Technical Scrutiny: VIVUS, Sanofi, DENTSPLY, and Acura Pharma Editor Note: For more information about this release, please scroll to bottom.

LONDON, July 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

On Friday, July 5, 2013, shares in healthcare companies ended mostly higher, tracking gains in the broader market. The major movers in the sector included VIVUS Inc. (NASDAQ: VVUS), Sanofi S.A. (ADR) (NYSE: SNY), DENTSPLY International Inc. (NASDAQ: XRAY), and Acura Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: ACUR). AAAResearchReports.com tracked VVUS, SNY, XRAY, and ACUR. These free reports can be seen for free at:


Shares in VIVUS, Inc. edged higher on Friday, tracking gains in the broader market. The company's shares ended the day 0.57% higher at $12.38 after oscillating between $12.01 and $12.46. A total of 1.50 million shares were traded which is below the daily average volume of 2.22 million. The company's shares have fallen 0.24% in the last three trading sessions. However, the stock has gained 18.70% in the last three months, thus outperforming the S&P 500 which has gained 5.06% in the same period. Download free research on VVUS by signing up now at:


Sanofi S.A.'s stock rose sharply on Friday, reversing some of its losses from previous trading sessions. The company's shares ended the day 1.15% higher at $51.07 after fluctuating between $50.67 and $51.84. A total of 868,747 shares were traded which is below the daily average volume of 1.12 million. The company's shares have fallen 1.14% in the last three trading sessions but have gained 0.81% in the last three months. Register for today's free analysis on SNY at:


Shares in DENTSPLY International Inc. also rose sharply on Friday as the broader market rallied. The company's shares ended the day 1.68% higher at $41.83 after fluctuating between $40.87 and $41.83. A total of 572,466 shares were traded which is below the daily average volume of 845,877. DENTSPLY's shares are currently trading near their 52-week high of $44.21. The stock is currently trading slightly above its 50-day moving average. A free report on XRAY can be accessed by registering at:


Acura Pharmaceuticals, Inc.'s stock fell sharply on Friday even as the broader market posted gains. The company's shares ended the day 3.02% lower at $1.93 after hitting an intraday low of $1.88. A total of 561,597 shares were traded which is slightly below the daily average volume of 576,974. Register with AAA Research Reports and download research on ACUR for free at:




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