LONDON, August 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
The U.S. equity market posted gains on Thursday, August 29, 2013, with all three benchmark indexes ending the day on a higher note. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 14,840.95, up 0.11%; the S&P 500 closed at 1,638.17, up 0.20%; and the NASDAQ Composite finished at 3,620.30, up 0.75%. Shares in the healthcare sector ended mostly higher, as the broader market advanced. The major movers in the sector included Life Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: LIFE), Opko Health Inc. (NYSE: OPK), The Medicines Company (NASDAQ: MDCO), and DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. (NYSE: DVA). AAAResearchReports.com has released full comprehensive research on LIFE, OPK, MDCO, and DVA. These free technical analyses can be downloaded by signing up at:
Shares in Life Technologies Corporation edged higher on Thursday, reversing losses from the previous trading sessions. The company's shares closed at $74.49, up 0.31%, after oscillating between $74.26 and $74.55. A total of 1.28 million shares were traded, which is below the daily average volume of 2.05 million. The company's shares have gained 0.32% in the last three months, compared to a loss of 0.62% in the S&P 500 during the same period. Further, Life Technologies Corporation's stock is trading near its 52-week high of $74.98 and also above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages. A free technical analysis on LIFE available by signing up at:
On Thursday, Opko Health Inc.'s stock fell sharply, even as the broader market posted gains. The company's stock closed the day at $8.49, which is 1.05% lower than the previous day's closing price of $8.58. The company's shares traded between $8.03 and $8.55. A total of 10.68 million shares were traded, which is significantly above the daily average volume of 1.78 million. Opko Health Inc.'s shares have gained 11.56% in the last one month and 26.34% in the last three months, outperforming the S&P 500 which has fallen by 2.80% and 0.62% during the respective periods. Moreover, the company's stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages. Register today and access free research on OPK at:
On Thursday, the Medicines Company's shares rallied 4.45% to end the day at $32.15. The company's stock fluctuated between $30.72 and $32.27. A total of 0.82 million shares were traded, which is below the daily average volume of 0.85 million. The company's shares have gained 4.45% in the last one month, compared to a loss of 2.80% in the S&P 500 during the same period. Additionally, the Medicines Company's stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages. The free report on MDCO can be downloaded by signing up now at:
Shares in DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. finished flat on Thursday, even as the broader market posted gains. The company's shares fluctuated between $107.76 and $109.59 before ending the day at the previous day's closing price of $108.02. A total of 0.83 million shares were traded, which is below the daily average volume of 0.85 million. The company's stock has fallen by 7.58% in the last one month, compared to a decline of 2.80% in the S&P 500 during the same period. Further, the company's shares are trading below its 50-day and 200-day moving averages. A free report on DVA can be accessed by registering at:
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