LONDON, January 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
On Thursday, January 02, 2013, the U.S. equity market finished on a negative note. The S&P 500 ended the day at 1,831.98, down 0.89%; the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 16,441.35, down 0.82%; and the NASDAQ Composite Index finished at 4,143.07, down 0.80%. The S&P 500 Health Care Sector Index edged 0.55% lower to close the session at 638.75; and the S&P 500 Health Care Providers & Services Industry Index closed at 444.64, down 0.83%. The S&P 500 Health Care Providers & Services Industry Index has gained 8.24% in the previous three months, outperforming the S&P 500, which has gained 8.08% during the same period. The major movers in the health care sector included Express Scripts Holding Co. (NASDAQ: ESRX), Cigna Corp. (NYSE: CI), Centene Corp. (NYSE: CNC), and Health Net Inc. (NYSE: HNT). All these companies are tracked by AAAResearchReports.com. Free technical research on ESRX, CI, CNC, and HNT can be downloaded upon signing up at:
Express Scripts Holding Co.'s stock vacillated between $69.77 and $70.41 before closing the day 0.41% lower at $69.96. A total of 2.90 million shares were traded on Thursday, which is below the daily average volume of 4.60 million. Despite Thursday's decline, the company's shares have gained 4.36% in the previous one month and 12.09% in the last three months, outperforming the S&P 500, which has gained 1.45% and 8.08% during the respective periods. Furthermore, Express Scripts Holding Co.'s shares are trading above their 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $66.00 and $63.19, respectively. Sign up and read the complimentary report on ESRX at:
Shares in Cigna Corp. declined 1.46% on Thursday, tracking losses in the US equity market. The company's shares finished the day at $86.20, after oscillating between $86.19 and $87.45 during the trading session. A total of 1.02 million shares were traded, which is below the daily average volume of 1.54 million. Despite Thursday's pullback, the company's shares have gained 9.92% in the previous three months, outperforming the S&P 500, which has gained 8.08% during the same period. Moreover, shares in Cigna Corp. are trading above their 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $82.80 and $75.22, respectively. The free report on CI can be downloaded by signing up now at:
Centene Corp.'s stock edged 0.15% higher on Thursday, closing the day's session at the $59.04, after vacillating between $58.43 and $59.28 during the trading session. A total of 0.50 million shares were traded, which is below the daily average volume of 0.56 million. The company's shares have advanced 2.86% in the previous three trading sessions, compared to a loss of 0.51% in the S&P 500 during the same period. Further, Centene Corp.'s stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $58.29 and $54.87, respectively. A free report on CNC can be accessed by registering at:
On Thursday, Health Net Inc.'s stock edged lower to finish the day at $29.36, down 1.04% from the previous day's closing price of $29.67. The company's shares fluctuated between $29.23 and $29.78 during the trading session. A total of 1.25 million shares were traded, which is above the daily average volume of 0.88 million. The company's shares have gained 1.45% in the previous three trading sessions, outperforming the S&P 500, which has lost 0.51% during the same period. Additionally, Health Net Inc.'s stock is trading above its 50-day moving average of $29.28. Register with AAA Research Reports and download research on HNT for free at:
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