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4 Stocks Dragging In The Health Services Industry

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average (^DJI) trading up 20 points (0.1%) at 14,984 as of Friday, Aug. 23, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,794 issues advancing vs. 1,149 declining with 104 unchanged.

The Health Services industry currently sits up 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.2%.

TheStreet would like to highlight 4 stocks pushing the industry lower today:

4. 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 $2.34 (-1.0%) to $227.91 on light volume. Thus far, 15,071 shares of Mettler-Toledo International exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 143,100 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $226.77-$231.55 after having opened the day at $231.52 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $230.25.

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 $6.8 billion and is part of the health care sector. Shares are up 15.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 3 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, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, revenue growth and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Mettler-Toledo International Ratings Report now.

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