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Tale of the Tape

VIVUS Inc. (VVUS - Analyst Report) was a big mover last session, as the company saw its shares rally 6% on the day. The move came on solid volume too with far more shares changing hands than in a normal session. This stock, trading in a volatile price range of $4.59 to $5.57 in the past one-month time frame, showed a pick-up yesterday at $4.95.
The company has seen 6 positive estimate revisions in the past month, while its Zacks Consensus Estimate pegged at a loss narrowed over the same period, suggesting that more solid trading could be ahead for VIVUS. So make sure to keep an eye on this stock going forward to see if this recent jump can turn into more strength down the road.

VIVUS currently has a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy) while its Earnings ESP is negative.

Other attractive players in the healthcare industry include Gilead Sciences Inc. (GILD - Analyst Report), Myriad Genetics Inc. (MYGN - Analyst Report) and ANI Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (ANIP - Snapshot Report), all carrying a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy).

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