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Health Care Sector Update for 01/04/2018: JNJ, PFE, ABT, MRK, AMGN, WBA, CVS, CCXI, CLSN, BOLD, ANGO, NSFTG

Top Health care stocks:

JNJ: flat

PFE: +0.3%

ABT: flat

MRK: +0.8%

AMGN: +0.5

Health care shares were slightly higher in pre-market trading Thursday.

Expected movers:

- Walgreens Boots Alliance ( WBA ): beats fiscal Q1 estimates, lifts bottom end of FY EPS guidance

- CVS Health ( CVS ): now sees Q4 EPS near lower end of guidance, provides 2018 guidance

- ChemoCentryx ( CCXI ): says EMA validation triggers $50 million payment; Hercules contributes $50 million in capital

- Celsion ( CLSN ): gets FDA clearance of OVATION II study for ovarian cancer

- Audentes Therapeutics ( BOLD ) reports positive data from trial of AT132 in patients with X-linked myotubular myopathy

- AngioDynamics (ANGO): fiscal Q2 adjusted profit meets street mark, misses on revenue; cuts FY revenue outlook

Other news:

- NanoString (NSFTG): teams up with RikenGenesis to commercialize nCounter-based diagnostic tests in Japan

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