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Under Microscope: Medtronic Inc., Align Technology Inc., Becton Dickinson and Co., and Nanosphere Inc.

LONDON, September 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

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On Monday, September 23, 2013, all three benchmark indexes of the US equity market closed lower, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average, the S&P 500, and the NASDAQ Composite falling by 0.32%, 0.47%, and 0.25%, respectively. Shares in the healthcare sector ended on a mixed note, even as the broader market declined. The major movers included Medtronic Inc. (NYSE:  MDT), Align Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: ALGN), Becton Dickinson and Company (NYSE: BDX), and Nanosphere Inc. (NASDAQ: NSPH). has released full comprehensive research on MDT, ALGN, BDX, and NSPH. These free technical analyses can be downloaded by signing up at:  

Shares in Medtronic Inc. rose marginally on Monday, even as the broader market finished on a lower note. The company's shares ended the day 0.09% higher at $53.76 after fluctuating between $53.52 and $53.89. A total of 2.61 million shares were traded, which is below the daily average volume of 4.74 million. The company's shares have gained 2.42% in the previous three months and 1.93% in the last one month, underperforming the S&P 500 which has gained 6.87% and 2.30% during the respective periods. Moreover, Medtronic Inc.'s stock is trading above its 200-day moving average of $48.87. A free technical analysis on MDT available by signing up at:  

On Monday, Align Technology Inc.'s stock ended the session 0.29% lower than the previous day's price of $47.59. The company's shares oscillated between $47.20 and $47.70 before closing the day at $47.45. A total of 0.93 million shares were traded, which is above the daily average volume of 0.63 million. The company's shares have rallied 32.39% in the last three months and 6.61% in the previous one month, outperforming the S&P 500 which has gained 6.87% and 2.30% during the respective periods. Additionally, Align Technology Inc.'s stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $44.01 and $35.24, respectively. Register today and access free research on ALGN at:  

Shares in Becton Dickinson and Co. edged lower on Monday as the broader market ended on a negative note. The company's shares closed the day 0.18% lower at $101.88 after oscillating between $101.57 and $102.33 during the trading session. A total of 0.58 million shares were traded, which is below the daily average volume of 0.86 million. Becton Dickinson and Co.'s shares have gained 2.89% in the previous one month, compared to a gain of 2.30% in the S&P 500 during the same period. Further, the company's stock is currently trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $100.55 and $93.53, respectively. The free report on BDX can be downloaded by signing up now at:  

Nanosphere Inc.'s stock rose sharply on Monday, even as the US equity market finished on a lower note. The company's shares ended the day 2.12% higher at $1.88 after fluctuating between $1.82 and $1.88. A total of 0.47 million shares were traded, which is below the daily average volume of 0.74 million. The company's shares have gained 2.12% in the previous three trading sessions, outperforming the S&P 500 which has declined by 1.37% during the same period. Additionally, Nanosphere Inc.'s stock is trading below its 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $2.44 and $2.75, respectively. A free report on NSPH can be accessed by registering at:  



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