5 Health Services Stocks Moving The Industry Upward

All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 41 points (-0.3%) at 15,444 as of Tuesday, July 16, 2013, 12:45 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 951 issues advancing vs. 1,969 declining with 95 unchanged.

The Health Services industry currently sits down 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.4%. A company within the industry that increased today was Stryker Corporation ( SYK), up 0.6%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include DaVita HealthCare Partners ( DVA), down 2.2%, CareFusion ( CFN), down 1.4%, Grifols ( GRFS), down 1.2% and Intuitive Surgical ( ISRG), down 1.1%.

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

5. Community Health Systems ( CYH) is one of the companies pushing the Health Services industry higher today. As of noon trading, Community Health Systems is up $1.31 (2.8%) to $48.72 on heavy volume. Thus far, 920,086 shares of Community Health Systems exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $47.74-$49.12 after having opened the day at $47.90 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $47.41.

Community Health Systems, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides general and specialized hospital healthcare services to patients in the United States. Community Health Systems has a market cap of $4.5 billion and is part of the health care sector. Shares are up 55.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 11 analysts that rate Community Health Systems a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Community Health Systems as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, increase in net income, revenue growth, attractive valuation levels and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Community Health Systems Ratings Report now.

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4. As of noon trading, Zimmer Holdings ( ZMH) is up $0.80 (1.0%) to $80.36 on heavy volume. Thus far, 754,235 shares of Zimmer Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $79.56-$81.17 after having opened the day at $79.71 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $79.56.

Zimmer Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the design, development, manufacture, and marketing of orthopedic reconstructive devices, spinal and trauma devices, biologics, dental implants, and related surgical products in the Americas, Europe, and the Asia Pacific. Zimmer Holdings has a market cap of $13.3 billion and is part of the health care sector. Shares are up 18.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 11 analysts that rate Zimmer Holdings a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 16 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Zimmer Holdings as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in stock price during the past year, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and attractive valuation levels. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Zimmer Holdings Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Tenet Healthcare ( THC) is up $1.76 (4.0%) to $45.47 on average volume. Thus far, 1.3 million shares of Tenet Healthcare exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $44.29-$45.68 after having opened the day at $44.33 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $43.71.

Tenet Healthcare Corporation, an investor-owned health care services company, owns and operates acute care hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, diagnostic imaging centers, urgent care centers, and related health care facilities in the United States. Tenet Healthcare has a market cap of $4.5 billion and is part of the health care sector. Shares are up 34.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Tenet Healthcare a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Tenet Healthcare as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, good cash flow from operations and solid stock price performance. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, generally higher debt management risk and poor profit margins. Get the full Tenet Healthcare Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Humana ( HUM) is up $0.61 (0.7%) to $85.71 on light volume. Thus far, 573,109 shares of Humana exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $83.73-$85.75 after having opened the day at $84.59 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $85.10.

Humana Inc., a health care company, offers a range of insurance products, and health and wellness services that incorporate an integrated approach to lifelong well-being. The company operates in three segments: Retail, Employer Group, and Healthcare Services. Humana has a market cap of $13.5 billion and is part of the health care sector. Shares are up 24.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 12 analysts that rate Humana a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Humana as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, attractive valuation levels and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Humana Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, HCA Holdings ( HCA) is up $1.98 (5.3%) to $39.19 on heavy volume. Thus far, 6.7 million shares of HCA Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $38.17-$39.24 after having opened the day at $38.50 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $37.21.

HCA Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides health care services in the United States. HCA Holdings has a market cap of $16.8 billion and is part of the health care sector. Shares are up 23.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 13 analysts that rate HCA Holdings a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates HCA Holdings as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its feeble growth in its earnings per share, deteriorating net income, poor profit margins and weak operating cash flow. Get the full HCA Holdings Ratings Report now.

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If you are interested in one of these 5 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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