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

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

Gainers (% price change)

  • Cynosure, Inc. (NASDAQ:CYNO): The shares closed at $13.03, up $1.76, or 15.62%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $164.34 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 >>
  • Cerus Corporation (NASDAQ:CERS): The shares closed at $2.89, up $0.34, or 13.33%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $137.85 million. About the company: Cerus Corporation develops systems designed to enhance the safety of blood transfusions. The Company’s systems inactivate pathogens in blood components and inactivate white blood cells, which are responsible for a variety of adverse transfusion reactions. Cerus’ platform technologies prevent viral, bacterial, and cellular replication. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Metropolitan Health (AMEX:MDF): The shares closed at $6.99, up $0.81, or 13.11%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $287.39 million. About the company: Metropolitan Health Networks, Inc. is a multi-specialty group practice. The Company provides comprehensive medical treatment and ancillary services to its patients, as well as management services to the physician community. Metropolitan Health operates in southern Florida. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Merge Healthcare Inc. (NASDAQ:MRGE): The shares closed at $6.82, up $0.75, or 12.36%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $611.39 million. About the company: Merge Healthcare Inc. provides medical imaging and information management software and services. The Company offers clinical and medical imaging software applications and development tools. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • ISTA Pharmaceuticals, Inc (NASDAQ:ISTA): The shares closed at $4.46, up $0.48, or 12.06%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $186.69 million. About the company: Ista Pharmaceuticals, Inc. develops proprietary therapeutic products that save and improve eyesight. The Company’s product candidates and programs address diseases and conditions such as vitreous hemorrhage, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, ocular pain, and inflammation. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

Losers (% price change)

  • Wright Medical Group, Inc (NASDAQ:WMGI): The shares closed at $14.18, down $2.41, or 14.53%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $558.76 million. About the company: Wright Medical Group, Inc., an orthopedic device company, specializes in the design, manufacture, and marketing of reconstructive joint devices and bio-orthopedic materials. The Company’s joint devices are used to replace knee, hip, and other joints that have deteriorated through disease or injury. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Thoratec Corporation (NASDAQ:THOR): The shares closed at $30.46, down $4.43, or 12.7%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $1.82 billion. About the company: Thoratec Corporation researches, develops, manufactures, and markets medical devices for circulatory support and vascular graft applications. The Company’s products include a ventricular assist device, an implantable left ventricular heart assist device, a vascular access graft, and a coronary artery bypass graft. Thoratec also supplies whole-blood coagulation testing equipment. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Nektar Therapeutics (NASDAQ:NKTR): The shares closed at $4.96, down $0.34, or 6.42%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $567.52 million. About the company: Nektar Therapeutics is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company which develops a pipeline of drug candidates that utilize company platforms. The Company’s product pipeline is comprised of early to late stage drug candidates across a number of therapeutic areas including oncology, pain, anti-infectives, anti-viral and immunology. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Integra LifeSciences (NASDAQ:IART): The shares closed at $28.30, down $1.7, or 5.67%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $759.04 million. About the company: Integra LifeSciences Holdings develops, manufactures, and markets medical devices, implants, and biomaterials. The Company’s products are primarily used in the treatment of burns and skin defects, spinal and cranial disorders, orthopedics, and other surgical applications. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Exelixis, Inc. (NASDAQ:EXEL): The shares closed at $4.36, down $0.26, or 5.63%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $565.43 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 >>

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

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