Healthcare Sector Review: Winning and Losing Stocks on Nov 29th

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

Gainers (% price change)

  • Inhibitex, Inc. (NASDAQ:INHX): The shares closed at $13.70, up $2.3, or 20.18%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $1.07 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 >>
  • Salix Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:SLXP): The shares closed at $41.27, up $4.63, or 12.64%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $2.44 billion. About the company: Salix Pharmaceuticals, Ltd. develops and markets prescription pharmaceutical products for the treatment of gastrointestinal diseases. The Company markets its products to gastroenterologists in the U.S. through its own specialty sales force. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • OraSure Tech., Inc. (NASDAQ:OSUR): The shares closed at $8.55, up $0.69, or 8.78%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $403.74 million. About the company: OraSure Technologies, Inc. develops, manufactures, and markets medical devices and diagnostic products. The Company supplies oral fluid collection devices and assays to the life insurance industry and public health markets for the detection of antibodies to HIV. OraSure also supplies oral fluid testing solutions for drugs-of-abuse testing. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Vical Incorporated (NASDAQ:VICL): The shares closed at $4.23, up $0.33, or 8.46%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $303.88 million. About the company: Vical Incorporated develops gene-based pharmaceutical products for human therapy. The Company develops cancer product candidates, as well as develops vaccines for infectious diseases and gene-based delivery of therapeutic proteins for other disorders. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • STAAR Surgical Company (NASDAQ:STAA): The shares closed at $9.58, up $0.64, or 7.16%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $345.80 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 >>

Losers (% price change)

  • AVANIR Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:AVNR): The shares closed at $2.29, down $0.26, or 10.2%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $284.39 million. About the company: AVANIR Pharmaceuticals Inc. develops, acquires, and markets treatments for central nervous system disorders, inflammation, and infectious diseases. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Hospira, Inc. (NYSE:HSP): The shares closed at $28.17, down $2.81, or 9.07%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $4.64 billion. About the company: Hospira, Inc. is a global specialty pharmaceutical and medication delivery company. The Company’s product portfolio includes generic acute-care and oncology injectables, as well as integrated infusion therapy and medication management systems. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • China Medical Tech., Inc (NASDAQ:CMED): The shares closed at $3.52, down $0.3, or 7.85%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $114.08 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 >>
  • Delcath Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:DCTH): The shares closed at $2.36, down $0.19, or 7.45%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $113.27 million. About the company: Delcath Systems Inc. has developed a system to isolate the liver from the circulatory system and to administer chemotherapy and other therapeutic agents directly to the liver. This system filters the patients blood removing most of the harmful chemotherapy agents lessening the side-effects of the treatment. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Momenta Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:MNTA): The shares closed at $15.34, down $1.1, or 6.69%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $785.01 million. About the company: Momenta Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a biotechnology company. The Company specializes in sequencing and engineering of complex sugars for the development of improved versions of existing drugs, the development of novel drugs, and the discovery of new biological processes. Momenta also develops technology-enabled generic products. 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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