Published August 29, 2012
While the S&P 500 grew 0.1%, the Health Care sector (XLV) showed little movement during trading today.
Although it went in the opposite direction of the market today, the ETF tracked closer to the overall market today than over the past month. Entering today's trading, XLV was up 1.2% over the last thirty trading days while the S&P 500 was up 2.8%.
MAKO Surgical (MAKO) was a significant gainer in the sector, rising 11.1%. The stock closed at $17.27 with four million shares moving. The stock traded in a range of $15.58 to $17.82.
Rosetta Genomics (ROSG) was one of the sector's big losers, as its price dropped 7.3% (-46 cents) to close at $5.83. 4.6 million shares of the stock moved. The stock traded between $5.75 and $6.65.
Almost Family (AFAM) rose 4.3% to close at $22.88, cross its 50-day moving average of $22.18 and 200-day moving average of $22.17.
Quidel Corporation (QDEL) fell 2.4% to close at $16.37, moving closer to its 50-day moving average of $16.35. Also, the stock moved closer to its 200-day moving average of $16.20. Varian Medical Systems (VAR) rose 1.2% to close at $59.48, getting closer to its 200-day moving average or $61.89.
Cyberonics (CYBX) hit a new 52-week high today, reaching $50.36 to top the previous high of $49.89.