Healthcare Sector Review: Winning and Losing Stocks on Nov 3rd

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

Gainers (% price change)

  • Medivation, Inc. (NASDAQ:MDVN): The shares closed at $39.75, up $23.22, or 140.47%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $1.39 billion. About the company: Medivation Inc. acquires, develops, and sells or partners biomedical technologies in the early development stage of the research and development process. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • SonoSite, Inc. (NASDAQ:SONO): The shares closed at $39.95, up $9.17, or 29.79%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $555.03 million. About the company: SonoSite, Inc. manufactures hand-held ultrasound imaging equipment. The Company’s equipment is approximately the size of a laptop computer and permits the provision of ultrasound services in places previously not possible. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • ABIOMED, Inc. (NASDAQ:ABMD): The shares closed at $17.77, up $3.26, or 22.47%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $684.57 million. About the company: ABIOMED, Inc. develops, manufactures, and markets cardiovascular products. The Company’s BVS-5000 is a cardiac assistance device for patients with reversible heart failure. ABIOMED is also developing its AbioCor implantable replacement heart, which is intended to extend the lives of patients with irreversible end- stage heart failure. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • (): The shares closed at $43.60, up $5.1, or 13.25%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $13.09 billion. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Synta Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:SNTA): The shares closed at $3.76, up $0.36, or 10.59%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $186.10 million. About the company: Synta Pharmaceuticals Corp. is a biopharmaceutical company developing small-molecule drugs for inflammatory diseases, cancer, and diabetes. The Company has drug candidates in human clinical trials and additional programs in preclinical studies. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

Losers (% price change)

  • Dendreon Corporation (NASDAQ:DNDN): The shares closed at $6.55, down $3.91, or 37.38%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $975.02 million. About the company: Dendreon Corporation discovers and develops immunologically based therapeutic products for the treatment of cancer. The Company combines knowledge in immunology and antigen engineering with proprietary cell separation technologies to develop therapeutic vaccines that induce cell-mediated immunity, the body’s key defense against cancer. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Hansen Medical, Inc. (NASDAQ:HNSN): The shares closed at $2.29, down $0.85, or 27.07%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $125.68 million. About the company: Hansen Medical, Inc. develops and manufactures medical robotics designed for positioning, manipulation and control of catheters and catheter-based technologies. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • DexCom, Inc. (NASDAQ:DXCM): The shares closed at $7.87, down $1.93, or 19.69%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $529.91 million. About the company: DexCom Inc. is a medical device company focused on the design and development of continuous glucose monitoring systems for people with diabetes. The Company has developed a small implantable device that continuously measures glucose levels in subcutaneous tissue just under the skin, and a small external receiver to which the sensor transmits glucose levels at specified intervals. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • NxStage Medical, Inc. (NASDAQ:NXTM): The shares closed at $19.78, down $2.64, or 11.78%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $1.08 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 >>
  • Symmetry Medical Inc. (NYSE:SMA): The shares closed at $8.25, down $0.75, or 8.33%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $299.67 million. About the company: Symmetry Medical Inc. designs, develops, and manufactures custom and standard surgical instruments. The Company markets the products to dental, osteobiologic and endoscopy sectors. Symmetry provides limited specialized products and services to non-healthcare markets, such as the aerospace market. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

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