The health care sector closed the day up 1.7%. Tibet Pharmaceuticals Inc ( TBET), Gentiva Health Services Inc ( GTIV), NovaBay Pharmaceuticals Inc ( NBY), and Echo Therapeutics Inc ( ECTE) were all winners today within the health care sector with Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc ( VRX) being today's featured health care winner. Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc rose 93 cents (2.6%) to $36.01 on light volume. Throughout the day, 1.9 million shares of Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.4 million shares. Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc., a specialty pharmaceutical company, develops, manufactures, and markets pharmaceutical products in the areas of neurology, dermatology, and branded generics. Its product portfolio comprises approximately 490 products. Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc has a market cap of $10.1 billion and is part of the drugs industry. Shares are up 23.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. TheStreet Ratings rates Valeant Pharmaceuticals International as a hold. 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 feeble growth in the company's earnings per share and disappointing return on equity.
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