3 Health Services Stocks Moving The Industry Upward

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Two out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 51 points (-0.3%) at 18,140 as of Monday, May 11, 2015, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,286 issues advancing vs. 1,726 declining with 119 unchanged.

The Health Services industry currently sits up 0.4% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.2%.

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

3. Edwards Lifesciences ( EW) is one of the companies pushing the Health Services industry higher today. As of noon trading, Edwards Lifesciences is up $1.00 (0.8%) to $127.40 on average volume. Thus far, 558,015 shares of Edwards Lifesciences exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $126.00-$128.43 after having opened the day at $126.15 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $126.40.

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Edwards Lifesciences Corporation provides products and technologies to treat structural heart disease and critically ill patients worldwide. Edwards Lifesciences has a market cap of $13.3 billion and is part of the health care sector. Shares are down 2.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 9 analysts who rate Edwards Lifesciences a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Edwards Lifesciences as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, notable return on equity, solid stock price performance and compelling growth in net income. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Edwards Lifesciences Ratings Report now.

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