Health Care Sector Update for 07/21/2016: TRIB,RLYP,SSH

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Health care stocks were slightly higher today, with the NYSE Health Care Index adding about 0.1% while shares of health care companies in the S&P 500 were rising 0.3% as a group.

In company news, Trinity Biotech plc ( TRIB ) American depository shares were trading near their session peak this afternoon despite the diagnostics company earlier today posting mixed Q2 financial results.

Excluding one-time items, Trinity earned reports $0.06 per share during the April-to-June quarter, coming in $0.01 per share shy of analyst expectations. But the company also produced an 8% increase in revenue over year-ago levels to $26.3 million, topping the $24.68 million Capital IQ consensus.

The company said it re-purchased about 406,000 ADS during the quarter, spending $4.5 million, or an average of $11.14 per share, under the stock buyback program that began in March.

TRIB shares were up nearly 10% at $12.02 each, staying within 7 cents of their recent session high.

In other sector news,

(+) RLYP, (+58.5%) Agrees to $1.53 bln buyout offer from Galenica, which will pay $32 for each RLYP share, a 59% premium over Wednesday's closing price.

(-) SSH, (-25.9%) Launches $3.47 mln direct offering of 3,468 shares of Series B convertible preferred stock, which are convertible into 3.69 mln shares at 94 cents apiece. Also issues three-year warrants to buy up to 3.69 mln more shares, also at 94 cents per share.

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