One out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading down 27 points (-0.1%) at 18,429 as of Friday, July 29, 2016, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,872 issues advancing vs. 1,043 declining with 148 unchanged.

The Health Services industry currently sits up 0.4% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.2%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include

Cigna

(

CI

), down 4.8%,

Express Scripts

(

ESRX

), down 1.4% and

HCA Holdings

(

HCA

), down 0.7%. Top gainers within the industry include

Acadia Healthcare

(

ACHC

), up 5.0%,

Mettler-Toledo International

(

MTD

), up 2.9%,

Edwards Lifesciences

(

EW

), up 1.5%,

Abbott Laboratories

(

ABT

), up 0.7% and

Boston Scientific

(

BSX

), up 0.7%.

TheStreet would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the industry lower today:

3.

LifePoint Health

(

LPNT

) is one of the companies pushing the Health Services industry lower today. As of noon trading, LifePoint Health is down $6.83 (-10.7%) to $57.18 on heavy volume. Thus far, 2.0 million shares of LifePoint Health exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 357,100 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $54.82-$59.74 after having opened the day at $59.74 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $64.01.

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LifePoint Health, Inc., through its subsidiaries, owns and operates community hospitals, regional health systems, physician practices, outpatient centers, and post-acute facilities in the United States. LifePoint Health has a market cap of $2.8 billion and is part of the health care sector. Shares are down 12.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate LifePoint Health a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 11 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

LifePoint Health

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels and notable return on equity. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full

LifePoint Health Ratings Report

now.

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2. As of noon trading,

CVS Health

(

CVS

) is down $0.81 (-0.9%) to $92.58 on average volume. Thus far, 3.0 million shares of CVS Health exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $92.38-$93.55 after having opened the day at $93.45 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $93.39.

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CVS Health Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides integrated pharmacy health care services. It operates through Pharmacy Services and Retail/LTC segments. CVS Health has a market cap of $99.6 billion and is part of the health care sector. Shares are down 4.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 16 analysts that rate CVS Health a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

CVS Health

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, good cash flow from operations, notable return on equity and reasonable valuation levels. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full

CVS Health Ratings Report

now.

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1. As of noon trading,

Alibaba Group

(

BABA

) is down $0.59 (-0.7%) to $82.53 on light volume. Thus far, 4.2 million shares of Alibaba Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 15.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $82.20-$83.42 after having opened the day at $83.37 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $83.12.

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Alibaba Group Holding Limited, through its subsidiaries, operates as an online and mobile commerce company in the People's Republic of China and internationally. Alibaba Group has a market cap of $205.6 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 2.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 16 analysts that rate Alibaba Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Alibaba Group

as a

hold

. 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 and notable return on equity. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that we feel that the company's cash flow from its operations has been weak overall. Get the full

Alibaba Group Ratings Report

now.

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If you are interested in one of these 3 stocks, 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

).