Healthcare Sector Review: Winning and Losing Stocks on Dec 7th

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

Gainers (% price change)

  • China Medical Tech., Inc (NASDAQ:CMED): The shares closed at $3.29, up $0.72, or 28.02%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $106.62 million. About the company: China Medical Technologies, Inc. is a medical device company. The Company develops, manufactures, and markets products using high intensity focused ultrasound, or HIFU, for the treatment of diseases and disorders. China Medical Technologies, Inc. is based in Beijing. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Affymax, Inc. (NASDAQ:AFFY): The shares closed at $5.85, up $0.47, or 8.74%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $209.02 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 >>
  • Flamel Tech. S.A. (NASDAQ:FLML): The shares closed at $4.63, up $0.24, or 5.47%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $112.71 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. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Achillion Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ACHN): The shares closed at $7.40, up $0.33, or 4.67%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $516.10 million. About the company: Achillion Pharmaceuticals Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company that discovers and develops solutions for infectious diseases such as HIV, hepatitis, and resistant bacterial infections. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Assisted Living Concepts (NYSE:ALC): The shares closed at $14.61, up $0.6, or 4.28%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $338.74 million. About the company: Assisted Living Concepts Inc. operates a chain of assisted living facilities for older adults. The Company provides both housing and assistance with daily living, such as eating, bathing, dressing, and medication management. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

Losers (% price change)

  • Dynavax Tech. Corp. (NASDAQ:DVAX): The shares closed at $3.12, down $0.17, or 5.17%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $395.64 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. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • XenoPort, Inc. (NASDAQ:XNPT): The shares closed at $4.24, down $0.22, or 4.93%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $150.31 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 >>
  • Cytori Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:CYTX): The shares closed at $2.48, down $0.11, or 4.25%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $135.99 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 >>
  • InterMune, Inc. (NASDAQ:ITMN): The shares closed at $17.63, down $0.71, or 3.87%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $1.15 billion. About the company: InterMune, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company. The Company develops therapies for hepatology and pulmonology, including treatments for severe, malignant osteopetrosis and chronic granulomatous disease Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • NxStage Medical, Inc. (NASDAQ:NXTM): The shares closed at $19.03, down $0.73, or 3.69%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $1.05 billion. About the company: NxStage Medical, Inc. is medical device company that develops, manufactures, and markets systems for the treatment of end-stage renal disease, or ESRD, and acute kidney failure. The Company’s primary product, the NxStage System One, is a small, portable hemodialysis system. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

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