Stock Prices Climbing For These Healthcare Companies Now

Through early trading on Tuesday, August 30, 2011, these stocks are helping the Healthcare (NYSE:XLV) sector today. Long time Wall St. Cheat Sheet readers know to watch stock prices because Technicals on the Stock Chart are Strong’ is one of the ‘T’s in our CHEAT SHEET investing framework.

Shares of Perrigo Company (NASDAQ:PRGO) are trading at $96.39, up $2.78 (+3%) from the previous close of $93.61. Perrigo Company is a global healthcare supplier which develops, manufactures and distributes over-the-counter and generic prescription pharmaceuticals, nutritional products, active pharmaceutical ingredients & pharmaceutical & medical diagnostic products.

Stock Price Performance: From June 3, 2011, to August 29, 2011, the stock price had risen $9.38 (11.1%) from $84.23 to $93.61. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between April 4, 2011 and April 15, 2011 when shares rose for 10 straight trading days, rising 10.9% (+$8.70). It saw one of its worst periods between April 27, 2011 and May 5, 2011 when shares fell for seven straight trading days, falling 6.3% (-$5.74).

Universal Health Services Inc. (NYSE:UHS) is one of the top price gainers. Its stock price is $39.92, which is 19 cents (+0.7%) above the previous close of $39.65. Universal Health Services, Inc. through its subsidiaries is engaged in the business of owning and operating, acute care hospitals, behavioral health centers, surgical hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers and radiation oncology centers.

Stock Price Performance: From June 2, 2011, to August 26, 2011, the stock price had fallen $17.29 (-31.3%) from $55.19 to $37.90. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between April 18, 2011 and April 28, 2011 when shares rose for eight straight trading days, rising 18.8% (+$8.65). It saw one of its worst periods between July 26, 2011 and August 8, 2011 when shares fell for 10 straight trading days, falling 29.9% (-$15.72).

Shares of Medicis Pharmaceutical Corporation (NYSE:MRX) are trading at $38.76, up 10 cents (+0.5%) from the previous close of $38.58. Medicis Pharmaceutical Corporation focuses on helping patients attain a healthy and youthful appearance and self-image through the development and marketing in the U.S. of products for the treatment of dermatological and aesthetic conditions.

Stock Price Performance: From August 23, 2011, to August 29, 2011, the stock price had risen $2.48 (6.9%) from $36.10 to $38.58. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between March 31, 2011 and April 7, 2011 when shares rose for six straight trading days, rising 10.6% (+$3.38). It saw one of its worst periods between March 11, 2011 and March 18, 2011 when shares fell for six straight trading days, falling 4% (-$1.25).

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