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Health Care Sector Insights: ZIOPHARM Oncology, Chelsea Therapeutics Intl., Antares Pharma, and Accuray

LONDON, December 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

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On Wednesday, December 18, 2013, the US equity market finished the day on a higher note. The S&P 500 closed the day 1.66% higher at 1,810.65; the Dow Jones Industrial Average finished 1.84% higher at 16,167.97; and the NASDAQ Composite ended 1.15% higher at 4,070.06. The S&P 500 Health Care Sector Index ended the day at 634.55, up 2.40%; and the same has advanced 2.17% in the previous three trading sessions and 5.66% in the last three months, outperforming the S&P 500, which has advanced 1.99% and 4.93%, during the respective periods. The major movers in the sector included ZIOPHARM Oncology Inc. (NASDAQ: ZIOP), Chelsea Therapeutics International. Ltd (NASDAQ: CHTP), Antares Pharma Inc. (NASDAQ: ATRS), and Accuray Inc. (NASDAQ: ARAY). AAAResearchReports.com free coverage on ZIOP, CHTP, ATRS, and ARAY is available upon registration at:

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On Wednesday, shares in ZIOPHARM Oncology Inc. advanced to end the day at $3.93, up 2.88% from the previous day's closing price of $3.82. The company's shares oscillated between $3.74 and $4.01 during the trading session. A total of 1.03 million shares were traded, which is below the daily average volume of 1.33 million. The company's shares have gained 9.47% in the last one month and 19.82% in the previous three months, outperforming the S&P 500, which has gained 1.07% and 4.93%, during the respective periods. Furthermore, ZIOPHARM Oncology Inc.'s stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $3.89 and $3.03, respectively. Download free technical research on ZIOP by signing up at:

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Shares in Chelsea Therapeutics Intl. Ltd surged on Wednesday, hitting a new 52-week high of $4.00. The company's closed the day at $3.97, up 3.66% from the previous day's closing price of $3.83. A total of 1.90 million shares were traded, which is above the daily average volume of 1.18 million. The company's shares have gained 20.30% in the last one month and 26.03% in the previous three months, outperforming the S&P 500, which has gained 1.07% and 4.93% during the respective periods. Moreover, Chelsea Therapeutics Intl. Ltd's stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $3.26 and $2.62, respectively. Register now and get access to free analysis on CHTP at:

http://www.AAAResearchReports.com/CHTP121913.pdf

On Wednesday, Antares Pharma Inc.'s stock surged, as the broader market posted gains. The company's shares finished the day 3.80% higher at $4.23, after fluctuating between $4.05 and $4.31. A total of 1.82 million shares were traded, which is below the daily average volume of 1.84 million. The company's shares have gained 7.09% in the previous three trading sessions and 12.50% in the last one month, outperforming the S&P 500, which has advanced 1.99% and 1.07%, during the respective periods. Further, Antares Pharma Inc.'s stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $4.01 and $4.05, respectively. Sign up and read our complimentary report on ATRS at:

http://www.AAAResearchReports.com/ATRS121913.pdf

Accuray Inc.'s stock vacillated between $8.30 and $8.57 before hitting a new 52-week high of $8.57. The company shares ended the Wednesday's session flat at the previous day's closing price of $8.41. A total of 1.10 million shares were traded, which is above the daily average volume of 1.01 million. The company's shares have gained 4.60% in the previous three trading sessions and 24.13% in the last three months, outperforming the S&P 500, which has advanced 1.99% and 4.93%, during the respective periods. Additionally, Accuray Inc.'s stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $7.64 and $6.12, respectively. The free report on ARAY can be downloaded by signing up now at:

http://www.AAAResearchReports.com/ARAY121913.pdf

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