|By PR Newswire||
|December 27, 2013 08:01 AM EST||
LONDON, December 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
On Thursday, December 26, 2013, the U.S. equity market edged higher as the S&P 500 ended the day at 1,842.02, up 0.47%; the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 16,479.88, up 0.75%; and the NASDAQ Composite Index finished at 4,167.18, up 0.28%. The S&P 500 Health Care Sector Index edged 0.67% higher to close at 642.32; and the same has gained 1.00% in the previous three trading sessions and 9.72% in the last three months, compared to a gain of 1.30% and 8.82% in the S&P 500, during the respective periods. The major movers in the Health Care Sector included VIVUS Inc. (NASDAQ: VVUS), Sanofi (NYSE: SNY), Healthways Inc. (NASDAQ: HWAY), and DENTSPLY International Inc. (NASDAQ: XRAY). AAAResearchReports.com has completed their technical analysis on VVUS, SNY, HWAY, and XRAY and these free reports are accessible by registering at:
VIVUS Inc.'s stock edged 0.11% higher on Thursday, tracking gains in the broader market. The company's shares closed the day at $9.33, after oscillating between $9.31 and $9.50 during the trading session. A total of 1.36 million shares were traded, which is below the daily average volume of 2.29 million. Despite Thursday's gains, the company's shares have fallen by 2.41% in the previous three trading sessions, underperforming the S&P 500, which has gained 1.30%, during the same period. Further, VIVUS Inc.'s stock is trading below its 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $9.54 and $11.69, respectively. Sign up for free technical research on VVUS at:
On Thursday, Sanofi's stock advanced to end the day at $52.24, which is 1.08% higher than the previous day's closing price of $51.68. The company's shares vacillated between $51.87 and $52.29 during the trading session. A total of 0.29 million shares were traded, which is below the daily average volume of 1.11 million. The company's shares have gained 0.77% in the previous three trading sessions and 4.06% in the last three months, underperforming the S&P 500, which has gained 1.30% and 8.82%, during the respective periods. Additionally, Sanofi's stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $51.80 and $51.79, respectively. Be sure to read our latest technical research on SNY by registering at:
Healthways Inc.'s stock edged lower on Thursday, to end the day at $15.23, down 0.91% from the previous day's closing price of $15.37. The company's shares fluctuated between $15.04 and $15.61 during the trading session. A total of 0.25 million shares were traded, which is below the daily average volume of 0.82 million. Despite Thursday's pullback, the company's shares have gained 1.26% in the previous three trading sessions and 10.44% in the last one month, compared to a gain of 1.30% and 2.19% in the S&P 500 during the respective periods. Moreover, Healthways Inc.'s stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $13.51 and $15.19, respectively. Sign up and read the complimentary report on HWAY at:
On Thursday, shares in DENTSPLY Intl. Inc. fell 0.39%, finishing the day at $48.55, after oscillating between $48.49 and $48.96 during the trading session. A total of 0.46 million shares were traded, which is below the daily average volume of 0.85 million. Despite Thursday's losses, the company's shares have gained 1.74% in the last one month and 11.58% in the previous three months, compared to a gain of 2.19% and 8.82% in the S&P 500 during the respective periods. Furthermore, DENTSPLY Intl. Inc.'s stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $47.23 and $43.52, respectively. The free report on XRAY can be downloaded by signing up now at:
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