This Health Care Stock, Prescription for Profits: Weiss


If you’re looking for an inexpensive stock with upside, trader Stephen Weiss would like a word.

Weiss, who is managing partner at Short Hills Capital suggests a long position in Well Point and cites two catalysts.

1) Weiss thinks the company’s acquisition of Amerigroup will be accretive to share price despite the 43% premium paid.

"It gives them more exposure to Medicaid," he explains. And Medicaid is expected to be a big growth area. Fifteen to 20 million customers will be up for grabs when Obamacare goes into effect in 2014.

2) Speaking of Obamacare Weiss also thinks the stock benefits simply because the Supreme Court has ruled and the overhang of uncertainty has been removed.

“Frankly, I see nothing but upside here,” he says.


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