) pushed the Health Care sector lower today making it today's featured Health Care laggard. The sector as a whole closed the day up 1.2%. By the end of trading, Warner Chilcott fell $0.20 (-1.0%) to $19.71 on light volume. Throughout the day, 3,672,061 shares of Warner Chilcott exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6,964,500 shares. The stock ranged in price between $19.64-$20.07 after having opened the day at $20.05 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $19.91. Other companies within the Health Care sector that declined today were:
), down 61.1%,
), down 38.6%,
), down 18.7% and
), down 13.5%.
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Warner Chilcott Public Limited Company, a specialty pharmaceutical company, engages in the development, manufacture, promotion, and franchise of branded pharmaceutical products focusing on the women's healthcare, gastroenterology, urology, and dermatology markets. Warner Chilcott has a market cap of $5.0 billion and is part of the drugs industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 13.3, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 2.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Warner Chilcott a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.
TheStreet Ratings rates
. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in stock price during the past year and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that we feel that the company's cash flow from its operations has been weak overall.
- You can view the full Warner Chilcott Ratings Report.
On the positive front,
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), up 20.0%,
), up 19.3% and
), up 18.9% , were all gainers within the health care sector with
) being today's featured health care sector leader.
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