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Health Care Sector Update for 10/30/2018: AGN,PFE,VTGN

JNJ +1.13%

PFE -1.63%

ABT +0.46%

MRK +0.8%

AMGN +0.63%

Health care stocks were little changed as the NYSE Health Care Index and health care companies in the S&P 500 hovered around the flat mark for the session. Meanwhile, the Nasdaq Biotechnology index was down about 0.1%.

Among health care stocks moving on news:

(-) Allergan ( AGN ) fell 8% on Tuesday. The company reported Q3 financial results that topped analyst forecasts and raised its FY18 guidance.

In other sector news:

(+) Vistagen Therapeutics ( VTGN ) rose slightly after it narrowed its Q2 loss compared with the prior-year period.

(-) Pfizer ( PFE ) was falling less than 2% after the drugmaker reported mixed Q3 financial results and narrowed its full year outlook.

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