Sector Review: Action in the Healthcare Sector on Dec 8th

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

Gainers (% price change)

  • Affymax, Inc. (NASDAQ:AFFY): The shares closed at $7.99, up $2.13, or 36.39%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $285.49 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 >>
  • Synta Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:SNTA): The shares closed at $4.42, up $0.37, or 9.14%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $218.78 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 >>
  • Seattle Genetics, Inc. (NASDAQ:SGEN): The shares closed at $17.98, up $0.88, or 5.15%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $2.07 billion. About the company: Seattle Genetics, Inc. discovers and develops monoclonal antibody-based drugs to treat cancer and related diseases. The Company’s technologies increase the potency and efficacy of monoclonal antibodies with specificity for cancer. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Healthways, Inc. (NASDAQ:HWAY): The shares closed at $6.77, up $0.28, or 4.31%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $224.93 million. About the company: Healthways, Inc. provides specialized, comprehensive diabetes and cardiac disease management services to physicians, health plans, and hospitals. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Flamel Tech. S.A. (NASDAQ:FLML): The shares closed at $4.80, up $0.17, or 3.67%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $116.84 million. About the company: Flamel Technologies S.A. develops polymer technologies for applications such as drug delivery, biomaterials, and agrochemicals. The Company’s programs include “Micropump” and “Medusa” in drug delivery, and “ColCys” in biomaterial-based medical devices. Flamel builds on its technology platforms to develop other products, such as new materials for opthalmic lens products. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

Losers (% price change)

  • Invacare Corporation (NYSE:IVC): The shares closed at $14.70, down $5.88, or 28.57%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $468.19 million. About the company: Invacare Corporation manufactures and distributes health care products to the non-acute care market on a worldwide basis. The Company distributes its products to home care, mass retail, and institutional customers. Invacare provides items such as respiratory products, home care beds, diabetic supplies, nursing home furniture, and manual and powerized wheelchairs. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Metabolix, Inc. (NASDAQ:MBLX): The shares closed at $4.19, down $0.54, or 11.42%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $142.80 million. About the company: Metabolix, Inc. produces biobased, biodegradable, natural plastics and chemicals. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • AVANIR Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:AVNR): The shares closed at $2.29, down $0.26, or 10.2%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $284.39 million. About the company: AVANIR Pharmaceuticals Inc. develops, acquires, and markets treatments for central nervous system disorders, inflammation, and infectious diseases. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Senomyx Inc. (NASDAQ:SNMX): The shares closed at $3.62, down $0.39, or 9.73%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $143.86 million. About the company: Senomyx, Inc. discovers new proprietary flavor and fragrance molecules for use in a wide range of consumer products. The company’s flavor and fragrance molecules are used by consumer products companies to improve the taste or smell of many products, including processed foods, beverages, perfumes and personal and home care products. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Sangamo Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ:SGMO): The shares closed at $2.56, down $0.26, or 9.22%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $134.31 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 >>

Most Actives (dollar volume)

  • Amgen, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMGN): The shares closed at $58.41, up $0.07, or 0.12%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $51.20 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 >>
  • Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE): The shares closed at $20.19, down $0.28, or 1.37%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $155.20 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 >>
  • Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ): The shares closed at $63.78, down $0.67, or 1.04%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $174.17 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 $35.19, down $0.42, or 1.18%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $107.26 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 >>
  • Bristol Myers Squibb Co. (NYSE:BMY): The shares closed at $33.31, down $0.22, or 0.66%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $56.44 billion. About the company: Bristol-Myers Squibb Company is a global biopharmaceutical company that discovers, develops, manufactures and sells pharmaceutical and nutritional products. The Company’s products and experimental therapies address cancer, heart disease, HIV/AIDS, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, hepatitis, organ transplant rejection and psychiatric disorders. 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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