In a move that allows it to deliver prescriptions to customer homes nationwide, Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) is acquiring PillPack for an undisclosed sum that TechCrunch reports approached $1 billion. The acquisition comes years after Amazon sold off its interest in drugstore.com, a now-shuttered online pharmacy that emerged during the dot-com era, and about one year after rumors emerged that it was considering....More>>>
Midway through trading Tuesday, the Dow traded up 0.36 percent to 23,666.36 while the NASDAQ climbed 0.08 percent to 6,884.02. The S&P also rose, gaining 0.32 percent to 2,609.65.
Leading and Lagging Sectors
On Tuesday, the energy sector proved to be a source of strength for the market. Leading the sector was strength from Royal Dutch Shell plc (ADR) (NYSE: RDS.A) and SunPower....More>>>
U.S. financial markets will be closed in observance of Good Friday, which falls on April 14.
Typically, markets adhere to the U.S. governments holiday calendar. However, Good Friday isnt one of those holidays. In fact, its among the few holidays that isnt both a Wall Street and a federal holiday. Those include Columbus Day and Veterans Day, which are federal holidays but....More>>>
Calgary, A0, based Investment company Mawer Investment Management Ltd. buys Paychex Inc, Willis Towers Watson PLC, Canadian Natural Resources, Allergan PLC, Intercontinental Exchange Inc, Amphenol Corp, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co, CRH Medical Corp, Shenandoah Telecommunications Co, Insperity Inc, sells Cenovus Energy Inc, Mednax Inc, John Wiley & Sons Inc, Qualcomm Inc, World Fuel....More>>>
We spent a lot of time on Thursday’s live blog talking about the “War of 1812.” Turned out to be time well spent.
The reversal that began yesterday afternoon and is continuing on Friday was sparked when the S&P 500 fell to 1812, a level that equaled the Jan. 20 intraday trading low and the 2016 trading low. Almost as soon as the number was reached – and in fact....More>>>
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5 Ways the New ACA Rules Will Change Health Insurance Sales
Dave Dillon, a health insurance actuary who did a good job a year ago predicting what the 2017 individual health insurance market would be like, now says he has too little information about federal....More>>>
American Express is joining the movement for expandedparental leave, and it’s doing so in a big way.
The credit card giant announced on Monday that it would be widening its parental leave program to now offer paid maternal or paternal leave for up to 20 weeks. Mothers who give birth and need additional medical leave will also be able to take another six to eight weeks before returning....More>>>
Heres a roundup of everything we covered on Barrons Stocks to Watch today:
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It was a big day for specialty pharmaceutical companies. We dug into Valeant Pharmaceutical International’s (VRX) 25% surge following its guidance and thebeginning of its asset sales, and Endo International’s (ENDP) 22% rise following its own earnings.
As a service to our readers, the following list provides the 10 top pharmaceutical stocks to watch this month (May 2017), including the biggest gainers from April…
Pharmaceutical Stock Current Share Price April 2017 Gain Cleveland BioLabs Inc. (Nasdaq: CBLI) $3.62 +120.6% Nexvet Biopharma Plc. (Nasdaq: NVET) $6.61 +69.7% Motif Bio Plc. (Nasdaq ADR: MTFB) $10.10 +68.2%....More>>>