The

health care

sector closed the day down 1.4%.

Aoxing Pharmaceutical Company Inc

(

AXN

),

Acura Pharmaceuticals Inc

(

ACUR

),

World Heart Corporation

(

WHRT

), and

Medgenics Inc

(

MDGN

) were all winners today within the health care sector with

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries

(

TEVA

) being today's featured health care winner. Teva Pharmaceutical Industries rose 39 cents (1.1%) to $37.33 on average volume. Throughout the day, 7.8 million shares of Teva Pharmaceutical Industries exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6.4 million shares.

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Limited, a pharmaceutical company, develops, produces, and markets generic drugs; and proprietary branded pharmaceuticals in various therapeutic categories and active pharmaceutical ingredients worldwide. Teva Pharmaceutical Industries has a market cap of $32.4 billion and is part of the

drugs

industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 7.8, below the average drugs industry P/E ratio of 10.5 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 30.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Teva as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, attractive valuation levels, good cash flow from operations, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income.

On the negative front,

TheStreet Recommends

ProPhase Labs Inc

(

PRPH

),

Tengion Inc

(

TNGN

),

Neptune Technologies & Bioressources Inc

(

NEPT

), and

Marina Biotech Inc

(

MRNA

) were all losers within the health care sector with

Idenix Pharmaceuticals Inc

(

IDIX

) 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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