Healthcare Sector Review: Winning and Losing Stocks

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

Gainer (% price change)

  • Cytori Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:CYTX): The shares closed at $3.55, up $0.43, or 13.78%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $190.98 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.
  • Amicus Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:FOLD): The shares closed at $4.34, up $0.5, or 13.02%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $150.17 million. About the company: Amicus Therapeutics, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company that develops orally-administered, small molecule drugs to treat human genetic diseases. The drugs, called pharmacological chaperones, are being developed to treat Fabray, Gaucher, and Pompe disease.
  • Human Genome Sciences (NASDAQ:HGSI): The shares closed at $13.37, up $1.19, or 9.77%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $2.55 billion. About the company: Human Genome Sciences, Inc. researches and develops proprietary pharmaceutical and diagnostic products. The Company’s products predict, prevent, detect, treat, and cure disease based on the discovery of human and microbial genes.
  • Warner Chilcott Plc (NASDAQ:WCRX): The shares closed at $14.85, up $1.18, or 8.63%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $3.77 billion. About the company: Warner Chilcott PLC is a pharmaceutical company. The Company is focused on marketing, selling, developing and manufacturing branded prescription pharmaceutical products in women’s healthcare and dermatology in the United States.
  • AtriCure Inc. (NASDAQ:ATRC): The shares closed at $10.44, up $0.78, or 8.07%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $169.80 million. About the company: AtriCure, Inc. develops, manufactures, and sells surgical devices designed to create precise lesions in soft tissues. The Company’s bipolar ablation system is used by cardiothoracic surgeons as a standard treatment alternative to create lesions in heart tissue to block the abnormal electrical impulses that cause atrial fibrillation.

Loser (% price change)

  • Hansen Medical, Inc. (NASDAQ:HNSN): The shares closed at $4.03, down $0.18, or 4.28%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $221.18 million. About the company: Hansen Medical, Inc. develops and manufactures medical robotics designed for positioning, manipulation and control of catheters and catheter-based technologies.
  • Chindex Intl., Inc. (NASDAQ:CHDX): The shares closed at $10.16, down $0.44, or 4.15%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $170.74 million. About the company: Chindex International, Inc. provides representative and distribution services to a number of multinational companies in the Greater Chinese marketplace including Hong Kong and Macau. The Company also operates a private hospital corporation in China. U.S.-China’s customers include manufacturers of medical products.
  • Regeneron Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:REGN): The shares closed at $63.51, down $2.13, or 3.24%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $5.82 billion. About the company: Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company that discovers, develops, and commercializes pharmaceutical products for the treatment of serious medical conditions. The Company has therapeutic candidates in clinical trials for the potential treatment of cancer, eye diseases, and inflammatory diseases, and has preclinical programs in other diseases and disorders.
  • Tenet Healthcare Corp. (NYSE:THC): The shares closed at $4.49, down $0.13, or 2.81%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $2.13 billion. About the company: Tenet Healthcare Corporation, through its subsidiaries, owns or operates general hospitals and related health care facilities serving communities in the United States. The Company operates rehabilitation hospitals, specialty hospitals, long-term care facilities, psychiatric facilities, and medical office buildings near its general hospitals, as well as ancillary health care businesses.
  • Achillion Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ACHN): The shares closed at $5.89, down $0.16, or 2.64%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $410.64 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.

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

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