5 Stocks Pushing The Health Services Industry Higher

All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 76 points (0.5%) at 15,300 as of Tuesday, July 9, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 2,101 issues advancing vs. 849 declining with 106 unchanged.

The Health Services industry currently sits down 0.5% versus the S&P 500, which is up 1.2%. A company within the industry that increased today was Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGaA ( FMS), up 1.3%. A company within the industry that fell today was Abbott Laboratories ( ABT), up 0.9%.

TheStreet would like to highlight 5 stocks pushing the industry higher today:

5. Cigna ( CI) is one of the companies pushing the Health Services industry higher today. As of noon trading, Cigna is up $1.10 (1.5%) to $74.93 on average volume. Thus far, 849,656 shares of Cigna exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $73.84-$74.99 after having opened the day at $74.08 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $73.83.

Cigna Corporation, a health services organization, provides insurance and related products and services in the United States and internationally. Cigna has a market cap of $21.1 billion and is part of the health care sector. Shares are up 38.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate Cigna a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Cigna 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, solid stock price performance and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Cigna Ratings Report now.

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