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4 Stocks Pushing The Health Services Industry Higher

Editor's Note: 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

All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 21 points (-0.2%) at 12,999 as of Friday, Nov. 30, 2012, 11:49 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,281 issues advancing vs. 1,584 declining with 138 unchanged.

The Health Services industry currently sits down 0.3% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.2%. A company within the industry that increased today was Fresenius Medical Care Corporation ( FMS), up 1.1%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Health Management Associates ( HMA), down 2.7%, Brookdale Senior Living ( BKD), down 1.6%, Intuitive Surgical ( ISRG), down 1.1% and DaVita HealthCare Partners ( DVA), down 0.8%.

TheStreet Ratings group would like to highlight 4 stocks pushing the industry higher today:

4. WuXi PharmaTech (Cayman ( WX) is one of the companies pushing the Health Services industry higher today. As of noon trading, WuXi PharmaTech (Cayman is up $0.50 (3.0%) to $16.92 on heavy volume Thus far, 488,873 shares of WuXi PharmaTech (Cayman exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 291,500 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $16.35-$17.08 after having opened the day at $16.50 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $16.42.

Wuxi PharmaTech (Cayman) Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as a pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device research and development outsourcing company primarily in the People's Republic of China and the United States. WuXi PharmaTech (Cayman has a market cap of $1.1 billion and is part of the health care sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 59.6, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 45.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate WuXi PharmaTech (Cayman a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates WuXi PharmaTech (Cayman as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, solid stock price performance, attractive valuation levels and growth in earnings per share. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full WuXi PharmaTech (Cayman Ratings Report now.

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