The health services industry closed the day up 2.6%. AtriCure Inc ( ATRC), BG Medicine Inc ( BGMD), Stereotaxis Inc ( STXS), and Response Genetics Inc ( RGDX) were all winners today within the health services industry with UnitedHealth Group Inc ( UNH) being today's featured health services winner. UnitedHealth Group Inc rose 42 cents (0.9%) to $49.18 on average volume. Throughout the day, 10 million shares of UnitedHealth Group Inc exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 9.2 million shares.

UnitedHealth Group Incorporated provides healthcare services in the United States. UnitedHealth Group Inc has a market cap of $52.5 billion and is part of the health care sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 10.8, equal to the average health services industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 35% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

TheStreet Ratings rates UnitedHealth Group as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, attractive valuation levels, good cash flow from operations and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income.

On the negative front, Pressure BioSciences Inc ( PBIO), Hanger Orthopedic Group Inc ( HGR), LHC Group Inc ( LHCG), and Five Star Quality Care Incorporated ( FVE) were all losers within the health services industry with Community Health Systems Inc ( CYH) 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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