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HCA Holdings



) pushed the Health Services industry higher today making it today's featured health services winner. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.8%. By the end of trading, HCA Holdings rose $2.12 (5.5%) to $40.37 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 8,185,550 shares of HCA Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4,649,800 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $40.11-$41.83 after having opened the day at $40.52 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $38.25. Other companies within the Health Services industry that increased today were:




), up 19.5%,




), up 12.9%,




), up 12.4% and

Escalon Medical Corporation



), up 11.7%.

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HCA Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides health care services in the United States. HCA Holdings has a market cap of $16.9 billion and is part of the health care sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 10.9, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 26.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

TheStreet Ratings rates HCA Holdings as a


. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its feeble growth in its earnings per share, deteriorating net income, poor profit margins and weak operating cash flow.

On the negative front,

Five Star Quality Care Incorporated



), down 16.8%,




), down 10.5%,

Thermogenesis Corporation



), down 7.0% and

ERBA Diagnostics



), down 6.8% , were all laggards within the health services industry with




) 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



) while those bearish on the health services industry could consider

ProShares Ultra Short Health Care




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