4 Stocks Underperforming Today In The Health Services Industry

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 12 points (0.1%) at 14,943 as of Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,432 issues advancing vs. 1,453 declining with 120 unchanged.

The Health Services industry currently sits up 0.4% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.2%. A company within the industry that fell today was Smith & Nephew ( SNN), up 0.7%. Top gainers within the industry include MiMedx Group ( MDXG), up 20.6%, WellCare Health Plans ( WCG), up 3.5%, Mindray Medical International ( MR), up 2.5%, DaVita HealthCare Partners ( DVA), up 1.9% and ResMed ( RMD), up 1.8%.

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

4. Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGaA ( FMS) is one of the companies pushing the Health Services industry lower today. As of noon trading, Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGaA is down $0.94 (-2.9%) to $31.84 on average volume. Thus far, 153,563 shares of Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGaA exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 206,900 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $31.74-$32.10 after having opened the day at $31.97 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $32.78.

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 $19.7 billion and is part of the health care sector. Shares are down 4.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 2 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, good cash flow from operations, 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 lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGaA Ratings Report now.

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