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NMC Health [NMC] is our first choice to go into the new Growth Stocks feature. I like the idea of representation in the Healthcare sector within an investment portfolio. As a population, we’re getting older and living longer. There’s a greater need for medical services and pharmaceuticals designed to give us a better quality of life in our old age.

NMC Health have a nice low PEG (Price / Earnings Growth ratio) that suggests there’s growth in the current price. Brokers are forecasting a healthy rise in profits over the next two years and the directors have been increasing their shareholdings over the last six months – always a good sign.

Their gearing is high – something you would expect from a business that is maintaining an acquisition strategy in it’s native UAE. However, the business appears to have the ability to meet these debts, suggesting a sound financial footing.

I bought in at 1338p. Here’s the 1 year chart – what do you think?

* My thanks to JD Financial Publishing for providing access to the Company REFS research tool

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Please note this article does not constitute investment advice. Investors are encouraged to do their own research beforehand or consult a professional advisor.

Michael Morton

Michael Morton

Michael has worked within the Financial Industry for more than 20 years. Starting out as a financial analyst, he has extensive experience working with fund management groups and brokerages.

With an interest in Stocks and Shares, Funds, ETFs and Commodities, his investment focus is medium to long term gains, with the objective of financial security on retirement, and building wealth for his young children for their adult life. His broker of choice is Hargreaves Lansdown.

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