NEW YORK, February 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --
This morning, Stock-Callers.com dedicates its attention to these Healthcare stocks: Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. (NYSE: VRX), CVS Health Corp. (NYSE: CVS), Express Scripts Holding Co. (NASDAQ: ESRX), and UnitedHealth Group Inc. (NYSE: UNH). According to Deloitte Global's report, "2017 Global Health Care Outlook: Making Progress Against Persistent Challenges," global health care expenditures are projected to reach $8.7 trillion by 2020, to be driven by an aging population and associated chronic disease, innovative clinical advancements, and rising technology and labor costs. These stocks research reports can be downloaded now by simply registering for free at:
Laval, Canada-based Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc.'s stock finished Wednesday's session 0.30% lower at $16.35 with a total trading volume of 9.69 million shares. The Company's shares have advanced 16.87% in the past month and 12.60% on an YTD basis. The stock is trading above its 50-day moving average by 10.63%. Furthermore, shares of Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, which develops, manufactures, and markets pharmaceuticals, over-the-counter products, and medical devices worldwide, have a Relative Strength Index (RSI) of 63.76.
On February 14th, 2017, research firm RBC Capital Markets reiterated its 'Sector Perform' rating on the Company's stock with a decrease of the target price from $29 a share to $22 a share.
On February 21st, 2017, Valeant Pharma and EyeGate Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced that they have entered into an exclusive, worldwide licensing agreement through which EyeGate has granted a subsidiary of Valeant exclusive, worldwide commercial and manufacturing rights to the EyeGate® II Delivery System and EGP-437 combination product candidate for the treatment of post-operative pain and inflammation in ocular surgery patients. Your complete research report on VRX can be retrieved for free at:
Shares in Woonsocket, Rhode Island headquartered CVS Health Corp. ended at $80.16, up 0.50% from the last trading session. The stock recorded a trading volume of 4.97 million shares. The Company's shares have gained 8.92% in the previous three months and 2.20% since the start of this year. The stock is trading 0.98% above its 50-day moving average. Moreover, shares of CVS Health, which together with its subsidiaries, provides integrated pharmacy health care services, have an RSI of 57.96.
On February 06th, 2017, research firm Atlantic Equities downgraded the Company's stock rating from 'Overweight' to 'Neutral'.
On February 22nd, 2017, CVS Pharmacy reported that it is the first national retail pharmacy chain to announce the removal of partially hydrogenated oils, the primary source of artificial trans fats in processed foods, from all its exclusive store brands food products. The retailer now offers over 600 exclusive snack and grocery options which are free from artificial trans-fats. This comes a year and a half ahead of the Food and Drug Administration's deadline of June 2018 for processed foods to be reformulated without artificial trans-fats. A free report on CVS is just a click away at:
Saint Louis, Missouri headquartered Express Scripts Holding Co.'s stock ended yesterday's session 0.90% lower at $70.73 with a total trading volume of 2.61 million shares. The Company's shares have advanced 0.17% in the past month and 2.82% on an YTD basis. The stock is trading 1.13% above its 50-day moving average. Additionally, shares of Express Scripts Holding, which operates as a pharmacy benefit management (PBM) company in the US, Canada, and Europe, have an RSI of 58.59.
On February 16th, 2017, Express Scripts announced that it was recognized by Fortune Magazine as one of the World's Most Admired Companies within the Health Care: Pharmacy and Other Services category. Sign up for your complimentary research report on ESRX at:
At the close of trading on Wednesday, shares in Minnetonka, Minnesota-based UnitedHealth Group Inc. recorded a trading volume of 2.73 million shares. The stock finished flat at $160.57. The Company's shares have gained 0.94% in the last one month, 7.87% over the previous three months, and 0.33% on an YTD basis. The stock is trading above its 200-day moving average by 10.79%. Furthermore, shares of UnitedHealth Group, which operates as a diversified health and well-being company in the US, have an RSI of 47.88.
On February 21st, 2017, UnitedHealth Group commenced an exchange offer for all of the outstanding shares of Surgical Care Affiliates, Inc. (SCA) pursuant to the companies' previously announced merger agreement dated January 07th, 2017. Subject to terms and conditions of the Offer, which is being made through a wholly owned subsidiary of UnitedHealth Group, SCA's stockholders who validly tender their shares in the Offer will receive, for each share of SCA's common stock, cash and UnitedHealth Group common stock valued at $57.00. The Offer is scheduled to expire at 12:01 a.m., ET time on March 21st, 2017. Register for free on Stock-Callers.com and download the latest research report on UNH at:
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