Early Briefing and Review: Medtronic Inc., Align Technology Inc., Becton,
Dickinson and Co., and Nanosphere Inc.
LONDON, October 22, 2013
LONDON, October 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
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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
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.
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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:
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
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. Furthermore, Nanosphere Inc.'s stock is trading above its
50-day moving average of $2.01. Register with AAA Research Reports and
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