3 Stocks Boosting The Health Services Industry Higher

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All three major indices traded up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 55 points (0.3%) at 16,707 as of Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014, 3:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,989 issues advancing vs. 996 declining with 174 unchanged.

The Health Services industry as a whole closed the day up 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which was up 0.4%. Top gainers within the Health Services industry included Vision-Sciences ( VSCI), up 2.2%, VirtualScopics ( VSCP), up 2.9%, Pro-Dex ( PDEX), up 5.0%, Neovasc ( NVCN), up 2.8% and InfuSystems Holdings ( INFU), up 1.8%.

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

Neovasc ( NVCN) is one of the companies that pushed the Health Services industry higher today. Neovasc was up $0.16 (2.8%) to $5.96 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 86,628 shares of Neovasc exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 7,600 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $5.69-$6.33 after having opened the day at $5.96 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $5.80.

Neovasc has a market cap of $315.5 million and is part of the health care sector. Shares are up 53.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

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