Healthcare Sector Review: Winning and Losing Stocks on Dec 2nd

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

Gainers (% price change)

  • Idenix Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:IDIX): The shares closed at $8.22, up $0.62, or 8.16%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $790.38 million. About the company: Idenix Pharmaceuticals Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company that discovers and develops drugs for the treatment of human viral and other infectious diseases. The Company is focusing on the treatment of infections caused by hepatitis B virus, hepatitis C virus, and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • NPS Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:NPSP): The shares closed at $6.03, up $0.4, or 7.1%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $519.07 million. About the company: NPS Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of treatment options for patients with rare gastrointestinal and endocrine disorders and serious unmet medical needs. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Cambrex Corporation (NYSE:CBM): The shares closed at $7.10, up $0.41, or 6.13%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $208.97 million. About the company: Cambrex Corp. supplies products, services, and technologies for the Life Sciences and fine chemicals industry. The Company builds platforms for use in manufacturing small molecule Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs) and pharmaceutical intermediates including drug delivery. Cambrex’s services include process & analytical development, scale-up in addition to generic APIs. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Anika Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:ANIK): The shares closed at $8.15, up $0.4, or 5.16%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $111.04 million. About the company: Anika Therapeutics, Inc. develops, manufactures, and commercializes therapeutic products and devices. The Company’s products, based on hyaluronic acid, promote the repair, protection, and healing of bone, cartilage, and soft tissue. Anika’s products include ORTHOVISC and HYVISC which treat osteoarthritis. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Santarus, Inc. (NASDAQ:SNTS): The shares closed at $2.94, up $0.14, or 5%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $178.96 million. About the company: Santarus Inc. is a pharmaceutical company focused on acquiring, developing and commercializing proprietary products for patients treated by gastroenterologists and other physicians. The company currently markets products for the treatment of upper GI diseases and disorders and type 2 diabetes, and is developing drugs for the treatment of lower GI disorders. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

Losers (% price change)

  • Tenet Healthcare Corp. (NYSE:THC): The shares closed at $4.18, down $0.5, or 10.68%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $1.82 billion. About the company: Tenet Healthcare Corporation, through its subsidiaries, owns or operates general hospitals and related health care facilities serving communities in the United States. The Company operates rehabilitation hospitals, specialty hospitals, long-term care facilities, psychiatric facilities, and medical office buildings near its general hospitals, as well as ancillary health care businesses. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Health Management (NYSE:HMA): The shares closed at $7.47, down $0.64, or 7.89%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $1.90 billion. About the company: Health Management Associates Inc. operates general acute care hospitals in rural communities located primarily in the southeastern and southwestern United States. The Company’s facilities offer a wide range of medical and surgical services. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • 3SBio Inc. (NASDAQ:SSRX): The shares closed at $12.18, down $0.99, or 7.52%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $267.12 million. About the company: 3SBio, Inc. is a biotechnology company. The Company researches treatments in the areas of nephrology, oncology, supportive cancer care, inflammation, and infectious diseases. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Exelixis, Inc. (NASDAQ:EXEL): The shares closed at $4.21, down $0.33, or 7.27%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $545.98 million. About the company: Exelixis, Inc. is a development-stage biotechnology company dedicated to the discovery and development of small-molecule therapeutics for the treatment of cancer and other serious diseases. The Company is building a portfolio of compounds it believes could become pharmaceutical products. Exelixis has strategic alliances with pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • St. Jude Medical, Inc. (NYSE:STJ): The shares closed at $35.83, down $2.7, or 7.01%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $11.43 billion. About the company: St. Jude Medical, Inc. develops, manufactures, and distributes medical devices for the worldwide cardiovascular market. The Company serves patients and its health care customers with products and services including heart valves, cardiac rhythm management systems, specialty catheters, and other cardiovascular devices. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

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

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