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3 Humongous Healthcare Stocks This Week 4-4-14

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The biggest winners in all of healthcare over the last week

The biggest winners in all of healthcare over the last week

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  • http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2014/02/04/why-furiex-pharmaceuticals-inc-shares-furiously-do.aspx
  • http://finance.yahoo.com/news/athenahealth-surges-stronger-expected-4q-181446268.html
  • http://finance.yahoo.com/news/ohr-pharmaceutical-present-16th-annual-131500941.html
  • http://investor.furiex.com/releasedetail.cfm?ReleaseID=822849

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  • 1. 3 Humongous Health-Care Stocks This Week
  • 2. The old adage says that April showers bring May flowers. However, at least three health-care stocks blossomed big-time in the first few weeks of April. Here are your most humongous health-care winners over the past week. Source: Wikimedia Commons
  • 3. Shares of the biotech skyrocketed 42% this week. MannKind Corporation (Nasdaq: MNKD) Source: Yahoo! Finance
  • 4. • An FDA advisory committee recommended approval of Afrezza. • The vote for recommending approval for the inhaled insulin in treating type 1 diabetes was 13- 1, while the vote on type 2 diabetes was 14-0. • The FDA is scheduled to make its decision by April 15. Why MannKind took a giant leap
  • 5. Shares of the molecular diagnostics company jumped nearly 25% this week. Myriad Genetics (Nasdaq: MYGN) Source: Yahoo! Finance
  • 6. • Medicare reimbursements for genetic breast cancer tests were upped 52% above earlier proposed pricing. • Myriad’s BRACAnalysis test is a direct beneficiary of the government’s surprising change. • Japanese financial firm Mizuhu quickly upgraded Myriad’s stock from a “neutral” rating to “buy.” Why Myriad Genetics moved ginormously
  • 7. Shares of the robotic surgical systems maker climbed 18% higher for the week. Intuitive Surgical (Nasdaq: ISRG) Source: Yahoo! Finance
  • 8. • The FDA cleared Intuitive’s new da Vinci Xi surgical system. • The new system should greatly expand the types of surgeries that can be performed. • Investment firm William Blair raised its estimate of the potential market size for Intuitive’s products by 44% in response to the FDA decision. Why Intuitive Surgical surged
  • 9. • While Myriad Genetics and Intuitive Surgical could do very well in 2014, my pick from this week’s best health-care stocks is MannKind. • It’s been a long time coming, but MannKind appears to now have a great shot at gaining FDA approval for Afrezza. • If the biotech lines up a solid partner to market the inhaled insulin, this stock could be one of the biggest winners of the year. • Downside risks remain -- the FDA might not grant approval; a partner might not be found; Afrezza might not take off as the company hopes. • Overall, though, MannKind’s chances of sustained success seem pretty good. Best pick to stay humongous?
  • 10. Find out which stock The Motley Fool’s chief investment officer selected as the top pick for 2014 in our free report!