LONDON, August 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
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The U.S. equity market ended on a lower note on Thursday, August 15, 2013. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 15,112.19, down 1.47%, the S&P 500 closed at 1,661.32, down 1.43%, and the NASDAQ composite finished at 3,606.12, down 1.72%. Shares in the healthcare sector companies also fell, tracking losses in the broader market. The major movers in the sector included Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: VRTX), Orexigen Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: OREX), MAKO Surgical Corporation (NASDAQ: MAKO), and Alere Inc. (NYSE: ALR). AAAResearchReports.com free coverage on VRTX, OREX, MAKO, and ALR is available upon registration at:
Shares in Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc. fell sharply on Thursday, tracking losses in the broader market. The company's shares ended the day 1.65% lower at $76.96 after vacillating between $76.60 and $78.26. A total of 1.44 million shares were traded which is below the daily average volume of 1.62 million. Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc.'s shares have lost 0.67% in the last three trading sessions, compared to a decline of 1.67% in the S&P 500. Despite the recent losses, the company's shares are trading above their 200-day moving average. Download free technical research on VRTX by signing up at:
On Thursday, shares in Orexigen Therapeutics Inc. plunged 4.02%. The company's shares traded betwe
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