Health Care Sector Update for 05/16/2019: AGIO, MGNX, NTEC, JNJ, PFE, ABT, MRK, AMGN

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Top Health Care Stocks:

JNJ: +0.21%

PFE: +0.34%

ABT: Flat

MRK: Flat

AMGN: -0.36%

Leading health care stocks were mixed pre-market Thursday.

Early movers include:

(+) Agios Pharmaceuticals ( AGIO ), which was 13% higher after saying its late-stage trial of TIBSOVO in previously treated cholangiocarcinoma patients with an isocitrate dehydrogenase 1 mutation has met its primary endpoint.

(+) MacroGenics ( MGNX ) was advancing by more than 13% as its late-stage SOPHIA study of margetuximab in patients with HER2-positive metastatic breast cancer who have previously been treated with anti-HER2-targeted therapies has shown positive results.

(+) Intec Pharma ( NTEC ) was up over 2% after it signed an agreement with Merck to explore the use of the Accordion Pill ( AP ) platform for an undisclosed development program.

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This article appears in: Investing , US Markets
Referenced Symbols: AGIO , MGNX , NTEC , AP , JNJ

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