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Health Care Sector Equities Technical Commentary -- Research on AbbVie, GlaxoSmithKline, AstraZeneca and Novartis

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LONDON, March 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

On Thursday, March 20, 2014, the NASDAQ Composite ended at 4,319.29, up 0.27%, the Dow Jones Industrial Average advanced 0.67% to 16,331.05, and the S&P 500 closed at 1,872.01, up 0.60%. The gains were broad based as nine out of ten sectors posted gains. The S&P 500 Health Care Sector Index finished the day at 686.29, down 0.02%, while the same has gained 0.77% in the last one month. Investor-Edge has initiated coverage on the following equities: AbbVie Inc. (NYSE: ABBV), GlaxoSmithKline PLC (NYSE: GSK), AstraZeneca PLC (NYSE: AZN) and Novartis AG (NYSE: NVS). Free technical research on ABBV, GSK, AZN and NVS can be downloaded upon signing up at:


AbbVie Inc.'s stock gained 1.07% on Thursday, closing at $53.68 after oscillating between $52.52 and $53.80. A total of 6.92 million shares were traded, which is above the three months average volume of 6.39 million. The company's shares have advanced 3.27% in the previous three trading sessions, 3.51% in the last one month and 1.65% on YTD basis. The company's stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages. AbbVie Inc.'s 50-day moving average of $50.25 is above the 200-day moving average of $47.33. Furthermore, the stock is trading at a PE ratio of 18.43 and at an Relative Strength Index (RSI) of 66.09. Sign up today to read free research on ABBV at:


Shares in GlaxoSmithKline PLC witnessed a trading volume of 2.29 million shares, as compared with a three months average volume of 2.30 million shares. The stock ended the day at $54.02, down 1.26% and at an intraday trading range of $53.69 and $54.07 during the session. Shares in GlaxoSmithKline PLC have lost 3.91% in the last one month, while the same has gained 5.14% in the previous three months and 1.18% on YTD basis. The stock is trading above its 200-day moving average. GlaxoSmithKline PLC's 50-day moving average of $54.23 is above the 200-day moving average of $52.28. Additionally, shares of the company are trading at an RSI of 47.69. Sign up today to read free research on GSK at:


On Thursday, shares in AstraZeneca PLC declined 1.37%, finishing the session at $64.85. The stock recorded a trading volume of 1.52 million shares as compared to a three months average volume of 2.43 million shares. The stock fluctuated between $64.71 and $65.16 during the session and has fallen by 2.66% in the last one month. Shares in AstraZeneca PLC have rallied 11.20% in the previous three months and 9.23% on YTD basis. The stock is trading above its 200-day moving average. AstraZeneca PLC's 50-day moving average of $64.93 is above the 200-day moving average of $55.30. Moreover, the stock is trading at an RSI of 48.29. Sign up today to read free research on AZN at:


Novartis AG's stock recorded a trading volume of 1.12 million shares, as compared with a three months average volume of 1.80 million shares. The stock ended Thursday's session at $81.31, up 0.12%, and at an intraday trading range of $80.64 and $81.46. Shares in Novartis AG have gained 3.82% in the previous three months and 1.16% on YTD basis. The stock is trading above its 200-day moving average. Novartis AG's 50-day moving average of $81.36 is above the 200-day moving average of $76.75. Further, the stock is trading at an RSI of 45.03. Sign up today to read free research on NVS at:



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