Healthcare Sector Review: Winning and Losing Stocks on Dec 5th

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

Gainers (% price change)

  • Affymax, Inc. (NASDAQ:AFFY): The shares closed at $6.26, up $1.01, or 19.24%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $223.67 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 >>
  • NuVasive, Inc. (NASDAQ:NUVA): The shares closed at $14.53, up $1.7, or 13.25%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $613.81 million. About the company: NuVasive, Inc. designs, develops, and markets products for the surgical treatment of spine disorders. The Company’s products include Maximum Access Surgery (NYSE:MAS) and Fusion products. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Tenet Healthcare Corp. (NYSE:THC): The shares closed at $4.70, up $0.52, or 12.44%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $2.04 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 >>
  • STAAR Surgical Company (NASDAQ:STAA): The shares closed at $10.77, up $0.95, or 9.67%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $388.76 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 >>
  • Array BioPharma Inc. (NASDAQ:ARRY): The shares closed at $2.32, up $0.2, or 9.43%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $135.50 million. About the company: Array BioPharma Inc., a discovery research company, creates drug candidates. The Company provides drug discovery products and services to create, evaluate, and optimize potential drug candidates in collaboration with pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

Losers (% price change)

  • Hi-Tech Pharmacal Co. (NASDAQ:HITK): The shares closed at $38.90, down $3.78, or 8.86%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $496.48 million. About the company: Hi-Tech Pharmacal Co., Inc. manufactures prescription and over-the-counter generic and branded pharmaceuticals in liquid and semi-solid dosage forms. The Company also manufactures sterile ophthalmic, otic, and inhalation products and provides sterile manufacturing contract services. Hi-Tech markets its own products under names such as H-T, Rx Choice, DiabetiDerm, and Steri-Optics. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Idenix Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:IDIX): The shares closed at $7.66, down $0.56, or 6.81%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $736.53 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 >>
  • XenoPort, Inc. (NASDAQ:XNPT): The shares closed at $4.52, down $0.31, or 6.42%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $160.23 million. About the company: XenoPort Inc. is biopharmaceutical company focused on developing a portfolio of internally discovered product candidates that utilize the body’s natural nutrient transporter mechanisms to improve the therapeutic benefits of existing drugs. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Inhibitex, Inc. (NASDAQ:INHX): The shares closed at $14.54, down $0.97, or 6.25%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $1.14 billion. About the company: Inhibitex Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company that discovers, develops, and commercializes novel antibody-based products. The Company develops products for the prevention and treatment of serious bacterial and fungal infections in the hospital setting. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Regeneron Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:REGN): The shares closed at $55.06, down $3.22, or 5.53%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $5.10 billion. About the company: Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company that discovers, develops, and commercializes pharmaceutical products for the treatment of serious medical conditions. The Company has therapeutic candidates in clinical trials for the potential treatment of cancer, eye diseases, and inflammatory diseases, and has preclinical programs in other diseases and disorders. 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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