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Two out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 16 points (-0.1%) at 18,209 as of Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, 12:00 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,413 issues advancing vs. 1,538 declining with 170 unchanged.

The Health Services industry currently sits up 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.1%. Top gainers within the industry include Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGaA ( FMS), up 1.9%, Omnicare ( OCR), up 1.7% and CVS Health ( CVS), up 0.7%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include DexCom ( DXCM), down 3.3%, and Express Scripts ( ESRX), down 0.5%.

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

3. Universal Health Services ( UHS) is one of the companies pushing the Health Services industry higher today. As of noon trading, Universal Health Services is up $2.62 (2.4%) to $111.72 on average volume. Thus far, 372,006 shares of Universal Health Services exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 747,900 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $108.54-$112.20 after having opened the day at $109.24 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $109.09.

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Universal Health Services, Inc., through its subsidiaries, owns and operates acute care hospitals, behavioral health centers, surgical hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, and radiation oncology centers. Universal Health Services has a market cap of $9.9 billion and is part of the health care sector. Shares are down 1.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 12 analysts who rate Universal Health Services a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Universal Health Services as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, revenue growth, good cash flow from operations and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Universal Health Services Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Laboratory Corp of America Hldgs ( LH) is up $1.56 (1.3%) to $123.96 on light volume. Thus far, 416,625 shares of Laboratory Corp of America Hldgs exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $122.43-$123.96 after having opened the day at $123.11 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $122.40.

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Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings operates as an independent clinical laboratory company worldwide. Laboratory Corp of America Hldgs has a market cap of $10.3 billion and is part of the health care sector. Shares are up 13.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 12 analysts who rate Laboratory Corp of America Hldgs a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Laboratory Corp of America Hldgs as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, revenue growth, expanding profit margins and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Laboratory Corp of America Hldgs Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, HCA Holdings ( HCA) is up $0.50 (0.7%) to $71.48 on light volume. Thus far, 1.1 million shares of HCA Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $70.44-$71.79 after having opened the day at $70.89 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $70.98.

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HCA Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides health care services. HCA Holdings has a market cap of $30.5 billion and is part of the health care sector. Shares are down 3.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 16 analysts who rate HCA Holdings a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates HCA Holdings as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, revenue growth, good cash flow from operations and compelling growth in net income. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full HCA Holdings Ratings Report now.

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If you are interested in one of these 3 stocks, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the health services industry could consider Health Care Select Sector SPDR ( XLV) while those bearish on the health services industry could consider ProShares Ultra Short Health Care ( RXD).

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