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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 54 points (0.3%) at 18,054 as of Thursday, June 11, 2015, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,776 issues advancing vs. 1,216 declining with 167 unchanged.

The Health Care sector currently is unchanged today versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.2%. Top gainers within the sector include Healthsouth ( HLS), up 9.0%, Baxter International ( BAX), up 3.1%, Alnylam Pharmaceuticals ( ALNY), up 2.1%, Amgen ( AMGN), up 1.6% and Abbott Laboratories ( ABT), up 1.1%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Opko Health ( OPK), down 2.5%, and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals ( REGN), down 1.5%.

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

3. Teva Pharmaceutical Industries ( TEVA) is one of the companies pushing the Health Care sector higher today. As of noon trading, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries is up $0.49 (0.8%) to $61.09 on light volume. Thus far, 1.1 million shares of Teva Pharmaceutical Industries exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $60.74-$61.39 after having opened the day at $60.78 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $60.60.

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Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Limited develops, manufactures, markets, and distributes generic, specialty, and other pharmaceutical products worldwide. The company operates in two segments, Generic Medicines and Specialty Medicines. Teva Pharmaceutical Industries has a market cap of $50.9 billion and is part of the drugs industry. Shares are up 5.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 9 analysts who rate Teva Pharmaceutical Industries a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

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

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2. As of noon trading, UnitedHealth Group ( UNH) is up $1.21 (1.0%) to $119.26 on average volume. Thus far, 1.8 million shares of UnitedHealth Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $118.22-$119.37 after having opened the day at $118.22 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $118.05.

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UnitedHealth Group Incorporated operates as a diversified health and well-being company in the United States. UnitedHealth Group has a market cap of $111.4 billion and is part of the health services industry. Shares are up 17.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 14 analysts who rate UnitedHealth Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates UnitedHealth Group as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, revenue growth and notable return on equity. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full UnitedHealth Group Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Pfizer ( PFE) is up $0.18 (0.5%) to $34.48 on light volume. Thus far, 6.1 million shares of Pfizer exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 25.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $34.26-$34.51 after having opened the day at $34.34 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $34.31.

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Pfizer Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, discovers, develops, manufactures, and sells healthcare products worldwide. Pfizer has a market cap of $209.4 billion and is part of the drugs industry. Shares are up 10.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 7 analysts who rate Pfizer a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Pfizer as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, reasonable valuation levels, expanding profit margins and growth in earnings per share. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Pfizer 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 care sector could consider Health Care Select Sector SPDR ( XLV) while those bearish on the health care sector could consider ProShares Ultra Short Health Care ( RXD).