Health Care Sector Update for 03/15/2019: HAIR, SLNO, KPTI, JNJ, PFE, ABT, MRK, AMGN

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Top Health Care Stocks:

JNJ: +0.15%

PFE: +0.02%

ABT: Flat

MRK: Flat

AMGN: Flat

Top health care stocks were flat to higher pre-bell Friday.

Stocks moving on news include:

(+) Restoration Robotics ( HAIR ), which was surging by 69% as it unveiled a definitive merger agreement with Venus Concept, a privately held global aesthetic technology company to combine the companies in an all-stock deal.

(+) Soleno Therapeutics ( SLNO ) was more than 85% higher after saying the Data Safety Monitoring Board (DSMB) has recommended continuation of the company's phase III trial in Prader-Willi Syndrome ( PWS ) patients, DESTINY PWS, without any changes.

(+) Karyopharm Therapeutics ( KPTI ) was up more than 21% after the company said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has extended by three months the Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA) action date for the New Drug Application (NDA) for selinexor to July 6.

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This article appears in: Investing , US Markets
Referenced Symbols: HAIR , SLNO , PWS , KPTI , JNJ

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