Best stocks to own if you're betting on Obama

The presidential election is less than two months away, and the race is tight. But if you think President Obama will be re-elected, consider investing in these five sectors. Check out Romney stocks.

Hospitals
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If President Obama gets re-elected, Obamacare would be here to stay. While that would provide a lift for the health care sector broadly, analysts think the Affordable Care Act will particularly help bolster balance sheets of major hospital operators.

The law is expected to expand coverage to millions of patients, who would otherwise seek treatment at hospitals without any health insurance. Under the new law, hospitals will treat fewer patients who can't pay, said Kevin Campbell, analyst at Avondale Partners.

That would add revenue dollars for companies like HCA Holdings (HCA), LifePoint Hospitals (LPNT), Health Management Associates (HMA), Tenet Healthcare (THC), Community Health Systems (CYH) and Vanguard Health Systems (VHS), he said.


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- Last updated September 21 2012 12:52 PM ET