MAKO Surgical Corporation (MAKO): Today's Featured Health Services Loser

MAKO Surgical Corporation ( MAKO) pushed the Health Services industry lower today making it today's featured Health Services loser. The industry as a whole closed the day up 1.6%. By the end of trading, MAKO Surgical Corporation fell 54 cents (-2.4%) to $21.63 on average volume. Throughout the day, 1.8 million shares of MAKO Surgical Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.4 million shares. The stock ranged in price between $21.33-$22.35 after having opened the day at $22.17 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $22.17. Other company's within the Health Services industry that declined today were: Fonar Corporation ( FONR), down 14.2%, D Medical Industries ( DMED), down 12.3%, Dehaier Medical Systems ( DHRM), down 10.4%, and Mela ( MELA), down 9.2%.

MAKO Surgical Corp., a medical device company, markets its advanced robotic arm solution and orthopedic implants for orthopedic procedures in the United States and internationally. MAKO Surgical Corporation has a market cap of $966.4 million and is part of the health care sector. Shares are down 10% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there is one analyst that rates MAKO Surgical Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and seven rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates MAKO Surgical Corporation as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its unimpressive growth in net income, disappointing return on equity, weak operating cash flow and generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself.

On the positive front, Electromed ( ELMD), up 23%, Uroplasty ( UPI), up 18.2%, IsoRay ( ISR), up 15.3%, and Stereotaxis ( STXS), up 14.5%, were all gainers within the health services industry with Medtronic ( MDT) being today's featured health services industry winner.

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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