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Health Care Sector Update for 04/19/2018: NVS, DHR, ALGN, GILD, 4503.T

Top Health care stocks:

JNJ: -0.3%

PFE: -0.2%

ABT: flat

MRK: -flat

AMGN: flat

Health care shares were lower ahead of the bell on Thursday.

Expected movers:

- Novartis ( NVS ): posts Q1 beat; reaffirms FY18 outlook

- Danaher ( DHR ): posts Q1 beat, increases FY EPS guidance

Other news:

- Align Technology ( ALGN ): cut to Equal Weight from Overweight at Morgan Stanley

News from overseas:

- Astellas Pharma Inc. (4503.T): agrees to sell some Agensys research facilities to Gilead's ( GILD ) Kite

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