Editor's Note: TheStreet ratings do not represent the views of TheStreet's staff or its contributors. Ratings are established by computer based on metrics for performance (which includes growth, stock performance, efficiency and valuation) and risk (volatility and solvency). Companies with poor cash flow or high debt levels tend to earn lower ratings in our model Becton Dickinson ( BDX) pushed the Health Services industry higher today making it today's featured health services winner. The industry as a whole closed the day down 0.9%. By the end of trading, Becton Dickinson rose $1.66 (1.7%) to $97.69 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 1,647,635 shares of Becton Dickinson exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1,000,500 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $94.25-$97.76 after having opened the day at $94.85 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $96.03. Other companies within the Health Services industry that increased today were: Vanguard Health Systems ( VHS), up 67.3%, USMD Holdings ( USMD), up 17.9%, Mela ( MELA), up 9.1% and Thermogenesis Corporation ( KOOL), up 6.3%.
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