Technical Briefing on SNY, VVUS, ACUR, and NSPH Provides Stock Research onSanofi, VIVUS, Acura Pharmaceuticals, and Nanosphere

New York City, New York -- (April 25, 2013)

Equity markets struggled in trading on Friday as market sentiment was weighed down by first quarter U.S. GDP data. Although the U.S. GDP grew 2.5% in the first quarter, the pace of growth fell short of consensus forecast. Economists were expecting a growth of 3%. The data suggests that the U.S. economic environment still remains uncertain. The S&P 500 ended the day 0.18% lower as market participants digested latest GDP data. Healthcare sector ended the day in red, however, the losses were limited. Among the major movers in the healthcare sector were Sanofi SA (NYSE: SNY), VIVUS Inc. (NASDAQ: VVUS), Acura Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: ACUR), and Nanosphere Inc. (NASDAQ: NSPH). StockCall has posted free technical research reports on SNY, VVUS, ACUR, and NSPH and these can be accessed by signing up at

Shares of Sanofi SA ended higher on Friday; however, the gains were limited. The stock closed 0.13% higher at $53.36 on volume of 2.04 million after touching an intra-day high of $53.90. Sanofi’s shares are currently trading close to their 52-week high of $54.98. Year-to-date, the stock has gained more than 12.60% as compared to a gain of 11.10% for the S&P 500. The stock has seen a series of highs over the last two months. However, the stock’s MACD has just crossed below the signal line, which suggests that market sentiment has turned bearish on the stock. Download the free report on SNY upon registration at

Shares of VIVUS Inc. rallied on Friday, extending their gains from previous trading sessions. The stock ended the day 3.86% higher at $12.91 on above average volume of 3.70 million, taking its gains in the last three sessions to over 6.20%. VIVUS’ shares have crossed above their 50-day moving average recently, which is a bullish signal. The stock’s MACD has also crossed above the zero-line which is another positive signal. Year-to-date, however, shares of VVUS are still down 3.80%. The stock is currently trading more than 58.60% below its 52-week high. VVUS technical report can be accessed for free by signing up at

Acura Pharmaceuticals Inc.’s shares were among the major losers in the S&P 500 on Friday. The stock closed 4.51% lower at $2.54 on volume of 366,400 after trading between $2.51 and $2.66. Acura’s shares are currently trading close to $2.50 support level. The stock has been struggling to break through $3 level. Shares of ACUR are trading above their 50-day and 200-day moving averages. The stock has gained more than 14.40% so far in 2013 thus outperforming the S&P 500. Free report on ACUR can be accessed by registering at

Shares of Nanosphere Inc. also edged lower on Friday. The stock ended the day 2.83% lower at $2.75 on volume of 283,000. Nanosphere’s shares have had an excellent run over the last one month, gaining more than 31.50%. Despite the gains, the stock is down more than 4.50% for the year. Shares of NSPH have seen a series of highs over the last one month which is a bullish signal. The stock’s MACD is currently trading above the signal line and the zero-line which further confirms the positive trend.Register withStockCall and download the research on NSPH for free at

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