Healthcare shares were higher pre-market trade on Friday.
In healthcare stocks news, Mylan ( MYL ) shares jumped in Friday's pre-market session, after the Financial Times reported the U.S. generic-drug producer is considering a takeover of Swedish rival Meda.
MYL was up 7.3% at $53.97 in recent pre-market trading , nearing the high end of its 52-week range of $27.66 to $57.52.
The FT article, which cited people familiar with the situation, said Mylan has appointed advisers to help it put together a deal for Meda. The process is at a preliminary stage, however, and no deal is certain, it noted.
And, IMS Health Holdings ( IMS ) priced its initial public offering of 65,000,000 shares of its common stock at an initial public offering price to the public of $20.00 per share, including 52,000,000 shares to be sold by IMS Health and 13,000,000 shares to be sold by selling shareholders.
In addition, the selling shareholders have granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 9,750,000 shares of common stock at the public offering price, less underwriting discounts and commissions.
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