130.89 none
Psychemedics Corporation
(PMD)
$20.54 none
Sangamo Therapeutics
(SGMO)
$16.90 none
Rockwell Medical
(RMTI)
$5.80 none
HealthSouth Corporation
(HLS)
$49.21 none
Repligen Corporation
(RGEN)
$35.56 none
Nymox Pharmaceutical Corporation
(NYMX)
$3.40 none
Cambrex Corporation
(CBM)
$49.65 none
Endo International plc
(ENDP)
$7.50 none
Quintiles IMS Holdings
(Q)
$103.48 none
AMAG Pharmaceuticals
(AMAG)
$14.40 none
Impax Laboratories
(IPXL)
$17.00 none
LHC Group
(LHCG)
$62.09 none
Horizon Pharma Public Limited Company
(HZNP)
$14.90 none
Rigel Pharmaceuticals
(RIGL)
$3.98 none
Agenus
(AGEN)
$3.63 none
Lexicon Pharmaceuticals
(LXRX)
$10.46 none
Perrigo Company plc
(PRGO)
$85.60 10%
Anthera Pharmaceuticals
(ANTH)
$1.60 none
Vical Incorporated
(VICL)
$1.80 none
OraSure Technologies
(OSUR)
$17.37 none
Clovis Oncology
(CLVS)
$62.15 none
Prima BioMed Ltd
(PBMD)
$1.71 none
AstraZeneca PLC
(AZN)
$32.74 none
Hill-Rom Holdings
(HRC)
$83.20 none
Eli Lilly and Company
(LLY)
$86.45 none
Curis
(CRIS)
$0.84 none
Endocyte
(ECYT)
$4.94 none
NuVasive
(NUVA)
$58.17 none
Alexion Pharmaceuticals
(ALXN)
$114.46 none
Nektar Therapeutics
(NKTR)
$53.97 none
Enzon Pharmaceuticals
(ENZN)
$0.30 none