Healthcare Sector Review: Winning and Losing Stocks on Dec 27th

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

Gainers (% price change)

Delcath Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:DCTH): The shares closed at $3.05, up $0.2, or 7.02%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $147.02 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 >>

Exelixis, Inc. (NASDAQ:EXEL): The shares closed at $4.96, up $0.32, or 6.9%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $643.24 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 >>

Ariad Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ARIA): The shares closed at $12.50, up $0.76, or 6.47%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $1.66 billion. About the company: ARIAD Pharmaceuticals, Inc. discovers, develops, and commercializes small-molecule drugs to treat aggressive cancers. The Company’s first product candidate is an investigational mTOR inhibitor. ARIAD’s second product candidate is an investigational pan BCR-ABL inhibitor for treatment of blood cancers. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

DepoMed, Inc. (NASDAQ:DEPO): The shares closed at $5.23, up $0.24, or 4.81%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $289.74 million. About the company: DepoMed, Inc. develops new and proprietary oral drug delivery technologies. The Company has developed a system designed to be retained in the stomach for an extended period of time while it delivers the incorporated drug or drugs. DepoMed has also developed a system designed to reduce gastrointestinal irritation. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

InterMune, Inc. (NASDAQ:ITMN): The shares closed at $12.16, up $0.51, or 4.42%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $796.57 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 >>

Losers (% price change)

SIGA Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:SIGA): The shares closed at $2.33, down $0.15, or 6.05%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $119.81 million. About the company: SIGA Technologies, Inc. explores, develops, and markets products for use in defense against biological warfare agents. The Company’s also offers products such as novel anti-infectives or the prevention and treatment of serious infectious diseases. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

Accuray Incorporated (NASDAQ:ARAY): The shares closed at $4.24, down $0.18, or 4.07%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $298.98 million. About the company: Accuray Inc. has developed an intelligent robotic radiosurgery system designed to treat solid tumors anywhere in the body as an alternative to traditional surgery. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

XenoPort, Inc. (NASDAQ:XNPT): The shares closed at $3.89, down $0.14, or 3.47%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $137.90 million. About the company: XenoPort Inc. is biopharmaceutical company focused on developing a portfolio of internally discovered product candidates that utilize the body’s natural nutrient transporter mechanisms to improve the therapeutic benefits of existing drugs. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

Cynosure, Inc. (NASDAQ:CYNO): The shares closed at $11.35, down $0.39, or 3.32%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $142.61 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 >>

Sangamo Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ:SGMO): The shares closed at $2.65, down $0.09, or 3.28%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $139.05 million. About the company: Sangamo BioSciences, Inc. researches and develops transcription factors in the regulation of genes. These transcription factors are the proteins that turn genes on and off and regulate gene expression by recognizing specific DNA sequences. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

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