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Tiziano Frateschi
Tiziano Frateschi
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5 Health Care Stocks Gurus Are Buying

Biogen tops the list

March 18, 2019 | About:

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

Atrion Corp. (ATRI) is held by three gurus

The medical devices provider has a market cap of $1.51 billion. Its revenue of $152.45 million has grown 6% over a 10-year period.

The stock is trading with a price-earnings ratio of 44.19. The current price of $814.57 is 0.05% below its 52-week high and 45.29% above its 52-week low. Over the last 10 years, it has returned a gain of 858%.

The company’s largest shareholder among the gurus is Jim Simons' (Trades, Portfolio) Renaissance Technologies with 3.34% of outstanding shares, followed by Chuck Royce (Trades, Portfolio) with 2.04% and Pioneer Investments (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.01%.

Abiomed Inc. (ABMD) is held by five gurus

The company, which provides mechanical circulatory support devices has a market cap of $15.02 billion. Its revenue of $736.79 million has grown 21.30% over a 10-year period.

The stock is trading with a price-earnings ratio of 69.28. The current price of $333.23 is 27.52% below its 52-week high and 21.61% above its 52-week low. Over the past decade, it has returned a gain of 6,187%.

PRIMECAP Management (Trades, Portfolio) is the company's largest guru shareholder with 7.16% of outstanding shares, followed by the Simons’ firm with 4.15%, the Sands Capital Management’s Frank Sands (Trades, Portfolio) with 1.89% and Pioneer Investments (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.35%.

Biogen Inc. (BIIB) is held by 24 gurus

The company, which discovers and develops therapies for the treatment of neurological diseases, has a $64.89 billion market cap. Its revenue of $276.66 billion has grown 18.20% over the last 10 years.

The stock is trading with a price-earnings ratio of 15.26. The current price of $329.87 is 15.13% below its 52-week high and 32.39% above its 52-week low. Over the past decade, it has returned a gain of 622%.

The company’s largest guru shareholder is PRIMECAP Management (Trades, Portfolio) with 7.48% of outstanding shares, followed by Vanguard Health Care Fund (Trades, Portfolio) with 1.88%, the Simons’ firm with 0.52% and Pioneer Investments (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.25%.

Chemed Corp. (CHE) is held by nine gurus

The hospice supplier has a market cap of $5.21 billion. Its revenue of $1.78 billion has risen 8.30% over the last 10 years.

The stock is trading with a price-earnings ratio of 26.65. The current price of $326.38 is 2.86% below its 52-week high and 25.52% above its 52-week low. Over the last 10 years, it has returned a gain of 765%.

With 2.99% of outstanding shares, Ken Fisher (Trades, Portfolio) is the company's largest guru shareholder, followed by the Simons’ Renaissance Technologies with 2.13% and Mario Gabelli (Trades, Portfolio)’s GAMCO Investors with 1.14%.

Bio-Rad Laboratories Inc. (BIO) is held by 10 gurus

The company, which provides systems used to analyze chemical materials, has a $9.31 billion market cap. Its revenue of $2.29 billion has grown 1.20% over the last 10 years.

The stock is trading with a price-earnings ratio of 26.63. The current price of $310.33 is 4.20% below its 52-week high and 41.03% above its 52-week low. Over the last 10 years, it has returned a gain of 113%.

The company’s largest guru shareholder is Fisher with 0.86% of outstanding shares, followed by John Rogers (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.75% and NWQ Managers (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.47%.

Disclosure: I do not own any stocks mentioned.

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Tiziano Frateschi
You can read about me on www.theextraincome.info, which gives suggestions on position trading.

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