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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3. As of noon trading, HCA Holdings ( HCA) is down $0.50 (-1.3%) to $39.02 on average volume. Thus far, 2.1 million shares of HCA Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $38.43-$39.55 after having opened the day at $39.51 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $39.52.

HCA Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides health care services in the United States. HCA Holdings has a market cap of $17.3 billion and is part of the health care sector. Shares are up 31.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 13 analysts that rate HCA Holdings a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 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 weak operating cash flow, poor profit margins and feeble growth in its earnings per share. Get the full HCA Holdings Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, WellPoint ( WLP) is down $0.41 (-0.5%) to $86.88 on light volume. Thus far, 536,917 shares of WellPoint exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $86.54-$87.62 after having opened the day at $87.29 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $87.29.

WellPoint, Inc., a health benefits company, through its subsidiaries, offers network-based managed care plans to large and small employer, individual, Medicaid, and senior markets in the United States. The company operates through three segments: Commercial, Consumer, and Other. WellPoint has a market cap of $26.3 billion and is part of the health care sector. Shares are up 43.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate WellPoint a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

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

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1. As of noon trading, Express Scripts ( ESRX) is down $1.61 (-2.5%) to $63.91 on average volume. Thus far, 2.9 million shares of Express Scripts exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $63.79-$65.50 after having opened the day at $65.35 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $65.52.

Express Scripts Holding Company provides a range of pharmacy benefit management (PBM) services primarily in the United States and Canada. It offers healthcare management and administration services on behalf of its clients. Express Scripts has a market cap of $52.9 billion and is part of the health care sector. Shares are up 20.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 12 analysts that rate Express Scripts a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Express Scripts as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its compelling growth in net income, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, growth in earnings per share and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Express Scripts 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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