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5 Stocks Pushing The Health Services Industry Lower

Editor's Note: Any reference to TheStreet Ratings and its underlying recommendation does not reflect the opinion of TheStreet, Inc. or any of its contributors including Jim Cramer or Stephanie Link.

All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 82 points (-0.5%) at 15,473 as of Friday, July 26, 2013, 12:49 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,028 issues advancing vs. 1,878 declining with 105 unchanged.

The Health Services industry currently sits down 0.3% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.4%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Health Net ( HNT), down 4.2%, Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGaA ( FMS), down 1.9%, Humana ( HUM), down 1.4%, WellPoint ( WLP), down 1.2% and Catamaran ( CTRX), down 0.8%. Top gainers within the industry include HCA Holdings ( HCA), up 2.4%, Zimmer Holdings ( ZMH), up 1.4%, Grifols ( GRFS), up 1.1% and Intuitive Surgical ( ISRG), up 1.0%.

TheStreet would like to highlight 5 stocks pushing the industry lower today:

5. Mettler-Toledo International ( MTD) is one of the companies pushing the Health Services industry lower today. As of noon trading, Mettler-Toledo International is down $5.76 (-2.6%) to $217.29 on heavy volume. Thus far, 170,731 shares of Mettler-Toledo International exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 175,500 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $210.88-$222.86 after having opened the day at $220.71 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $223.05.

Mettler-Toledo International Inc. supplies precision instruments and services worldwide. The company operates in five segments: U.S. Operations, Swiss Operations, Western European Operations, Chinese Operations, and Other. Mettler-Toledo International has a market cap of $6.7 billion and is part of the health care sector. Shares are up 14.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Mettler-Toledo International a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Mettler-Toledo International as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, notable return on equity, good cash flow from operations, growth in earnings per share and expanding profit margins. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. Get the full Mettler-Toledo International Ratings Report now.

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