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On Friday, December 13, 2013, the U.S. equity market edged mostly higher with the S&P 500 ending the day at 1,775.32, down 0.01%; the Dow Jones Industrial Average closing at 15,755.36, up 0.10%; and the NASDAQ Composite finishing at 4,000.98, up 0.06%. The S&P 500 Health Care Sector Index ended the day at 621.05, up 0.04%; and the same edged 4.22% higher in the previous three months, compared to a gain of 4.58% in the S&P 500 during the same period. The major movers in the industry included Orexigen Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ:OREX), Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:VRTX), MAKO Surgical Corporation (NASDAQ:MAKO), and Alere Inc. (NYSE:ALR). AAAResearchReports.com has released free charting and technical research on these aforementioned companies. Register to read these reports at:
On Friday, shares in Orexigen Therapeutics Inc. declined 2.28%, even as the broader market ended mostly higher. The company's shares closed the day at $5.58, after trading between $5.51 and $5.93. A total of 1.54 million shares were traded, which is below the daily average volume of 1.90 million. The company's shares have fallen by 2.45% in the last one month, compared to a loss of 1.27% in the S&P 500, during the same period. Furthermore, Orexigen Therapeutics Inc.'s stock is trading below its 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $5.59 and $6.21, respectively. Sign up for free report on OREX at:
Shares in Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc. oscillated between $64.12 and $65.91 before ending Friday's session 0.28% lower at $65.18. A total of 1.15 million shares were traded, which is below the daily average volume of 2.58 million. Despite Friday's losses, the company's shares have gained 2.82% in the last one month, outperforming the S&P 500, which has fallen by 1.27%, during the same period. Further, Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc.'s stock is trading below its 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $68.86 and $72.35, respectively. VRTX free technical report can be accessed by signing up at:
On Friday, MAKO Surgical Corp.'s stock closed flat at its previous day's closing price of $29.99, after hitting a new 52-week high of $30.00. The company's shares fluctuated between $29.98 and $30.00 during the trading session. A total of 1.23 million shares were traded, which is below the daily average volume of 2.07 million. The company's shares have gained 0.27% in the last one month and 84.90% in the previous three months, outperforming the S&P 500, which has fallen by 1.27% and has gained 4.58%, during the respective periods. Additionally, MAKO Surgical Corp.'s stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $29.85 and $17.56, respectively. A free report on MAKO can be accessed by registering at:
Alere Inc.'s stock advanced on Friday, to finish the day at $34.24, up 1.27% from the previous day's closing price of $33.81. The company's shares vacillated between $33.69 and $34.28 during the trading session. A total of 0.35 million shares were traded, which is below the daily average volume of 0.52 million. The company's shares have gained 1.15% in the last one month and 6.83% in the previous three months, outperforming the S&P 500, which has fallen by 1.27% and has gained 4.58%, during the respective periods. Moreover, Alere Inc.'s stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $32.68 and $28.95, respectively. Register with AAA Research Reports and download research on ALR for free at:
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