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Cigna

(

CI

) pushed the Health Services industry higher today making it today's featured health services winner. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.2%. By the end of trading, Cigna rose $0.89 (1.0%) to $86.62 on average volume. Throughout the day, 1,504,395 shares of Cigna exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1,727,900 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $85.58-$86.87 after having opened the day at $85.74 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $85.73. Other companies within the Health Services industry that increased today were:

Rosetta Genomics

(

ROSG

), up 9.8%,

Unilife Corporation

(

UNIS

), up 8.0%,

SunLink Health Systems

(

SSY

), up 7.5% and

ZELTIQ Aesthetics

(

ZLTQ

), up 6.9%.

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 $23.7 billion and is part of the health care sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 13.0, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 60.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 8 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, solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins.

On the negative front,

CombiMatrix Corporation

(

CBMX

), down 14.1%,

ERBA Diagnostics

(

ERB

), down 7.1%,

Nanosphere

(

NSPH

), down 6.2% and

CAS Medical Systems

(

CASM

), down 5.6% , were all laggards within the health services industry with

Sirona Dental Systems

(

SIRO

) being today's health services industry laggard.

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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