Pre-Market Review: VIVUS Inc., Sanofi, DENTSPLY Intl. Inc., and Acura
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LONDON, October 16, 2013
LONDON, October 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
The U.S. equity markets edged lower on Tuesday, October 15, 2013, with the S&P
500, the Dow Jones Industrial Average, and the NASDAQ Composite falling by
0.71%, 0.87%, and 0.56%, respectively. Shares in the healthcare sector
finished on a lower note as the broader market posted losses. 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 initiated preliminary technical research on
VVUS, SNY, XRAY, and ACUR. These free reports are accessible by signing today
Vivus Inc.'s stock plummeted on Tuesday, tracking losses in the broader
market. The company's shares closed the day at$10.06, down 4.19%, after
oscillating between$9.99 and $10.50. A total of 2.97 million shares were
traded, which is above the daily average volume of 2.63 million. The company's
shares have lost 0.59% in the previous one month, compared to a gain of 0.60%
in the S&P 500 during the same period. Furthermore, Vivus Inc.'s stock is
trading below its 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $11.42 and $12.51,
respectively. The free technical analysis on VVUS is available by signing up
On Tuesday, Sanofi's stock ended the session 1.62% lower than the previous
day's price of $50.10. The company's shares oscillated between $49.29 and
$49.68 before closing the day at $49.29. A total of 0.58 million shares were
traded, which is significantly below the daily average volume of 2.05 million.
The company's shares have gained 2.77% in the previous one month,
outperforming the S&P 500 which has gained 0.60% during the same period.
Further, Sanofi's stock is also trading below its 50-day and 200-day moving
averages of $50.17 and $50.86, respectively. Register now to download free
research on SNY at:
DENTSPLY International Inc.'s stock declined 0.98% on Tuesday, reversing all
the gains from the previous trading session. The company's shares vacillated
between $44.15 and $44.63 before closing the day at $44.29. A total of 0.72
million shares were traded, which is marginally below the daily average volume
of 0.75 million. Despite Tuesday's pullback, the company's shares have
advanced 5.45% in the previous three months and 0.45% in the last three
trading sessions, compared to a gain of 0.92% and 0.32% in the S&P 500 during
the respective periods. Moreover, DENTSPLY International Inc.'s stock is
trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $43.19 and $42.11,
respectively. A free report on XRAY can be accessed by registering at:
On Tuesday, Acura Pharmaceuticals Inc.'s stock plummeted 3.95%, as the U.S.
equity market finished on a lower note. The company's shares ended the day at
$1.70 after fluctuating between $1.70 and $1.77 during the trading session. A
total of 0.49 million shares were traded, which is marginally above the daily
average volume of 0.46 million. Despite yesterday's losses, the company's
shares have surged 14.09% in the previous one month, outperforming the S&P 500
which has advanced 0.60% during the same period. Additionally, Acura
Pharmaceuticals Inc.'s stock is still trading above its 50-day moving average
of $1.68. Register with AAA Research Reports and download research on ACUR for
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