Best Healthcare Equipment Companies To Own For 2015

The Internet offers a bevy of free information to assist one in the formation of a market strategy, however, sometimes it can all seem quite overwhelming, so MoneyShow’s Tom Aspray shares his four favorites.

For those traders or investors who are looking for stocks or ETFs to buy, the wealth of free information on the Internet is quite astounding. It can also be quite intimidating, so I thought I might review four of my favorite sites and how you might use them in your research.

Though my focus is on the technical, I don’t discount the fundamentals, and therefore, one predominantly fundamental site is included in my list. The initial slides were generated on Tuesday afternoon after the announcement was made that US Airways Group, Inc., (LCC) and American Airlines (AAMRQ) reached a settlement allowing their $17 billion dollar merger to go through.

My research path often starts out at www.finviz.com, and the graphic below is a partial screen shot of the home page.  This can give you a quick view of the day’s market action. On the top, there is a ten minute intraday chart of the Dow Industrials, Nasdaq Composite, and S&P 500 (not included). (Editor’s Note; Sections of the entire Web page had to be used so that they would fit appropriately within the article.)

Best Healthcare Equipment Companies To Own For 2015: MEDNAX Inc (MD)

MEDNAX, Inc. (MEDNAX), incorporated in 2007, is a provider of physician services, including newborn, maternal-fetal, pediatric subspecialties and anesthesia care. As of December 31, 2011, the Company’s national network consisted of 1,839 affiliated physicians, including 996 physicians who provided neonatal clinical care, in 34 states and Puerto Rico, primarily within hospital-based neonatal intensive care units (NICUs), to babies born prematurely or with medical complications. The Company has 190 affiliated physicians who provide maternal-fetal care to expectant mothers experiencing complicated pregnancies and obstetrical hospitalist services in many areas where its affiliated neonatal physicians practice. In March 2014, the Company acquired Piedmont Neonatology, P.C.Piedmont Neonatology, P.C, is a private neonatal physician group practice based in Greensboro, North Carolina.

MEDNAX’s network includes other pediatric subspecialists, including 108 physician s providing pediatric cardiology care, 85 physicians providing pediatric intensive care, 43 physicians providing hospital-based pediatric care and six physicians providing pediatric surgical care. In addition, it has 411 physicians who provide anesthesia care to patients in connection with surgical and other procedures, as well as pain management. The Company provides clinical care to babies born prematurely or with complications within specific units at hospitals, primarily NICUs, through a team of neonatal physician subspecialists (neonatologists), neonatal nurse practitioners and other pediatric clinicians. Neonatal nurse practitioners are nurses who have training and education in managing the healthcare needs of newborns, infants and their families.

MEDNAX provides outpatient and inpatient clinical care to expectant mothers and their unborn babies through its affiliated maternal-fetal medicine subspecialists, obstetricians and other clinicians, such as mater nal-fetal nurse practitioners, nurse mid-wives, ultrasonogra! phers and genetic counselors. It provides inpatient and outpatient pediatric cardiology care of the fetus, infant, child, and adolescent patient with congenital heart defects and acquired heart disease, as well as adults with congenital heart defects through its affiliated pediatric cardiologist subspecialists and other clinicians, such as pediatric nurse practitioners, echocardiographers and other diagnostic technicians, and exercise physiologists.

The Company’s network includes pediatric intensivists, who are hospital-based pediatricians with education and training in caring for critically ill or injured children and adolescents, pediatric hospitalists, who are hospital-based pediatricians specializing in inpatient care and management of acutely ill children and pediatric surgeons, who provide specialized care for patients ranging from newborns to adolescents, for all problems or conditions affecting children that require surgical intervention. Its affiliat ed physicians also provide clinical services in other areas of hospitals, particularly in the labor and delivery area and nursery and pediatric department.

The Company provides anesthesia care through a team of physician anesthesiologists, certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNAs) and anesthesia assistants (AAs). The Company also provides acute and chronic pain management services. Postoperative acute pain management is often initiated in the hospital recovery room and may continue for the remainder of the hospital stay. Chronic pain services are offered through outpatient medical offices or hospital clinics.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Seth Jayson]

    MEDNAX (NYSE: MD  ) is expected to report Q2 earnings around July 30. Here’s what Wall Street wants to see:

    The 10-second takeaway
    Comparing the upcoming quarter to the prior-year quarter, average analyst estimates predict MEDNAX’s revenues will increase 18.4% and EPS will grow 11.5%.

Best Healthcare Equipment Companies To Own For 2015: ExamWorks Group Inc. (EXAM)

ExamWorks Group, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides independent medical examinations (IME), peer and bill reviews, and related services in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Australia. Its IME services are used by clients to confirm the veracity of claims by sick or injured individuals for workers’ compensation, automotive, personal injury liability, and disability insurance coverage. The company also offers peer review services, including medical record reviews, nurse file reviews, and utilization reviews by members of its medical panel to provide medical opinion of a claimant’s condition and treatment; bill review services, such as physician and hospital bill reviews, and surgical cost estimates; and other IME related services comprising litigation support, medical record retrieval, administrative support services, and managed technology services. ExamWorks Group, Inc. provides its services through its medical panel of independently contract ed physicians and other medical providers. It serves property and casualty insurance carriers, law firms, third-party claim administrators, government agencies, and state funds. The company was incorporated in 2007 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Roberto Pedone]

    Examworks Group (EXAM) is a provider of independent medical examinations, peer and bill reviews and related services. This stock closed up 9.4% at $24.28 in Wednesday’s trading session.

    Wednesday’s Volume: 1.62 million

    Three-Month Average Volume: 209,788

    Volume % Change: 583%

    From a technical perspective, EXAM exploded higher here right off some near-term support at $21.91 with heavy upside volume. This stock has been uptrending strong for the last six months, with shares soaring higher from its low of $13.79 to its intraday high of $24.40. During that uptrend, shares of EXAM have been consistently making higher lows and higher highs, which is bullish technical price action. This move also pushed shares of EXAM into breakout territory, since the stock took out its former 52-week high at $23.56.

     

    Traders should now look for long-biased trades in EXAM as long as it’s trending above $23 or $22.50 and then once it sustains a move or close above Wednesday’s high of $24.40 with volume that hits near or above 209,788 shares. If we get that move soon, then EXAM will set up to enter new 52-week-high territory, which is bullish technical price action. Some possible upside targets off that move are $28 to $30.

Best Healthcare Equipment Companies To Own For 2015: PhotoMedex Inc.(PHMD)

PhotoMedex, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a skin health company in North America and internationally. It offers disease management and aesthetic solutions to dermatologists, professional aestheticians, and consumers. The company provides no!no! hair removal products; professional products, including capital equipment to physicians and skin care specialists; XTRAC laser products for the treatment of psoriasis and vitiligo; NEOVA formulations for premature skin aging due to UV-induced DNA damage; Omnilux Light-emitting diode (LED) systems to treat wrinkles, acne, minor muscle pain, and pigmented lesions; Lumi