Amerigroup Corp. (NYSE:AGP): The Republican governors of Florida and Iowa said yesterday that they would seek to block their states from expanding Medicaid coverage, as required by the Affordable Care Act, according to The Hill. Texas Governor Rick Perry had already said that he would prevent Texas from expanding Medicaid. Shares closed up 0.06 percent on the day at $90.00, having traded in a 52-week range of $37.57 to $89.99.
Shares of biotech firm Alnylam Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ALNY) increased their value by more than half following the news that a study showed ALN-TTR02, a potential treatment for a genetic mutation of the transthyretin gene, reduced serum TTR protein levels in a way that was “rapid, dose dependent, durable, and specific after just a single dose.” Shares closed up 53.04 percent on the day at $19.16, having been traded in a 52-week range of $5.88 to $13.75.
AuthenTec, Inc. (NASDAQ:AUTH) shares pop following word that Samsung (SSNLF.PK) is joining the firm’s QuickSec VPN software in its Android phones and tablets. Samsung’s share of the Android smartphone market is more and more dominant, and is boosting its endeavors to outfit its phones with the security and device-management features that are wanted by enterprises. Shares closed up 9.61 percent on the day at $5.02, having traded in a 52-week range of $2.23 to $5.10.
Centurylink’s (NYSE:CTL) Savvis company and Digital Realty (NYSE:DLR) have jointly purchased a 164,000-square-foot facility in Hong Kong. This acquisition marks Digital Realty’s entrance into the Hong Kong market, and is hoping to build on Savvis’ existing local presence there. The data center premises is located at Tseung Kwan O Industrial Estate in New Territories, which is about12 miles from downtown Hong Kong. After refurbishment, the building will be able to support around 5.76 megawatts of IT load capacity. Shares closed up 0.79 percent on the day at $41.05, having been traded in a 52-week range of $31.16 to $40.87.
Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON): Meteorologist forecast that weather conditions affecting drought in the U.S. Midwest will become worse, according to Reuters. Shares closed up 1.96 percent on the day at $85.50, and have traded in a 52-week range of $58.89 to $84.25.
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