Tenet Healthcare Corp (THC): Today's Featured Health Care Winner

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Tenet Healthcare ( THC) pushed the Health Care sector higher today making it today's featured health care winner. The sector as a whole closed the day up 0.1%. By the end of trading, Tenet Healthcare rose 41 cents (1.1%) to $39.25 on light volume. Throughout the day, 1.2 million shares of Tenet Healthcare exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.2 million shares. The stock ranged in a price between $38.45-$39.41 after having opened the day at $38.69 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $38.84. Other companies within the Health Care sector that increased today were: Acura Pharmaceuticals ( ACUR), up 25.7%, Biolase ( BIOL), up 19.4%, Sunshine Heart ( SSH), up 14.1%, and ImmunoCellular Therapeutics ( IMUC), up 13.1%.
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Tenet Healthcare Corporation, an investor-owned health care services company, owns and operates acute care hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, diagnostic imaging centers, and related health care facilities in the United States. Tenet Healthcare has a market cap of $4.14 billion and is part of the health services industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 55.5, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 19.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are six analysts that rate Tenet Healthcare a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and nine rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Tenet Healthcare as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its generally high debt management risk, disappointing return on equity, weak operating cash flow and poor profit margins.

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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