Technical Study: VIVUS Inc., Sanofi, DENTSPLY Intl. Inc., and Acura Pharmaceuticals Inc. Editor Note: For more information about this release, please scroll to bottom. PR Newswire 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). AAAResearchReports.com free coverage on VVUS, SNY, XRAY, and ACUR is available upon registration at: http://www.aaaresearchreports.com/register/ 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. Download free technical research on VVUS by signing up at: http://www.AAAResearchReports.com/VVUS091713.pdf 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 get access to free analysis on SNY at: http://www.AAAResearchReports.com/SNY09713.pdf 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 at: http://www.AAAResearchReports.com/XRAY091713.pdf 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. 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Technical Study: VIVUS Inc., Sanofi, DENTSPLY Intl. Inc., and Acura Pharmaceuticals Inc.