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) pushed the Health Services industry lower today making it today's featured Health Services laggard. The industry as a whole closed the day down 0.6%. By the end of trading, St Jude Medical fell $0.68 (-1.0%) to $67.32 on average volume. Throughout the day, 2,151,487 shares of St Jude Medical exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2,653,600 shares. The stock ranged in price between $66.70-$67.99 after having opened the day at $67.86 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $68.00. Other companies within the Health Services industry that declined today were:
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St. Jude Medical, Inc. develops, manufactures, and distributes cardiovascular and implantable neurostimulation medical devices worldwide. It operates in two divisions, Cardiovascular and Ablation Technologies, and Implantable Electronic Systems. St Jude Medical has a market cap of $19.8 billion and is part of the health care sector. Shares are up 9.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 13 analysts that rate St Jude Medical a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.
TheStreet Ratings rates
St Jude Medical
. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and solid stock price performance. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook.
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On the positive front,
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), up 5.2% , were all gainers within the health services industry with
) being today's featured health services industry leader.
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