Pre-Market Commentary: Perrigo, Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, Catalyst Pharma Partners, and Ironwood Pharma

Mon Dec 23, 2013 8:01am EST

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Pre-Market Commentary: Perrigo, Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, Catalyst Pharma Partners, and Ironwood Pharma

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LONDON, December 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

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On Friday, December 20, 2013, the U.S. equity market edged higher, The S&P 500 ended the day at 1,818.32, up 0.48%; the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 16,221.14, up 0.26%; and the NASDAQ Composite finished at 4,104.74, up 1.15%. Moreover, the S&P 500 Health Care Sector Index closed the day at 635.97, up 0.45%; and the same edged up 2.63% in the previous three trading sessions and 7.23% in the last three months, outperforming the S&P 500, which has gained 2.10% and 6.84%, during the respective periods. The major movers in the sector included Perrigo Company PLC (NYSE: PRGO), Allscripts Healthcare Solutions Inc. (NASDAQ: MDRX), Catalyst Pharmaceutical Partners Inc. (NASDAQ: CPRX), and Ironwood Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: IRWD). All these companies are tracked by AAAResearchReports.com. Download free technical analysis and charting reports on PRGO, MDRX, CPRX, and IRWD now at:

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On Friday, Perrigo Co. PLC's stock advanced to end the day at $152.26, which is 0.74% higher than the previous day's closing price of $151.14. The company's shares vacillated between $148.15 and $152.26 during the trading session. A total of 3.17 million shares were traded, which is above the daily average volume of 1.35 million. The company's shares have gained 21.83% in the previous three months, outperforming the S&P 500, which has advanced 6.84%, during the same period. Furthermore, Perrigo Co. PLC's stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $145.81 and $127.65, respectively. Download free research on PRGO today by registering at:

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Shares in Allscripts Healthcare Solutions Inc. edged 0.74% higher on Friday, closing the day at $15.02, after oscillating between $14.84 and $15.06. A total of 1.95 million shares were traded, which is above the daily average volume of 1.76 million. The company's shares have advanced 0.40% in the previous three trading sessions and 2.95% in the last one month, compared to a gain of 2.10% and 0.75% in the S&P 500 during the respective periods. Furthermore, Allscripts Healthcare Solutions Inc.'s stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $14.66 and $14.32, respectively. Sign up and have access to our free report on MDRX at:

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On Friday, shares in Catalyst Pharma Partners Inc. declined 2.34%, even as the broader market posted gains. The company's shares finished the day at $1.88, after trading between $1.83 and $1.92. A total of 0.64 million shares were traded, which is below the daily average volume of 1.84 million. Despite Friday's decline, the company's shares have advanced 9.30% in the last one month, outperforming the S&P 500, which has gained 0.75%, during the same period. Furthermore, Catalyst Pharma Partners Inc.'s stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages of 1.84 and $1.42, respectively. Sign up and read the complimentary report on CPRX at:

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Ironwood Pharmaceuticals Inc.'s stock surged on Friday, to end the day at $11.76, up 4.63% from the previous day's closing price of $11.24. The company's shares fluctuated between $10.96 and $11.83 during the trading session. A total of 2.36 million shares were traded, which is above the daily average volume of 1.06 million. The company's shares have gained 10.11% in the previous three trading sessions and 11.15% in the last one month, outperforming the S&P 500, which has advanced 2.10% and 0.75% during the respective periods. Moreover, Ironwood Pharmaceuticals Inc.'s stock is trading above its 50-day moving average of $10.48. The free report on IRWD can be downloaded by signing up now at:

http://www.AAAResearchReports.com/IRWD122313.pdf

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