5 Stocks Pushing The Health Services Industry Higher

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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 39 points (-0.2%) at 16,431 as of Monday, Jan. 6, 2014, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,317 issues advancing vs. 1,618 declining with 151 unchanged.

The Health Services industry currently sits down 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.3%. Top gainers within the industry include Medtronic ( MDT), up 1.7%, and Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGaA ( FMS), up 0.8%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Air Methods ( AIRM), down 6.0%, UnitedHealth Group ( UNH), down 1.0%, HCA Holdings ( HCA), down 0.9% and Covidien ( COV), down 0.6%.

TheStreet would like to highlight 5 stocks pushing the industry higher today:

5. Grifols ( GRFS) is one of the companies pushing the Health Services industry higher today. As of noon trading, Grifols is up $1.09 (3.1%) to $36.00 on average volume. Thus far, 295,335 shares of Grifols exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 545,500 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $35.63-$36.27 after having opened the day at $35.64 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $34.91.

Grifols, S.A., a specialty biopharmaceutical company, develops, manufactures, and distributes a range of plasma derivative products primarily in the European Union, Spain, the United States, and Canada. Grifols has a market cap of $11.9 billion and is part of the health care sector. Shares are down 3.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Grifols a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Grifols as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance and impressive record of earnings per share growth. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including weak operating cash flow and generally higher debt management risk. Get the full Grifols Ratings Report now.

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