Health Care Sector Update for 11/09/2018: ACET, ACRX, NTRA, JNJ, PFE, ABT, MRK, AMGN

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Top Health Care Stocks:

JNJ: -0.17%

PFE: Flat

ABT: Flat

MRK: Flat

AMGN: -0.36%

Health care stocks were mostly flat in pre-market trading Friday.

Early movers include:

(-) Aceto ( ACET ), which was down by more 18% after the company said Q1 sales fell to $164.4 million from $185.3 million in the year-ago period and it swung to a net loss of $0.59 per share from a penny profit.

(-) AcelRx Pharmaceuticals ( ACRX ) was slumping by more than 16% after the company said it plans to sell stock in an underwritten public offering. AcelRx expects to grant the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 15% of the shares of common stock offered in the public offering.

(-) Natera ( NTRA ) was over 15% lower after reporting financial results for Q3, with a wider-than-expected loss and revenue that fell short of analysts' forecasts; it also provided revenue guidance for fiscal 2018 below Street estimates.

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This article appears in: Investing , US Markets
Referenced Symbols: ACRX , NTRA , JNJ , PFE

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