Healthcare Sector Review: Winning and Losing Stocks on Nov 15th

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

Gainers (% price change)

  • Gentiva Health Services (NASDAQ:GTIV): The shares closed at $5.97, up $0.79, or 15.25%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $182.73 million. About the company: Gentiva Health Services, Inc. provides specialty pharmaceutical and home health care services. The company provides products and services for hemophilia and bleeding disorders, growth hormone deficiency, RSV prevention and nutritional support services. Gentiva also provides services for diabetes, cardiovascular conditions, post-surgical care, orthopedic rehabilitation and other diseases. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Vision-Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ:VSCI): The shares closed at $2.49, up $0.19, or 8.26%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $111.21 million. About the company: Vision-Sciences, Inc. develops, manufactures, and markets products for endoscopy which have infection control advantages over conventional flexible endoscopes. The Company’s systems consist of the EndoSheath sterile disposable sheath and a reusable flexible endoscope. Vision-Sciences’ products are designed for use in fields such as gastroenterology, otolaryngology, and pulmonary medicine. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Cynosure, Inc. (NASDAQ:CYNO): The shares closed at $12.70, up $0.75, or 6.28%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $160.18 million. About the company: Cynosure Inc. develops and manufactures lasers for medical and aesthetic treatment applications, including leg veins, hair removal, scar revision, port-wine birthmarks, facial spider veins, stretch marks, tattoos, and pigmented lesions. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Varian Medical Systems (NYSE:VAR): The shares closed at $60.60, up $3.55, or 6.22%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $7.10 billion. About the company: Varian Medical Systems, Inc. designs, manufactures, sells, and services equipment and software products for treating cancer with radiotherapy, stereotactic radiosurgery and brachytherapy. The Company also supplies products that include x-ray tubes, linear accelerators, digital image detectors, image processing software and image detection products. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Idenix Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:IDIX): The shares closed at $7.15, up $0.41, or 6.08%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $687.50 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 >>

Losers (% price change)

  • The Cooper Companies, Inc (NYSE:COO): The shares closed at $56.64, down $8.31, or 12.79%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $2.70 billion. About the company: The Cooper Companies, Inc. through its subsidiaries, develops, manufactures, and markets specialty healthcare products. The Company’s products include contact lenses for the vision care market and diagnostic products, surgical instruments, and accessories for gynecologists and obstetricians. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Synergetics USA Inc. (NASDAQ:SURG): The shares closed at $5.78, down $0.62, or 9.69%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $144.33 million. About the company: Synergetics USA, Inc. develops and manufactures medical devices and products for the hospital and healthcare communities. The Company’s products include bipolar electrosurgical generators and disposable and non-disposable medical products. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • CARDIOME PHARMA CORP (NASDAQ:CRME): The shares closed at $2.21, down $0.21, or 8.68%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $135.10 million. About the company: Cardiome Pharma Corp. is a product-focused cardiovascular drug development company with clinical drug programs. The Company’s programs focus on atrial arrhythmia and congestive heart failure. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Medicis Pharmaceutical (NYSE:MRX): The shares closed at $32.75, down $2.8, or 7.88%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $2.07 billion. About the company: Medicis Pharmaceutical Corporation provides pharmaceuticals focusing on the treatment of dermatological, pediatric, and podiatric conditions, as well as aesthetics medicine. The Company has branded prescription products in therapeutic categories such as acne, asthma, eczema, fungal infections, hyperpigmentation, photoaging, psoriasis, and rosacea. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Simcere Pharmaceutical (NYSE:SCR): The shares closed at $7.94, down $0.59, or 6.92%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $428.00 million. About the company: Simcere Pharmaceutical Group manufactures and supplies branded generic pharmaceuticals to the China market. The Company’s products include antibiotics, anti-cancer medications and anti-stroke medications. 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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