Published July 30, 2012
During trading today, both the Health Care sector (XLV) and the S&P500 showed little movement.
Salix Pharmaceuticals (SLXP) was one of the sector's big losers, as its price dropped 13% (-$6.94) to close at $46.25. 3.3 million shares of the stock moved. The stock traded in a range of $45.50 to $47.79.
Increasing 11.9% (+$1.01) to close at $9.47, Sarepta Therapeutics (SRPT) was a major gainer in the sector. Today, 4.9 million shares traded hands. The stock traded in a range of $8.61 to $10.25.
Celgene (CELG) declined 1.7% to close at $69.40, moving below its 50-day moving average of $65.36 and 200-day moving average of $69.86.
Kindred Healthcare (KND) rose 4.2% to close at $9.27, approaching its 50-day moving average of $9.28. It has also moved closer to its 200-day moving average of $9.62. Gentiva Health Services (GTIV) rose 4.7% to close at $6.85, getting closer to its 200-day moving average or $7.05.
Given Imaging (GIVN) hit a new 52-week low today, hitting $12.14 to fall below the previous low of $13.53.