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Health Care Sector Equities Scrutiny -- Research on OPKO Health, Orexigen Therapeutics, Perrigo, and Auxilium Pharma

LONDON, June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

On Tuesday, June 24, 2014, the NASDAQ Composite ended at 4,350.36, down 0.42%, the Dow Jones Industrial Average declined 0.70% to finish the day at 16,818.13, and the S&P 500 closed at 1,949.98, down 0.64%. The losses were broad based as eight out of ten sectors ended the session in negative. The S&P 500 Health Care Sector Index ended the day at 700.55, up 0.02%, with the index also advancing 5.16% in the last three months. Investor-Edge has initiated coverage on the following equities: OPKO Health Inc. (NYSE: OPK), Orexigen Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: OREX), Perrigo Co. PLC (NYSE: PRGO) and Auxilium Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: AUXL). Free technical research on OPK, OREX, PRGO and AUXL can be downloaded upon signing up at:

On Tuesday, shares in OPKO Health Inc. fluctuated between $8.75 and $9.11 before ending the session 2.98% lower at $8.78. OPKO Health Inc.'s stock reported a trading volume of 4.72 million shares, much above its three months average volume of 2.49 million shares. Although, OPKO Health Inc.'s shares have lost 5.39% in the previous three trading sessions, it has advanced 0.46% in the last one month and 4.03% on YTD basis. The stock is trading above its 50-day moving average of $8.60, while the 50-day moving average is below OPKO Health Inc.'s 200-day moving average of $9.16. Moreover, shares of the company have a Relative Strength Index (RSI) of 52.21. Sign up today to read free research on OPK at:

Orexigen Therapeutics Inc.'s stock declined 2.30% to close the day at $5.96. The stock recorded a trading volume of 3.36 million shares, close to its three months average volume of 3.34 million shares. The stock oscillated between $5.95 and $6.19 during the session. Over the last one month and since the start of this year, Orexigen Therapeutics Inc.'s shares have gained 4.38% and 5.86%, respectively. However, the stock has lost 4.18% in the previous three trading sessions. The stock is trading above its 50-day moving average of $5.77. Additionally, the stock has an RSI of 50.74. Sign up today to read free research on OREX at:

On Tuesday, shares in Perrigo Co. PLC recorded a trading volume of 0.76 million shares, lower than its three months average volume of 1.20 million shares. The stock ended the day at $145.00, which was 0.49% above its previous day's closing of $144.30, and registered an intraday range of $144.18 and $145.51. Shares of the company traded at a PE ratio of 42.58. Over the last three trading sessions and the previous one month Perrigo Co. PLC's shares have gained 2.21% and 4.59%, respectively. However, the stock has lost 5.51% since the beginning of this year. The stock is trading above its 50-day moving average of $139.73, while the 50-day moving average is below Perrigo Co. PLC's 200-day moving average of $145.76. Furthermore, shares of the company have an RSI of 59.98. Sign up today to read free research on PRGO at:

Auxilium Pharmaceuticals Inc.'s stock finished the Tuesday's session 1.00% lower at $20.86. A total of 1.03 million shares were traded, which was below its three months average volume of 1.56 million shares. The stock moved between $20.76 and $21.68 during the session. Auxilium Pharmaceuticals Inc.'s shares have declined 4.47% in the previous three trading sessions and 5.14% in the last one month. However, from the beginning of 2014, the company's stock has gained 0.63%. The company's shares are trading below their 50-day and 200-day moving averages. Moreover, the stock's 50-day moving average of $22.50 is greater than its 200-day moving average of $22.40. Auxilium Pharmaceuticals Inc.'s stock has an RSI of 44.76. Sign up today to read free research on AUXL at:


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