LONDON, December 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
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On Monday, December 09, 2013, the U.S. equity market edged higher with the S&P 500 ending the day at 1,808.37, up 0.18%; the Dow Jones Industrial Average closing at 16,025.53, up 0.03%; and the NASDAQ Composite finishing at 4,068.75, up 0.15%. The S&P 500 Health Care Sector Index edged 0.19% higher to end the day at 638.95. The S&P 500 Health Care Equipment Sub Industry Index ended the day at 698.31, down 0.32%; while the same advanced 1.17% in the previous three trading sessions and 6.30% in the last three months, outperforming S&P 500, compared to a gain of 0.87% and 8.17% in the S&P 500 during the respective periods. The major movers in the industry included Align Technology Inc. (NASDAQ:ALGN), Medtronic Inc. (NYSE:MDT), Nanosphere Inc. (NASDAQ:NSPH), and Becton Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX). AAAResearchReports.com initiated preliminary technical research on ALGN, MDT, NSPH, and BDX. These free reports are accessible by signing today at:
Align Technology Inc.'s stock edged higher on Monday, to end the day at $55.75, up 0.52% from the previous day's closing price of $55.46. The company's shares oscillated between $55.13 and $56.17 during the trading session. A total of 0.85 million shares were traded, which is below the daily average volume of 1.08 million. The company's shares have gained 2.01% in the previous three trading sessions and 19.35% in the last three months, outperforming the S&P 500, which has advanced 0.87% and 8.17%, during the respective periods. Further, Align Technology Inc.'s stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $52.82 and $41.62, respectively. The free technical analysis on ALGN is available by signing up at:
On Monday, Medtronic Inc.'s shares finished the day at $57.87, which is 0.46% lower than the previous day's closing price of $58.14. The company's shares fluctuated between $57.60 and $58.20 during the trading session. A total of 3.56 million shares were traded, which is below the daily average volume of 3.83 million. The company's shares have gained 1.65% in the previous three trading sessions and 7.33% in the last three months, compared to a gain of 0.87% and 8.17% in the S&P 500 during the respective periods. Further, Medtronic Inc.'s stock is trading near its 52-week high of $58.85 and above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $56.46 and $52.09, respectively. Register now to download free research on MDT at:
On Monday, Nanosphere Inc.'s stock plummeted 3.33%, even as the broader market edged higher. The company's shares closed the day at $2.03, after trading between $2.02 and $2.14. A total of 0.41 million shares were traded, which is below the daily average volume of 0.66 million. The company's shares have fallen by 1.46% in the last one month, underperforming the S&P 500, which has gained 2.13% during the same period. Moreover, Nanosphere Inc.'s stock is trading below its 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $2.08 and $2.56, respectively. A free report on NSPH can be accessed by registering at:
Shares in Becton Dickinson and Co. edged 0.24% higher on Monday, closing the day at $108.61 after oscillating between $107.90 and $108.94 during the trading session. A total of 0.66 million shares were traded, which is below the daily average volume of 0.70 million. The company's shares have gained 1.12% in the previous three trading sessions and 8.91% in the last months, outperforming S&P 500, which has advanced, 0.87% and 8.17%, during the respective periods. Furthermore, Becton Dickinson and Co.'s stock is trading near its 52-week high of $110.13 and above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $105.42 and $99.62, respectively. Register with AAA Research Reports and download research on BDX for free at:
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