Warner Chilcott PLC (WCRX): Today's Featured Health Care Laggard

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Warner Chilcott ( WCRX) pushed the Health Care sector lower today making it today's featured Health Care laggard. The sector as a whole closed the day up 0.5%. By the end of trading, Warner Chilcott fell $0.38 (-1.7%) to $21.89 on average volume. Throughout the day, 3,207,079 shares of Warner Chilcott exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3,236,400 shares. The stock ranged in price between $21.86-$22.45 after having opened the day at $22.37 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $22.27. Other companies within the Health Care sector that declined today were: ImmuCell Corporation ( ICCC), down 10.3%, Emeritus Corporation ( ESC), down 10.2%, MiMedx Group ( MDXG), down 8.9% and Misonix ( MSON), down 8.7%.

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 $5.5 billion and is part of the drugs industry. Shares are down 2.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Warner Chilcott a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Warner Chilcott as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that revenues have generally been declining.

On the positive front, GW Pharmaceuticals PLC ADR ( GWPH), up 82.6%, Genvec ( GNVC), up 48.6%, Celsion Corporation ( CLSN), up 15.2% and Inovio Pharmaceuticals ( INO), up 15.2% , were all gainers within the health care sector with St Jude Medical ( STJ) being today's featured health care sector leader.

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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