The Worst Performing Stocks in the Healthcare Sector Over the Past Quarter

Wall St. Watchdog reveals information about the worst-performing companies in the Healthcare sector (as measured by share price) over the quarter-to-date period.

  • Dendreon Corporation (NASDAQ:DNDN): This company’s shares declined by 69.85% for the quarter-to-date period. The shares recently traded at $11.89 and the company’s market capitalization is $1,769,918,000. About the company: Dendreon Corporation discovers and develops immunologically based therapeutic products for the treatment of cancer. The Company combines knowledge in immunology and antigen engineering with proprietary cell separation technologies to develop therapeutic vaccines that induce cell-mediated immunity, the body’s key defense against cancer.
  • Sun Healthcare Group Inc (NASDAQ:SUNH): This company’s shares declined by 54.61% for the quarter-to-date period. The shares recently traded at $3.64 and the company’s market capitalization is $521,871,000. About the company: Sabra Health Care REIT, Inc. is a real estate investment trust. The trust owns nursing homes, rehabilitation centers, assisted living facilities, and independent living centers.
  • Kindred Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE:KND): This company’s shares declined by 44.67% for the quarter-to-date period. The shares recently traded at $11.88 and the company’s market capitalization is $619,097,500. About the company: Kindred Healthcare, Inc. is a national healthcare services company operating hospitals, nursing centers, institutional pharmacies and a contract rehabilitation services business.
  • Examworks Group, Inc. (NYSE:EXAM): This company’s shares declined by 44.35% for the quarter-to-date period. The shares recently traded at $14.13 and the company’s market capitalization is $490,144,500. About the company: ExamWorks Group Inc., is a medical legal services company. The Company offers independent medical examinations, peer reviews, file and radiology reviews, physician and hospital bill reviews, medical billing re-pricing, settlement negotiation, and related special services.
  • Brookdale Senior Living, Inc. (NYSE:BKD): This company’s shares declined by 44.04% for the quarter-to-date period. The shares recently traded at $13.57 and the company’s market capitalization is $1,655,182,000. About the company: Brookdale Senior Living Inc. operates senior living facilities in the United States. The Company offers its residents access to a full continuum of services across all sectors of the senior living industry. Brookdale Senior operates independent living facilities, assisted living facilities, continuing care retirement communities, and a skilled nursing facility.
  • Human Genome Sciences (NASDAQ:HGSI): This company’s shares declined by 43.81% for the quarter-to-date period. The shares recently traded at $13.79 and the company’s market capitalization is $2,629,325,000. 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.
  • HCA Holdings Inc (NYSE:HCA): This company’s shares declined by 42.24% for the quarter-to-date period. The shares recently traded at $19.06 and the company’s market capitalization is $9,857,443,000. About the company: HCA Holdings, Inc. operates hospitals. The Company operates acute care hospitals, outpatient facilities, clinics and other patient care delivery settings. HCA operates hospitals in the United States and the United Kingdom.
  • InterMune, Inc. (NASDAQ:ITMN): This company’s shares declined by 38.91% for the quarter-to-date period. The shares recently traded at $21.90 and the company’s market capitalization is $1,330,747,000. 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.
  • AMERIGROUP Corporation (NYSE:AGP): This company’s shares declined by 38.34% for the quarter-to-date period. The shares recently traded at $43.45 and the company’s market capitalization is $2,157,186,000. About the company: AMERIGROUP Corporation, a multi-state managed healthcare company, serves people who receive healthcare benefits through state-sponsored programs. Programs include Medicaid, Children’s Health Insurance Program, and Family Care. The Company provides managed care and medical management programs, as well as offers community-based education and outreach programs.
  • NuVasive, Inc. (NASDAQ:NUVA): This company’s shares declined by 36.47% for the quarter-to-date period. The shares recently traded at $20.89 and the company’s market capitalization is $833,390,900. About the company: NuVasive, Inc. designs, develops, and markets products for the surgical treatment of spine disorders. The Company’s products include Maximum Access Surgery and Fusion products.

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

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