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Validea's Top Health Care Stocks Based On Benjamin Graham - 5/27/2024

The following are the top rated Health Care stocks according to Validea's Value Investor model based on the published strategy of Benjamin Graham. This deep value methodology screens for stocks that have low P/B and P/E ratios, along with low debt and solid long-term earnings growth.

CROSS COUNTRY HEALTHCARE, INC. (CCRN) is a small-cap value stock in the Business Services industry. The rating according to our strategy based on Benjamin Graham is 86% based on the firm’s underlying fundamentals and the stock’s valuation. A score of 80% or above typically indicates that the strategy has some interest in the stock and a score above 90% typically indicates strong interest.

Company Description: Cross Country Healthcare, Inc. is a technology-enabled workforce solution and advisory company. It operates through two segments: Nurse and Allied Staffing and Physician Staffing. The Nurse and Allied Staffing segment provides traditional staffing, recruiting, and value-added total talent solutions, including temporary and permanent placement of travel and local nurse and allied professionals, and healthcare leaders within nursing, allied, physician, and human resources; vendor neutral programs and managed service programs (MSP); education healthcare services; in-home care services; and outsourcing services. The Physician Staffing segment provides physicians in many specialties, as well as certified registered nurse anesthetists, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants as independent contractors on temporary assignments throughout the United States at various healthcare facilities, such as acute and non-acute care facilities, government facilities and managed care organizations.

The following table summarizes whether the stock meets each of this strategy's tests. Not all criteria in the below table receive equal weighting or are independent, but the table provides a brief overview of the strong and weak points of the security in the context of the strategy's criteria.

SECTOR:PASS
SALES:PASS
CURRENT RATIO:PASS
LONG-TERM DEBT IN RELATION TO NET CURRENT ASSETS:PASS
LONG-TERM EPS GROWTH:FAIL
P/E RATIO:PASS
PRICE/BOOK RATIO:PASS

Detailed Analysis of CROSS COUNTRY HEALTHCARE, INC.

CCRN Guru Analysis

CCRN Fundamental Analysis

PFIZER INC (PFE) is a large-cap value stock in the Biotechnology & Drugs industry. The rating according to our strategy based on Benjamin Graham is 71% based on the firm’s underlying fundamentals and the stock’s valuation. A score of 80% or above typically indicates that the strategy has some interest in the stock and a score above 90% typically indicates strong interest.

Company Description: Pfizer Inc. is a research-based global biopharmaceutical company. The Company is engaged in the discovery, development, manufacture, marketing, sale and distribution of biopharmaceutical products worldwide. Its Biopharma segment is engaged in the science-based biopharmaceutical business. Its Biopharma segment includes the Pfizer Oncology Division, the Pfizer U.S. Commercial Division, and the Pfizer International Commercial Division. Its product categories include oncology, primary care and specialty care. Its Oncology products include Ibrance, Xtandi, Inlyta, Bosulif, Lorbrena, Braftovi, Mektovi, Padcev, Adcetris, Talzenna, Tukysa, Elrexfio and Tivdak. Its primary care products include Eliquis, Nurtec ODT/Vydura, Comirnaty, the Prevnar family, Abrysvo, FSME/IMMUN-TicoVac, Paxlovid and Lucira by Pfizer. Its specialty care products include Xeljanz, Enbrel (outside the U.S. and Canada), Inflectra, Cibinqo, Litfulo, Vyndaqel family, Genotropin, Sulperazon, Zavicefta, Medrol and Panzyga.

The following table summarizes whether the stock meets each of this strategy's tests. Not all criteria in the below table receive equal weighting or are independent, but the table provides a brief overview of the strong and weak points of the security in the context of the strategy's criteria.

SECTOR:PASS
SALES:PASS
CURRENT RATIO:FAIL
LONG-TERM DEBT IN RELATION TO NET CURRENT ASSETS:FAIL
LONG-TERM EPS GROWTH:PASS
P/E RATIO:PASS
PRICE/BOOK RATIO:PASS

Detailed Analysis of PFIZER INC

PFE Guru Analysis

PFE Fundamental Analysis

REGENERON PHARMACEUTICALS INC (REGN) is a large-cap growth stock in the Biotechnology & Drugs industry. The rating according to our strategy based on Benjamin Graham is 71% based on the firm’s underlying fundamentals and the stock’s valuation. A score of 80% or above typically indicates that the strategy has some interest in the stock and a score above 90% typically indicates strong interest.

Company Description: Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a fully integrated biotechnology company. The Company invents, develops, manufactures, and commercializes medicines for people with serious diseases. Its products and product candidates in development are designed to help patients with eye diseases, allergic and inflammatory diseases, cancer, cardiovascular and metabolic diseases, neurological diseases, hematologic conditions, infectious diseases, and rare diseases. The Company helps in accelerating and improving the traditional drug development process through its VelociSuite technologies, such as VelocImmune, which uses genetically humanized mice to produce optimized fully human antibodies and bispecific antibodies, and through ambitious research initiatives such as the Regeneron Genetics Center. Its marketed products include EYLEA (aflibercept) Injection; Dupixent (dupilumab) Injection; Libtayo (cemiplimab) Injection; Praluent (alirocumab) Injection; Kevzara (sarilumab) Injection, and others.

The following table summarizes whether the stock meets each of this strategy's tests. Not all criteria in the below table receive equal weighting or are independent, but the table provides a brief overview of the strong and weak points of the security in the context of the strategy's criteria.

SECTOR:PASS
SALES:PASS
CURRENT RATIO:PASS
LONG-TERM DEBT IN RELATION TO NET CURRENT ASSETS:PASS
LONG-TERM EPS GROWTH:PASS
P/E RATIO:FAIL
PRICE/BOOK RATIO:FAIL

Detailed Analysis of REGENERON PHARMACEUTICALS INC

REGN Guru Analysis

REGN Fundamental Analysis

INTUITIVE SURGICAL, INC. (ISRG) is a large-cap growth stock in the Medical Equipment & Supplies industry. The rating according to our strategy based on Benjamin Graham is 71% based on the firm’s underlying fundamentals and the stock’s valuation. A score of 80% or above typically indicates that the strategy has some interest in the stock and a score above 90% typically indicates strong interest.

Company Description: Intuitive Surgical, Inc. develops, manufactures, and markets the da Vinci surgical system and the Ion endoluminal system. The Company's products and related services enable physicians and healthcare providers to access minimally invasive care. The da Vinci surgical system consists of a surgeon console or consoles, a patient-side cart, and a high-performance vision system. The da Vinci products fall into five categories, namely da Vinci surgical systems, da Vinci instruments and accessories, da Vinci Stapling, da Vinci Energy, and da Vinci Vision, including Firefly Fluorescence imaging systems and da Vinci Endoscopes. It also provides a comprehensive suite of systems, learning, and services offerings. The Ion endoluminal system consists of a system cart, a controller, a catheter, and a vision probe. It extends its commercial offerings beyond surgery into diagnostic procedures, enabling minimally invasive biopsies in the lung. Both systems use software, instruments, and accessories.

The following table summarizes whether the stock meets each of this strategy's tests. Not all criteria in the below table receive equal weighting or are independent, but the table provides a brief overview of the strong and weak points of the security in the context of the strategy's criteria.

SECTOR:PASS
SALES:PASS
CURRENT RATIO:PASS
LONG-TERM DEBT IN RELATION TO NET CURRENT ASSETS:PASS
LONG-TERM EPS GROWTH:PASS
P/E RATIO:FAIL
PRICE/BOOK RATIO:FAIL

Detailed Analysis of INTUITIVE SURGICAL, INC.

ISRG Guru Analysis

ISRG Fundamental Analysis

DR REDDY'S LABORATORIES LTD (ADR) (RDY) is a large-cap growth stock in the Biotechnology & Drugs industry. The rating according to our strategy based on Benjamin Graham is 71% based on the firm’s underlying fundamentals and the stock’s valuation. A score of 80% or above typically indicates that the strategy has some interest in the stock and a score above 90% typically indicates strong interest.

Company Description: Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Limited is an India-based global pharmaceutical company. The Company offers a portfolio of products and services, including active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs), generics, branded generics, biosimilars and over-the-counter (OTC). Its major therapeutic areas of focus are gastrointestinal, cardiovascular, diabetology, oncology, pain management and dermatology. The Company's segments include Pharmaceutical Services and Active Ingredients, Global Generics, and Others. The Pharmaceutical Services and Active Ingredients segment primarily consists of the Company's business of manufacturing and marketing APIs and intermediates. The Global Generics segment consists of the Company's business of manufacturing and marketing prescription and OTC finished pharmaceutical products ready for consumption by the patient, marketed under a brand name (branded formulations) or as generic finished dosages with therapeutic equivalence to branded formulations (generics).

The following table summarizes whether the stock meets each of this strategy's tests. Not all criteria in the below table receive equal weighting or are independent, but the table provides a brief overview of the strong and weak points of the security in the context of the strategy's criteria.

SECTOR:PASS
SALES:PASS
CURRENT RATIO:PASS
LONG-TERM DEBT IN RELATION TO NET CURRENT ASSETS:PASS
LONG-TERM EPS GROWTH:PASS
P/E RATIO:FAIL
PRICE/BOOK RATIO:FAIL

Detailed Analysis of DR REDDY'S LABORATORIES LTD (ADR)

RDY Guru Analysis

RDY Fundamental Analysis

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Top Benjamin Graham Stocks

About Benjamin Graham: The late Benjamin Graham may be the oldest of the gurus we follow, but his impact on the investing world has lasted for decades after his death in 1976. Known as both the "Father of Value Investing" and the founder of the entire field of security analysis, Graham mentored several of history's greatest investors -- including Warren Buffett -- and inspired a slew of others, including John Templeton, Mario Gabelli, and another of Validea's gurus, John Neff. Graham built his fortune and reputation after living through some extremely difficult times, including both the Great Depression and his own family's financial woes following his father's death when Benjamin was a young man. His investment firm posted per annum returns of about 20 percent from 1936 to 1956, far outpacing the 12.2 percent average return for the market during that time.

About Validea: Validea is aninvestment researchservice that follows the published strategies of investment legends. Validea offers both stock analysis and model portfolios based on gurus who have outperformed the market over the long-term, including Warren Buffett, Benjamin Graham, Peter Lynch and Martin Zweig. For more information about Validea, click here

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