Before the Bell Scans: Medtronic Inc., Align Technology Inc., Becton, Dickinson and Co., and Nanosphere Inc.
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LONDON, November 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
The U.S. equity market posted gains on Wednesday, November 13, 2013. All three benchmark indexes rose, with the S&P 500, the Dow Jones Industrial Average, and the NASDAQ Composite rising 0.81%, 0.45% and 1.16%, respectively. Shares in the healthcare sector finished on a mixed note, even as the broader market advanced. The major movers in the sector included Medtronic Inc. (NYSE: MDT), Align Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: ALGN), Becton, Dickinson and Co. (NYSE: BDX), and Nanosphere Inc. (NASDAQ: NSPH). All these companies are tracked by AAAResearchReports.com. Free technical research on MDT, ALGN, BDX, and NSPH can be downloaded upon signing up at:
Medtronic Inc.'s stock advanced 0.52% on Wednesday, closing the day at $58.19 after oscillating between $57.30 and $58.20 during the trading session. A total of 3.40 million shares were traded, which is below the daily average volume of 4.20 million. The company's shares have gained 6.11% in the previous three months and 5.82% in the last one month, outperforming the S&P 500, which has gained 5.18% and 4.63% during the respective periods. Furthermore, Medtronic Inc.'s stock is trading near its 52-week high of $58.82 and also above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $55.10 and $51.14, respectively. Sign up today to read free research report on MDT at:
On Wednesday, Align Technology Inc.'s stock ended the session 0.21% lower than the previous day's price of $58.50. The company's shares oscillated between $57.66 and $58.89 before closing the day at $58.38. A total of 0.88 million shares were traded, which is below the daily average volume of 0.91 million. Despite Wednesday's losses, the company's shares have rallied 30.40% in the previous three months and 34.67% in the last one month, outperforming the S&P 500 which has gained 5.18% and 4.63% during the respective periods. Further, Align Technology Inc.'s stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $50.22 and $39.71, respectively. Register to download free technical analysis on ALGN at:
Shares in Becton, Dickinson and Co. edged lower on Wednesday, even as the broader market advanced. The company's shares closed the day 0.82% lower at $108.03, after trading between $107.17 and $108.35 during the trading session. A total of 1.28 million shares were traded, which is above the daily average volume of 0.65 million. The company's shares have gained 8.18% in the previous three months and 5.08% in the last one month, compared to a gain of 5.18% and 4.63% in the S&P 500 during the respective periods. Despite Wednesday's losses, Becton, Dickinson and Co.'s stock is trading near its 52-week high of $109.03 and also above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $102.72 and $97.81, respectively. A free report on BDX can be accessed by registering at:
Nanosphere Inc.'s stock rallied 4.15% on Wednesday, closing at $2.26, after oscillating between $2.12 and $2.27 during the trading session. A total of 2.02 million shares were traded, which is above the daily average volume of 0.59 million. The company's shares have gained 10.24% in the previous three months and 17.10% in the last one month, outperforming the S&P 500, which has gained 5.18% and 4.63% during the respective periods. Additionally, Nanosphere Inc.'s stock is trading above its 50-day moving average of $2.00. Register with AAA Research Reports and download the research on NSPH for free at:
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