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Cigna

(

CI

) pushed the Health Care sector higher today making it today's featured health care winner. The sector as a whole closed the day up 0.8%. By the end of trading, Cigna rose $1.38 (1.8%) to $77.83 on average volume. Throughout the day, 1,813,948 shares of Cigna exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1,711,600 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $76.25-$78.65 after having opened the day at $76.55 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $76.45. Other companies within the Health Care sector that increased today were:

CardioNet

(

BEAT

), up 38.2%,

Questcor Pharmaceuticals

(

QCOR

), up 28.4%,

Reliv' International

(

RELV

), up 22.0% and

Hansen Medical

(

HNSN

), up 21.9%.

Cigna Corporation, a health services organization, provides insurance and related products and services in the United States and internationally. Cigna has a market cap of $22.0 billion and is part of the health services industry. Shares are up 43.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate Cigna a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Cigna

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 and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income.

On the negative front,

NuVasive

(

NUVA

), down 12.6%,

InfuSystems Holdings

(

INFU

), down 11.8%,

Stereotaxis

(

STXS

), down 10.4% and

Organovo Holdings

(

ONVO

), down 8.7% , were all laggards within the health care sector with

Sanofi

(

SNY

) being today's health care sector laggard.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the health care sector could consider

Health Care Select Sector SPDR

(

XLV

) while those bearish on the health care sector could consider

ProShares Ultra Short Health Care

(

RXD

).

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