Sector Review: Action in the Healthcare Sector on Dec 16th

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

Gainers (% price change)

  • ISTA Pharmaceuticals, Inc (NASDAQ:ISTA): The shares closed at $6.68, up $2.79, or 71.72%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $277.23 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 >>
  • Synergetics USA Inc. (NASDAQ:SURG): The shares closed at $6.99, up $0.63, or 9.91%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $174.58 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 >>
  • Vertex Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:VRTX): The shares closed at $33.91, up $2.48, or 7.89%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $7.07 billion. About the company: Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated discovers, develops, and commercializes novel, small molecule pharmaceuticals for the treatment of diseases for which there are currently limited or no effective treatments. The Company is developing drugs for the treatment of viral diseases, multidrug resistance in cancer, inflammatory and autoimmune diseases, and neurodegenerative diseases. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • CorVel Corporation (NASDAQ:CRVL): The shares closed at $45.81, up $2.55, or 5.89%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $523.77 million. About the company: CorVel Corporation provides managed care services in the workers’ compensation, accident and health, and auto insurance markets across the United States. The Company provides services to employers, government entities, insurance companies, and third party administrators. CorVel provides a network of preferred providers, as well as case management, bill review, and other services. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Compugen Ltd. (NASDAQ:CGEN): The shares closed at $4.71, up $0.24, or 5.37%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $159.74 million. About the company: Compugen Ltd. develops solutions in the field of computational genomics. The Company provides its gene discovery tools to pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and other life sciences through its Web site, labOnWeb.com. Compugen is also seeking to commercialize the genes and proteins it discovers. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

Losers (% price change)

  • Kensey Nash Corporation (NASDAQ:KNSY): The shares closed at $20.75, down $5.95, or 22.28%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $179.20 million. About the company: Kensey Nash Corporation designs, develops, and manufactures a line of absorbable medical devices. The Company’s products are used for the sealing of arterial punctures created during cardiovascular procedures such as angiography, angioplasty, atherectomy, and the placement of stents. Kensey Nash sells its products in the United States. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Inhibitex, Inc. (NASDAQ:INHX): The shares closed at $10.45, down $2.54, or 19.55%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $818.17 million. 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 >>
  • InterMune, Inc. (NASDAQ:ITMN): The shares closed at $11.09, down $1.65, or 12.95%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $726.48 million. About the company: InterMune, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company. The Company develops therapies for hepatology and pulmonology, including treatments for severe, malignant osteopetrosis and chronic granulomatous disease Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Affymax, Inc. (NASDAQ:AFFY): The shares closed at $6.34, down $0.88, or 12.19%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $226.53 million. About the company: Affymax Inc. is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company. The Company develops peptide-based drugs for the treatment of serious and life-threatening conditions such as kidney disease and cancer. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Idenix Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:IDIX): The shares closed at $7.09, down $0.67, or 8.63%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $681.73 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 >>

Most Actives (dollar volume)

  • Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE): The shares closed at $21.03, down $0.11, or 0.52%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $161.66 billion. About the company: Pfizer Inc. is a research-based, global pharmaceutical company that discovers, develops, manufactures, and markets medicines for humans and animals. The Company’s products include prescription pharmaceuticals, non-prescription self-medications, and animal health products such as anti-infective medicines and vaccines. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Perrigo Company (NASDAQ:PRGO): The shares closed at $98.18, up $1.21, or 1.25%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $9.15 billion. About the company: Perrigo Company manufactures store brand over-the-counter pharmaceutical products and also manufactures store brand nutritional products. The Company’s customers include major national and regional retail drug, supermarket, and mass merchandise chains such as Albertson’s, CVS, and Target, and major wholesalers such as Super Valu and McKesson. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Amgen, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMGN): The shares closed at $60.05, up $1.43, or 2.44%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $52.64 billion. About the company: Amgen Inc. discovers, develops, manufactures, and markets human therapeutics based on cellular and molecular biology. The Company focuses its research on secreted protein and small molecule therapeutics, with particular emphasis on neuroscience and cancer. Amgen concentrates on the areas of hematology, cancer, infectious disease, endocrinology, neurobiology, and inflammation. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ): The shares closed at $64.30, up $0.3, or 0.47%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $175.59 billion. About the company: Johnson & Johnson manufactures health care products and provides related services for the consumer, pharmaceutical, and medical devices and diagnostics markets. The Company sells products such as skin and hair care products, acetaminophen products, pharmaceuticals, diagnostic equipment, and surgical equipment in countries located around the world. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE:MRK): The shares closed at $36.25, down $0.11, or 0.3%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $110.49 billion. About the company: Merck & Co., Inc. is a global pharmaceutical company that discovers, develops, manufactures, and markets a broad range of human and animal health products. Merck’s products include a treatment for elevated cholesterol, a treatment for male pattern hair loss, a preventive treatment for osteoporosis, a treatment for hypertension, and a treatment for allergic rhinitis. 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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