Health Care Sector Update for 06/19/2017: JNJ, PFE, ABT, MRK, AMGN, VRX, MACK, MDT

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Top Health Care stocks:

JNJ: +0.2%

PFE: +0.3%

ABT: +0.6%

MRK: flat

AMGN: +0.4%

Health care shares were mostly firmer in pre-market trade Monday.

In health care stocks news, Valeant Pharmaceuticals International ( VRX ) gained 4.7% after the company said that its board elected John Paulson to serve as a director, effective June 14. With the addition of Paulson, Valeant has a total of 11 members on its board, 10 of whom are independent. Paulson is the president of Paulson & Co., Inc.

In other sector news,

(+) MACK (+4.3%) Enrolls last patient in Carrie study of MM-141 for metastatic pancreatic cancer

(-) MDT (-0.1%) Reports technology in cardiac implants reduces irregular heartbeats

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This article appears in: Investing , US Markets
Referenced Symbols: VRX , JNJ , PFE , ABT , MRK

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