3 Health Services Stocks Moving The Industry Upward

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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 97 points (-0.5%) at 17,802 as of Monday, June 15, 2015, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,032 issues advancing vs. 1,944 declining with 177 unchanged.

The Health Services industry currently sits up 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.5%.

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

3. HCA Holdings ( HCA) is one of the companies pushing the Health Services industry higher today. As of noon trading, HCA Holdings is up $0.85 (1.0%) to $83.31 on light volume. Thus far, 798,456 shares of HCA Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $81.67-$83.45 after having opened the day at $81.67 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $82.46.

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HCA Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides health care services in the United States. HCA Holdings has a market cap of $34.6 billion and is part of the health care sector. Shares are up 12.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 17 analysts who rate HCA Holdings a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 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, compelling growth in net income, revenue growth and good cash flow from operations. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full HCA Holdings Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Anthem ( ANTM) is up $3.35 (2.1%) to $164.06 on heavy volume. Thus far, 1.7 million shares of Anthem exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $160.36-$167.20 after having opened the day at $161.50 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $160.71.

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Anthem, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as a health benefits company in the United States. It operates through three segments: Commercial and Specialty Business, Government Business, and Other. Anthem has a market cap of $43.4 billion and is part of the health care sector. Shares are up 27.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 8 analysts who rate Anthem a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Anthem 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, compelling growth in net income, revenue growth and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Anthem Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, CVS Health ( CVS) is up $0.62 (0.6%) to $102.84 on average volume. Thus far, 2.1 million shares of CVS Health exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $101.86-$103.34 after having opened the day at $102.86 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $102.22.

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CVS Health Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides integrated pharmacy health care services in the United States. The company operates through Pharmacy Services and Retail Pharmacy segments. CVS Health has a market cap of $115.8 billion and is part of the health care sector. Shares are up 6.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 16 analysts who rate CVS Health a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates CVS Health as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and solid stock price performance. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full CVS Health 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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