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Interested in adding some growth to your portfolio? For a closer look at some high-growth names of the healthcare sector, we ran a screen.

We began by screening the healthcare sector for stocks with high growth projections, with 5-year projected EPS growth rates above 15%.

We then screened for those stocks also on winning streaks, measured by a persistence of days in which the stock outperformed the S&P 500 and little persistence of days in underperforming the index over the last month. We measured this by the ratio of the longest winning streak (in days) divided by the longest losing streak over the last month.

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Do you think these stocks will continue to win? Use this list as a starting point for your own analysis.

List sorted by win streak/lose streak ratio.

1. DexCom, Inc. (NASDAQ:DXCM): Focuses on the design, development, and commercialization of continuous glucose monitoring systems for ambulatory use by people with diabetes, and for use by healthcare providers in the hospital for the treatment of both diabetic and non-diabetic patients. Market cap at $733.48M, most recent closing price at $10.70. 5-year projected EPS growth at 17.00%. The stock's average daily alpha vs. the S&P500 index stands at 0.8% (measured close to close, over the last month). During this period, the longest winning streak lasted 6 days (i.e. the stock's daily returns outperformed the S&P 500 for 6 consecutive days). The longest losing streak lasted 1 day (i.e. a win streak / losing streak ratio of 6).

2. Isis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISIS): Engages in the discovery and development of antisense drugs using antisense drug discovery platform. Market cap at $996.79M, most recent closing price at $9.95. 5-year projected EPS growth at 30.00%. The stock's average daily alpha vs. the S&P500 index stands at 1.41% (measured close to close, over the last month). During this period, the longest winning streak lasted 5 days (i.e. the stock's daily returns outperformed the S&P 500 for 5 consecutive days). The longest losing streak lasted 1 day (i.e. a win streak / losing streak ratio of 5).

3. Ventrus Biosciences Inc. (VTUS): A development stage specialty pharmaceutical company, focuses on the development and commercialization of late-stage prescription drugs for gastrointestinal disorders. Market cap at $121.78M, most recent closing price at $9.75. 5-year projected EPS growth at 17.00%. The stock's average daily alpha vs. the S&P500 index stands at 0.85% (measured close to close, over the last month). During this period, the longest winning streak lasted 7 days (i.e. the stock's daily returns outperformed the S&P 500 for 7 consecutive days). The longest losing streak lasted 2 days (i.e. a win streak / losing streak ratio of 3.5).

4. Auxilium Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:AUXL): Operates as a specialty biopharmaceutical company primarily in the United States. Market cap at $1.06B, most recent closing price at $21.91. 5-year projected EPS growth at 30.00%. The stock's average daily alpha vs. the S&P500 index stands at 0.85% (measured close to close, over the last month). During this period, the longest winning streak lasted 3 days (i.e. the stock's daily returns outperformed the S&P 500 for 3 consecutive days). The longest losing streak lasted 1 day (i.e. a win streak / losing streak ratio of 3).

*Price data sourced from Yahoo! Finance, all other data sourced from Finviz.

Source: 4 High-Growth Healthcare Stocks On Winning Streaks