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MAKO Surgical Corporation (MAKO): Today's Featured Health Services Winner

MAKO Surgical Corporation (MAKO) pushed the Health Services industry higher today making it today's featured health services winner. The industry as a whole closed the day down 1.2%. By the end of trading, MAKO Surgical Corporation rose $1.13 (3.4%) to $33.98 on average volume. Throughout the day, 807,270 shares of MAKO Surgical Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of one million shares. The stock ranged in a price between $32.27-$34.21 after having opened the day at $32.27 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $32.85. Other companies within the Health Services industry that increased today were: Retractable Technologies Inc (RVP), up 8.3%, Iridex Corporation (IRIX), up 7.1%, ZELTIQ Aesthetics Inc (ZLTQ), up 6.5%, and Electromed Inc (ELMD), up 6.4%.

MAKO Surgical Corp., a medical device company, markets its advanced robotic arm solution and orthopedic implants for orthopedic procedures in the United States and internationally. MAKO Surgical Corporation has a market cap of $1.49 billion and is part of the health care sector. Shares are up 115.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

TheStreet Ratings rates MAKO Surgical as a sell. Among the areas we feel are negative, one of the most important has been generally deteriorating net income.

On the negative front, World Heart Corporation (WHRT), down 17.2%, Pressure BioSciences Inc (PBIO), down 14.6%, Amedisys Inc (AMED), down 7.7%, and Misonix Inc (MSON), down 7.4%, were all losers within the health services industry with Medtronic Inc (MDT) being today's health services industry loser.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the health services industry could consider Health Care Select Sector SPDR (XLV) while those bearish on the health services industry could consider ProShares Ultra Short Health Care (RXD).

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