Boston Scientific Inc. (BSX): Today's Featured Health Care Winner

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Boston Scientific ( BSX) pushed the Health Care sector higher today making it today's featured health care winner. The sector as a whole closed the day up 1.5%. By the end of trading, Boston Scientific rose $0.13 (1.1%) to $11.97 on light volume. Throughout the day, 8,545,281 shares of Boston Scientific exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 12,238,700 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $11.79-$11.99 after having opened the day at $11.83 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $11.84. Other companies within the Health Care sector that increased today were: Cormedix ( CRMD), up 33.7%, United Therapeutics Corporation ( UTHR), up 30.4%, Can Fite Biofarma Ltd. ADR ( CANF), up 17.5% and Celator Pharmaceuticals ( CPXX), up 16.3%.

Boston Scientific Corporation develops, manufactures, and markets medical devices used in various interventional medical specialties worldwide. Boston Scientific has a market cap of $15.5 billion and is part of the health services industry. Shares are up 102.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Boston Scientific a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 15 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Boston Scientific as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance and compelling growth in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that we feel that the company's cash flow from its operations has been weak overall.

On the negative front, Mast Therapeutics ( MSTX), down 41.3%, Tesaro ( TSRO), down 24.8%, American Caresource Holdings ( ANCI), down 10.2% and Pingtan Marine Enterprise ( PME), down 7.6% , were all laggards within the health care sector with Tenet Healthcare ( THC) being today's health care sector laggard.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the health care sector could consider Health Care Select Sector SPDR ( XLV) while those bearish on the health care sector could consider ProShares Ultra Short Health Care ( RXD).

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