5 Stocks Pushing The Health Services Industry Downward

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Two out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 125 points (-0.8%) at 16,333 as of Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,733 issues advancing vs. 1,234 declining with 157 unchanged.

The Health Services industry currently is unchanged today versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.1%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Community Health Systems ( CYH), down 3.9%, Mindray Medical International Limited ADR r ( MR), down 3.4%, Universal Health Services ( UHS), down 2.7% and Baxter International ( BAX), down 0.5%.

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

5. Tenet Healthcare ( THC) is one of the companies pushing the Health Services industry lower today. As of noon trading, Tenet Healthcare is down $1.74 (-3.7%) to $45.50 on average volume. Thus far, 1.2 million shares of Tenet Healthcare exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $45.20-$47.48 after having opened the day at $47.30 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $47.24.

Tenet Healthcare Corporation, an investor-owned health care services company, owns and operates acute care hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, diagnostic imaging centers, urgent care centers, and related health care facilities in the United States. Tenet Healthcare has a market cap of $4.7 billion and is part of the health care sector. Shares are up 12.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Tenet Healthcare a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Tenet Healthcare as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share and revenue growth. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, generally higher debt management risk and disappointing return on equity. Get the full Tenet Healthcare Ratings Report now.

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