Health Services Stocks On The Rise With Help From 5 Stocks

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 70 points (0.5%) at 14,846 as of Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013, 12:45 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,865 issues advancing vs. 1,062 declining with 104 unchanged.

The Health Services industry currently sits up 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.6%. Top gainers within the industry include Opko Health ( OPK), up 2.5%, Mettler-Toledo International ( MTD), up 0.8% and C.R. Bard ( BCR), up 0.4%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Grifols ( GRFS), down 0.7%, and Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGaA ( FMS), down 0.5%.

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

5. CareFusion ( CFN) is one of the companies pushing the Health Services industry higher today. As of noon trading, CareFusion is up $0.15 (0.4%) to $35.24 on light volume. Thus far, 584,873 shares of CareFusion exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $35.01-$35.48 after having opened the day at $35.11 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $35.09.

CareFusion Corporation, a medical technology company, provides various healthcare products and services. It offers product lines in the areas of medication management, infection prevention, operating room effectiveness, respiratory care, and surveillance and analytics. CareFusion has a market cap of $7.6 billion and is part of the health care sector. Shares are up 22.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate CareFusion a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

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

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