The

health care

sector closed the day down 2%.

LCA-Vision Inc

(

LCAV

),

CEL-SCI Corporation

(

CVM

),

World Heart Corporation

(

WHRT

), and

China Biologic Products Inc

(

CBPO

) were all winners today within the health care sector with

Laboratory Corporation of America Hldgs

(

LH

) being today's featured health care winner. Laboratory Corporation of America Hldgs rose $1 (1.2%) to $84.07 on average volume. Throughout the day, 1.6 million shares of Laboratory Corporation of America Hldgs exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.1 million shares.

Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings operates as an independent clinical laboratory company in the United States. Laboratory Corporation of America Hldgs has a market cap of $8.3 billion and is part of the

health services

industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 14.8, below the average health services industry P/E ratio of 16.5 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 6.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Laboratory Corporation of America Hldgs as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income.

On the negative front,

Healthways Inc

(

HWAY

),

Tibet Pharmaceuticals Inc

(

TBET

),

CHINA NUOKANG BIO-PHARMACEUTICAL Inc

(

NKBP

), and

Momenta Pharmaceuticals Inc

(

MNTA

) were all losers within the health care sector with

Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc

(

VRX

) being today's health care sector Loser Spotlight stock.

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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