Healthcare Stocks Getting Drop Kicked Now

These stocks are dragging down the Healthcare (NYSE:IYH) sector today. Long time Wall St. Cheat Sheet readers know to watch stock prices because ‘Technicals on the Stock Chart are Strong’ is one of the ‘T’s in our CHEAT SHEET investing framework.

Universal Health Services Inc. (NYSE:UHS) is one of the market losers in price today. Its shares are trading at $36.89, down $4.97 (-11.9%) from a previous close of $41.86. Universal Health Services, Inc. through its subsidiaries is engaged in the business of owning and operating, acute care hospitals, behavioral health centers, surgical hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers and radiation oncology centers.

Stock Price Performance: During May 11, 2011 to August 5, 2011, the stock price had fallen $13.56 (-24.5%) from $55.42 to $41.86. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between April 18, 2011 and April 28, 2011 when shares rose for eight-straight days, rising 18.8% (+$8.65) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between July 26, 2011 and August 5, 2011 when shares fell for nine-straight days, falling 20.4% (-$10.75) over that span.

Luxottica Group S.p.A. (NYSE:LUX) is among the price losers in the market today as its stock price is $25.74, down $2.76 (-9.7%) from a previous close of $28.50. Luxottica Group S.p.A designs, manufactures and distributes fashion, luxury and sport/performance eyewear. It operates in two industry segments: manufacturing and wholesale distribution; and retail distribution.

Stock Price Performance: During May 11, 2011 to August 5, 2011, the stock price had fallen $3.47 (-10.9%) from $31.97 to $28.50. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between March 25, 2011 and April 6, 2011 when shares rose for nine-straight days, rising 4.7% (+$1.46) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between August 17, 2010 and August 25, 2010 when shares fell for seven-straight days, falling 9.1% (-$2.22) over that span.

Teleflex Inc. (NYSE:TFX) stocks are trading at $49.51. This is $3.49 (-6.6%) below the previous close of $53, making the company one of the biggest price losers in the market today. Teleflex Inc. is a global provider of medical technology products that enable healthcare providers to improve patient outcomes, reduce infections and enhance patient and provider safety.

Stock Price Performance: During May 11, 2011 to August 5, 2011, the stock price had fallen $10.47 (-16.5%) from $63.47 to $53. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between December 7, 2010 and December 16, 2010 when shares rose for eight-straight days, rising 9.2% (+$4.65) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between November 2, 2010 and November 17, 2010 when shares fell for 12-straight days, falling 5.2% (-$2.88) over that span.

DENTSPLY International Inc. (NASDAQ:XRAY) is one of the market losers in price today. Its shares are trading at $32.28, down $2.23 (-6.5%) from a previous close of $34.51. DENTSPLY International, Inc. manufactures and distributes dental equipment and products, including artificial teeth and dental consumable products.

Stock Price Performance: During July 8, 2011 to August 5, 2011, the stock price had dropped $4.72 (-12%) from $39.23 to $34.51. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between June 27, 2011 and July 8, 2011 when shares rose for nine-straight days, rising 5.6% (+$2.07) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between May 31, 2011 and June 8, 2011 when shares fell for seven-straight days, falling 5.7% (-$2.22) over that span.

St. Jude Medical, Inc. (NYSE:STJ) is among the price losers in the market today. Its shares are trading at $41.12, which is $2.82 (-6.4%) below the previous close of $43.94. St. Jude Medical Inc. develops, manufactures and distributes cardiovascular medical devices.

Stock Price Performance: During May 11, 2011 to August 5, 2011, the stock price had fallen $8.27 (-15.8%) from $52.21 to $43.94. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between February 4, 2011 and February 14, 2011 when shares rose for seven-straight days, rising 13% (+$5.39) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between July 21, 2011 and August 2, 2011 when shares fell for nine-straight days, falling 11.6% (-$5.73) over that span.