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Health Care Sector Update for 01/16/2018: JNJ, PFE, ABT, MRK, AMGN, BNTC, EIGR, AVXS

Top Health care stocks:

JNJ: +0.7%

PFE: +0.6%

ABT: flat

MRK: +4.8%

AMGN: flat

Health care shares were mixed ahead of the bell on Tuesday.

Expected movers:

- Merck ( MRK ): phase 3 study of Keytruda in lung cancer meets primary endpoints

- Benitec ( BNTC ): receives orphan drug designation for BB-301

- Eiger BioPharmaceuticals ( EIGR ): study in pulmonary arterial hypertension misses endpoints

Other news:

- AveXis ( AVXS ): to launch proposed public offering of common stock

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