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Health Care Stocks on our Radar -- Research on OPKO Health, VCA Antech, Alere, and Teva Pharma

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LONDON, April 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

On Thursday, April 24, 2014, the NASDAQ Composite ended at 4,148.34, up 0.52%, the Dow Jones Industrial Average finished the day flat at 16,501.65, and the S&P 500 closed at 1,878.61, up 0.17%. The gains were narrow based as four out of the ten sectors ended the session in positive. The S&P 500 Health Care Sector Index ended the day at 668.80, down 0.20%, whereas the index has advanced 3.81% in the previous three months. Investor-Edge has initiated coverage on the following equities: OPKO Health Inc. (NYSE: OPK), VCA Antech Inc. (NASDAQ: WOOF), Alere Inc. (NYSE: ALR) and Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd (NYSE: TEVA). Free technical research on OPK, WOOF, ALR and TEVA can be downloaded upon signing up at:

On Thursday OPKO Health Inc.'s stock edged 0.98% higher, to close the day at $8.24. The stock recorded a trading volume of 1.75 million shares, much below its three months average volume of 3.10 million shares. The stock oscillated between $8.10 and $8.32 during the session. Over the previous three trading sessions and the last three months, OPKO Health Inc.'s shares have fallen by 1.67% and 2.60%, respectively. Additionally, from the beginning of 2014, the company's stock has declined 2.37%. The stock is trading below its 50-day and 200-day moving averages. The company stock's 50-day moving average of 9.04 is above its 200-day moving average of $9.00. Additionally, the stock has an RSI of 36.80. Sign up today to read free research on OPK at:

On Thursday, shares in VCA Antech Inc. recorded a trading volume of 0.92 million shares, higher than its three months average volume of 0.66 million shares. The stock finished the day at $30.11, which was 2.24% below its previous day's closing of $30.11, and registered an intraday range of $30.00 and $31.00. Shares of the company traded at a PE ratio of 19.06. VCA Antech Inc.'s shares have declined 2.90% in the previous three trading sessions, 6.08% in the last three months, and 3.99% on YTD basis. The company's stock is trading above its 200-day moving average of $29.99. Furthermore, shares of the company have an RSI of 42.45. Sign up today to read free research on WOOF at:

Alere Inc.'s stock traded between $35.63 and $36.41 before ending the session 1.19% lower at $35.84, on Thursday. Alere Inc.'s stock reported a trading volume of 1.20 million shares, which is lower than its three months average volume of 0.78 million shares. Alere Inc.'s shares have declined 0.72% in the previous three trading sessions, 0.19% in the last one month. Moreover, the stock has fallen by 0.99% on YTD basis. The company's shares are trading above their 50-day and 200-day moving averages. The stock's 50-day moving average of $35.69 is greater than its 200-day moving average of $33.69. Alere Inc.'s stock has an RSI of 57.36. Sign up today to read free research on ALR at:

Shares in Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd finished the Thursday's session 1.64% lower at $49.84. A total of 3.82 million shares were traded, which was below its three months average volume of 7.13 million shares. The stock moved between $49.80 and $50.57 during the session. Over the last one month and previous three months, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd's shares have advanced 1.45% and 16.10%, respectively. Further, the stock has surged 24.35% since the start of this year. The stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $49.43 and $42.32, respectively. Moreover, shares of the company have an RSI of 51.34. Sign up today to read free research on TEVA at:


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