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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 up 0.3%. By the end of trading, Valeant Pharmaceuticals International rose $2.05 (2.1%) to $97.85 on light volume. Throughout the day, 797,116 shares of Valeant Pharmaceuticals International exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1,561,800 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $95.28-$98.04 after having opened the day at $95.39 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $95.80. Other companies within the Health Care sector that increased today were:
), up 24.4%,
), up 17.6%,
), up 13.1% and
), up 10.7%.
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Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc., a specialty pharmaceutical company, develops, manufactures, and markets pharmaceutical products and medical devices in the areas of neurology, dermatology, and branded generics. Valeant Pharmaceuticals International has a market cap of $33.1 billion and is part of the drugs industry. Shares are up 60.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate Valeant Pharmaceuticals International a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.
TheStreet Ratings rates Valeant Pharmaceuticals International as a
. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, solid stock price performance and increase in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including disappointing return on equity and generally higher debt management risk.
- You can view the full Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Ratings Report.
On the negative front,
), down 16.7%,
), down 16.4%,
), down 12.5% and
), down 12.4% , were all laggards within the health care sector with
) being today's health care sector laggard.
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