3 Health Care Stocks Dragging The Sector Down

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One out of the three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 29 points (-0.2%) at 16,367 as of Wednesday, March 5, 2014, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,229 issues advancing vs. 1,681 declining with 174 unchanged.

The Health Care sector currently sits up 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which is unchanged. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include XOMA ( XOMA), down 26.1%, Mylan ( MYL), down 1.9%, Biomarin Pharmaceutical ( BMRN), down 1.8%, Shire ( SHPG), down 1.4% and Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGaA ( FMS), down 1.3%. Top gainers within the sector include Boston Scientific Corporation ( BSX), up 1.1%, Express Scripts ( ESRX), up 0.9%, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals ( REGN), up 0.8%, Celgene Corporation ( CELG), up 0.7% and AbbVie ( ABBV), up 0.7%.

TheStreet would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the sector lower today:

3. Endo International ( ENDP) is one of the companies pushing the Health Care sector lower today. As of noon trading, Endo International is down $2.83 (-3.6%) to $75.15 on heavy volume. Thus far, 2.2 million shares of Endo International exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $74.71-$78.37 after having opened the day at $78.20 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $77.98.

Endo Health Solutions Inc. provides specialty healthcare solutions in the United States and internationally. Endo International has a market cap of $8.9 billion and is part of the drugs industry. Shares are up 13.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate Endo International a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Endo International as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. 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 Endo International Ratings Report now.

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