Health Care Sector Update for 11/20/2018: ORPN, BLRX, BSX, JNJ, PFE, ABT, MRK, AMGN

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Top Health Care Stocks:

JNJ: -0.02%

PFE: -Flat

ABT: Flat

MRK: -0.69%

AMGN: -0.73%

Health care stocks were mostly lower pre-market Tuesday.

Stocks moving on news include:

(+) Bio Blast Pharma ( ORPN ), which was surging more than 26% after the clinical-stage biotechnology company said it has executed a definitive agreement to acquire Enlivex Therapeutics, a VC-funded privately held immunotherapy company.

(+) BioLineRx ( BLRX ) was up more than 12% iafter it reported that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Biological Product Designation for AGI-134, the company’s novel immunotherapy compound.

(-) Boston Scientific ( BSX ) was falling over 8% after it agreed to acquire British pharmaceutical firm BTG for 3.3 billion pounds ($4.2 billion).

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