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Tiziano Frateschi
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5 Popular Health Care Stocks Gurus Are Buying

HCA Healthcare tops the list

October 17, 2018 | About:

According to the GuruFocus All-In-One Screener, the following health care stocks are popular among guru investors.

Nineteen gurus are invested in HCA Healthcare Inc. (NYSE:HCA). The company, which operates general acute care hospitals and rehabilitation centers, has a market cap of $47.12 billion. Its revenue of $45.21 billion has increased 6.30% over a 10-year period.

The stock is trading with a price-earnings ratio of 17.13. As of Wednesday, the share price of $136 is 7.40% below its 52-week high and 81.09% above its 52-week low. Over the last 10 years, it has returned a gain of 322%.

The company’s largest shareholder among the gurus is the Vanguard Health Care Fund (Trades, Portfolio) with 2.37% of outstanding shares, followed by Larry Robbins (Trades, Portfolio) with 1.54% and Glenn Greenberg (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.78%.

Nine gurus have positions in Encompass Health Corp. (NYSE:EHC). The provider of post-acute health care services has a market cap of $7.36 billion. Its revenue of $4.10 billion has grown 8.20% over the past decade.

The stock is trading with a price-book ratio of 5.94. The current price of about $75 is 9.82% below its 52-week high and 69.01% above its 52-week low. Over the past decade, it has returned a gain of 521%.

Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss is the largest guru shareholder of the company with 1.24% of outstanding shares, followed by Mariko Gordon (Trades, Portfolio) with 1.17%, Jim Simons (Trades, Portfolio)' Renaissance Technologies with 0.88% and Chuck Royce (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.13%.

 Eight gurus are invested in Envision Healthcare Corp. (NYSE:EVHC). The company, which provides physician-led services and ambulatory services, has a $5.58 billion market cap. Its revenue of $8.14 billion has risen 15% over the last 10 years.

The stock is trading with a price-book ratio of 1.21. The current price of $45.99 is 0.02% below its 52-week high and 93.48% above its 52-week low. Over the past decade, it has returned a gain of 114%.

The company’s largest guru shareholder is Lee Ainslie (Trades, Portfolio) with 5.56% of outstanding shares, followed by Vanguard with 2.38%, Joel Greenblatt (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.56% and George Soros (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.12%.

Chemed Corp. (NYSE:CHE) is held by 10 gurus. The provider of hospice and palliative care services has a market cap of $4.94 billion. Its revenue of $1.72 billion has grown 8.70% per annum over the last 10 years.

The stock is trading with a price-book ratio of 8.79. The current price of $307 is 8.59% below its 52-week high and 52.77% above its 52-week low. Over the last 10 years, it has returned an 818% gain.

With 2.98% of outstanding shares, Ken Fisher (Trades, Portfolio) is the company's largest guru shareholder, followed by Mario Gabelli (Trades, Portfolio) with 1.75%, Simons' firm with 0.86% and Steven Cohen (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.47%.

Tenet Healthcare Corp. (NYSE:THC) is held by seven gurus. The company, which operates acute-care hospitals, has a market cap of $2.62 billion. Its revenue of $18.76 billion has grown 14.20% per annum over the last 10 years.

The stock is trading with a forward price-earnings ratio of 11.19. The current price of $26 is 34.63% below its 52-week high and 108.67% above its 52-week low. Over the last 10 years, it has returned a gain of 64%.

The company’s largest guru shareholder is Greenblatt with 0.27% of outstanding shares, followed by Cohen with 0.24%, Jeremy Grantham (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.12% and Ainslie with 0.07%.

Disclosure: I do not own any stocks mentioned in this article.

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