Whether you are a financial expert or just a student studying an MHA online at Ohio University, healthcare stocks are always available to invest in, and with a little research you will be able to pick one that is worth the risk in investment. There are hundreds of stocks on the exchange and even though there is a risk involved, it is sometimes a risk worth taking, especially if you do some research beforehand in making sure the company is a reliable one. If you are looking to invest in healthcare stocks, have a look at five of the ones below that are currently surging right now.
Aetna Inc (AET)
Aetna Inc offers a variety of products when it comes to health insurance, so it’s a company that is worth siding with on the stock market because consumers will always invest in healthcare related insurance products. At the start of 2016, stocks were available for as low as $94, and coming towards the end of the year they are up to $124. So, even this year they have surged quite some way and have made a profit for many investors. These stocks were available in 2006 for around $23, so they have steadily risen in the last decade and could be worth investing in.
UnitedHealth Group Inc (UNH)
UnitedHealth Group Inc designs their own products for the medical industry. It’s a company with more than 200,000 employees so it’s certainly an established company that is still very much on the rise, especially seeing as stocks were as low as $107 at the start of the year and are now worth $160 coming towards the end of 2016.
Anthem Inc (ANTM)
Anthem Inc has been a health stock on the exchange that has been a bit hit and miss this year, as they were available at $142 in July but took a tumble to $117 – but have since got back in business and are ending the year on a high $147 mark, so it could be worth siding with them now as their stocks are surging.
Molina Healthcare Inc (MOH)
The Molina Healthcare Inc stock seems to be steady coming towards the end of December 2016, and even though it has been recommended to sell in recent months, it has also been recommended to buy by many experts. As the price of the stock itself hasn’t changed much over the course of the year, it could be a stock that isn’t a huge money maker. But if you are looking for a stock that sits nicely on a day to day basis with sudden surges, this could be the stock to side with.
Magellan Health Inc (MGLN)
The MGLN stock did drop in November to an all year low of $49.50, but in the last month or so it has surged and is going to likely end the year on an all year high of around $76. The stock isn’t expected to drop any time soon and with a “B” class rating from experts, it could be a stock worth siding with coming into 2017.
As you will be able to see from the above information, even if you are a student, investing in stocks isn’t hard as long as you do your research beforehand. The stocks above are the obvious choices that would offer the best investment opportunities in a market that is never guaranteed.
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