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) pushed the Health Care sector higher today making it today's featured health care winner. The sector as a whole closed the day down 0.6%. By the end of trading, Aegerion Pharmaceuticals rose $3.49 (5.0%) to $72.83 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 1,662,066 shares of Aegerion Pharmaceuticals exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 666,100 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $72.19-$75.17 after having opened the day at $72.76 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $69.34. Other companies within the Health Care sector that increased today were:
), up 32.5%,
), up 18.8%,
), up 12.9% and
), up 10.7%.
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Aegerion Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, engages in the development and commercialization of novel therapeutics to treat debilitating and fatal rare diseases in the United States. Aegerion Pharmaceuticals has a market cap of $2.0 billion and is part of the drugs industry. Shares are up 173.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 11 analysts that rate Aegerion Pharmaceuticals a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.
TheStreet Ratings rates Aegerion Pharmaceuticals as a
. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its deteriorating net income and feeble growth in its earnings per share.
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On the negative front,
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), down 11.7%,
), down 10.2% and
), down 9.9% , were all laggards within the health care sector with
) being today's health care sector laggard.
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