4 Health Care Stocks You Should Know About
Specialized health care is a large and growing industry that Warren Buffett has taken notice of — and you should, too.
Why does Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK.A) own 10% of DaVita (NYSE:DVA), a mid- to large-cap operator of kidney dialysis centers? It’s a great company in a good business. And it’s not the only one worth owning in the area of specialized health care.
As a big believer in multi-cap investing, I subscribe to the idea that equity portfolios should be more than large-cap stocks; they should include mid-caps, small-caps and even micro-caps. To that end, I’ll look at DaVita and three other different size companies providing specialized health care that all offer investing possibilities.
DaVita’s market cap is currently $10.7 billion, which for me is a large-cap stock because it’s above $10 billion. But some might define it as a mid-cap, albeit a large one. Whatever your definition, it’s the biggest of the four we’ll look at here.