Health Care Sector Update for 01/03/2019: CELG, BMY, KTOV, OHRP, JNJ, PFE, MRK, ABT, AMGN

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Top Health Care Stocks:

JNJ: -0.45%

PFE: -0.44%

ABT: Flat

MRK: -0.38%

AMGN: -0.31%

Pre-market Thursday saw lower health care stocks.

Early movers include:

(+) Celgene ( CELG ), which was over 33% higher after Bristol-Myers Squibb ( BMY ) said it would acquire the company in a cash and stock transaction valued at about $74 billion. Bristol-Myers was down more than 9% after the news.

(+) Kitov Pharmaceuticals Holdings ( KTOV ) was up by over 54% after unveiling an exclusive 15-year marketing and distribution agreement with Coeptis Pharmaceuticals for the US market.

(+) Ohr Pharmaceuticals ( OHRP ) was surging past 65% after the company said it has agreed to merge with NeuBase Therapeutics Inc. Stockholders of NeuBase would become the majority holders of the combined company.

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This article appears in: Investing , US Markets
Referenced Symbols: CELG , BMY , KTOV , OHRP , JNJ

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