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Cigna

(

CI

) pushed the Health Services industry lower today making it today's featured Health Services laggard. The industry as a whole was unchanged today. By the end of trading, Cigna fell $0.79 (-1.0%) to $76.86 on average volume. Throughout the day, 2,010,501 shares of Cigna exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1,477,600 shares. The stock ranged in price between $76.31-$77.13 after having opened the day at $77.06 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $77.65. Other companies within the Health Services industry that declined today were:

Pingtan Marine Enterprise

(

PME

), down 14.7%,

China Cord Blood

(

CO

), down 8.7%,

BSD Medical Corporation

(

BSDM

), down 6.2% and

Lakeland Industries

(

LAKE

), down 5.3%.

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 $22.1 billion and is part of the health care sector. Shares are up 46.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 7 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 revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, notable return on equity, solid stock price performance and impressive record of earnings per share growth. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow.

On the positive front,

Alliance HealthCare Services

(

AIQ

), up 13.2%,

Dehaier Medical Systems

(

DHRM

), up 6.9%,

BG Medicine

(

BGMD

), up 6.0% and

Rockwell Medical

(

RMTI

), up 5.9% , were all gainers within the health services industry with

Intuitive Surgical

(

ISRG

) being today's featured health services industry leader.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, 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

).

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