Today’s Research on LIFE, OPK, BKD, MDCO, and DVA Provides Stock Research on Life Technologies Corp., Opko Health Inc., Brookdale Senior Living Inc., Medicines Co., and DaVita Inc.

New York City, New York -- (May 16, 2013)

President Obama’s Affordable Care Act (ACA), which is the biggest overhaul of the healthcare industry in decades, will go into full effect in 2014. Although the ACA will result in significant higher costs for the healthcare industry over the next few years, the reform has been generally backed by majority of companies in the industry. Healthcare companies believe that the increase in number of insured individuals will ultimately benefit them. The healthcare sector ended marginally higher in yesterday’s trading session. Among the major movers in the sector were Life Technologies Corp. (NASDAQ: LIFE), Opko Health Inc. (NYSE: OPK), Brookdale Senior Living Inc. (NYSE: BKD), The Medicines Company (NASDAQ: MDCO), and DaVita Healthcare Partners Inc. (NYSE: DVA). StockCall professionals have completed their technical analysis on LIFE, OPK, BKD, MDCO, and DVA and these free reports are accessible by registering at

Shares of Life Technologies Corp. edged higher on Wednesday; however, the gains were limited. The stock closed 0.03% higher at $73.54 on volume of 3.26 million after trading between $73.48 and $73.56. Life Technologies’ shares are currently trading close to their 52-week high of $73.85. The stock has had an excellent run so far in 2013, gaining nearly 50%. However, the stock has traded sideways over the past one month, struggling to break through $74. Sign up for the free technical research on LIFE at

Shares of Opko Health Inc. edged higher in trading on Wednesday, extending their gains for the week. The stock closed 2.44% higher at $7.13 on above average volume of 1.70 million, taking its gains in the last three trading sessions to over 3%. Opko Health’s shares have seen a series of highs over the past week which is a bullish signal. The stock’s MACD has crossed above the signal line which further confirms the positive trend. Year-to-date, the company’s shares have gained more than 48.20%, easily outperforming the S&P 500. Be sure to read our latest technical research on OPK by registering at

Shares of Brookdale Senior Living Inc. edged higher yesterday, touching a 52-week high of $30.04. The stock closed 1.23% higher at $29.68 on volume of 1.15 million, taking its gains in the last three sessions to nearly 2.60%. The company’s shares recently crossed above their 50-day moving average which is a bullish signal. The stock’s MACD is currently trading above the signal line and the zero-line which further confirms the upbeat trend. Brookdale Senior Living’s shares have gained more than 17.20% so far this year as compared to a gain of 16.30% for the S&P 500. Sign up and read the complimentary report on BKD at

Shares of The Medicines Company also touched a 52-week high on Wednesday. However, the stock failed to hold on to its gains. The company’s shares rose to a 52-week high of $37.40 before finishing the day 0.41% lower at $36.73 on volume of 782,237. The stock is currently trading well above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages which is a bullish signal. The positive trend is further confirmed by the stock’s MACD chart. The free report on MDCO can be downloaded by signing up now at

Shares of DaVita Healthcare Partners Inc. edged lower on Wednesday even as the broad market closed at record high levels. The stock traded between $129.15 and $130.69 before finishing the day 0.48% lower at $130.28 on volume of 459,239. DaVita’s shares have outperformed the broad market so far in 2013, gaining nearly 17.90%. The stock is currently trading 0.80% below its 52-week high. Shares of DVA are trading well above their 50-day and 200-day moving averages. Free report on DVA can be accessed by registering at

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