Health Care Sector Update for 03/13/2019: NVCN, CASI, LXRX, JNJ, PFE, ABT, MRK, AMGN

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Top Health Care Stocks:

JNJ: +0.45%

PFE: +0.22%

ABT: +0.01%

MRK: +0.05%

AMGN: Flat

Top health care stocks were gaining in Wednesday's pre-bell trading.

Stocks moving on news include:

(-) Neovasc ( NVCN ), which was retreating by 13% after the specialty medical device company priced its previously announced underwritten public offering of 11.1 million common shares at $0.45 apiece, about a 15% discount to the stock's previous close, for total proceeds of approximately $5 million.

(+) CASI Pharmaceuticals ( CASI ) was almost 11% higher after unveiling an exclusive distribution agreement, under which China Resources Guokang Pharmaceuticals Co., Ltd. (CRGK) will be the sole distributor of melphalan hydrochloride for injection (Evomela) in China.

(+) Lexicon Pharmaceuticals ( LXRX ) was up more than 5% as i t report ed a Q4 2018 net loss per share of $0.16, compared with a loss of $0.25 during the year-ago quarter, beating the Capital IQ consensus forecast of a loss of $0.28.

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This article appears in: Investing , US Markets
Referenced Symbols: NVCN , CASI , LXRX , JNJ , PFE

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