The presented below nineteen names from the Healthcare sector were selected with a couple of criteria:

  • Piotroski F-Score (TTM)  > 6 (this measures the overall health of a company)
  • Altman Z-Score (TTM) > 1.8 (1.8 is a threshold below which a stock is believed to have 80% chances of bankruptcy within two years)
  • Mean analysts rating is > 4.0; in the ratings, 1 stands for Strong Sell and 5 means Strong Buy recommendation
  • The number of analysts that assessed the stock > 4

Presented is also the short ratio (Short %), which indicates the number of shares that investors sell short over the average daily volume of the stock.

Each numeric parameter is marked with a color: towards green if considered to be advantageous and towards red if below expectations.

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The calculations were done in Python using data purchased from eodhistoricaldata.com (this is a referral link: if you register, I might earn $5).

Enjoy and feel free to comment!

# Ticker Name Z-Score F-Score Short % Rating
1 AMED Amedisys Inc 7.9 7 1.68 4.14
2 BPMC Blueprint Medicines Corporation 13.18 7 8.84 4.21
3 CI Cigna Corporation 1.95 9 4.51 4.38
4 COLL Collegium Pharmaceutical Inc 1.83 7 7.73 4.1
5 CRL Charles River Laboratories International Inc 3.9 7 2.37 4.35
6 DGX Quest Diagnostics Incorporated 4.35 9 5.56 4.11
7 DHR Danaher Corporation 4.95 8 3.06 4.43
8 EBS Emergent BioSolutions Inc 3.27 8 9.12 4.14
9 HCA HCA Healthcare Inc 2.92 7 3.33 4.35
10 HOLX Hologic Inc 4.18 9 3.14 4.19
11 HRC Hill-Rom Holdings Inc 3.68 7 1.1 4.5
12 IQV IQVIA Holdings Inc 2.37 7 4.81 4.38
13 LH Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings 4.07 8 2.72 4.5
14 PPD PPD Inc 2.07 7 15.01 4.62
15 SAGE Sage Therapeutics Inc 18.99 7 3.44 4.23
16 SURF Surface Oncology Inc 3.62 8 5.24 4.8
17 TMO Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc 6.1 9 2.97 4.32
18 UNH UnitedHealth Group Incorporated 3.74 7 2.96 4.36
19 VRTX Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated 12.46 7 2.38 4.29

Disclaimers

  • What you see here is my personal opinion and should not be treated as an investing advice
  • I’m not an expert stock analyst nor financial advisor

 

Michał, the Investing Scientist.

Keywords: healthcare stocks, Piotroski score, Altman score, stocks to buy

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