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Trader beating market: Buy this health-care stock

Headquarters of Hospital Corporation of America, one of the nation's largest hospital operators, in Nashville, Tenn.
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Headquarters of Hospital Corporation of America, one of the nation's largest hospital operators, in Nashville, Tenn.

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Josh Brown, leader of CNBC Pro's "Halftime Report" model portfolio competition, is selling one of his top holdings in favor of a health-care name.

In a bet to keep the momentum going, Brown decided to add shares of HCA Holdings to his portfolio, citing a technical breakout in the stock.

The company, which provides health-care services in the U.S., has seen its shares rise 25 percent this year on the back of positive trends for the group.