Pre-Market Commentary: Perrigo, Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, Catalyst
Pharma Partners, and Ironwood Pharma
LONDON, December 23, 2013
LONDON, December 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
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On Friday, December 20, 2013, the U.S. equity market edged higher, The S&P 500
ended the day at1,818.32, up 0.48%; the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed
at 16,221.14, up 0.26%; and the NASDAQ Composite finished at4,104.74, up
1.15%. Moreover, the S&P 500 Health Care Sector Index closed the day at
635.97, up 0.45%; and the same edged up 2.63% in the previous three trading
sessions and 7.23% in the last three months, outperforming the S&P 500, which
has gained 2.10% and 6.84%, during the respective periods.The major movers in
the sector included Perrigo Company PLC (NYSE: PRGO), Allscripts Healthcare
Solutions Inc. (NASDAQ: MDRX), Catalyst Pharmaceutical Partners Inc. (NASDAQ:
CPRX), and Ironwood Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: IRWD). All these companies
are tracked by AAAResearchReports.com. Download free technical analysis and
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On Friday, Perrigo Co. PLC's stock advanced to end the day at $152.26, which
is 0.74% higher than the previous day's closing price of $151.14. The
company's shares vacillated between $148.15 and $152.26 during the trading
session. A total of 3.17 million shares were traded, which is above the daily
average volume of 1.35 million. The company's shares have gained 21.83% in the
previous three months, outperforming the S&P 500, which has advanced 6.84%,
during the same period. Furthermore, Perrigo Co. PLC's stock is trading above
its 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $145.81 and $127.65, respectively.
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Shares in Allscripts Healthcare Solutions Inc. edged 0.74% higher on Friday,
closing the day at $15.02, after oscillating between $14.84 and $15.06. A
total of 1.95 million shares were traded, which is above the daily average
volume of 1.76 million. The company's shares have advanced 0.40% in the
previous three trading sessions and 2.95% in the last one month, compared to a
gain of 2.10% and 0.75% in the S&P 500 during the respective periods.
Furthermore, Allscripts Healthcare Solutions Inc.'s stock is trading above its
50-day and 200-day moving averages of $14.66 and $14.32, respectively. Sign up
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On Friday, shares in Catalyst Pharma Partners Inc. declined 2.34%, even as the
broader market posted gains. The company's shares finished the day at $1.88,
after trading between $1.83 and $1.92. A total of 0.64 million shares were
traded, which is below the daily average volume of 1.84 million. Despite
Friday's decline, the company's shares have advanced 9.30% in the last one
month, outperforming the S&P 500, which has gained 0.75%, during the same
period. Furthermore, Catalyst Pharma Partners Inc.'s stock is trading above
its 50-day and 200-day moving averages of 1.84 and $1.42, respectively. Sign
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Ironwood Pharmaceuticals Inc.'s stock surged on Friday, to end the day at
$11.76, up 4.63% from the previous day's closing price of $11.24. The
company's shares fluctuated between $10.96 and $11.83 during the trading
session. A total of 2.36 million shares were traded, which is above the daily
average volume of 1.06 million. The company's shares have gained 10.11% in the
previous three trading sessions and 11.15% in the last one month,
outperforming the S&P 500, which has advanced 2.10% and 0.75% during the
respective periods. Moreover, Ironwood Pharmaceuticals Inc.'s stock is trading
above its 50-day moving average of $10.48. The free report on IRWD can be
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