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Morning Research on Agilent Technologies, Thermo Fisher Scientific, PerkinElmer, and Laboratory Corp. of America

March 21, 2013

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
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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.
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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
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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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