Top Healthcare Stocks
Healthcare stocks are higher, with the NYSE Healthcare Sector
Index climbing 0.7% and shares of healthcare companies in the
S&P 500 rising 0.4% as a group.
In company news, CardioNet Inc. (
) is up more than 33% to $7.29 a share, holding slightly below its
new 52-week high of $7.44 after the medical device company reported
adjusted Q2 earnings of $0.02 per share, reversing a year-ago $0.01
Revenues rose 13.1% from the same quarter last year to $32.1
million. No analyst estimates were available for comparison.
In other sector news,
(-) EHTH, Strikes deal with U.S. government on key requirements
allowing the company to enroll residents in 36 states who are
eligible for a tax subsidy in qualified health insurance plans
under the Affordable Care Act.
(-) NUVA, Q2 adjusted earnings of $0.20 per share miss analyst
projections by $0.03 worse than the Capital IQ Consensus Estimate
of $0.23; revenues rose 7.3% year/year to $165.7 mln vs the $161.67
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