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The U.S. equity market closed on a negative note on Thursday, October 31, 2013, with the S&P 500, the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the NASDAQ Composite declining 0.38%, 0.47%, and 0.28%, respectively. Shares in the healthcare sector mostly ended on a positive note, even as the broader market posted losses. Quest Diagnostics Inc. (NYSE: DGX), Santarus Inc. (NASDAQ: SNTS), Isis Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: ISIS), and Community Health Systems Inc. (NYSE: CYH), were amongst the major movers from the sector during the trading session. AAAResearchReports.com free coverage on DGX, SNTS, ISIS, and CYH is available upon registration at:
Quest Diagnostics Inc.'s stock gained 0.44% on Thursday, even as the broader market finished on a negative note. The company's stock closed at $59.91 after oscillating between $59.58 and $60.04 during the trading session. A total of 1.52 million shares were traded, which is above the daily average volume of 1.45 million. The company's shares have gained 1.63% in the previous three trading sessions, outperforming the S&P 500, which has lost 0.32% during the same period. Additionally, Quest Diagnostics Inc.'s stock is trading above its 200-day moving average of $59.09. Download free technical research on DGX by signing up at:
On Thursday, Santarus Inc.'s stock ended the session 0.82% higher than the previous day's price of $23.14. The company's shares oscillated between $22.66 and $23.60 before closing the day at $23.33. A total of 1.54 million shares were traded, which is below the daily average volume of 1.80 million. The company's shares have advanced 3.28% in the previous one month, underperforming the S&P 500, which has gained 4.46% during the same period. Moreover, Santarus Inc.'s stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $22.79 and $20.13, respectively. Register now and get access to free analysis on SNTS at:
Isis Pharmaceuticals Inc.'s stock plummeted 2.78% on Thursday, tracking losses in the broader market. The company's shares ended the day at $33.27 after fluctuating between $33.02 and $34.63 during the trading session. A total of 1.14 million shares were traded, which is below the daily average volume of 1.45 million. Despite Thursday's decline, the company's shares have gained 15.32% in the previous three months, outperforming the S&P 500 which has gained 4.20% during the same period. Further, Isis Pharmaceuticals Inc.'s stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $32.42 and $24.00, respectively. Sign up and read our complimentary report on ISIS at:
Community Health Systems Inc.'s stock rose 1.84% on Thursday, closing at $43.63, after fluctuating between $43.43 and $46.15 during the trading session. A total of 3.55 million shares were traded, which is above the daily average volume of 1.74 million. The company's shares have advanced 5.13% in the previous one month and 2.88% in the last three trading sessions, compared to a gain of 4.46% and a loss of 0.32% in the S&P 500 during the respective periods. Furthermore, Community Health Systems Inc.'s stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $41.49 and $43.40, respectively. The free report on CYH can be downloaded by signing up now at:
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