All three major indices are trading down today with the

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading down 18 points (-0.1%) at 16,848 as of Wednesday, March 2, 2016, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,599 issues advancing vs. 1,307 declining with 169 unchanged.

The Health Services industry currently sits up 0.4% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.1%. A company within the industry that fell today was

Express Scripts

(

ESRX

), up 1.3%. Top gainers within the industry include

Waters

(

WAT

), up 1.8%,

Medtronic

(

MDT

), up 0.7% and

Alibaba Group

(

BABA

), up 0.5%.

TheStreet would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the industry lower today:

3.

Cooper Companies

(

COO

) is one of the companies pushing the Health Services industry lower today. As of noon trading, Cooper Companies is down $2.92 (-2.0%) to $142.54 on light volume. Thus far, 136,614 shares of Cooper Companies exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 523,500 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $141.51-$145.44 after having opened the day at $144.94 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $145.46.

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The Cooper Companies, Inc. operates as a medical device company worldwide. Cooper Companies has a market cap of $6.9 billion and is part of the health care sector. Shares are up 8.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Cooper Companies a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Cooper Companies

as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, reasonable valuation levels and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including disappointing return on equity, weak operating cash flow and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. Get the full

Cooper Companies Ratings Report

now.

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2. As of noon trading,

Laboratory Corp of America Hldgs

(

LH

) is down $1.45 (-1.3%) to $109.73 on light volume. Thus far, 211,554 shares of Laboratory Corp of America Hldgs exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $109.38-$111.16 after having opened the day at $110.75 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $111.18.

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Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings operates as an independent clinical laboratory company worldwide. Laboratory Corp of America Hldgs has a market cap of $11.1 billion and is part of the health care sector. Shares are down 10.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 13 analysts that rate Laboratory Corp of America Hldgs a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Laboratory Corp of America Hldgs

as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, disappointing return on equity and generally higher debt management risk. Get the full

Laboratory Corp of America Hldgs Ratings Report

now.

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1. As of noon trading,

UnitedHealth Group

(

UNH

) is down $0.68 (-0.6%) to $120.99 on light volume. Thus far, 889,147 shares of UnitedHealth Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $120.42-$121.84 after having opened the day at $121.00 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $121.67.

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UnitedHealth Group Incorporated operates as a diversified health and well-being company in the United States. UnitedHealth Group has a market cap of $113.2 billion and is part of the health care sector. Shares are up 3.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 16 analysts that rate UnitedHealth Group a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

UnitedHealth Group

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, good cash flow from operations, solid stock price performance, reasonable valuation levels and notable return on equity. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full

UnitedHealth Group Ratings Report

now.

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If you are interested in one of these 3 stocks, 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

).