Health Care Sector Technical Pulse:Medtronic, Align Technology, Becton, Dickinson and Co., and Nanosphere

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Jan 08, 2014, 08:00 ET from AAA Research Reports

LONDON, January 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

On Tuesday, January 07, 2014, the U.S. equity market ended on a positive note with the S&P 500 ending the day at 1,837.88, up 0.61%; the Dow Jones Industrial Average closing at 16,530.94, up 0.64%; and the NASDAQ Composite finishing at 4,153.18, up 0.96%. The S&P 500 Health Care Sector Index gained 1.01% to end the day at 644.13; and the same has advanced 0.84% in the previous three trading sessions and 9.79% in the last three months, outperforming the S&P 500, which has advanced 0.32% and 9.65% during the respective periods. The major movers in the Health Care Sector included Medtronic Inc. (NYSE: MDT), Align Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: ALGN), Becton Dickinson and Company (NYSE: BDX), and Nanosphere Inc. (NASDAQ: NSPH). All these companies are tracked by AAAResearchReports.com. Download free technical analysis and charting reports on MDT, ALGN, BDX, and NSPH now at:

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On Tuesday, Medtronic Inc.'s stock gained 1.05%, hitting a new 52-week high of $60.13. The company's shares closed the day at $59.84, after oscillating between $59.53 and $60.13 during the trading session. A total of 6.51 million shares were traded, which is above the daily average volume of 4.11 million. The company's shares have gained 4.54% in the previous three trading sessions and 13.51% in the last three months, outperforming the S&P 500, which has gained 0.32% and 9.65% during the respective periods. Moreover, Medtronic Inc.'s stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $57.47 and $53.21, respectively. Download free research on MDT today by registering at:

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Shares in Align Technology Inc. posted gains on Tuesday, ending the day 2.44% higher at $61.36, after hitting a new 52-week high of $62.44. A total of 2.17 million shares were traded, which is above the daily average volume of 1.11 million. The company's shares have surged 10.64% in the last one month and 36.30% in the previous three months, outperforming the S&P 500, which has gained 1.82% and 9.65% during the respective periods. Furthermore, Align Technology Inc.'s stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $56.03 and $43.92, respectively. Sign up and have access to our free report on ALGN at:

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On Tuesday, shares in Becton Dickinson and Co. vacillated between $110.28 and $111.45, hitting a new 52-week high of $111.45. The company's shares finished the day at $111.03, up 1.44% from the previous day's closing price of $109.45. A total of 1.21 million shares were traded, which is above the daily average volume of 0.70 million. The company's shares have gained 2.47% in the last one month and 11.67% in the previous three months, outperforming the S&P 500, which has gained 1.82% and 9.65% during the respective periods. Additionally, Becton Dickinson and Co.'s stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $107.88 and $101.38, respectively. Sign up and read the complimentary report on BDX at:

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Nanosphere Inc.'s stock edged 0.40% higher on Tuesday, tracking gains in the broader market. The company's shares closed the day at $2.48, after oscillating between $2.42 and $2.56 during the trading session. A total of 0.69 million shares were traded, which is above the daily average volume of 0.56 million. The company's shares have surged 18.10% in the last one month and 27.18% in the previous three months, outperforming the S&P 500, which has gained 1.82% and 9.65% during the respective periods. Further, Nanosphere Inc.'s stock is trading above its 50-day moving average of $2.16. The free report on NSPH can be downloaded by signing up now at:

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