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)

  • ArQule, Inc. (NASDAQ:ARQL): The shares closed at $5.55, up $0.59, or 11.9%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $298.19 million. About the company: ArQule Inc. develops cancer therapeutics based on its proprietary Activated Checkpoint Therapy platform. The Company’s platform is designed to produce small molecule compounds that selectively kill cancer cells while leaving normal cells unharmed. ArQule’s products are intended to be effective against multiple types of cancer.
  • Flamel Tech. S.A. (NASDAQ:FLML): The shares closed at $4.47, up $0.4, or 9.83%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $108.81 million. About the company: Flamel Technologies S.A. develops polymer technologies for applications such as drug delivery, biomaterials, and agrochemicals. The Company’s programs include “Micropump” and “Medusa” in drug delivery, and “ColCys” in biomaterial-based medical devices. Flamel builds on its technology platforms to develop other products, such as new materials for opthalmic lens products.
  • Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ:CELG): The shares closed at $65.56, up $4.37, or 7.14%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $30.08 billion. About the company: Celgene Corporation is a global biopharmaceutical company. The Company focuses on the discovery, development, and commercialization of therapies designed to treat cancer and immune-inflammatory related diseases.
  • Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Inc (NASDAQ:JAZZ): The shares closed at $46.80, up $3.06, or 7.01%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $1.95 billion. About the company: Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Inc. develops and markets treatments for neurological and psychiatric conditions. The Company produces treatments for cataplexy, excessive daytime sleepiness, and ethylene glycol and methanol poisoning in humans.
  • Savient Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:SVNT): The shares closed at $4.62, up $0.25, or 5.72%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $329.86 million. About the company: Savient Pharmaceuticals Inc. develops, manufactures, and markets human health care products for niche and wider markets. The Company offers pharmaceutical products for a wide range of medical needs such as weight gain, drugs targeting the control of elevated uric acid levels in the blood, and rheumatology.

Losers (% price change)

  • Accuray Incorporated (NASDAQ:ARAY): The shares closed at $4.12, down $0.79, or 16.09%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $247.84 million. About the company: Accuray Inc. has developed an intelligent robotic radiosurgery system designed to treat solid tumors anywhere in the body as an alternative to traditional surgery.
  • Vical Incorporated (NASDAQ:VICL): The shares closed at $2.85, down $0.33, or 10.38%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $204.74 million. About the company: Vical Incorporated develops gene-based pharmaceutical products for human therapy. The Company develops cancer product candidates, as well as develops vaccines for infectious diseases and gene-based delivery of therapeutic proteins for other disorders.
  • HEALTHSOUTH Corp. (NYSE:HLS): The shares closed at $16.50, down $1.48, or 8.23%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $1.57 billion. About the company: HEALTHSOUTH Corporation provides inpatient rehabilitative healthcare services. The Company operates inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, long-term acute care hospitals, outpatient and rehabilitation satellites, and home health agencies. HEALTHSOUTH provides treatment on both an inpatient and outpatient basis.
  • Almost Family, Inc. (NASDAQ:AFAM): The shares closed at $15.76, down $1.38, or 8.05%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $147.64 million. About the company: Almost Family, Inc. provides adult day health services to older and special needs adults as an alternative to nursing home placement. The Company also operates a visiting nurse service.
  • Columbia Laboratories Inc (NASDAQ:CBRX): The shares closed at $2.18, down $0.18, or 7.63%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $190.24 million. About the company: Columbia Laboratories, Inc. is an international pharmaceutical company that develops and markets women’s health care and endocrinology products. The Company develops products intended to treat infertility, dysmenorrhea, endometriosis, and hormonal deficiencies, primarily utilizing its Bioadhesive Delivery System technology. Columbia markets Striant, and Prochieve 8% and 4%.

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

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