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Health Care Sector Update for 10/23/2019: BSX, TMO, ANTM, JNJ, PFE, ABT, MRK, AMGN

Top Health Care Stocks:

JNJ: +0.10%

PFE: Flat

ABT: Flat

MRK: -0.05%

AMGN: Flat

Leading health care stocks were mixed pre-bell Wednesday.

Early movers include:

(+) Boston Scientific (BSX), which was up 7% after saying its Q3 adjusted earnings reached $0.39 per share, rising from $0.35 a year ago and narrowly beating the $0.38 consensus from analysts polled by Capital IQ.

(+) Thermo Fisher Scientific (TMO) was gaining more than 3% in value as it raised its full-year earnings and revenue guidance amid Q3 adjusted earnings and revenue that topped analysts' estimates. The company posted adjusted EPS of $2.94 per share, up from $2.62 a year ago and exceeding the $2.89 average estimate from Capital IQ-polled analysts.

(-) Anthem (ANTM) was down more than 2% even after reporting a Q3 adjusted net income of $4.87 per share, up from $3.81 per share in the prior-year period and above the consensus view of $4.82 per share from analysts surveyed by Capital IQ.

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