Sector Review: Action in the Healthcare Sector on Nov 25th

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

Gainers (% price change)

  • POZEN Inc. (NASDAQ:POZN): The shares closed at $3.62, up $1.12, or 44.8%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $108.29 million. About the company: POZEN Inc. is a pharmaceutical company that develops therapeutics for diseases with unmet medical needs. The Company’s product candidates include migraine treatments as well as is exploring the development of product candidates in other pain-related therapeutic areas. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • China Medical Tech., Inc (NASDAQ:CMED): The shares closed at $3.79, up $0.23, or 6.46%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $122.83 million. About the company: China Medical Technologies, Inc. is a medical device company. The Company develops, manufactures, and markets products using high intensity focused ultrasound, or HIFU, for the treatment of diseases and disorders. China Medical Technologies, Inc. is based in Beijing. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Amarin Corp. plc (NASDAQ:AMRN): The shares closed at $7.10, up $0.43, or 6.45%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $962.06 million. About the company: Amarin Corporation PLC is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company. The Company researches, develops, and commercializes drugs for the treatment of hypertriglyceridemia, central nervous system disorders, and cardiovascular diseases. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Rockwell Medical Tech (NASDAQ:RMTI): The shares closed at $7.15, up $0.26, or 3.77%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $133.47 million. About the company: Rockwell Medical Technologies, Inc. manufactures, markets, and delivers dialysis solutions, powders, and ancillary products to hemodialysis providers. The Company offers Dri-State Dry Acid, Liquid Acid, SteriLyte Liquid Bicarbonate, Powder Bicarbonate, and ancillary dialysis items. Rockwell’s products are used to cleanse a patient’s blood and replace nutrients in the bloodstream. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • QLT Inc. (NASDAQ:QLTI): The shares closed at $6.96, up $0.25, or 3.73%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $343.57 million. About the company: QLT Inc. develops and commercializes pharmaceutical products for use in photodynamic therapy, the use of light activated drugs to treat disease. The Company’s lead drug, Visudyne, is marketed by Novartis AG, and is used in the treatment of the wet form of age-related macular degeneration. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

Losers (% price change)

  • Almost Family, Inc. (NASDAQ:AFAM): The shares closed at $12.53, down $0.98, or 7.25%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $117.37 million. About the company: Almost Family, Inc. provides adult day health services to older and special needs adults as an alternative to nursing home placement. The Company also operates a visiting nurse service. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • MannKind Corporation (NASDAQ:MNKD): The shares closed at $2.95, down $0.23, or 7.23%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $387.45 million. About the company: MannKind Corporation is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of therapeutic products for diseases such as diabetes, cancer, inflammatory and autoimmune diseases. The Companys lead investigational product candidate is the Technosphere Insulin System. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Idenix Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:IDIX): The shares closed at $6.77, down $0.52, or 7.13%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $650.96 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 >>
  • GTx, Inc. (NASDAQ:GTXI): The shares closed at $2.36, down $0.15, or 5.98%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $148.18 million. About the company: GTx, Inc. discovers, develops, and commercializes therapeutics primarily related to the treatment of serious men’s health conditions. The Company’s drug discover and development programs are focused on small molecules that selectively modulate the effects of estrogens and androgens, two essential classes of hormones. GTx is currently developing products for prostate cancer. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • LHC Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:LHCG): The shares closed at $12.35, down $0.76, or 5.8%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $225.77 million. About the company: LHC Group Inc. provides post-acute healthcare services primarily to Medicare beneficiaries in rural markets in the southern United States. The company provides home-based services through home nursing agencies and hospices and facility-based services through long-term acute care hospitals and outpatient rehabilitation clinics. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

Most Actives (dollar volume)

  • Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE): The shares closed at $18.45, on the day. Its market capitalization is $141.82 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 $61.27, down $0.15, or 0.24%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $167.32 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 >>
  • Gilead Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ:GILD): The shares closed at $39.28, down $0.36, or 0.91%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $29.50 billion. About the company: Gilead Sciences, Inc. is a research-based biopharmaceutical company that discovers, develops, and commercializes therapeutics to advance the care of patients suffering from life-threatening diseases. The Company’s primary arees of focus include HIV/AIDS, liver disease and serious cardiovascular and respiratory conditions. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Pharmasset, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRUS): The shares closed at $133.17, up $0.17, or 0.13%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $10.08 billion. About the company: Pharmasset, Inc. is a pharmaceutical company. The Company develops oral therapeutics for the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), hepatitis B (HBV), and hepatitis C (HCV). Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE:MRK): The shares closed at $33.16, down $0.03, or 0.09%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $101.07 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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