Rockwell Medical Inc (RMTI): Today's Featured Health Services Laggard

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Rockwell Medical ( RMTI) pushed the Health Services industry lower today making it today's featured Health Services laggard. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.8%. By the end of trading, Rockwell Medical fell $0.42 (-2.9%) to $14.25 on light volume. Throughout the day, 463,613 shares of Rockwell Medical exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2,181,700 shares. The stock ranged in price between $14.24-$14.90 after having opened the day at $14.82 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $14.67. Other companies within the Health Services industry that declined today were: Uroplasty ( UPI), down 9.7%, Dehaier Medical Systems ( DHRM), down 7.5%, EnteroMedics ( ETRM), down 6.7% and Cooper Companies ( COO), down 6.0%.

Rockwell Medical, Inc. operates as an integrated biopharmaceutical company in the United States and internationally. Rockwell Medical has a market cap of $571.2 million and is part of the health care sector. Shares are up 82.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Rockwell Medical a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Rockwell Medical as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance and increase in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including poor profit margins, weak operating cash flow and generally higher debt management risk.

On the positive front, ERBA Diagnostics ( ERB), up 7.8%, LDR ( LDRH), up 7.6%, OraSure Technologies ( OSUR), up 6.1% and Fonar Corporation ( FONR), up 4.8% , were all gainers within the health services industry with Intuitive Surgical ( ISRG) being today's featured health services industry leader.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, 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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