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Health Care Sector Update for 12/28/2018: APHA, MESO, HTGM, JNJ, PFE, ABT, MRK, AMGN

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Top Health Care Stocks:

JNJ: +0.50%

PFE: +0.61%

ABT: -0.04%

MRK: +0.65%

AMGN: Flat

Health care stocks were mixed in pre-bell trading Friday.

Moving stocks include:

(+) Aphria ( APHA ), which was climbing by more than 12% after Xanthic Biopharma Inc., which trades as Green Growth Brands, said it intends to launch a takeover bid for the company.

(+) Mesoblast ( MESO ) was more than 8% higher after the biopharmaceutical company said it will enter 2019 with the most mature cell therapy product pipeline and technology platform in the regenerative medicine industry.

(-) HTG Molecular Diagnostics ( HTGM ) was down more than 6% after it unveiled plans to raise up to $150 million through the sale of its shares.

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