The health care sector closed the day down 1%. Cormedix Inc ( CRMD), Cyclacel Pharmaceuticals Inc ( CYCC), iBio Inc ( IBIO), and OxiGene Inc ( OXGN) were all winners today within the health care sector with Medtronic Inc ( MDT) being today's featured health care winner. Medtronic Inc rose 75 cents (2.3%) to $33.64 on average volume. Throughout the day, 7.8 million shares of Medtronic Inc exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 7.7 million shares.

Medtronic, Inc. manufactures and sells device-based medical therapies worldwide. Medtronic Inc has a market cap of $34.3 billion and is part of the health services industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 11.5, above the average health services industry P/E ratio of 11.3 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 12.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Medtronic as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, attractive valuation levels and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that net income has been generally deteriorating over time.

On the negative front, Gentiva Health Services Inc ( GTIV), Agenus Inc ( AGEND), Agenus Inc ( AGEN), and Sun Healthcare Group Inc ( SUNH) were all losers within the health care sector with Vertex Pharmaceuticals ( VRTX) 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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