The health services industry closed the day down 2.5%. Escalon Medical Corporation ( ESMC), Tengion Inc ( TNGN), Pressure BioSciences Inc ( PBIO), and Fonar Corporation ( FONR) were all winners today within the health services industry with Skilled Healthcare Group Inc ( SKH) being today's featured health services winner. Skilled Healthcare Group Inc rose 24 cents (6.8%) to $3.77 on average volume. Throughout the day, 650,185 shares of Skilled Healthcare Group Inc exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 787,200 shares.

Skilled Healthcare Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates skilled nursing facilities, assisted living facilities, hospices, home health providers, and a rehabilitation therapy business. Skilled Healthcare Group Inc has a market cap of $71.7 million and is part of the health care sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 16.2, equal to the average health services industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 60.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Skilled Healthcare Group as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and revenue growth. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including generally poor debt management and poor profit margins.

On the negative front, Kips Bay Medical Inc ( KIPS), American Caresource Holdings Inc ( ANCI), BG Medicine Inc ( BGMD), and Dynatronics Corporation ( DYNT) were all losers within the health services industry with Stereotaxis Inc ( STXS) being today's health services industry Loser Spotlight stock.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, 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).
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