3 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 4 points (0.0%) at 16,511 as of Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,718 issues advancing vs. 1,280 declining with 133 unchanged.

The Health Services industry currently sits down 0.4% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.1%.

TheStreet would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the industry higher today:

3. Tenet Healthcare ( THC) is one of the companies pushing the Health Services industry higher today. As of noon trading, Tenet Healthcare is up $1.22 (3.0%) to $41.56 on average volume. Thus far, 958,118 shares of Tenet Healthcare exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $40.49-$41.78 after having opened the day at $40.49 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $40.34.

Tenet Healthcare Corporation, an investor-owned health care services company, primarily operates acute care hospitals and related health care facilities in the United States. Tenet Healthcare has a market cap of $3.9 billion and is part of the health care sector. Shares are down 4.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 7 analysts who rate Tenet Healthcare a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Tenet Healthcare as a hold. Among the primary strengths of the company is its robust revenue growth -- not just in the most recent periods but in previous quarters as well. At the same time, however, 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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