The health care sector includes companies that sell drugs, medical devices, and insurance, as well as hospitals and health care providers. Some of the largest health care companies in the world include Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), Pfizer Inc. Health care stocks, as represented by the Health Care Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLV), have outperformed the broader market, providing investors with a total return of 16.3% compared to the S&P 500's total return of 5.9% over the past 12 months. In 2020, health care stocks have recouped nearly all of their losses since their March plunge while the broader market continues to suffer from the global coronavirus pandemic.
The market performance numbers and the statistics in the tables in this story are as of May 20. Here are the top 3 health care stocks with the best value, the fastest earnings growth, and the most momentum. These are the health care stocks with the lowest 12-month trailing price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio. Because profits can be returned to shareholders in the form of dividends and buybacks, a low P/E ratio shows you’re paying less for each dollar of profit generated. (ALGN) 224.37 17.7 9.4 Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc. Align Technology Inc.: Align Technology designs and manufactures the Invisalign system, which is a method for treating the misalignment of teeth. The company announced in April that it had completed its acquisition of Global Holdings GmbH (exocad), a privately-held global leader in the dental CAD/CAM software market. Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc.: Alexion is a biopharmaceutical company that researches and develops drug treatments for autoimmune and cardiovascular diseases. The company announced early in May that it had entered into a definite merger agreement to acquire Portola Pharmaceuticals Inc. (PTLA), a commercial-stage biopharmaceutical company that focuses on life-threatening blood-related disorders.
Biogen Inc.: Biogen focuses on the discovery, development, and commercialization of pharmaceutical treatments, with a strong focus on the fields of neurology, immunology, and oncology. These are the health care stocks with the highest year-over-year (YOY) earnings per share (EPS) growth for the most recent quarter. Rising earnings show that a company’s business is growing and is generating more money that it can reinvest or return to shareholders. Price ($) Market Cap ($B) EPS Growth (%) AmerisourceBergen Corp. AmerisourceBergen Corp.: AmerisourceBergen provides generic pharmaceuticals, over-the-counter health care products, home health care supplies and equipment, and related services to health care providers. Align Technology Inc.: See above for company description. Teleflex Inc.: Teleflex provides medical technology products to hospitals and health care providers for diagnostic and therapeutic procedures in critical care and surgical applications. Teleflex reported net income growth of 220.7% on revenue growth of 2.8% for the first quarter of 2020, which ended March 29, 2020. The company also said it was withdrawing its prior guidance for 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic. These are the health care stocks that had the highest total return over the last 12 months. List of Publicly Traded Nutritional Supplement, Vitamin and Sports Nutrition Companies Listed on Major U.S. The companies on this list develop, manufacture and market a wide range of dietary and nutritional supplements, vitamins and/or sports nutrition products. There are a wide range of companies on this list including retail nutritional store operators GNC Holdings (GNC) and Vitamin Shoppe (VIT). There are also a number of network marketing companies who use the direct-selling method to sell products which include nutritional supplements, personal care and weight loss products. A comparison widget that shows trend, earnings per share (EPS), P/E ratio and beta for each of the companies on this list can be accessed through the link below. Select the company’s link to access company charts, news links or company website and social media information. Nutritional Supplements and Vitamins: Mid-Cap Stocks. (HLF) (Health and nutrition products: weight management, nutritional supplements, personal care products) Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc. (NUS) (Personal care products, nutritional supplements) Nutritional Supplements and Vitamins: Small-Cap Stocks. (GNC) (Health and wellness stores: vitamins, minerals, herbal supplement products, sports nutrition products, diet products) USANA Health Sciences, Inc. (USNA) (Nutritional, personal care and weight-management products) Vitamin Shoppe, Inc. (VSI) (Nutritional product stores: vitamins, supplements, sports nutrition, homeopathic remedies, beauty products) Nutritional Supplement and Vitamins: Micro-Cap Stocks. Cyanotech Corporation (CYAN) (Microalgae technology: antioxidants, dietary supplements) Lifevantage Corporation (LFVN) (Dietary supplements, pet health products, beauty products) Mannatech, Incorporated (MTEX) (Fitness products, nutritional supplements, skin care products, vitamins and weight loss products) Nature’s Sunshine Products, Inc. (NATR) (Food supplements, herbal products, personal care products, vitamins) Shannon W. Myers, who serves patients in Johnson City, Tennessee. New York City, Apr 15, 2019 (Issuewire.com) - For over 15 years now, Dr. Myers has been freeing patients from pain and helping them with their overall health and wellness at his state-of-the-art chiropractic office – Myers Chiropractic – in Johnson City, Tennessee. Unlike conventional medicine, which focuses on attempting to treat disease once it occurs, Myers Chiropractic emphasizes improving patients’ health in an effort to reduce the risk of pain and illness before it starts.
For some patients, the practice will take them back to a place that is cozy and familiar, offering a rediscovery of health and wellness that had been previously known but long lost. For others, the journey may offer a new center, one never before experienced. Most people would rather be healthy and avoid illness if they could.
This is one of the main reasons for the big surge in the popularity of Myers Chiropractic. Some of the services that the practice offers include chiropractic care, pediatric chiropractic care, Gonstead and Diversified techniques, posture and spinal screenings, as well as lifestyle advice. Myers’s patients have excellent things to say about him, one stating “When I came to Dr. Myers, I was having a lot of pain in my lower back and leg.