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Technical Study: Vertex Pharma Inc., Orexigen Therapeutics Inc., MAKO Surgical Corp., and Alere Inc.

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). 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 between $6.90 and $7.19 before ending the day at $6.93. A total of 1.04 million shares were traded which is below the daily average volume of 1.26 million. Orexigen Therapeutics Inc.'s shares have tumbled 4.81% in the last three trading sessions. Despite the recent losses, the company's shares have gained 9.31% in the last one month, and 12.14% in the last three months, outperforming the S&P 500. Register now and get access to free analysis on OREX at:

Shares in MAKO Surgical Corporation declined on Thursday, extending their recent losses. The company's shares closed the day at $14.15, down 3.08%, after oscillating between $14.10 and $14.49. A total of 0.58 million shares were traded which is below the daily average volume of 0.90 million. The stock has gained 28.52% in the last three months, outperforming the S&P 500 which has gained 0.15% during the same period. Furthermore, the stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages. Sign up and read our complimentary report on MAKO at:

Alere Inc.'s shares finished the day 2.93% lower on Thursday after rising sharply in the previous trading session. The company's shares vacillated between $31.40 and $32.48 before closing the day at $31.75. A total of 0.63 million shares were traded which is marginally above the daily average volume of 0.61 million. Alere Inc.'s shares have lost 0.84% in the last three trading sessions, outperforming the S&P 500 which has lost 1.67% during the same period. Despite the recent losses, the company's shares have surged 16.69% in the last one month and 19.63% in the last three months, outperforming the S&P 500. The free report on ALR can be downloaded by signing up now at:



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