Technical Study: VIVUS Inc., Sanofi, DENTSPLY Intl. Inc., and Acura
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LONDON, September 17, 2013
LONDON, September 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
The U.S. equity market finished on a mixed note on Monday, September 16, 2013.
The S&P 500 and the Dow Jones posted gains, while the NASDAQ Composite ended
slightly lower. Shares in the healthcare sector ended mostly higher, even as
the broader market finished on a mixed note. The major movers in the sector
included VIVUS Inc. (NASDAQ: VVUS), Sanofi (NYSE: SNY), DENTSPLY International
Inc. (NASDAQ: XRAY), and Acura Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: ACUR).
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Shares in VIVUS Inc. rose sharply on Monday, even as the broader market
finished on a mixed note. The company's shares closed the day at $10.33, up
2.08% from the previous day's price of $10.12. A total of 1.64 million shares
were traded, which is below the daily average volume of 2.55 million. Despite
Monday's sharp gains, the company's shares have lost 0.77% in the previous
three trading sessions, underperforming the S&P 500 which has gained 0.50%
during the same period. Further, VIVUS Inc.'s stock is trading below its
50-day and 200-day moving averages of $13.05 and $12.17, respectively.
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Sanofi's stock fluctuated between gains and losses before finishing the day
nearly flat on Monday. The company's shares closed the day at $47.95, down
0.02%, after oscillating between $47.95 and $48.48. A total of 2.39 million
shares were traded, which is below the daily average volume of 1.81 million.
Sanofi's shares have lost 2.56% in the last three trading sessions,
underperforming the S&P 500 which has gained 0.50% during the same period.
Furthermore, the company's stock is currently trading below its 50-day and
200-day moving averages of $51.02 and $50.47, respectively. Register now and
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Shares in DENTSPLY International Inc. moved higher on Monday, even as the U.S.
equity market ended on a mixed note. The company's shares fluctuated between
$44.47 and $45.06 before closing the day 0.97% higher at $44.54. A total of
0.84 million shares were traded, which is more than the daily average volume
of 0.75 million. The company's shares have surged 8.61% in the previous three
months and 6.10% in the last one month, outperforming the S&P 500 which has
gained 4.36% and 2.52% during the respective periods. Further, DENTSPLY
International Inc.'s stock has moved closer to its 52-week high of $45.37 and
is currently trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $42.47
and $41.67, respectively. Sign up and read our complimentary report on XRAY
Acura Pharmaceuticals Inc.'s shares fluctuated between gains and losses before
finishing flat on Monday. The company's shares closed the day at the previous
day's closing price of $1.49 after oscillating between $1.46 and $1.53 during
the trading session. A total of 0.09 million shares were traded, which is
below the daily average volume of 0.39 million. Acura Pharmaceuticals Inc.'s
shares have lost 0.67% in the last three trading sessions, underperforming the
S&P 500 which has gained 0.50% during the same period. Additionally, the
company's stock is currently trading below its 50-day and 200-day moving
averages of $1.78 and $2.12, respectively. The free report on ACUR can be
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