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Sirona Dental Systems



) pushed the Health Services industry lower today making it today's featured Health Services laggard. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.2%. By the end of trading, Sirona Dental Systems fell $2.42 (-3.3%) to $70.19 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 1,041,318 shares of Sirona Dental Systems exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 460,700 shares. The stock ranged in price between $69.40-$73.94 after having opened the day at $72.95 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $72.61. Other companies within the Health Services industry that declined today were:

CombiMatrix Corporation



), down 14.1%,

ERBA Diagnostics



), down 7.1%,




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), down 6.2% and

CAS Medical Systems



), down 5.6%.

Sirona Dental Systems, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, develops, manufactures, and markets dental equipment for dentists worldwide. It operates in four segments: Dental CAD/CAM Systems, Imaging Systems, Treatment Centers, and Instruments. Sirona Dental Systems has a market cap of $4.0 billion and is part of the health care sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 28.1, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 12.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate Sirona Dental Systems a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Sirona Dental Systems

as a


. 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, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and good cash flow from operations. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook.

On the positive front,

Rosetta Genomics



), up 9.8%,

Unilife Corporation



), up 8.0%,

SunLink Health Systems



), up 7.5% and

ZELTIQ Aesthetics



), up 6.9% , were all gainers within the health services industry with




) being today's featured health services industry leader.

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) while those bearish on the health services industry could consider

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