Healthcare Sector Review: Winning and Losing Stocks

Wall St. Watchdog reveals information about today’s action in the Healthcare (NYSE:XLV) sector:

Gainers (% price change)

  • DepoMed, Inc. (NASDAQ:DEPO): The shares closed at $6.12, up $0.63, or 11.48%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $338.82 million. About the company: DepoMed, Inc. develops new and proprietary oral drug delivery technologies. The Company has developed a system designed to be retained in the stomach for an extended period of time while it delivers the incorporated drug or drugs. DepoMed has also developed a system designed to reduce gastrointestinal irritation.
  • Synergetics USA Inc. (NASDAQ:SURG): The shares closed at $6.27, up $0.57, or 10%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $156.53 million. About the company: Synergetics USA, Inc. develops and manufactures medical devices and products for the hospital and healthcare communities. The Company’s products include bipolar electrosurgical generators and disposable and non-disposable medical products.
  • Gentiva Health Services (NASDAQ:GTIV): The shares closed at $3.84, up $0.34, or 9.71%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $117.53 million. About the company: Gentiva Health Services, Inc. provides specialty pharmaceutical and home health care services. The company provides products and services for hemophilia and bleeding disorders, growth hormone deficiency, RSV prevention and nutritional support services. Gentiva also provides services for diabetes, cardiovascular conditions, post-surgical care, orthopedic rehabilitation and other diseases.
  • Dynavax Tech. Corp. (NASDAQ:DVAX): The shares closed at $2.19, up $0.19, or 9.5%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $270.29 million. About the company: Dynavax Technologies Corporation discovers, develops, and is seeking to commercialize products based on immunostimulatory sequences. The Company is developing products to treat and prevent allergies, infectious diseases, and chronic inflammatory diseases using approaches that alter immune system responses in specific ways.
  • Skilled Healthcare Group (NYSE:SKH): The shares closed at $4.12, up $0.33, or 8.71%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $156.64 million. About the company: Skilled Healthcare Group Inc. operates nursing and assisted-living homes in California, Texas, Kansas, and Nevada.

Losers (% price change)

  • The Cooper Companies, Inc (NYSE:COO): The shares closed at $72.15, down $6.44, or 8.19%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $3.44 billion. About the company: The Cooper Companies, Inc. through its subsidiaries, develops, manufactures, and markets specialty healthcare products. The Company’s products include contact lenses for the vision care market and diagnostic products, surgical instruments, and accessories for gynecologists and obstetricians.
  • Volcano Corporation (NASDAQ:VOLC): The shares closed at $26.91, down $1.79, or 6.24%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $1.41 billion. About the company: Volcano Corporation develops, manufactures, and commercializes medical devices. The Company’s products include intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) catheters and Functional Measurement guide wires used to diagnose and assess diseases of the coronary and peripheral vasculature.
  • Sequenom, Inc. (NASDAQ:SQNM): The shares closed at $5.00, down $0.23, or 4.4%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $495.89 million. About the company: Sequenom Inc. is a molecular diagnostic testing and genetics analysis company. The Company provides services, diagnostic testing, applications and genetic analysis products. Sequenom’s products translate the results of genomic science into solutions for biomedical research, translational research, molecular medicine applications, and agricultural, livestock, and other areas of research.
  • Osiris Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:OSIR): The shares closed at $4.72, down $0.21, or 4.26%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $154.93 million. About the company: Osiris Therapeutics, Inc. researches and develops therapeutic products for the regeneration of human connective tissues. The Company is focusing its initial product development efforts on the regeneration of bone marrow stroma following high-dose cancer chemotherapy, and on the regeneration of bone in long bone and spinal defects.
  • Sangamo Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ:SGMO): The shares closed at $3.19, down $0.13, or 3.92%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $167.36 million. About the company: Sangamo BioSciences, Inc. researches and develops transcription factors in the regulation of genes. These transcription factors are the proteins that turn genes on and off and regulate gene expression by recognizing specific DNA sequences.

(Note: Selected financial data are sourced from Google Finance. All data are assumed to be accurate.)

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