Healthcare Sector Review: Winning and Losing Stocks on Dec 13th

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

Gainers (% price change)

  • Synovis Life Tech., Inc. (NASDAQ:SYNO): The shares closed at $27.78, up $9.34, or 50.65%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $320.72 million. About the company: Synovis Life Technologies, Inc. develops, designs, manufactures, and brings to market medical devices for surgical and interventional treatment of disease. The Company provides products such as implantable biomaterial, surgical productivity tools, micro-wire components, and a coupler system. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Pharmacyclics, Inc. (NASDAQ:PCYC): The shares closed at $13.71, up $1.06, or 8.38%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $941.88 million. About the company: Pharmacyclics, Inc. is a pharmaceutical company developing products to improve upon current therapeutic approaches to cancer, atherosclerosis, and retinal disease. The Company’s products are patented agents derived from its technology platform for designing and synthesizing energy-potentiating drugs. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Merge Healthcare Inc. (NASDAQ:MRGE): The shares closed at $5.00, up $0.21, or 4.38%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $452.52 million. About the company: Merge Healthcare Inc. provides medical imaging and information management software and services. The Company offers clinical and medical imaging software applications and development tools. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • STAAR Surgical Company (NASDAQ:STAA): The shares closed at $11.34, up $0.36, or 3.28%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $409.33 million. About the company: STAAR Surgical Company develops, manufactures, and markets high margin visual implants that improve a patient’s quality of vision. The Company manufactures implantable contact lenses to treat refractive disorders such as myopia. STAAR also manufactures products for cataract surgery and glaucoma surgery. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Volcano Corporation (NASDAQ:VOLC): The shares closed at $22.60, up $0.69, or 3.15%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $1.19 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. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

Losers (% price change)

  • Cytori Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:CYTX): The shares closed at $2.08, down $0.23, or 9.96%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $115.10 million. About the company: Cytori Therapeutics, Inc. discovers and develops cell-based therapeutics utilizing adult stem cells derived from fat tissue. The Company’s investigational therapies target cardiovascular disease, spine and orthopedic conditions, gastrointestinal disorders, and new approaches for aesthetic and reconstructive surgery. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Synta Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:SNTA): The shares closed at $4.52, down $0.38, or 7.76%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $223.73 million. About the company: Synta Pharmaceuticals Corp. is a biopharmaceutical company developing small-molecule drugs for inflammatory diseases, cancer, and diabetes. The Company has drug candidates in human clinical trials and additional programs in preclinical studies. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • MannKind Corporation (NASDAQ:MNKD): The shares closed at $2.73, down $0.22, or 7.46%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $358.56 million. About the company: MannKind Corporation is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of therapeutic products for diseases such as diabetes, cancer, inflammatory and autoimmune diseases. The Companys lead investigational product candidate is the Technosphere Insulin System. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Sunrise Senior Living (NYSE:SRZ): The shares closed at $4.80, down $0.36, or 6.98%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $276.66 million. About the company: Sunrise Senior Living, Inc. provides senior living services. The Company has various senior living communities either open or under construction in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada. Sunrise offers a range of senior living services, from independent living, to assisted living, to care for individuals with Alzheimer’s, and nursing and rehabilitative care. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Affymax, Inc. (NASDAQ:AFFY): The shares closed at $7.30, down $0.5, or 6.41%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $260.83 million. About the company: Affymax Inc. is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company. The Company develops peptide-based drugs for the treatment of serious and life-threatening conditions such as kidney disease and cancer. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

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