BSX, AET, BAX, MDT And UNH, Pushing Health Services Industry Downward

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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 126 points (-0.8%) at 15,723 as of Friday, Jan. 31, 2014, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,087 issues advancing vs. 1,837 declining with 186 unchanged.

The Health Services industry currently sits down 0.7% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.5%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Hanger ( HGR), down 14.3%, C.R. Bard ( BCR), down 2.5%, Intuitive Surgical ( ISRG), down 1.6%, CareFusion ( CFN), down 1.5% and Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGaA ( FMS), down 1.5%. A company within the industry that increased today was HCA Holdings ( HCA), up 1.2%.

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

5. Boston Scientific ( BSX) is one of the companies pushing the Health Services industry lower today. As of noon trading, Boston Scientific is down $0.11 (-0.8%) to $13.45 on light volume. Thus far, 3.7 million shares of Boston Scientific exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 10.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $13.30-$13.47 after having opened the day at $13.40 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $13.56.

Boston Scientific Corporation develops, manufactures, and markets medical devices used in various interventional medical specialties worldwide. Boston Scientific has a market cap of $17.6 billion and is part of the health care sector. Shares are up 9.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Boston Scientific a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 13 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. Get the full Boston Scientific Ratings Report now.

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