Health Care Sector Update for 10/17/2018: VTVT, OGEN, FMS, JNJ, PFE, ABT, MRK, AMGN

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Top Health Care Stocks:

JNJ: Flat

PFE: -0.10%

ABT: -1.82%

MRK: -0.14%

AMGN: Flat

Early Wednesday trading saw mixed trading in health care stocks.

Stocks moving on news include:

(+) vTv Therapeutics ( VTVT ), up by 47% after it said it will detail the results from the phase 3 STEADFAST study of azeliragon in patients with mild Alzheimer's disease on Oct. 26 at the Alzheimer's Disease (CTAD) Conference in Barcelona, Spain.

(+) Oragenics ( OGEN ) was 24% higher after it received clearance from the Belgian Health Authority to enroll patients residing in Belgium into its phase 2 clinical trial of AG013, a live biotherapeutic product for the potential prevention and treatment of oral mucositis.

(-) Fresenius Medical Care ( FMS ) was down 18% as the dialysis equipment provider reported Q3 adjusted income of EUR310 million ($363.4 million), down from EUR314 million in the same period a year ago.

(-) Abbott ( ABT ) was declining over 2% as it reported Q3 adjusted earnings of $0.75 per diluted share, up from $0.66 in the same period a year ago. That was in line with the estimate of $0.75 from analysts polled by Capital IQ.

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This article appears in: Investing , US Markets
Referenced Symbols: VTVT , OGEN , FMS , ABT , JNJ

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