May 24, 2013 at 10:55 AM EDT
Morning Research on A, TMO, DGX, PKI, and LH
StockCall.com Provides Stock Research on Agilent Technologies Inc., Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., Quest Diagnostics Inc., PerkinElmer Inc., and Laboratory Corp. of America Holdings
New York City, New York -- (May 24, 2013)
Last year, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld President Obama’s Affordable Care Act (ACA). The ACA is the biggest overhaul of the healthcare industry in the U.S. in decades. The reform aims at increasing the number of insured of individuals in the U.S. over the next few years. While in the near-term, healthcare companies expect to see an increase in costs as the ACA goes into full effect by 2014, in the longer-term, companies anticipate benefiting from an increase in insured individuals. On Thursday, May 23, 2013, shares in U.S. healthcare companies ended on a mixed note as the broad market came under pressure following the release of minutes of Federal Reserve’s most recent FOMC and some disappointing economic data from China. The major movers in the sector included Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A), Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE: TMO), Quest Diagnostics Inc. (NYSE: DGX), PerkinElmer Inc. (NYSE: PKI), and Laboratory Corp. of America Holdings (NYSE: LH). StockCall has posted free technical research reports on A, TMO, DGX, PKI, and LH and these can be accessed by signing up at
Shares in Agilent Technologies Inc. moved lower on Thursday, closing 1.08% lower at $45.74 after trading between $45.19 and $45.93. A total of 3.78 million shares were traded which is below the daily average volume of 4.30 million. However, despite the sharp decline, the company’s shares are currently trading close to their 52-week high of $47.47. The stock is also trading well above its 50- and 200-day moving averages. Download the free report on A upon registration at
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.’s stock was one of the major losers in the healthcare sector yesterday, closing 0.68% lower at $85.69. A total of 2.21 million shares were traded between $84.98 and $86.03 on Thursday. The company’s shares are now down over 1.20% in the last three sessions. However, despite the recent losses, the stock is still up over 34.60% so far in 2013, outperforming the S&P 500. TMO technical report can be accessed for free by signing up at
Shares in Quest Diagnostics Inc. moved higher on Thursday, closing 1.39% higher at $61.97 after trading between $60.69 and $62.07 on volume of 1.12 million shares which is below the daily average volume of 1.59 million. The company’s shares are currently trading nearly 4% below their 52-week high. The stock has underperformed the S&P 500 so far in 2013, gaining 6.90%. The free report on DGX can be downloaded by signing up now at
PerkinElmer Inc.’s stocks ended slightly lower yesterday as the broader market struggled. The company’s shares hit an intraday low of $31.34 before finishing the day 0.19% lower at $31.76. A total of 1.13 million shares were traded and this is below the daily average volume of 1.53 million. Shares of PKI have now fallen nearly 1.50% in the last three sessions. The stock is currently trading below its 50-day moving average. Free report on PKI can be accessed by registering at
Shares in Laboratory Corp. of America Holdings gained on Thursday, closing 0.91% higher at $100.71 after hitting an intraday high of $101.08. A total of 753,243 shares were traded which is below the daily average volume of 978,602. The company’s shares are currently trading close to their 52-week high $101.69. So far this year, the stock has gained over 16.20%, outperforming the S&P 500.Register withStockCall and download the research on LH for free at
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