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On Tuesday, December 17, 2013, the U.S. equity market edged lower. The S&P 500 ended the day at 1,781.00, down 0.31%; the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 15,875.26, down 0.06%; and the NASDAQ Composite Index finished at 4,023.68, down 0.14%. The S&P 500 Health Care Sector Index closed the session 0.44% lower at 619.70; and the same has advanced 3.91% in the previous three months, underperforming the S&P 500, which has gained 4.47% during the same period. The major movers in the healthcare sector included DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. (NYSE: DVA), Opko Health Inc. (NYSE: OPK), Life Technologies Corp. (NASDAQ: LIFE), and The Medicines Co. (NASDAQ: MDCO). AAAResearchReports.com has released full comprehensive research on DVA, OPK, LIFE, and MDCO. These free technical analyses can be downloaded by signing up at:
DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc.'s stock edged 0.33% higher on Tuesday, even as the broader market finished on a negative note. The company's shares ended the day at $60.22, after vacillating between $59.63 and $60.23 during the trading session. A total of 2.05 million shares were traded, which is above the daily average volume of 1.99 million. The company's shares have advanced 2.26% in the previous one month, compared to a loss of 0.96% in the S&P 500 during the same period. Further, DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc.'s stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $57.94 and $59.30, respectively. Download free report on DVA upon registration at:
Opko Health Inc.'s stock plummeted 7.59% on Tuesday, finishing the day at $8.40, after fluctuating between $8.17 and $8.89 during the trading session. A total of 10.59 million shares were traded, which is above the daily average volume of 5.27 million. The company's shares have lost 1.18% in the previous three months, underperforming the S&P 500, which has gained 4.47% during the same period. However, Opko Health Inc.'s stock is trading above its 200-day moving average of $8.25. OPK technical report can be accessed for free by signing up at:
Shares in Life Technologies Corp. closed the day at $75.65, up 0.04%, after oscillating between $75.63 and $75.70 during Tuesday's trading session. A total of 1.00 million shares were traded, which is below the daily average volume of 1.23 million. The company's shares have advanced 0.21% in the previous one month, outperforming the S&P 500, which has lost 0.96% during the same period. Additionally, Life Technologies Corp.'s stock is trading near its 52-week high of $75.76 and also above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $75.41 and $73.12, respectively. The free report on LIFE can be downloaded by signing up now at:
On Tuesday, The Medicines Co.'s stock closed the day at $36.67, down 1.72% from the previous day's closing price of $37.31. The company's shares vacillated between $36.26 and $37.42 during the trading session. A total of 0.49 million shares were traded, which is below the daily average volume of 0.82 million. Despite Tuesday's pullback, the company's shares have gained 8.62% in the previous three months, outperforming the S&P 500, which has gained 4.47% during the same period. Moreover, The Medicines Co.'s stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $35.51 and $33.35, respectively. A free report on MDCO can be accessed by registering at:
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