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Medical supplies stocks

Ready to invest in the health industry? Consider these 8 stocks.

The best medical supplies stocks depend on your portfolio and investment goals — while volatility can be ideal for day traders, long-term investors will want to look to stocks with steadier gains over time.

How to buy medical supplies stocks

Sign up with an online broker or platform to invest in one of more of these medical supplies stocks.

  1. Compare share trading platforms. Use our comparison table to narrow down top brokers by fees and bonuses.
  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. You’ll need personal and financial details, like your contact and bank information.
  3. Search for the stock you're interested in. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol, like COO or BAX.
  4. Decide on how many to buy. Some brokers will allow you to purchase fractional shares, while others require you to purchase whole shares.
  5. Choose an order type. Invest in the medical supplies stocks now with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until the stock reaches your desired price.
  6. Buy the stock. Tap or click the Buy button on your brokerage account. Once you’ve invested in the health industry, track how your stock performs to decide when it’s time to sell.

Take a deeper dive into medical supplies stocks

We round up a selection of stocks in or related to the health industry, weighting the list more heavily towards popular mid- and large-cap US stocks.

1. The Cooper Companies (COO)

The Cooper Companies, Inc. operates as a medical device company worldwide. It operates through two segments, CooperVision and CooperSurgical.

The Cooper Companies stock opened the day at $410.72 after a previous close of $410.65. The latest price was $411.23 (25 minute delay). The Cooper Companies is listed on the NYSE, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD2.7 billion and employs 12,000 staff.

  • Market capitalization: $19,900,090,368
  • P/E ratio: 8.5077
  • PEG ratio: 2.6349

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2. Baxter International (BAX)

Baxter International Inc. , through its subsidiaries, develops and provides a portfolio of healthcare products worldwide. The company offers peritoneal dialysis and hemodialysis, and additional dialysis therapies and services; renal replacement therapies and other organ support therapies focused in the intensive care unit; sterile intravenous (IV) solutions, IV therapies, infusion pumps, administration sets, and drug reconstitution devices; and parenteral nutrition therapies.

Baxter International stock opened the day at $81.50 after a previous close of $81.33. The latest price was $80.43 (25 minute delay). Baxter International is listed on the NYSE, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$11.8 billion and employs 50,000 staff.

  • Market capitalization: $40,484,614,144
  • P/E ratio: 38.8937
  • PEG ratio: 1.9073

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3. Hologic (HOLX)

Hologic, Inc. develops, manufactures, and supplies diagnostics products, medical imaging systems, and surgical products for women's health through early detection and treatment in the United States, Europe, the Asia-Pacific, and internationally. It operates through four segments: Diagnostics, Breast Health, GYN Surgical, and Skeletal Health.

Hologic stock opened the day at $65.80 after a previous close of $65.89. The latest price was $67.47 (25 minute delay). Hologic is listed on the NASDAQ, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$5.3 billion and employs 5,814 staff.

  • Market capitalization: $18,389,841,920
  • P/E ratio: 9.8558
  • PEG ratio: 0.6972

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4. DENTSPLY SIRONA (XRAY)

DENTSPLY SIRONA Inc. designs, develops, manufactures, distributes, and sells various dental products and technologies primarily for professional dental market worldwide. The company operates in two segments, Technologies & Equipment; and Consumables.

DENTSPLY SIRONA stock opened the day at $62.55 after a previous close of $61.91. The latest price was $62.42 (25 minute delay). DENTSPLY SIRONA is listed on the NASDAQ, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$3.5 billion and employs 15,000 staff.

  • Market capitalization: $13,819,529,216
  • P/E ratio: 80.432
  • PEG ratio: 18.9096

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5. Teleflex Incorporated (TFX)

Teleflex Incorporated designs, develops, manufactures, and supplies single-use medical devices for common diagnostic and therapeutic procedures in critical care and surgical applications worldwide. It provides vascular access products that comprise Arrow branded catheters, catheter navigation and tip positioning systems, and intraosseous access systems for the administration of intravenous therapies, the measurement of blood pressure, and the withdrawal of blood samples through a single puncture site. The company also offers interventional products, which consists of various coronary catheters, structural heart therapies, and peripheral intervention and cardiac assist products that are used by interventional cardiologists and radiologists, and vascular surgeons; and Arrow branded catheters, Guideline and Trapliner catheters, the Manta Vascular Closure, and Arrow Oncontrol devices.

Teleflex Incorporated stock opened the day at $424.17 after a previous close of $422.51. The latest price was $422.82 (25 minute delay). Teleflex Incorporated is listed on the NYSE, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$2.5 billion and employs 14,000 staff.

  • Market capitalization: $18,373,429,248
  • P/E ratio: 66.7278
  • PEG ratio: 3.2414

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6. ResMed (RMD)

ResMed Inc. develops, manufactures, distributes, and markets medical devices and cloud-based software applications that diagnose, treat, and manage respiratory disorders comprising sleep apnea, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, neuromuscular disease, and other chronic diseases. The company operates in two segments, Sleep and Respiratory Care, and Software as a Service.

ResMed stock opened the day at $249.93 after a previous close of $250.73. The latest price was $247.68 (25 minute delay). ResMed is listed on the NYSE, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$3.1 billion and employs 7,770 staff.

  • Market capitalization: $37,483,982,848
  • P/E ratio: 82.3234
  • PEG ratio: 5.497

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7. Intuitive Surgical (ISRG)

Intuitive Surgical, Inc. , together with its subsidiaries, designs, develops, manufactures, and markets da Vinci surgical systems, and related instruments and accessories in the United States and internationally. The company's da Vinci Surgical System include surgeon's consoles, patient-side carts, 3-D HD vision systems, skills simulators, da Vinci Xi integrated table motions, and Firefly fluorescence imaging products that enable surgeons to perform various surgical procedures, including gynecologic, urologic, general, cardiothoracic, and head and neck surgical procedures.

Intuitive Surgical stock opened the day at $951.87 after a previous close of $951.87. The latest price was $950.78 (25 minute delay). Intuitive Surgical is listed on the NASDAQ, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$5.2 billion and employs 8,081 staff.

  • Market capitalization: $115,321,241,600
  • P/E ratio: 72.7164
  • PEG ratio: 5.5131

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8. Alcon (ALC)

Alcon, Inc. , an eye care company, researches, develops, manufactures, distributes, and sells eye care products for eye care professionals and their patients worldwide. The company's Surgical segment offers equipment, instrumentation and diagnostics, intraocular lenses (IOLs), and other implantables; and consumables, including viscoelastics, surgical solutions, incisional instruments, surgical custom packs, and other products for use in surgical procedures.

Alcon stock opened the day at $70.31 after a previous close of $69.97. The latest price was $70.39 (25 minute delay). Alcon is listed on the NYSE, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$6.9 billion and employs 23,000 staff.

  • Market capitalization: $35,253,837,824

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Bottom line

While it’s possible to turn a profit investing in medical supplies stocks, keep in mind that — like any investment — medical supplies stocks are not immune to risk. These stocks are subject to fluctuating conditions — both in the market and in the health industry, so carefully vet your picks before you invest. And if you’re new to investing, or if it’s been awhile since you’ve taken a critical look at your investing accounts, compare brokers to make sure you’re getting the best features in your trading account.

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