Technical Briefing: Medtronic Inc., Align Technology Inc., Nanosphere Inc.,
and Becton, Dickinson and Co.
LONDON, August 16, 2013
LONDON, August 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
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On Thursday, August 15, 2013, the U.S. equity market ended on a lower note.
All three benchmark indexes closed lower, with the Dow Jones Industrial
Average falling 1.47%, the S&P 500 falling 1.43%, and the NASDAQ declining
1.72%. Shares in major healthcare sector companies ended on lower note,
tracking losses in the broader market. The major movers in the sector included
Medtronic Inc. (NYSE: MDT), Align Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: ALGN), Nanosphere
Inc. (NASDAQ: NSPH), and Becton Dickinson and Company (NYSE: BDX). All these
companies are tracked by AAAResearchReports.com. Free technical research
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Shares in Medtronic Inc. declined after fluctuating between $54.08 and $54.95
on Thursday. The company's shares finished the day 1.58% lower at $54.33. A
total of 4.48 million shares were traded which is below the daily average
volume of 5.27 million. Medtronic Inc.'s shares have fallen 1.61% in the
previous three trading sessions. Despite the recent losses, the company's
stock has gained 1.19% in the last one month and 8.64% in the last three
months, outperforming the S&P 500. Moreover, Medtronic Inc.'s stock is trading
above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages. Download free report on MDT upon
Align Technology Inc.'s shares ended 2.75% lower on Thursday. The company's
shares oscillated between $43.00 and $43.79 before closing the day at $43.16.
A total of 0.42 million shares were traded which is below the daily average
volume of 0.71 million. The company's shares have gained 11.52% in the past
one month, and 19.16% in the last three months, outperforming the S&P 500
which has fallen 1.26% and gained 0.15%, during the respective periods.
Moreover, the company's stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving
averages. ALGN technical report can be accessed for free by signing up at:
On Thursday, Nanosphere Inc.'s stock fell sharply 1.46%, extending the losses
from previous trading sessions. The company's shares ended the day at $2.02
after fluctuating between $2.00 and $2.05. A total of 0.48 million shares were
traded which is below the daily average volume of 0.90 million. Further, the
company's shares have slipped 3.35% in the last three trading sessions,
compared to the S&P 500 which has fallen 1.67% during the same period. A free
report on NSPH can be accessed by registering at:
Shares in Becton Dickinson and Company ended on a declining note on Thursday,
tracking losses in the broader market. The company's shares closed the day
1.71% lower at $97.83 after trading between $97.75 and $99.21. A total of 0.74
million shares were traded which is below the daily average volume of 0.94
million. The company's shares have fallen 2.17% in the last three trading
sessions and 4.25% in the past one month, underperforming the S&P 500.
However, the stock continues to trade above its 200-day moving average.
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