3 Stocks Pushing The Health Services Industry Lower

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 81 points (0.5%) at 17,082 as of Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,780 issues advancing vs. 1,159 declining with 188 unchanged.

The Health Services industry currently sits up 0.4% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.4%. A company within the industry that fell today was Community Health Systems ( CYH), up 1.5%. Top gainers within the industry include Smith & Nephew ( SNN), up 1.0%, Grifols ( GRFS), up 1.0%, Stryker Corporation ( SYK), up 0.9% and UnitedHealth Group ( UNH), up 0.7%.

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

3. Tenet Healthcare ( THC) is one of the companies pushing the Health Services industry lower today. As of noon trading, Tenet Healthcare is down $0.97 (-1.6%) to $59.62 on light volume. Thus far, 463,184 shares of Tenet Healthcare exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $59.40-$60.58 after having opened the day at $60.49 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $60.59.

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 $5.9 billion and is part of the health care sector. Shares are up 43.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate Tenet Healthcare a buy, 1 analyst rates 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 robust revenue growth, solid stock price performance and increase in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including generally higher debt management risk and poor profit margins. Get the full Tenet Healthcare Ratings Report now.

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