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

Sector: Healthcare
Ticker
Company
Exchange
Industry
Zen Score
Market Cap
Price
1d %
EBITDA
P/E
D/E
CLGN
COLLPLANT BIOTECHNOLOGIES LTD
NASDAQ
Biotechnology
$95.01M$8.82-3.50%$838.00k441.00x0.14
STAA
STAAR SURGICAL CO
NASDAQ
Medical Instruments & Supplies
$2.71B$56.70-2.96%$40.40M92.95x0.27
CPRX
CATALYST PHARMACEUTICALS INC
NASDAQ
Biotechnology
$700.96M$6.82-4.88%$60.73M15.50x0.12
ZYXI
ZYNEX INC
NASDAQ
Medical Devices
$272.15M$6.97-6.69%$29.52M14.00x0.74
EXEL
EXELIXIS INC
NASDAQ
Biotechnology
$6.25B$19.49-5.80%$401.79M20.73x0.16
HZNP
HORIZON THERAPEUTICS PUBLIC LTD CO
NASDAQ
Drug Manufacturers - General
$20.33B$88.42-4.82%$1.27B23.33x0.81
HALO
HALOZYME THERAPEUTICS INC
NASDAQ
Biotechnology
$5.93B$43.00-3.28%$305.20M13.96x3.47
HRMY
HARMONY BIOSCIENCES HOLDINGS INC
NASDAQ
Biotechnology
$2.35B$39.85-4.90%$94.18M48.01x1.16
INCY
INCYTE CORP
NASDAQ
Biotechnology
$16.26B$73.39-2.81%$634.33M17.39x0.31
SESN
SESEN BIO INC
NASDAQ
Biotechnology
$102.32M$0.5114.51%$45.82M1.97x0.31
SRTS
SENSUS HEALTHCARE INC
NASDAQ
Medical Devices
$146.93M$8.81-4.45%$22.44M6.88x0.27
GILD
GILEAD SCIENCES INC
NASDAQ
Drug Manufacturers - General
$79.30B$63.220.06%$8.97B17.56x2.17
MRNA
MODERNA INC
NASDAQ
Biotechnology
$54.78B$137.71-3.21%$16.55B3.79x0.62
QIPT
QUIPT HOME MEDICAL CORP
NASDAQ
Medical Devices
$150.47M$4.502.74%$22.48M23.08x0.68
CORT
CORCEPT THERAPEUTICS INC
NASDAQ
Biotechnology
$2.07B$19.47-0.41%$134.73M19.67x0.15
CLNN
CLENE INC
NASDAQ
Biotechnology
$140.43M$2.220.45%$18.51M7.93x25.46
SWAV
SHOCKWAVE MEDICAL INC
NASDAQ
Medical Devices
$5.81B$162.34-1.89%$36.65M195.59x0.39
XOMA
XOMA CORP
NASDAQ
Biotechnology
$203.98M$17.860.51%$21.32M16.54x0.14
CDMO
AVID BIOSERVICES INC
NASDAQ
Biotechnology
$718.09M$11.63-5.75%$21.33M72.69x4.55
AMN
AMN HEALTHCARE SERVICES INC
NYSE
Medical Care Facilities
$3.95B$88.25-4.38%$700.13M10.38x2.01
CRSP
CRISPR THERAPEUTICS AG
NASDAQ
Biotechnology
$4.24B$54.760.74%$337.79M13.23x0.16
ATRS
ANTARES PHARMA INC
NASDAQ
Medical Instruments & Supplies
$953.36M$5.580.00%$61.51M23.25x0.46
REGN
REGENERON PHARMACEUTICALS INC
NASDAQ
Biotechnology
$72.41B$659.20-1.25%$9.48B8.79x0.32
UTHR
UNITED THERAPEUTICS CORP
NASDAQ
Biotechnology
$8.40B$185.38-2.94%$938.70M12.15x0.28
ABMD
ABIOMED INC
NASDAQ
Medical Devices
$10.94B$240.46-6.88%$216.92M82.07x0.11
INMD
INMODE LTD
NASDAQ
Medical Devices
$1.91B$23.02-3.16%$177.12M11.28x0.15
SMLR
SEMLER SCIENTIFIC INC
NASDAQ
Medical Devices
$193.73M$28.52-6.43%$18.01M12.24x0.12
ALGN
ALIGN TECHNOLOGY INC
NASDAQ
Medical Devices
$21.21B$269.11-4.09%$1.08B30.07x0.62
HSIC
HENRY SCHEIN INC
NASDAQ
Medical Distribution
$11.56B$83.71-3.14%$1.09B14.38x1.01
VRTX
VERTEX PHARMACEUTICALS INC
NASDAQ
Biotechnology
$64.54B$252.35-3.62%$3.06B26.40x0.31
GMAB
GENMAB A
NASDAQ
Biotechnology
$19.45B$29.59-2.66%$582.54M57.79x0.10
CI
CIGNA CORP
NYSE
Healthcare Plans
$81.72B$257.57-5.08%$10.88B15.82x2.31
RGEN
REPLIGEN CORP
NASDAQ
Medical Instruments & Supplies
$8.35B$150.55-2.67%$231.11M57.03x0.35
QDEL
QUIDEL CORP
NASDAQ
Diagnostics & Research
$4.19B$100.04-3.22%$1.36B4.18x0.28
CODX
CO-DIAGNOSTICS INC
NASDAQ
Diagnostics & Research
$166.88M$4.91-2.39%$49.38M3.64x0.16
PDCO
PATTERSON COMPANIES INC
NASDAQ
Medical Distribution
$3.06B$31.38-3.30%$324.08M18.14x1.74
MRK
MERCK & CO INC
NYSE
Drug Manufacturers - General
$232.90B$92.10-0.97%$19.42B16.42x1.61
IRWD
IRONWOOD PHARMACEUTICALS INC
NASDAQ
Drug Manufacturers - Specialty & Generic
$1.76B$11.41-2.06%$244.10M3.50x1.09
TECH
BIO-TECHNE CORP
NASDAQ
Biotechnology
$14.09B$359.09-3.22%$352.93M62.45x0.34
JNJ
JOHNSON & JOHNSON
NYSE
Drug Manufacturers - General
$461.81B$175.50-1.86%$28.60B23.28x1.39
RDY
DR REDDYS LABORATORIES LTD
NYSE
Drug Manufacturers - Specialty & Generic
$8.31B$49.98-2.38%$540.77M35.73x0.53
PODD
INSULET CORP
NASDAQ
Medical Devices
$13.18B$190.03-5.00%$166.10M296.92x3.63
BNTX
BIONTECH SE
NASDAQ
Biotechnology
$38.17B$157.06-1.71%$19.99B1.80x0.28
DCGO
DOCGO INC
NASDAQ
Medical Care Facilities
$567.02M$5.64-4.57%N/A0.30x0.37
AVIR
ATEA PHARMACEUTICALS INC
NASDAQ
Biotechnology
$594.46M$7.14-3.25%$65.85M12.31x0.06
UPC
UNIVERSE PHARMACEUTICALS INC
NASDAQ
Biotechnology
$24.36M$1.129.80%$14.23M1.60x0.19
QURE
UNIQURE NV
NASDAQ
Biotechnology
$626.01M$13.42-5.16%$342.85M1.90x0.39
NHC
NATIONAL HEALTHCARE CORP
NYSEMKT
Medical Care Facilities
$1.07B$69.31-1.20%$182.59M8.03x0.49
WST
WEST PHARMACEUTICAL SERVICES INC
NYSE
Medical Instruments & Supplies
$21.78B$294.01-3.58%$915.40M32.03x0.42
RVP
RETRACTABLE TECHNOLOGIES INC
NYSEMKT
Medical Instruments & Supplies
$121.86M$3.70-2.37%$65.75M2.74x0.97
ORGO
ORGANOGENESIS HOLDINGS INC
NASDAQ
Drug Manufacturers - Specialty & Generic
$705.05M$5.46-7.77%$76.99M8.27x0.79
ABC
AMERISOURCEBERGEN CORP
NYSE
Medical Distribution
$31.65B$151.11-3.71%$3.02B18.21x102.49
AMGN
AMGEN INC
NASDAQ
Drug Manufacturers - General
$130.32B$243.96-0.57%$11.12B23.96x63.62
NTUS
NATUS MEDICAL INC
NASDAQ
Medical Devices
$1.13B$32.67-0.27%$47.37M85.97x0.32
RMD
RESMED INC
NYSE
Medical Instruments & Supplies
$28.00B$191.41-3.25%$1.18B35.78x0.50
LJPC
LA JOLLA PHARMACEUTICAL CO
NASDAQ
Biotechnology
$103.76M$4.06-3.56%$17.40M20.30x-2.37
COLL
COLLEGIUM PHARMACEUTICAL INC
NASDAQ
Drug Manufacturers - Specialty & Generic
$523.53M$15.41-1.91%-$11.39M12.74x5.36
MMSI
MERIT MEDICAL SYSTEMS INC
NASDAQ
Medical Instruments & Supplies
$3.44B$60.69-2.49%$154.48M71.40x0.54
INNV
INNOVAGE HOLDING CORP
NASDAQ
Medical Care Facilities
$628.84M$4.641.31%$32.48M42.18x0.56
PFE
PFIZER INC
NYSE
Drug Manufacturers - General
$282.79B$50.40-1.83%$32.34B11.35x1.23
MOH
MOLINA HEALTHCARE INC
NYSE
Healthcare Plans
$17.84B$304.00-1.20%$1.17B25.52x3.42
NVS
NOVARTIS AG
NYSE
Drug Manufacturers - General
$194.00B$87.68-0.27%$21.86B8.11x1.03
EW
EDWARDS LIFESCIENCES CORP
NYSE
Medical Devices
$58.08B$93.41-4.09%$1.93B37.67x0.44
EHC
ENCOMPASS HEALTH CORP
NYSE
Medical Care Facilities
$6.37B$63.79-3.95%$1.05B16.11x2.28
BLFS
BIOLIFE SOLUTIONS INC
NASDAQ
Medical Instruments & Supplies
$493.65M$11.64-8.78%-$15.88M-33.26x0.14
XNCR
XENCOR INC
NASDAQ
Biotechnology
$1.34B$22.55-9.11%$116.74M12.06x0.12
PRTA
PROTHENA CORP PUBLIC LTD CO
NASDAQ
Biotechnology
$1.20B$25.60-8.41%$72.78M17.90x0.33
PAHC
PHIBRO ANIMAL HEALTH CORP
NASDAQ
Drug Manufacturers - Specialty & Generic
$756.20M$18.67-0.16%$120.92M12.88x2.43
UTMD
UTAH MEDICAL PRODUCTS INC
NASDAQ
Medical Instruments & Supplies
$303.19M$83.18-1.90%$26.95M19.85x0.10
MEDP
MEDPACE HOLDINGS INC
NASDAQ
Diagnostics & Research
$4.42B$131.45-5.06%$256.76M23.47x1.22
ISRG
INTUITIVE SURGICAL INC
NASDAQ
Medical Instruments & Supplies
$77.30B$215.35-4.37%$2.17B46.68x0.13
NBIX
NEUROCRINE BIOSCIENCES INC
NASDAQ
Biotechnology
$8.12B$84.95-0.99%$129.30M111.78x0.54
SYNH
SYNEOS HEALTH INC
NASDAQ
Diagnostics & Research
$6.92B$67.47-5.41%$633.22M28.83x1.52
SIGA
SIGA TECHNOLOGIES INC
NASDAQ
Biotechnology
$535.09M$7.391.51%$89.81M7.95x0.10
SNY
SANOFI
NASDAQ
Drug Manufacturers - General
$132.40B$52.39-0.96%$13.07B18.55x0.75
TNDM
TANDEM DIABETES CARE INC
NASDAQ
Medical Devices
$4.58B$71.54-4.24%$24.66M794.89x1.32
GNFT
GENFIT SA
NASDAQ
Biotechnology
$170.37M$3.422.09%$86.24M2.08x1.37
BMY
BRISTOL MYERS SQUIBB CO
NYSE
Drug Manufacturers - General
$163.98B$77.02-1.53%$17.84B27.12x2.26
ANTM
ANTHEM INC
NYSE
Healthcare Plans
$114.85B$476.39-4.18%$10.28B18.52x1.79
BRKR
BRUKER CORP
NASDAQ
Medical Devices
$8.96B$60.04-1.94%$487.90M32.11x2.48
AVNS
AVANOS MEDICAL INC
NYSE
Medical Devices
$1.33B$28.02-1.30%$70.40M71.85x0.41
CVS
CVS HEALTH CORP
NYSE
Healthcare Plans
$123.29B$94.02-5.39%$16.23B15.49x2.15
ENSG
ENSIGN GROUP INC
NASDAQ
Medical Care Facilities
$4.39B$79.12-2.97%$324.03M22.04x1.84
POAI
PREDICTIVE ONCOLOGY INC
NASDAQ
Medical Instruments & Supplies
$22.23M$0.34-10.88%-$18.46M-1.08x0.08
LHDX
LUCIRA HEALTH INC
NASDAQ
Diagnostics & Research
$86.11M$2.16-1.82%-$31.91M-2.27x0.49
PRPH
PROPHASE LABS INC
NASDAQ
Drug Manufacturers - Specialty & Generic
$118.78M$7.670.26%$25.56M6.61x0.50
LMAT
LEMAITRE VASCULAR INC
NASDAQ
Medical Instruments & Supplies
$953.81M$43.45-4.57%$47.25M34.48x0.13
MDT
MEDTRONIC PLC
NYSE
Medical Devices
$139.26B$103.57-2.53%$8.72B28.38x0.74
XAIR
BEYOND AIR INC
NASDAQ
Medical Devices
$162.58M$5.45-0.91%-$27.38M-4.54x0.10
DRIO
DARIOHEALTH CORP
NASDAQ
Diagnostics & Research
$141.81M$6.45-10.29%-$73.77M-1.61x0.12
AMPH
AMPHASTAR PHARMACEUTICALS INC
NASDAQ
Drug Manufacturers - Specialty & Generic
$1.66B$34.07-5.18%$131.37M20.16x0.49
CLSD
CLEARSIDE BIOMEDICAL INC
NASDAQ
Biotechnology
$89.02M$1.48-4.52%$262.00k148.00x0.14
UNH
UNITEDHEALTH GROUP INC
NYSE
Healthcare Plans
$442.24B$471.38-4.29%$26.86B25.45x1.97
SNDX
SYNDAX PHARMACEUTICALS INC
NASDAQ
Biotechnology
$767.01M$13.64-6.77%$17.87M34.97x0.13
AMED
AMEDISYS INC
NASDAQ
Medical Care Facilities
$3.94B$120.91-2.70%$337.63M20.63x0.92
GMED
GLOBUS MEDICAL INC
NYSE
Medical Devices
$6.69B$65.72-1.47%$232.53M46.94x0.12
SSY
SUNLINK HEALTH SYSTEMS INC
NYSEMKT
Medical Care Facilities
$7.30M$1.05-7.89%$6.54M1.44x0.41
MDGS
MEDIGUS LTD
NASDAQ
Medical Devices
$13.05M$0.83-0.60%$5.08M4.13x0.27
SELB
SELECTA BIOSCIENCES INC
NASDAQ
Biotechnology
$114.62M$0.76-10.23%$49.03M3.28x1.61
NVST
ENVISTA HOLDINGS CORP
NYSE
Medical Instruments & Supplies
$6.72B$41.33-3.70%$531.80M19.40x0.63

Healthcare Industries

IndustryStocks1d %1w %1m %1y %Zen ScoreP/E ratioP/B RatioROEROAROCEUpside/DownsideConsensus
750-3.90%+7.29%-16.08%-44.05%-2.74x4.00x+10.17%+6.31%-8.00%+156.43%Strong Buy
92-3.20%+3.70%-14.38%-19.96%21.44x4.05x+39.75%+8.70%+13.33%+49.51%Buy
18-1.93%+2.12%-4.04%+3.92%9.01x5.29x+40.13%+10.15%+15.23%+15.53%Buy
97-0.93%+7.33%-13.08%-37.70%32.34x1.88x+15.99%+4.23%+9.82%+82.71%Buy
13-4.00%-1.16%-7.77%+6.50%22.00x3.18x+18.56%+6.11%+13.63%+14.06%Buy
57-3.57%+1.55%-12.05%-22.07%9.75x4.55x-201.86%+6.09%+11.63%+41.24%Buy
145-3.43%+5.53%-18.42%-30.96%21.73x3.95x+11.60%+6.17%+9.32%+74.17%Strong Buy
7-3.49%-3.00%-5.09%+29.60%23.57x23.94x+132.07%+2.48%+12.15%+3.81%Hold
59-2.60%+3.87%-13.12%-14.09%37.32x3.30x+12.00%+7.64%+10.03%+46.73%Strong Buy

Healthcare Stocks FAQ

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

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

1. COLLPLANT BIOTECHNOLOGIES (NASDAQ:CLGN)


COLLPLANT BIOTECHNOLOGIES (NASDAQ:CLGN) is the top healthcare stock with a Zen Score of 79, which is 47 points higher than the healthcare sector average of 32. It passed 25 out of 33 due diligence checks and has strong fundamentals. COLLPLANT BIOTECHNOLOGIES has seen its stock lose -37.49% over the past year, underperforming other healthcare stocks by -10 percentage points.

COLLPLANT BIOTECHNOLOGIES has an average 1 year price target of $21.50, an upside of 143.76% from COLLPLANT BIOTECHNOLOGIES's current stock price of $8.82.

COLLPLANT BIOTECHNOLOGIES stock has a consensus Strong Buy recommendation according to Wall Street analysts. Of the 1 analyst covering COLLPLANT BIOTECHNOLOGIES, 100% have issued a Strong Buy rating, 0% have issued a Buy, 0% have issued a Hold, while 0% have issued a Sell rating, and 0% have issued a Strong Sell.

2. STAAR SURGICAL (NASDAQ:STAA)


STAAR SURGICAL (NASDAQ:STAA) is the second best healthcare stock with a Zen Score of 76, which is 44 points higher than the healthcare sector average of 32. It passed 26 out of 33 due diligence checks and has strong fundamentals. STAAR SURGICAL has seen its stock lose -50.07% over the past year, underperforming other healthcare stocks by -23 percentage points.

STAAR SURGICAL has an average 1 year price target of $106.00, an upside of 86.95% from STAAR SURGICAL's current stock price of $56.70.

STAAR SURGICAL stock has a consensus Strong Buy recommendation according to Wall Street analysts. Of the 4 analysts covering STAAR SURGICAL, 50% have issued a Strong Buy rating, 25% have issued a Buy, 25% have issued a Hold, while 0% have issued a Sell rating, and 0% have issued a Strong Sell.

3. CATALYST PHARMACEUTICALS (NASDAQ:CPRX)


CATALYST PHARMACEUTICALS (NASDAQ:CPRX) is the third best healthcare stock with a Zen Score of 74, which is 42 points higher than the healthcare sector average of 32. It passed 24 out of 33 due diligence checks and has strong fundamentals. CATALYST PHARMACEUTICALS has seen its stock return 21.14% over the past year, overperforming other healthcare stocks by 48 percentage points.

CATALYST PHARMACEUTICALS has an average 1 year price target of $11.60, an upside of 70.09% from CATALYST PHARMACEUTICALS's current stock price of $6.82.

CATALYST PHARMACEUTICALS stock has a consensus Strong Buy recommendation according to Wall Street analysts. Of the 5 analysts covering CATALYST PHARMACEUTICALS, 100% have issued a Strong Buy rating, 0% have issued a Buy, 0% have issued a Hold, while 0% have issued a Sell rating, and 0% have issued a Strong Sell.

What are the healthcare stocks with highest dividends?

Out of 70 healthcare stocks that have issued dividends in the past year, the 3 healthcare stocks with the highest dividend yields are:

1. SIGA TECHNOLOGIES (NASDAQ:SIGA)


SIGA TECHNOLOGIES (NASDAQ:SIGA) has an annual dividend yield of 6.09%, which is 4 percentage points higher than the healthcare sector average of 1.86%.

SIGA TECHNOLOGIES's dividend payout ratio of 0% indicates that its high dividend yield might not be sustainable for the long-term.

2. FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE AG & KGAA (NYSE:FMS)


FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE AG & KGAA (NYSE:FMS) has an annual dividend yield of 5.26%, which is 3 percentage points higher than the healthcare sector average of 1.86%. FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE AG & KGAA's dividend payout is not stable, having dropped more than 10% four times in the last 10 years. FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE AG & KGAA's dividend has not shown consistent growth over the last 10 years.

FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE AG & KGAA's dividend payout ratio of 52.3% indicates that its high dividend yield is sustainable for the long-term.

3. GLAXOSMITHKLINE (NYSE:GSK)


GLAXOSMITHKLINE (NYSE:GSK) has an annual dividend yield of 5.05%, which is 3 percentage points higher than the healthcare sector average of 1.86%. GLAXOSMITHKLINE's dividend payout is not stable, having dropped more than 10% nine times in the last 10 years. GLAXOSMITHKLINE's dividend has shown consistent growth over the last 10 years.

GLAXOSMITHKLINE's dividend payout ratio of 86.4% indicates that its high dividend yield is sustainable for the long-term.

Why are healthcare stocks down?

Healthcare stocks were down -3.29% in the last day, and up 4.26% over the last week. BAUDAX BIO was the among the top losers in the healthcare sector, dropping -31.53% yesterday.

Baudax Bio shares are trading lower after the company announced a $2 million registered direct offering.

What are the most undervalued healthcare stocks?

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

1. SESEN BIO (NASDAQ:SESN)


SESEN BIO (NASDAQ:SESN) is the most undervalued healthcare stock based on WallStreetZen's Valuation Score. SESEN BIO has a valuation score of 100, which is 66 points higher than the healthcare sector average of 34. It passed 7 out of 7 valuation due diligence checks.

SESEN BIO's stock has dropped -80.71% in the past year. It has underperformed other stocks in the healthcare sector by -54 percentage points.

2. UNIVERSE PHARMACEUTICALS (NASDAQ:UPC)


UNIVERSE PHARMACEUTICALS (NASDAQ:UPC) is the second most undervalued healthcare stock based on WallStreetZen's Valuation Score. UNIVERSE PHARMACEUTICALS has a valuation score of 100, which is 66 points higher than the healthcare sector average of 34. It passed 7 out of 7 valuation due diligence checks.

UNIVERSE PHARMACEUTICALS's stock has dropped -64.89% in the past year. It has underperformed other stocks in the healthcare sector by -38 percentage points.

3. ADAPTHEALTH (NASDAQ:AHCO)


ADAPTHEALTH (NASDAQ:AHCO) is the third most undervalued healthcare stock based on WallStreetZen's Valuation Score. ADAPTHEALTH has a valuation score of 86, which is 52 points higher than the healthcare sector average of 34. It passed 6 out of 7 valuation due diligence checks.

ADAPTHEALTH's stock has dropped -27.85% in the past year. It has underperformed other stocks in the healthcare sector by -1 percentage points.

Are healthcare stocks a good buy now?

50.13% of healthcare stocks rated by analysts are a strong buy right now. On average, analysts expect healthcare stocks to rise by 77.61% over the next year.

What is the average p/e ratio of the healthcare sector?

The average P/E ratio of the healthcare sector is 14.31x.
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