3 Stocks Pushing The Services Sector Higher
1. As of noon trading, McKesson ( MCK) is up $0.79 (0.8%) to $94.27 on average volume Thus far, 762,245 shares of McKesson exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $92.61-$94.29 after having opened the day at $93.06 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $93.48. McKesson Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, delivers pharmaceuticals, medical supplies, and health care information technologies to the healthcare industry primarily in the United States. It operates in two segments, McKesson Distribution Solutions and McKesson Technology Solutions. McKesson has a market cap of $22.0 billion and is part of the wholesale industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 14.3, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 20.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate McKesson a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold. TheStreet Ratings rates McKesson as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, notable return on equity and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full McKesson Ratings Report now. If you are interested in one of these 3 stocks, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the services sector could consider iShares Dow Jones US Cons Services ( IYC) while those bearish on the services sector could consider ProShares Ultra Short Consumer Sers ( SCC). A reminder about TheStreet Ratings group: TheStreet ratings do not represent the views of TheStreet's staff or its contributors. Ratings are established by computer based on metrics for performance (which includes growth, stock performance, efficiency and valuation) and risk (volatility and solvency). Companies with poor cash flow or high debt levels tend to earn lower ratings in our model.
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