Leading Pharmaceutical Companies Mid-day Trading with Mixed Results and also New Patent News Announced for Crown Marketing

Feb 14, 2013, 14:11 ET from FN Media Group LLC

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FinancialNewsMedia.com reports on active HealthCare Companies experiencing mid-day trading today with mixed results:  Crown Marketing Pharmaceutical, Abbott Laboratories (NYSE: ABT), Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE: BMY), GNC Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: GNC) and Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE).

Crown Marketing Pharmaceuticals was trading higher than normal volume by mid-day trading over 1.5 Million Shares as the company issued news before the markets opened today.  To read the entire following press release details along with all the recent Crown news, please go to http://www.marketwatch.com/investing/stock/cwnm.  The press release states Crown Marketing announced today that Patents for its Controlled Drug Delivery Technology (CDDT) have been approved and registered in South Africa.  This is the Company's second major announcement regarding the approval of new Patents following last week's news it had also secured Patents in Norway.  Crown is continuing to secure its worldwide patent rights as it pursues novel applications of its drug delivery technology.  For more details regarding Crown's CDDT applications, go to http://crowncddt.com/technology/

Abbott Laboratories (NYSE: ABT) engages in the discovery, development, manufacture, and sale of health care products worldwide. It offers diagnostic systems and tests, such as immunoassay and clinical chemistry systems; assays for screening and/or diagnosis for drugs of abuse, cancer, therapeutic drug monitoring, fertility, and physiological and infectious diseases.  ABT was up $0.14 per share at mid-day trading on 4.5 Million shares by 12:30pm EST.

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE: BMY) announced this week it has entered into a three-year collaboration agreement with Reckitt Benckiser Group plc (LSE: RBL) for several of its over-the-counter medicines currently sold across Latin America, primarily in Mexico and Brazil. BMY was up slightly in mid-day trading at $36.40 per share on 4.1 Million shares by 12:30pm EST.

GNC Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: GNC), a leading global specialty retailer of health and wellness products, today reported its financial results for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2012. Get the full report at http://www.marketwatch.com/investing/stock/gnc.  GNC was up over 8% in mid-day trading at $39.14 per share on 6.7 Million shares by 12:45pm EST.

Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE), a biopharmaceutical company, engages in the discovery, development, manufacture, and sale of medicines for people and animals worldwide. It primarily offers Celebrex, Chantix/Champix, Lipitor, Lyrica, Premarin, Pristiq, and Viagra pharmaceutical products in the therapeutic and disease areas of Alzheimer’s disease, cardiovascular, erectile dysfunction, genitourinary, depressive disorder, pain, respiratory, and smoking cessation.  GNC was up slightly in mid-day trading at $27.07 per share on 14.7 Million shares by 12:55pm EST.

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