Technical Data on Pharma Stocks - Pfizer, Merck, AbbVie, Akorn, and The Medicines
LONDON, December 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
Investor-Edge has initiated coverage on the following equities: Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE), Merck and Company Inc. (NYSE: MRK), AbbVie Inc. (NYSE: ABBV), Akorn Inc. (NASDAQ: AKRX), and The Medicines Company (NASDAQ: MDCO). Free research on these five companies can be accessed at: http://investor-edge.com/register. The US markets on Thursday, December 11, 2014, ended on a positive note as the Dow Jones Industrial Average finished at 17,596.34, up 0.36% and the NASDAQ Composite closed at 4,708.16, up 0.52%. The S&P 500 finished the session 0.45% higher at 2,035.33. During the trading session, all the ten sectors finished on a higher note. The S&P 500 Health Care Sector Index ended the day at 806.11, up 0.26%, with the index advancing 8.67% in the previous three months. Register for your complimentary reports on these five stocks at:
Pfizer Inc.'s stock edged 0.66% lower, to close the day at $31.65, after hitting a new 52-week high of $33.12. The stock recorded a trading volume of 24.96 million shares, below its three months average volume of 25.34 million shares. The company's shares oscillated between $31.51 and $33.12 during the session. Over the last one month and over the past three months, Pfizer Inc.'s shares have gained 4.39% and 6.82%, respectively. Further, the stock has advanced 3.33% since the start of this year. The company's stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages. The stock's 200-day moving average of $30.09 is above its 50-day moving average of $29.89. Additionally, the stock traded at a PE ratio of 17.03 and has a Relative Strength Index (RSI) of 73.51. Sign up and read the free notes on PFE at:
On Thursday, shares in Merck and Co. Inc. recorded a trading volume of 11.11 million shares, higher than its three months average volume of 10.87 million shares. The stock ended the day at $59.34, which was 0.32% below its previous day's closing of $59.98, and registered an intraday range of $59.19 and $60.58. Shares of the company traded at a PE ratio of 17.18. Merck and Co. Inc.'s shares have fallen by 4.10% in the previous three trading sessions and 1.26% in the last three months, while the stock has gained 18.56% on YTD basis. The company's stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $58.53 and $57.94, respectively. Furthermore, shares of Merck and Co. Inc. have an RSI of 51.77. The complimentary notes on MRK can be downloaded as in PDF format at:
AbbVie Inc.'s stock fell 0.81% to end Thursday's session at $67.03. The stock recorded a trading volume of 9.51 million shares, below its three months average volume of 12.62 million shares. The company's shares fluctuated between $66.24 and $67.96 during the session. Shares of the company traded at a PE ratio of 22.09. AbbVie Inc.'s shares have surged 26.93% since the beginning of 2014. Further, the stock has advanced 4.98% over the last one month and 15.87% in the previous three months. The company's stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages. The stock's 50-day moving average of $62.12 is above its 200-day moving average of $55.77. Additionally, the stock has an RSI of 57.79. Register for free on Investor-Edge and access the latest research on ABBV at:
On Thursday, shares in Akorn Inc. fluctuated between $40.51 and $41.79 before ending the session 0.64% higher at $40.86. The stock reported a trading volume of 1.31 million shares, lower than its three months average volume of 1.48 million shares. Shares of the company traded at a PE ratio of 141.72. Akorn Inc.'s stock has gained 2.79% in the previous three trading sessions, 16.88% in the last one month, and 65.96% on YTD basis. The company's stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $38.81 and $32.08, respectively. Moreover, shares of Akorn Inc.'s have an RSI of 56.27. The complete research on AKRX is available for free at:
The Medicines Co.'s stock finished Thursday's session 2.33% lower at $25.58. A total of 0.95 million shares were traded, which was above its three months average volume of 0.77 million shares. The stock vacillated between $25.19 and $26.52 during the session. Over the last one month, The Medicines Co.'s shares have advanced 4.75%. However, the stock has lost 5.26% in the previous three trading sessions and 33.76% from the beginning of 2014. The company's shares are trading above their 50-day moving average. Moreover, the stock's 200-day moving average of $26.00 is greater than its 50-day moving average of $24.20. The Medicines Co.'s stock has an RSI of 53.52. Free in depth research on MDCO is available at:
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