Incyte Corp Ltd (INCY): Today's Featured Health Care Winner

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Incyte ( INCY) pushed the Health Care sector higher today making it today's featured health care winner. The sector as a whole was unchanged today. By the end of trading, Incyte rose $9.04 (33.5%) to $36.04 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 18,069,331 shares of Incyte exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1,179,900 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $32.95-$37.46 after having opened the day at $33.03 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $27.00. Other companies within the Health Care sector that increased today were: Inovio Pharmaceuticals ( INO), up 32.3%, GW Pharmaceuticals PLC ADR ( GWPH), up 20.3%, Sunshine Heart ( SSH), up 14.4% and Unilife Corporation ( UNIS), up 11.6%.

Incyte Corporation, a biopharmaceutical company, focuses on the discovery, development, and commercialization of proprietary small molecule drugs for oncology and inflammation. Incyte has a market cap of $4.1 billion and is part of the drugs industry. Shares are up 62.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 12 analysts that rate Incyte a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Incyte as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its unimpressive growth in net income, poor profit margins, weak operating cash flow and feeble growth in its earnings per share.

On the negative front, Mast Therapeutics ( MSTX), down 42.7%, Stemline Therapeutics ( STML), down 9.0%, Aoxing Pharmaceutical Company ( AXN), down 8.6% and Agios Pharmaceuticals ( AGIO), down 7.4% , were all laggards within the health care sector with Actavis ( ACT) being today's health care sector laggard.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the health care sector could consider Health Care Select Sector SPDR ( XLV) while those bearish on the health care sector could consider ProShares Ultra Short Health Care ( RXD).

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