NEW YORK, January 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --
On Thursday, January 12, 2017, the NASDAQ Composite ended the trading session at 5,547.49, down 0.29%; the Dow Jones Industrial Average edged 0.32% lower, to finish at 19,891; and the S&P 500 closed at 2,270.44, down 0.21%. Losses were broad based as seven out of nine sectors ended the day in negative. This Friday, Stock-Callers.com has initiated reports coverage on the following Healthcare equities: Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. (NYSE: VRX), Alkermes PLC (NASDAQ: ALKS), Universal Health Services Inc. (NYSE: UHS), and LifePoint Health Inc. (NASDAQ: LPNT). Learn more about these stocks by downloading their free research reports in PDF format at:
On Thursday, shares in Laval, Canada-based Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. ended the session 1.96% higher at $15.63 with a total volume of 15.72 million shares traded. Valeant Pharma's shares have advanced 6.47% in the past one month. The stock is trading 3.91% below its 50-day moving average and 34.69% below its 200-day moving average. Moreover, shares of the Company, which develops, manufactures, and markets pharmaceuticals, over-the-counter products, and medical devices worldwide, have a Relative Strength Index (RSI) of 52.01.
On January 04th, 2017, research firm Piper Jaffray reiterated its 'Underweight' rating on the Company's stock with a decrease of the target price from $16 a share to $11 a share. Sign up and read the free research report on VRX at:
On Thursday, shares in Dublin, Ireland headquartered Alkermes PLC recorded a trading volume of 816,213 shares. The stock ended the day 0.09% higher at $54.65. Alkermes' stock has gained 25.20% in the last three months. The Company is trading above its 200-day moving average by 14.74%. Furthermore, shares of Alkermes, which researches, develops, and commercializes pharmaceutical products that are designed to address unmet medical needs of patients in various therapeutic areas worldwide, have an RSI of 41.43. The complimentary research report on ALKS can be downloaded at:
Universal Health Services
King of Prussia, Pennsylvania headquartered Universal Health Services Inc.'s stock finished Thursday's session 0.24% higher at $112.40 with a total volume of 665,961 shares traded. Over the last one month and the previous one year, Universal Health Services' shares have advanced 0.38% and 3.36%, respectively. The Company's shares are trading below its 50-day and 200-day moving averages by 2.82% and 10.05%, respectively. Shares of Universal Health Services, which through its subsidiaries, owns and operates acute care hospitals, behavioral health centers, surgical hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, and radiation oncology centers, are trading at a PE ratio of 15.85. The stock has an RSI of 55.10.
On January 04th, 2017, research firm Piper Jaffray initiated a 'Neutral' rating on the Company's stock. Register for free on Stock-Callers.com and access the latest report on UHS at:
Brentwood, Tennessee-based LifePoint Health Inc.'s stock edged 0.85% higher, to close the day at $59.15. The stock recorded a trading volume of 381,527 shares. LifePoint Health's shares have advanced 3.72% in the last one month. The Company's shares are trading 3.55% above its 50-day moving average. Shares of the Company, which through its subsidiaries, owns and operates community hospitals, regional health systems, physician practices, outpatient centers, and post-acute facilities in the US, are trading at a PE ratio of 20.06. Additionally, the stock has an RSI of 60.29.
On January 04th, 2017, research firm Piper Jaffray initiated a 'Neutral' rating on the Company's stock. Get free access to your research report on LPNT at:
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