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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 0.5%. By the end of trading, Warner Chilcott rose $0.16 (1.2%) to $13.79 on light volume. Throughout the day, 3,107,309 shares of Warner Chilcott exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4,732,400 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $13.32-$13.87 after having opened the day at $13.64 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $13.63. Other companies within the Health Care sector that increased today were:
), up 36.7%,
), up 19.1%,
), up 16.2% and
), up 15.9%.
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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 $3.5 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 Wednesday.
TheStreet Ratings rates Warner Chilcott as a
. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, expanding profit margins and compelling growth in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself and weak operating cash flow.
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On the negative front,
), down 16.9%,
), down 12.4%,
), down 11.4% and
), down 9.9% , were all laggards within the health care sector with
) being today's health care sector laggard.
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