The CAPS Screen: 10 Fit Health-Care Stocks

In 2006, the United States spent about $2.1 trillion on health care. With an aging population that's increasing in number, and escalating costs of medical care and technology, that figure is expected to grow 6.7% annually to reach $4.3 trillion in 2017.

With that in mind, I used our new CAPS screening tool to find out which health-care stocks the CAPS investing community is the most bullish on.

These stocks also have:

  • Market caps greater than $1 billion.
  • Five-star ratings, the highest possible, from our CAPS community.

Remember, in the first year for which we have data, five-star companies outperformed with an average gain of nearly 28%.


Share Price

Market Cap
(in billions)




China Medical (Nasdaq: CMED  )



Genzyme (Nasdaq: GENZ  )



Gilead Sciences (Nasdaq: GILD  )



Hologic (Nasdaq: HOLX  )



Johnson & Johnson



Meridian Bioscience



Mindray Medical (NYSE: MR  )



Stryker (NYSE: SYK  )



Teva Pharmaceutical (Nasdaq: TEVA  )



Data from Motley Fool CAPS and Yahoo! Finance as of May 20.

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Ilan Moscovitz doesn’t own any of the companies mentioned in this article. Mindray Medical is a Motley Fool Rule Breakers selection. Johnson & Johnson is an Income Investor pick. Amedysis is a Stock Advisor selection. The Fool has a disclosure policy.

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