The Health Care sector (XLV) showed little movement while the S&P 500 gained 0.2% during trading today.
Kensey Nash Corporation (KNSY) rose 327.6% to close at $38.48, cross its 50-day moving average of $31.86 and 200-day moving average of $26.67. Atrion Corporation (ATRI) declined 9% to close at $210.41, moving below its 50-day moving average of $223.96 and 200-day moving average of $226.07.
Furiex Pharmaceuticals (FURX) rose 2% to close at $17.04, approaching its 50-day moving average of $17.52. It has also moved closer to its 200-day moving average of $17.90.
Fonar Corporation (FONR) was a significant gainer in the sector, rising 9.9%. The stock closed at $3.79 with 175,557 shares moving. The stock traded in a range of $3.51 to $3.84. Auxilium Pharmaceuticals (AUXL) also gained today, climbing $1.04 (+5.8%) to close at $18.98.
Merrimack Pharmaceuticals (MACK) was one of the sector's big losers, as its price dropped 9.3% (-67 cents) to close at $6.56. 255,446 shares of the stock moved. The stock traded between $6.32 and $7.30.
EnteroMedics (ETRM) hit a new 52-week high today, reaching $3.48 to top the previous high of $3.12.