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3 Stocks Pushing The Health Services Industry Downward

All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 19 points (-0.1%) at 17,641 as of Friday, May 6, 2016, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,494 issues advancing vs. 1,386 declining with 173 unchanged. The Health Services industry currently sits down 1.0% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.3%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Grifols ( GRFS), down 2.8%, Humana ( HUM), down 2.1%, Mettler-Toledo International ( MTD), down 2.1%, Abbott Laboratories ( ABT), down 1.6% and Baxter International ( BAX), down 0.9%. A company within the industry that increased today was PerkinElmer ( PKI), up 6.3%. TheStreet would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the industry lower today: 3. Centene ( CNC) is one of the companies pushing the Health Services industry lower today. As of noon trading, Centene is down $1.47 (-2.4%) to $59.21 on light volume. Thus far, 525,803 shares of Centene exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $58.95-$60.68 after having opened the day at $60.59 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $60.68. EXCLUSIVE OFFER: See inside Jim Cramer's multi-million dollar charitable trust portfolio to see the stocks he thinks could be potential winners. Click here to see his holdings for 14-days FREE. Centene Corporation operates as a diversified and multi-national healthcare enterprise that provides programs and services to under-insured and uninsured individuals in the United States. It operates through two segments, Managed Care and Specialty Services. Centene has a market cap of $10.4 billion and is part of the health care...