4 Health Services Stocks On The Rise

Two out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 19 points (-0.1%) at 15,282 as of Wednesday, July 10, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,222 issues advancing vs. 1,685 declining with 126 unchanged.

The Health Services industry currently sits down 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.1%. Top gainers within the industry include Intuitive Surgical ( ISRG), up 1.6%, Agilent Technologies ( A), up 1.7%, Quest Diagnostics ( DGX), up 1.4%, CareFusion ( CFN), up 1.4% and Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings ( LH), up 1.3%.

TheStreet would like to highlight 4 stocks pushing the industry higher today:

4. Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGaA ( FMS) is one of the companies pushing the Health Services industry higher today. As of noon trading, Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGaA is up $0.29 (0.9%) to $31.85 on light volume. Thus far, 30,590 shares of Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGaA exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 224,400 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $31.58-$31.92 after having opened the day at $31.58 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $31.56.

Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGaA, a kidney dialysis company, operates in the field of dialysis care and dialysis products for the treatment of end-stage renal disease. Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGaA has a market cap of $18.9 billion and is part of the health care sector. Shares are down 8.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGaA a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGaA as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, expanding profit margins and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGaA Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Universal Health Services ( UHS) is up $0.89 (1.4%) to $66.86 on light volume. Thus far, 221,826 shares of Universal Health Services exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 781,200 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $65.92-$66.90 after having opened the day at $66.11 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $65.97.

Universal Health Services, Inc., through its subsidiaries, owns and operates acute care hospitals, behavioral health centers, surgical hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, and radiation oncology centers. Universal Health Services has a market cap of $5.9 billion and is part of the health care sector. Shares are up 33.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 12 analysts that rate Universal Health Services a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Universal Health Services as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, revenue growth, good cash flow from operations and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Universal Health Services Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Waters Corporation ( WAT) is up $1.35 (1.3%) to $103.54 on light volume. Thus far, 140,049 shares of Waters Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 530,900 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $101.96-$103.56 after having opened the day at $101.96 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $102.19.

Waters Corporation operates as an analytical instrument manufacturer in the United States and internationally. Waters Corporation has a market cap of $8.7 billion and is part of the health care sector. Shares are up 17.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Waters Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Waters Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, revenue growth and notable return on equity. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. Get the full Waters Corporation Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Hologic ( HOLX) is up $0.28 (1.5%) to $18.97 on average volume. Thus far, 1.4 million shares of Hologic exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $18.68-$18.99 after having opened the day at $18.81 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $18.69.

Hologic, Inc. develops, manufactures, and supplies diagnostics, medical imaging systems, and surgical products for women. Hologic has a market cap of $5.2 billion and is part of the health care sector. Shares are down 6.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 14 analysts that rate Hologic a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Hologic as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, expanding profit margins and increase in stock price during the past year. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and weak operating cash flow. Get the full Hologic Ratings Report now.

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If you are interested in one of these 4 stocks, 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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