Big Healthcare Stocks Mixed in Morning Trading

Large cap companies in the Healthcare sectors are mixed in morning trading.  Following is some information on what is making these companies’ shares move today:

  • Pfizer, Inc. (NYSE:PFE): The shares recently traded at $18.73, down $0.19, or 1%, on the day.  The shares have traded in a 52-week range of $16.25 to $21.45 and its market capitalization is $146.06 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.
  • Bristol Myers Squibb Co. (NYSE:BMY): The shares recently traded in a 52-week range of $32.93, up $0.10, or 0.3%, on the day.  The shares have traded in a 52-week range of $24.97 to $32.99 and its market capitalization is $56.17 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.
  • Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ): The shares recently traded at $64.03, down $0.40, or 0.62%, on the day.  The shares have traded in a 52-week range of $57.50 to $68.05 and its market capitalization is $175.46 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, acetominophen products, pharmaceuticals, diagnostic equipment, and surgical equipment in countries located around the world.
  • Cephalon, Inc. (NASDAQ:CEPH): The shares recently traded at $81.42, up $0.02, or 0.03%, on the day.  The shares have traded in a 52-week range of $54.15 to $81.44 and its market capitalization is $6.35 billion.  About the company: Cephalon, Inc. is an international biopharmaceutical company that discovers, develops, and markets biopharmaceutical products to treat neurological disorders, pain, and cancer.  The Company’s products include a product that treats excessive daytime sleepiness associated with narcolepsy.
  • Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE:MRK):  The shares recently traded at $32.35, up $0.01, 0r 0%, on the day.  The shares have traded in a 52-week range of $29.47 to $37.68 and its market capitalization is $99.66 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 osteoperosis, a treatment for hypertension, and a treatment for allergic rhinitis.

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

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