The health care sector closed the day up 2.6%. Insmed Inc ( INSM), Allos Therapeutics Inc ( ALTH), ProPhase Labs Inc ( PRPH), and Response Genetics Inc ( RGDX) were all decliners today within the health care sector with Life Technologies ( LIFE) being today's featured health care loser. Life Technologies fell 21 cents (-0.6%) to $36.61 on average volume. Throughout the day, 3.6 million shares of Life Technologies exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.8 million shares. Life Technologies Corporation operates as a life sciences company with a focus on improving the human condition worldwide. Life Technologies has a market cap of $7 billion and is part of the drugs industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 20, equal to the average drugs industry P/E ratio and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 29% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. TheStreet Ratings rates Life as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including unimpressive growth in net income, weak operating cash flow and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself.
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