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Best Healthcare Plan Stocks to Buy Now (2022)
Top healthcare plan stocks in 2022 ranked by overall Zen Score. See the best healthcare plan stocks to buy now, according to analyst forecasts for the healthcare plans industry.

Industry: Healthcare Plans
Ticker
Company
Exchange
Industry
Zen Score
Market Cap
Price
1d %
EBITDA
P/E
D/E
UNH
UNITEDHEALTH GROUP INC
NYSE
Healthcare Plans
$485.59B$519.13-1.51%$28.02B26.75x2.05
ELV
ELEVANCE HEALTH INC
NYSE
Healthcare Plans
$114.71B$477.95-0.18%$10.17B18.92x1.82
CVS
CVS HEALTH CORP
NYSE
Healthcare Plans
$129.42B$98.58-1.86%$17.47B15.87x2.06
CNC
CENTENE CORP
NYSE
Healthcare Plans
$46.54B$80.24-0.71%$4.53B25.08x2.07
MOH
MOLINA HEALTHCARE INC
NYSE
Healthcare Plans
$20.57B$354.07-0.11%$1.27B27.24x3.44
CI
CIGNA CORP
NYSE
Healthcare Plans
$89.42B$293.08-0.32%$11.00B17.31x2.32
HUM
HUMANA INC
NYSE
Healthcare Plans
$63.19B$499.30-1.07%$5.08B20.28x2.02
CLOV
CLOVER HEALTH INVESTMENTS CORP
NASDAQ
Healthcare Plans
$811.99M$1.70-1.73%-$397.22M-1.89x3.83
OSCR
OSCAR HEALTH INC
NYSE
Healthcare Plans
$1.01B$4.75-2.46%-$572.12M-1.64x2.81
ALHC
ALIGNMENT HEALTHCARE INC
NASDAQ
Healthcare Plans
$2.27B$12.13-0.90%-$108.95M-14.79x1.27
BHG
BRIGHT HEALTH GROUP INC
NYSE
Healthcare Plans
$673.78M$1.07-6.14%-$1.53B-0.35x5.38
MRAI
MARPAI INC
NASDAQ
Healthcare Plans
$21.72M$1.05-1.87%-$19.25M-0.77x0.66
MPLN
MULTIPLAN CORP
NYSE
Healthcare Plans
$1.83B$2.87-3.04%$907.23M11.48x2.41

Healthcare Plan Stocks FAQ

What are the best healthcare plan stocks to buy right now in Oct 2022?

According to Zen Score, the 3 best healthcare plan stocks to buy right now are:

1. Unitedhealth Group (NYSE:UNH)


Unitedhealth Group (NYSE:UNH) is the top healthcare plan stock with a Zen Score of 55, which is 12 points higher than the healthcare plan industry average of 43. It passed 21 out of 38 due diligence checks and has strong fundamentals. Unitedhealth Group has seen its stock return 31.68% over the past year, overperforming other healthcare plan stocks by 4 percentage points.

Unitedhealth Group has an average 1 year price target of $572.95, an upside of 10.37% from Unitedhealth Group's current stock price of $519.13.

Unitedhealth Group stock has a consensus Strong Buy recommendation according to Wall Street analysts. Of the 20 analysts covering Unitedhealth Group, 50% have issued a Strong Buy rating, 30% have issued a Buy, 20% have issued a hold, while 0% have issued a Sell rating, and 0% have issued a Strong Sell.

2. Cvs Health (NYSE:CVS)


Cvs Health (NYSE:CVS) is the second best healthcare plan stock with a Zen Score of 54, which is 11 points higher than the healthcare plan industry average of 43. It passed 19 out of 38 due diligence checks and has strong fundamentals. Cvs Health has seen its stock return 18.56% over the past year, underperforming other healthcare plan stocks by -10 percentage points.

Cvs Health has an average 1 year price target of $117.50, an upside of 19.19% from Cvs Health's current stock price of $98.58.

Cvs Health stock has a consensus Strong Buy recommendation according to Wall Street analysts. Of the 16 analysts covering Cvs Health, 43.75% have issued a Strong Buy rating, 37.5% have issued a Buy, 18.75% have issued a hold, while 0% have issued a Sell rating, and 0% have issued a Strong Sell.

3. Elevance Health (NYSE:ELV)


Elevance Health (NYSE:ELV) is the third best healthcare plan stock with a Zen Score of 54, which is 11 points higher than the healthcare plan industry average of 43. It passed 20 out of 38 due diligence checks and has strong fundamentals. Elevance Health has seen its stock return 29.15% over the past year, overperforming other healthcare plan stocks by 1 percentage points.

Elevance Health has an average 1 year price target of $535.94, an upside of 12.13% from Elevance Health's current stock price of $477.95.

Elevance Health stock has a consensus Strong Buy recommendation according to Wall Street analysts. Of the 16 analysts covering Elevance Health, 56.25% have issued a Strong Buy rating, 31.25% have issued a Buy, 12.5% have issued a hold, while 0% have issued a Sell rating, and 0% have issued a Strong Sell.

What are the healthcare plan stocks with highest dividends?

Out of 5 healthcare plan stocks that have issued dividends in the past year, the 3 healthcare plan stocks with the highest dividend yields are:

1. Cvs Health (NYSE:CVS)


Cvs Health (NYSE:CVS) has an annual dividend yield of 2.18%, which is 1 percentage points higher than the healthcare plan industry average of 1.3%. Cvs Health's dividend payout is stable, having never dropped by more than 10% in the last 10 years. Cvs Health's dividend has shown consistent growth over the last 10 years.

Cvs Health's dividend payout ratio of 34.6% indicates that its dividend yield is sustainable for the long-term.

2. Cigna (NYSE:CI)


Cigna (NYSE:CI) has an annual dividend yield of 1.49%, which is the same as the healthcare plan industry average of 1.3%. Cigna's dividend payout is stable, having never dropped by more than 10% in the last 10 years. Cigna's dividend has shown consistent growth over the last 10 years.

Cigna's dividend payout ratio of 25% indicates that its dividend yield is sustainable for the long-term.

3. Unitedhealth Group (NYSE:UNH)


Unitedhealth Group (NYSE:UNH) has an annual dividend yield of 1.19%, which is the same as the healthcare plan industry average of 1.3%. Unitedhealth Group's dividend payout is stable, having never dropped by more than 10% in the last 10 years. Unitedhealth Group's dividend has shown consistent growth over the last 10 years.

Unitedhealth Group's dividend payout ratio of 30.9% indicates that its dividend yield is sustainable for the long-term.

Why are healthcare plan stocks down?

Healthcare plan stocks were down -0.78% in the last day, and up 3.48% over the last week.

We couldn't find a catalyst for why healthcare plan stocks are down.

What are the most undervalued healthcare plan stocks?

Based on WallStreetZen's Valuation Score, the 3 most undervalued healthcare plan stocks right now are:

1. Cvs Health (NYSE:CVS)


Cvs Health (NYSE:CVS) is the most undervalued healthcare plan stock based on WallStreetZen's Valuation Score. Cvs Health has a valuation score of 71, which is 30 points higher than the healthcare plan industry average of 41. It passed 5 out of 7 valuation due diligence checks.

Cvs Health's stock has gained 18.56% in the past year. It has underperformed other stocks in the healthcare plan industry by -10 percentage points.

2. Cigna (NYSE:CI)


Cigna (NYSE:CI) is the second most undervalued healthcare plan stock based on WallStreetZen's Valuation Score. Cigna has a valuation score of 71, which is 30 points higher than the healthcare plan industry average of 41. It passed 5 out of 7 valuation due diligence checks.

Cigna's stock has gained 44.2% in the past year. It has overperformed other stocks in the healthcare plan industry by 16 percentage points.

3. Centene (NYSE:CNC)


Centene (NYSE:CNC) is the third most undervalued healthcare plan stock based on WallStreetZen's Valuation Score. Centene has a valuation score of 57, which is 16 points higher than the healthcare plan industry average of 41. It passed 4 out of 7 valuation due diligence checks.

Centene's stock has gained 27.28% in the past year. It has underperformed other stocks in the healthcare plan industry by -1 percentage points.

Are healthcare plan stocks a good buy now?

46.15% of healthcare plan stocks rated by analysts are a strong buy right now. On average, analysts expect healthcare plan stocks to rise by 8.31% over the next year.

What is the average p/e ratio of the healthcare plans industry?

The average P/E ratio of the healthcare plans industry is 22.75x.
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