Top Healthcare Stocks
Healthcare stocks were mixed today in late Monday trading with
the NYSE Healthcare Sector Index slipping 0.2% and shares of
healthcare companies in the S&P 500 rising 0.4% as a group.
In company news, Rosetta Genomic (
) continued its meteoric rise again on Monday, advancing another
20% to a 17-month high of $6.48 a share following a bullish Seeking
Alpha article last Friday.
According to Seeking Alpha biotech analyst Grant Zeng, Rosetta
Genomics could reach $125 million in revenue by 2020, a 4,300%
increase from projected 2014 revenue. In addition, at $6.30, the
stock is undervalued by as much as 67%, he concludes.
Rosetta Genomics develops microRNA-based diagnostics focused on
molecular testing of cancer and other diseases. It currently
markets four cancer tests including a test for lung and kidney
The stock last traded at $6.24 with a new 52-week range of $2.35
to $6.48 a share.
In other sector news,
(+) RGDO, U.S. Food and Drug Administration designates the
company's REG1 anticoagulant therapy with fast-track development
status for use in patients with coronary artery disease during
percutaneous coronary interventions.
(-) BONE, Closes on $4 mln in additional funding from OrbiMed,
issuing 1.5 mln of its shares to the privately held medical device
and diagnostics company. Other terms are unchanged from the
companies' $20 mln term loan in August 2012.
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