Healthcare Stocks on Investors' Radar -- Endo, Teva Pharma, Ionis Pharma, and Universal Health Services

04:06 EDT 19 Oct 2016 | PR Newswire

NEW YORK, October 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- has initiated coverage on the following equities: Endo International PLC (NASDAQ: ENDP), Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd (NYSE: TEVA), Ionis Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: IONS), and Universal Health Services Inc. (NYSE: UHS). These companies belong to the Healthcare sector which was broadly higher in afternoon trade on Tuesday, October 18, 2016, with the NYSE Health Care Index climbing almost 1.2%, and shares of health care companies in the S&P 500 rising 1.2% as a group. Learn more about these stocks by downloading their comprehensive and free reports at:


At the close on Tuesday, shares in Dublin, Ireland headquartered Endo International PLC rose 3.01%, ending the day at $19.85. The stock recorded a trading volume of 2.46 million shares. The Company's shares have advanced 10.03% in the previous three months. The stock is trading below its 50-day moving average by 6.19%. Moreover, shares of Endo International, which develops, manufactures, and distributes pharmaceutical products and devices worldwide, have a Relative Strength Index (RSI) of 43.84.

On September 29th, 2016, research firm Northland Capital upgraded the Company's stock rating from 'Market Perform' to 'Outperform'.

On October 18th, 2016, Endo International announced that it will report its Q3 2016 financial results before the open of the U.S. financial markets on November 8th, 2016, and members of its senior management team will host a conference call and webcast at 8:30 a.m. ET on the same day. ENDP complete research report is just a click away and free at:

Teva Pharma  

Shares in Petach Tikva, Israel headquartered Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd ended the day 3.52% higher at $43.26. A total volume of 11.07 million shares was traded, which was above their three months average volume of 6.27 million shares. The stock is trading below its 50-day moving average by 13.24%. Furthermore, shares of Teva Pharma, which develops, manufactures, markets, and distributes generic medicines and a portfolio of specialty medicines worldwide, have an RSI of 28.30.

On October 17th, 2016, Teva Pharma announced that the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use of the European Medicines Agency has adopted a positive opinion recommending an indication extension of Trisenox® (arsenic trioxide). The indication extension is for use in newly diagnosed low to intermediate risk Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia in combination with retinoic acid. Trisenox®, in combination with retinoic acid, has shown a very high overall survival rate with almost no relapses after more than four years (of median follow-up. If the European Commission approves this label extension, it would mark the first time that a form of acute leukemia can be effectively treated with a regimen that is entirely chemotherapy-free. The complimentary report on TEVA can be downloaded at:

Ionis Pharma  

On Tuesday, shares in Carlsbad, California headquartered Ionis Pharmaceuticals Inc. finished 0.87% lower at $28.62 with a total trading volume of 1.16 million shares. The stock has advanced 4.91% over the previous three months. The Company's shares are trading below their 50-day moving average by 13.02%. Additionally, shares of Ionis Pharma, which focuses on developing drugs for patients with severe and rare diseases, have an RSI of 30.10.

On October 8th, 2016, new data from the clinical program for nusinersen, an investigational treatment for spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), were presented by Biogen and Ionis Pharmaceuticals at the 2016 World Muscle Society Congress in Granada, Spain. The presentations included safety results from the interim analysis of the Phase 3 ENDEAR study in infantile-onset SMA, encouraging preliminary results from NURTURE, a Phase 2 open-label study in pre-symptomatic infants, and a recent analysis of the ongoing Phase 2 open-label study in patients with later-onset SMA. Sign up for your complimentary research report on IONS at:

Universal Health Services  

King of Prussia, Pennsylvania headquartered Universal Health Services Inc.'s shares recorded a trading volume of 843,666 shares at the end of yesterday's session, which was higher than their three months average volume of 821,030 shares. The stock closed the day at $125.85, gaining 1.94%. The Company's shares have advanced 2.09% in the last one month and 5.58% on an YTD basis. The stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages by 3.04% and 1.84%, respectively. Additionally, shares of Universal Health Services, which through its subsidiaries, owns and operates acute care hospitals, behavioral health centers, surgical hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, and radiation oncology centers, have an RSI of 61.58.

On October 14th, 2016, Universal Health Services announced that it will report results for its Q3 ended September 30th, 2016, after the market closes on October 26th, 2016. The company will host a conference call for investors and analysts at 9:00 a.m. ET on October 27th, 2016. Get free access to your research report on UHS at:


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