All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 163 points (-1.0%) at 16,122 as of Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,041 issues advancing vs. 1,943 declining with 144 unchanged.

The Health Services industry currently sits down 1.5% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.7%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Abiomed ( ABMD), down 3.5%, Cooper Companies ( COO), down 2.2%, Intuitive Surgical ( ISRG), down 1.9%, Waters ( WAT), down 1.5% and Baxter International ( BAX), down 1.2%. A company within the industry that increased today was Abbott Laboratories ( ABT), up 0.5%.

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

3. Becton Dickinson ( BDX) is one of the companies pushing the Health Services industry lower today. As of noon trading, Becton Dickinson is down $1.98 (-1.5%) to $130.68 on average volume. Thus far, 630,871 shares of Becton Dickinson exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $130.22-$132.83 after having opened the day at $132.58 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $132.66.

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Becton, Dickinson and Company, a medical technology company, develops, manufactures, and sells medical supplies, devices, laboratory equipment, and diagnostic products worldwide. Becton Dickinson has a market cap of $27.5 billion and is part of the health care sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 32.4, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 23.7. Shares are down 4.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate Becton Dickinson a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Becton Dickinson as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income and disappointing return on equity. Get the full Becton Dickinson Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, HCA Holdings ( HCA) is down $1.43 (-1.9%) to $75.93 on average volume. Thus far, 1.8 million 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 $75.55-$78.33 after having opened the day at $77.32 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $77.36.

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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 $30.8 billion and is part of the health care sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 15.2, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 23.7. Shares are up 5.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 17 analysts that 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 revenue growth, solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share and increase in net income. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full HCA Holdings Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Anthem ( ANTM) is down $2.52 (-1.8%) to $137.48 on average volume. Thus far, 1.1 million shares of Anthem exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $137.12-$140.68 after having opened the day at $140.67 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $140.00.

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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 $36.0 billion and is part of the health care sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 13.4, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 23.7. Shares are up 11.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate Anthem a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Anthem 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, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. 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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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).