StockCall Study on Life Technologies, Quest Diagnostics, DaVita, and Universal Health Services

StockCall Study on Life Technologies, Quest Diagnostics, DaVita, and Universal
                               Health Services

PR Newswire

LONDON, March 14, 2013

LONDON, March 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

The Affordable Care Act (ACA), which was upheld by the Supreme Court last
year, is expected to have a significant impact on the healthcare industry.
While the reform is expected to increase costs for healthcare companies in the
near-term, supporters of ACA say that in the long-term, the increased in the
number of insured individuals will result in higher revenue for healthcare
companies. For companies such as Life Technologies Corp. (NASDAQ: LIFE), Quest
Diagnostics Inc. (NYSE: DGX), DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. (NYSE: DVA), and
Universal Health Services Inc. (NYSE: UHS), the key will be to contain costs
in the near-term and capitalize on the opportunity offered by the
implementation of ACA in the long-term. On Wednesday, healthcare stocks
struggled even as the broad market posted gains. StockCall free coverage on
LIFE, DGX, DVA, and UHS is available upon registration at

Shares of Life Technologies Corp. slipped in Wednesday's trading session,
finishing the day 0.91% lower at $62.31. The stock fell to an intra-day low of
$62.30. Despite the pullback yesterday, Life Technologies Corp. shares have
gained nearly 2.70% for the week. The stock has outperformed the broad market
this year, gaining more than 27%, compared to a gain of 9% for the S&P 500.
The stock is currently trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages,
which is a bullish signal. The bullish trend is further confirmed by the MACD
chart. Download the free technical research on LIFE by signing up at 

Quest Diagnostics Inc. shares posted modest losses yesterday, ending 0.37%
lower at $55.99. The stock touched an intra-day low of $55.82. Quest
Diagnostics Inc. shares are marginally higher for the week. However,
year-to-date, the stock has fallen nearly 4%. The company's shares have been
trading sideways over the past two weeks. The stock has been struggling to
break through $57 resistance level. The MACD chart, however, suggests that
market sentiment may have turned bullish on the stock. Its MACD has just
crossed above the signal line. Register now and get access to the free
analysis on DGX at 

DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. struggled for direction on Wednesday before
finishing the day marginally lower. The stock closed 0.14% lower at $117.20,
extending its losses for the week to nearly 1%. Despite the losses this week,
the hospital's shares have gained more than 6% this year. DaVita's shares have
seen a sharp pullback from its 52-week high of $124.29. The stock's MACD is
currently giving a bearish signal. This negative trend is further confirmed by
recent volume activity. The stock has now finished lower in each of the
previous six trading sessions. Sign up and read the complimentary report on
DVA at 

Shares of Universal Health Services Inc. gained in trading yesterday. The
stock closed 0.48% higher at $61.16 after touching a 52-week high of $61.40.
The company's shares have gained more than 2% this week. Year-to-date, the
stock jumped over 26%, easily outperforming the broad market. The stock
currently trades on a P/E multiple of 14.84. Technical indicators for the
stock are currently giving strong bullish signals. The free report on UHS can
be downloaded by signing up now at 

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