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Tenet Healthcare



) pushed the Health Care sector lower today making it today's featured Health Care laggard. The sector as a whole closed the day up 1.5%. By the end of trading, Tenet Healthcare fell $0.50 (-1.2%) to $39.81 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 3,172,456 shares of Tenet Healthcare exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1,902,500 shares. The stock ranged in price between $39.58-$41.30 after having opened the day at $40.47 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $40.31. Other companies within the Health Care sector that declined today were:

Mast Therapeutics



), down 41.3%,




), down 24.8%,

American Caresource Holdings



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), down 10.2% and

Pingtan Marine Enterprise



), down 7.6%.

Tenet Healthcare Corporation, an investor-owned health care services company, owns and operates acute care hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, diagnostic imaging centers, urgent care centers, and related health care facilities in the United States. Tenet Healthcare has a market cap of $4.0 billion and is part of the health services industry. Shares are up 22.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate Tenet Healthcare a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Tenet Healthcare

as a


. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share and revenue growth. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, generally higher debt management risk and disappointing return on equity.

On the positive front,




), up 33.7%,

United Therapeutics Corporation



), up 30.4%,

Can Fite Biofarma Ltd. ADR



), up 17.5% and

Celator Pharmaceuticals



), up 16.3% , were all gainers within the health care sector with

Boston Scientific



) being today's featured health care sector leader.

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Health Care Select Sector SPDR



) while those bearish on the health care sector could consider

ProShares Ultra Short Health Care




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