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In today's pre-market research, Stock-Callers.com has lined up the following equities for review: CVS Health Corp. (NYSE: CVS), UnitedHealth Group Inc. (NYSE: UNH), Express Scripts Holding Co. (NASDAQ: ESRX), and Shire PLC (NASDAQ: SHPG). These stocks belong to the Healthcare sector which was mixed in afternoon trade on Friday, January 06th, 2017, after the NYSE Health Care Index slipped to less than 0.1%, while shares of health care companies in the S&P 500 were up more than 0.4% as a group. Download the free research reports on these stocks today: http://stock-callers.com/registration
Woonsocket, Rhode Island headquartered CVS Health Corp.'s stock finished last Friday's session 0.96% higher at $82.20. A total volume of 7.09 million shares was traded. The Company's shares have advanced 3.50% in the past month and 4.17% since the start of this year. The stock is trading above its 50-day moving average by 4.15%. Additionally, shares of CVS Health, which together with its subsidiaries, provides integrated pharmacy health care services, have a Relative Strength Index (RSI) of 59.82.
On December 12th, 2016, research firm Jefferies downgraded the Company's stock rating from 'Buy' to 'Hold'.
On December 14th, 2016, CVS Health announced that the opioid overdose-reversal medication naloxone is now available without a prescription at all CVS Pharmacy locations in Nevada. CVS Health has established a standing order with physicians in Nevada that allows CVS Pharmacy to expand access to the medication across the state. See our free and comprehensive research report on CVS at: http://stock-callers.com/registration/?symbol=CVS
On Friday, shares in Minnetonka, Minnesota-based UnitedHealth Group Inc. ended the session 0.14% higher at $162.41. The stock recorded a trading volume of 3.08 million shares. The Company's shares have gained 3.24% in the last one month, 19.48% in the previous three months, and 1.48% on an YTD basis. The stock is trading 5.99% above its 50-day moving average and 16.15% above its 200-day moving average. Moreover, shares of UnitedHealth Group, which operates as a diversified health and well-being company in the US, have an RSI of 64.48.
On January 03rd, 2017, UnitedHealthcare and Qualcomm Incorporated, through its wholly owned subsidiary Qualcomm Life, Inc., announced enhancements and the expansion of UnitedHealthcare Motion™, a wellness program that provides employees with activity trackers at no additional charge and enables them to earn up to $1,500 per year by meeting certain goals for the number of daily steps. The two companies introduced UnitedHealthcare Motion in 2016 as a pilot in 12 states to select employers, using Qualcomm Life's 2net™ Platform* for medical-grade connectivity that features multiple safeguards to help keep data secure. Following the successful test, the program was expanded to 40 states.
On January 04th, 2017, research firm Piper Jaffray initiated an 'Overweight' rating on the Company's stock. UNH free research report PDF is just a click away at: http://stock-callers.com/registration/?symbol=UNH
St. Louis, Missouri headquartered Express Scripts Holding Co.'s shares declined 0.17%, closing the session at $70.75, with a total trading volume of 1.73 million shares. The stock has gained 0.57% over the previous three months and 2.85% on an YTD basis. Shares of the Company are trading 1.95% below their 50-day moving average. Additionally, shares of Express Scripts Holding, which operates as a pharmacy benefit management company in the US, Canada, and Europe, have an RSI of 50.54.
On December 14th, 2016, Express Scripts announced that it anticipates achieving adjusted earnings per diluted share for FY17 in the range of $6.82 to $7.02. The Company also announced that it is revising its methodology for reporting network claims for its 2017 financial guidance and for reporting periods beginning with the year ending December 31st, 2016. Solely as the direct result of the revised methodology, the Company is updating its previously issued FY16 total adjusted claims guidance from a range of 1,265 million to 1,280 million to a range of 1,400 million to 1,415 million. Sign up for your complimentary report on ESRX at: http://stock-callers.com/registration/?symbol=ESRX
Last Friday at the close, Dublin, Ireland headquartered Shire PLC's stock recorded a trading volume of 786,194 shares, and ended the session 1.04% lower at $180.11. The Company's shares have advanced 4.25% in the last month and 5.71% since the start of this year. The stock is trading above its 50-day moving average by 4.02%. Furthermore, shares of Shire, which together with its subsidiaries, researches, develops, licenses, manufactures, markets, distributes, and sells pharmaceutical products, have an RSI of 62.70.
On December 27th, 2016, Shire announced that the US FDA has approved ADYNOVATE, an extended circulating half-life recombinant Factor VIII treatment for hemophilia A, in pediatric patients under 12 years of age. The FDA also approved ADYNOVATE for use in surgical settings for both adult and pediatric patients. Register for free on Stock-Callers.com and download the latest research report on SHPG at: http://stock-callers.com/registration/?symbol=SHPG
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