Large-Cap Healthcare Stocks

U.S. Exchanges

List of Large Cap Healthcare Stocks Listed on U.S. Exchanges

This list includes large-sized healthcare companies with a market capitalization over ten billion dollars. We update this page at the start of every month so it is possible that a stock’s market cap might fall below ten billion dollars between updates. Additional healthcare companies can be found in the following sections:

Mid-Cap Healthcare

Small-Cap Healthcare

Micro-Cap Healthcare

Nano-Cap Healthcare

In parentheses you will find a short description or areas of focus for the company. Due to the size of the healthcare sector we have created separate sections for biotech and pharmaceutical companies which can be accessed below:

Large-Cap Biotech

Large-Cap Pharmaceuticals

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Danaher Corporation (DHR) (Diversified Conglomerate: Environmental, dental, diagnostics, life sciences, industrial technologies, test & measurement)

Quest Diagnostics Inc. (DGX) (Diagnostic testing services, diagnostic products, clinical trials testing, healthcare IT and wellness and risk management services)

Drug Stores

CVS Health Corporation (CVS) (Nationwide drugstore chain, pharmacy benefit management services; retail medical clinics)

Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (WBA) (Retail drugstores throughout the United States and numerous other countries; wholesale and distribution)

Healthcare Distributors

AmerisourceBergen Corporation (Holding Co) (ABC) (Pharmaceutical sourcing and distribution)

Cardinal Health, Inc. (CAH) (Drug and healthcare product distribution, consumer healthcare products, direct-to-home medical supplies distributor)

Henry Schein, Inc. (HSIC) (Health care products and services for animal health, dental and medical practitioner markets)

McKesson Corporation (MCK) (Pharmaceutical distributor; software; automation technology; business services and consulting; Health Mart retail pharmacy franchisees)

Healthcare Facilities

DaVita Inc. (DVA) (Kidney dialysis services, operator of medical groups and physician networks)

Fresenius Medical Care Corporation (FMS) (Germany: Dialysis clinics, dialysis products and services: hemodialysis machines, dialyzers, disposable products)

HCA Holdings, Inc. (HCA) (Hospitals and surgery centers)

HCP, Inc. (HCP) (REIT: Hospitals, life science, medical office, post-acute/skilled nursing and senior housing)

Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings (LH) (Independent clinical laboratory)

Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) (Acute care hospitals, behavioral health facilities, ambulatory centers)

Ventas, Inc. (VTR) (REIT: Seniors housing, skilled nursing facilities, medical office buildings and other healthcare properties)

Welltower Inc. (WELL) (REIT: Seniors housing and health care real estate)

Healthcare Services

IQVIA Holdings, Inc. (IQV) (Healthcare services: biopharmaceutical development services, commercial outsourcing services; commercial pharmaceutical sales and service organizations, consulting, health information analytics and technology consulting)

Medical Devices, Equipment and Supplies

Agilent Technologies, Inc. (A) (Provides equipment, services, consumables and software to laboratories)

Baxter International Inc. (BAX) (Renal and hospital products)

Becton, Dickinson and Company (BDX) (Injection and infusion-based drug delivery devices; diagnostic and research tools; products for the collection and transport of diagnostics specimens; areas of focus include anesthesiology, respiratory care, cellular research, diagnosis of infectious diseases and cancers, management of diabetes)

Boston Scientific Corporation (BSX) (Products used to diagnose or treat: areas of focus include digestive, heart, pulmonary, urological, vascular, women’s health)

Edwards Lifesciences Corporation (EW) (Heart valves and hemodynamic monitoring)

Grifols, S.A. (GRFS) (Spain: Bioscience (treatment of medical conditions using blood or blood components), diagnostics, hospital (intravenous therapy products, clinical nutrition products, sterile products and medical devices), plasma derivatives)

Illumina, Inc. (ILMN) (Genetic analysis tools, consumables and integrated systems)

Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (ISRG) (Robotic-assisted minimally invasive surgery technologies)

Koninklijke Philips N.V. (PHG) (Netherlands, diversified technology: healthcare (cardiac care, acute care and home healthcare); lighting (lamps, automotive lighting); consumer goods (electric shavers, flat-TVs, etc.))

Medtronic, Inc. (MDT) (Cardiac, diabetes, general surgical products, nervous system, spinal and musculoskeletal, surgical technologies, vascular)

Smith & Nephew SNATS, Inc. (SNN) (Advanced wound management, knee and hip implant systems, orthopaedic reconstruction, sports medicine, trauma)

St. Jude Medical, Inc. (STJ) (Heart failure, arrhythmias, vascular disease, chronic pain, neurological diseases)

Stryker Corporation (SYK) (Medical and surgical tools and equipment; reconstructive: hips, knees, foot, ankle, trauma, sports medicine; neurotechnology; spine)

Zimmer Biomet, Inc. (ZMH) (Dental implants; orthopaedic reconstructive products; spine products; sports medicine and trauma products; surgical products)

Medical Software

Cerner Corporation (CERN) (Healthcare information technology: cloud-based platform; clinical, financial and management information systems)

Pharmacy Benefit Management

Express Scripts Holding Company (ESRX) (Pharmacy benefit management company: formulary management programs, retail drug card programs, home delivery services)

Related Links:

List of Large-Cap Stocks

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List of Publicly Traded Companies

List of Healthcare Companies