4 Stocks Pushing The Health Services Industry Lower

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 116 points (0.8%) at 15,038 as of Monday, Sept. 9, 2013, 12:44 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 2,262 issues advancing vs. 646 declining with 106 unchanged.

The Health Services industry currently sits up 0.3% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.7%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Tenet Healthcare ( THC), down 4.4%, and Catamaran ( CTRX), down 1.4%.

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

4. Community Health Systems ( CYH) is one of the companies pushing the Health Services industry lower today. As of noon trading, Community Health Systems is down $1.46 (-3.7%) to $38.22 on heavy volume. Thus far, 1.5 million shares of Community Health Systems exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $37.80-$38.92 after having opened the day at $38.41 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $39.68.

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 $3.7 billion and is part of the health care sector. Shares are up 27.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 10 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 hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its reasonable valuation levels and solid stock price performance. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and poor profit margins. Get the full Community Health Systems Ratings Report now.

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