2. As of noon trading, Hologic ( HOLX) is up $0.21 (0.9%) to $22.55 on average volume Thus far, 1.6 million shares of Hologic exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $22.39-$22.81 after having opened the day at $22.49 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $22.34. Hologic, Inc. develops, manufactures, and supplies diagnostics, medical imaging systems, and surgical products for the healthcare needs of women. Hologic has a market cap of $6.0 billion and is part of the health care sector. Shares are up 10.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 14 analysts that rate Hologic a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold. TheStreet Ratings rates Hologic as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, good cash flow from operations and increase in stock price during the past year. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, generally higher debt management risk and disappointing return on equity. Get the full Hologic Ratings Report now. It's Official: Action Alerts PLUS beats the S&P 500 with Dividends Reinvested! Cramer and Link were up 16.72% in 2012. Were you? See what they are trading for 14-days FREE
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