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LONDON, March 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
(ACA), which is the biggest overhaul of the healthcare industry in decades, takes effect. The healthcare reform was upheld by the Supreme Court last year. Healthcare companies, meanwhile, are evaluating the impact of the reform on their businesses. While the ACA is likely to increase costs for companies such as Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A), Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE: TMO), PerkinElmer Inc. (NYSE: PKI), and Laboratory Corp. of America Holdings (NYSE: LH) in the near-term, the increase in number of insured individuals could benefit the healthcare industry in the long-term. Healthcare stocks ended mostly higher on Wednesday, tracking gains in the broad market. StockCall has posted free technical research reports on A, TMO, PKI, and LH and these can be accessed by signing up at
Shares of Agilent Technologies Inc. rose sharply yesterday. The stock ended the day 1.67% higher at $42.70 after hitting an intra-day high of $42.78. Agilent's shares are currently trading close to their 52-week high of $46.28. Year-to-date, the stock has gained 4.30%, underperforming the broad market. The company's shares are currently facing resistance at around $43. The stock's MACD chart is currently giving bearish signals. Download the free report on A upon registration at
Shares of Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. edged higher in trading on Wednesday; however, the gains were limited. The stock ended the day 0.21% higher at $77.57 after touching a 52-week high of $78.04. Thermo Fisher's shares have had an excellent run so far in 2013, gaining more than 21.80%. The stock has seen a series of highs since the start of this year, which is a bullish signal. Volume activity in the last two trading sessions, further confirms the positive trend. The stock is currently trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages. TMO technical report can be accessed for free by signing up at
Shares of PerkinElmer Inc. ended nearly flat on Wednesday. The stock closed 0.06% higher at $35.02 after touching an intra-day high of $35.26. PerkinElmer's shares are currently trading close to their 52-week high of $35.86. The stock currently has support at around $35. The stock's MACD has just crossed below the signal line, which suggests that market sentiment has turned bearish on the stock. The company's shares have outperformed the broad market so far this year, gaining more than 10.50%. The stock currently trades at a P/E multiple of 58.37. The free report on PKI can be downloaded by signing up now at
Laboratory Corp. of America Holdings shares edged lower on Wednesday, extending its losses for the week. The stock closed 0.14% lower at $88.18, taking its losses for the week to over 1%. The company's shares have underperformed the broad market this year, gaining just 1.80%. The stock has been struggling to break through $90 resistance level. It currently has support at around $87. The stock's MACD has just crossed below the zero-line, which is a bearish signal. The negative trend is further confirmed by recent volume activity. Free report on LH can be accessed by registering at
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