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)






Gilead Sciences (NASDAQ:GILD)






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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