Mindray Medical International Limited (MR): Today's Featured Health Services Winner

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Mindray Medical International ( MR) pushed the Health Services industry higher today making it today's featured health services winner. The industry as a whole closed the day down 0.3%. By the end of trading, Mindray Medical International rose 41 cents (1.1%) to $38.38 on average volume. Throughout the day, 770,695 shares of Mindray Medical International exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 791,100 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $37.84-$38.70 after having opened the day at $38 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $37.97. Other companies within the Health Services industry that increased today were: Retractable Technologies ( RVP), up 10.5%, Providence Service Corporation ( PRSC), up 7.9%, Ironwood Pharmaceuticals ( IRWD), up 6.6%, and Palomar Medical Technologies ( PMTI), up 5.2%.
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Mindray Medical International Limited, through its subsidiary, Shenzhen Mindray, develops, manufactures, and markets medical devices worldwide. It operates in three segments: Patient Monitoring and Life Support Products, In-Vitro Diagnostic Products, and Medical Imaging Systems. Mindray Medical International has a market cap of $4.47 billion and is part of the health care sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 21.1, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 16.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are six analysts that rate Mindray Medical International a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and one rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Mindray Medical International as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity.

On the negative front, SunLink Health Systems ( SSY), down 11.8%, Navidea Biopharmaceuticals ( NAVB), down 8.3%, Unilife Corporation ( UNIS), down 8%, and Kips Bay Medical ( KIPS), down 7.3%, were all laggards within the health services industry with Medtronic ( MDT) being today's health services industry laggard.

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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