Early Briefing and Review: Medtronic Inc., Align Technology Inc., Becton, Dickinson and Co., and Nanosphere Inc. PR Newswire LONDON, October 22, 2013 LONDON, October 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Editor Note: For more information about this release, please scroll to bottom. The U.S. equity market closed on a mixed note on Monday, October 21, 2013. The S&P 500 and the NASDAQ Composite gained 0.01% and 0.15%, respectively, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell by 0.05%. Shares in the medical appliances and equipment industry ended on mixed note, tracking the broader market. The major movers included Medtronic Inc. (NYSE: MDT), Align Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: ALGN), Becton Dickinson and Company (NYSE: BDX), and Nanosphere Inc. (NASDAQ: NSPH). AAAResearchReports.com has released free charting and technical research on these aforementioned companies. Register to read these reports at: http://www.aaaresearchreports.com/register/ Medtronic Inc.'s stock edged lower on Monday, reversing some of the gains from the previous trading session. The company's shares ended the day 0.18% lower at $56.49, after vacillating between $56.01 and $56.53. A total of 3.65 million shares were traded, which is below the daily average volume of 4.29 million. Despite Monday's losses, the company's shares have gained 5.18% in the last one month and 2.67% in the previous three months, compared to a gain of 2.03% and 3.11% in the S&P 500 during the respective periods. Further, Medtronic Inc.'s stock is trading near its 52-week high of $56.70 and above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $53.66 and $50.06, respectively. Sign up for free report on MDT at: http://www.AAAResearchReports.com/MDT102213.pdf Shares in Align Technology Inc. advanced on Monday, extending the gains from the previous trading session. The company's shares traded between $57.93 and $59.43 before ending the day 0.47% higher at $58.25. A total of 2.14 million shares were traded, which is significantly above the daily average volume of 0.88 million. The company's shares have rallied 33.23% in the previous three trading sessions and 35.62% in the last three months, outperforming the S&P 500, which has gained 1.34% and 3.11% during the respective periods. Moreover, Align Technology Inc.'s stock is trading near its 52-week high of $60.00 and above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $45.68 and $37.18, respectively. ALGN free technical report can be accessed by signing up at: http://www.AAAResearchReports.com/ALGN102213.pdf On Monday, shares in Becton Dickinson and Co. edged higher, hitting a new 52-week high of $105.26. The company's shares closed the day at $105.02, up 0.20% from the previous day's price of $104.81. A total of 0.57 million shares were traded, which is below the daily average volume of 0.76 million. The company's shares have gained 2.08% in the previous three trading sessions and 2.90% in the last one month, outperforming the S&P 500, which has gained 1.34% and 2.03% during the respective periods. Additionally, Becton Dickinson and Co.'s stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $100.00 and $95.80, respectively. A free report on BDX can be accessed by registering at: http://www.AAAResearchReports.com/BDX102213.pdf Nanosphere Inc.'s stock declined on Monday, reversing all the gains from the previous trading session. The company's shares ended the day 1.46% lower at $2.03, after oscillating between $2.03 and $2.09. A total of 0.23 million shares were traded, which is significantly below the daily average volume of 0.64 million. Despite Monday's decline, the company's shares have gained 4.64% in the previous three trading sessions and 10.33% in the last one month, outperforming the S&P 500, which has gained 1.34% and 2.03% during the respective periods. 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Early Briefing and Review: Medtronic Inc., Align Technology Inc., Becton, Dickinson and Co., and Nanosphere Inc.