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Health Care Sector Update for 12/23/2016: BNTC

Top Health-care stocks:

JNJ: +0.1%

PFE: +0.3%

ABT: flat

MRK: +0.4%

AMGN: +1.2%

Health-care shares were mainly higher in pre-market trade Friday.

In health-care stocks news, Benitec Biopharma ( BNTC ) said pre-market Friday it sealed an agreement with NantWorks under which it will sub-license a clinical program to develop an asset to treat head and neck squamous cell carcinoma.

Shares in the company were unchanged at $1.41 pre-bell. The stock has traded between $1.30 and $1.95 over the past 52 weeks.

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