Eli Lilly And Company (LLY): Today's Featured Health Care Laggard - TheStreet

Eli Lilly and Company



) pushed the Health Care sector lower today making it today's featured Health Care laggard. The sector as a whole closed the day down 0.3%. By the end of trading, Eli Lilly and Company fell $0.60 (-1.2%) to $49.12 on average volume. Throughout the day, 7,431,976 shares of Eli Lilly and Company exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5,234,400 shares. The stock ranged in price between $49.05-$49.86 after having opened the day at $49.62 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $49.72. Other companies within the Health Care sector that declined today were:

Senesco Technologies



), down 77.9%,

Pingtan Marine Enterprise



), down 58.0%,

Mast Therapeutics



), down 41.5% and




), down 18.6%.

Eli Lilly and Company discovers, develops, manufactures, and sells pharmaceutical products worldwide. Eli Lilly and Company has a market cap of $56.1 billion and is part of the drugs industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 12.4, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 0.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Eli Lilly and Company a buy, 3 analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Eli Lilly and Company

as a


. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, increase in net income, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, notable return on equity and reasonable valuation levels. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow.

On the positive front,

Halozyme Therapeutics



), up 24.8%,

Enzon Pharmaceuticals



), up 15.6%,

Ventrus Biosciences



), up 14.8% and




), up 14.6% , were all gainers within the health care sector with

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries



) being today's featured health care sector leader.

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Health Care Select Sector SPDR



) while those bearish on the health care sector could consider

ProShares Ultra Short Health Care




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