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Auxilium Pharmaceuticals Inc. (AUXL): Today's Featured Health Care Winner

Auxilium Pharmaceuticals Inc ( AUXL) pushed the Health Care sector higher today making it today's featured health care winner. The sector as a whole closed the day down 1.4%. By the end of trading, Auxilium Pharmaceuticals Inc rose $1.01 (6.4%) to $16.90 on average volume. Throughout the day, 968,305 shares of Auxilium Pharmaceuticals Inc exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 848,500 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $15.52-$17.09 after having opened the day at $15.78 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $15.89. Other companies within the Health Care sector that increased today were: ARCA biopharma Inc ( ABIO), up 43.7%, China Cord Blood Corporation ( CO), up 18.2%, Telik Inc ( TELK), up 8.7%, and Tengion Inc ( TNGN), up 8.3%.

Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. operates as a specialty biopharmaceutical company primarily in the United States. Auxilium Pharmaceuticals Inc has a market cap of $733.7 million and is part of the drugs industry. Shares are down 26.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Auxilium as a sell. Among the areas we feel are negative, one of the most important has been a generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself.

On the negative front, BG Medicine Inc ( BGMD), down 14.8%, Tibet Pharmaceuticals Inc ( TBET), down 14.1%, Cormedix Inc ( CRMD), down 12.5%, and Unilife Corporation ( UNIS), down 12%, were all losers within the health care sector with Gilead Sciences Inc ( GILD) being today's health care sector loser.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the health care sector could consider Health Care Select Sector SPDR ( XLV) while those bearish on the health care sector could consider ProShares Ultra Short Health Care ( RXD).

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