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On Wednesday, January 15, 2014, the US equity market ended on a higher note as the S&P 500 closed the day at 1,848.38, up 0.52%; the Dow Jones Industrial Average ended at 16,481.94, up 0.66%; and the NASDAQ Composite finished at 4,214.88, up 0.76%. The S&P 500 Health Care Sector Index edged 0.14% lower to end the day at 659.40. The S&P 500 Pharmaceuticals Sub Industry Index ended the day at 504.17, down 0.29%; while the same has gained 5.50% in the last one month and 10.63% in the previous three months, outperforming the S&P 500, which has advanced 4.12% and 8.85% during the respective periods. The major movers in the industry included Zoetis Inc. (NYSE: ZTS), AVANIR Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: AVNR), Actavis PLC (NYSE: ACT), and Salix Pharmaceuticals Ltd (NASDAQ: SLXP). All these companies are tracked by AAAResearchReports.com. Free technical research on ZTS, AVNR, ACT, and SLXP can be downloaded upon signing up at:
On Wednesday's, Zoetis Inc.'s stock ended the day at $31.81, which is 0.13% lower than the previous day's closing price of $31.85. The company's shares vacillated between $31.68 and $31.96 during the trading session. A total of 2.92 million shares were traded, which is below the daily average volume of 3.32 million. The company's shares have fallen by 2.24% in the previous three trading sessions and 0.81% in the last three months, underperforming the S&P 500, which has gained 0.33% and 8.85% during the respective periods. However, Zoetis Inc.'s stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $31.77 and $31.65, respectively. Sign up and read the complimentary report on ZTS at:
Shares in AVANIR Pharmaceuticals Inc. rallied on Wednesday, as the broader market edged higher. The company's stock finished the day at $3.81, up 5.83% from the previous day's closing price of $3.60. A total of 2.62 million shares were traded, which is above the daily average volume of 2.49 million. The company's shares have surged 17.59% in the previous three trading sessions and 34.39% in the last one month, outperforming the S&P 500, which has advanced 0.33% and 4.12% during the respective periods. Furthermore, AVANIR Pharmaceuticals Inc.'s stock is trading above its 50-day moving average of $3.79. The free report on AVNR can be downloaded by signing up now at:
On Wednesday, Actavis PLC's stock declined to close the day at $181.80, down 2.26% from the previous day's closing price of $186.00. The company's shares fluctuated between $181.28 and $186.34 during the trading session. A total of 1.89 million shares were traded, which is above the daily average volume of 1.28 million. Despite Wednesday's decline, the company's shares have surged 13.75% in the last one month and 29.36% in the previous three months, outperforming the S&P 500, which has advanced 4.12% and 8.85% during respective periods. Moreover, Actavis PLC's stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $164.70 and $136.33, respectively. A free report on ACT can be accessed by registering at:
Shares in Salix Pharmaceuticals Ltd traded between $94.92 and $97.85 before ending Wednesday's session 1.33% lower at $95.30. A total of 0.87 million shares were traded, which is below the daily average volume of 0.89 million. Despite Wednesday's pullback, the company's shares have surged 13.38% in the last one month and 39.53% in the previous three months, outperforming the S&P 500, which has advanced 4.12% and 8.85% during respective periods. Additionally, Salix Pharmaceuticals Ltd's stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $85.85 and $69.76, respectively. Register with AAA Research Reports and download research on SLXP for free at:
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