2 Trending Healthcare Sector Stocks: Abbott Laboratories (ABT), DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc (DVA)


Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT):

Stock’s Trading Stats:

Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT) surged 0.86% Friday and closed at $42.19. The company’s market capitalization is at $62.69Billion with an average trading volume of 6.63 Million. The total number of Outstanding Shares Held by the company are 1.47 Billion.

Recent Press Release:

On March 29, 2016, People are living and enjoying life longer– by 2050, the U.S. population over age 65 is projected to almost double to nearly 84 million.  But as more than 60 percent of this group have two or more chronic conditions, staying healthy and active can be a challenge. To assist older adults live their healthiest lives possible, Abbott Laboratories (ABT) developed Ensure Enlive® to assist rebuild lost muscle and regain strength and energy. Ensure Enlive, shown to improve health, is the first and only complete and balanced nutrition drink in the United States with 20 grams of high-quality protein and the unique ingredient HMB.  Staying healthy means older adults can maintain their independence as they age, even when recovering from an illness, injury or surgery.

No one plans to get sick or develop a chronic illness and end up in the hospital. But with age, the body has to work harder to stay healthy. Muscles play a big role in getting, and staying, healthy to live your best life. Muscle loss that begins naturally around age 40 can accelerate with illness and injury, making recovery more difficult or longer.

For adults with a chronic illness or who need surgery when they are older, even short hospitalizations can cause loss of muscle and strength – up to two pounds of lean body mass after just three days in the hospital. The good news: science shows that with the assist of nutrition, muscle mass can be maintained and rebuilt. In fact, nourishing muscles is critical to staying healthy and strong with age or during recovery.

DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc (NYSE:DVA):

Stock’s Trading Stats:

DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc (NYSE:DVA) closed at $73.97 Friday by showing a increase of 0.80%. The total number of outstanding shares held by the company are 209.75 Million with the total market capitalization of $15.37 billion. The number of shares traded on the last trading session are 823,183.00.

Recent Press Release:

DaVita Kidney Care, a division of DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. (DVA) and a leading provider of kidney care services, on March 23, 2016 declared the launch of an upgraded and customized online experience for registered myDaVita users.

The upgraded version of myDaVita provides registered users with a customized dashboard for those with chronic kidney disease (CKD), those on dialysis and caregivers based on their connection to kidney disease. Additional tools and ease of navigation have been improved, allowing users to find what they are looking for quickly and easily.

Anyone can join myDaVita by visiting myDaVita and registering for the free, online community, gaining access to various customizable tools and resources dedicated to those affected by kidney disease.

Updated features include:

  • Customized homepage and profile page: Experience content and resources tailored to the user’s stage of CKD or connection to kidney disease.
  • People Finder: It’s now easier than ever to connect with myDaVita members based on their location, their connection to kidney disease and more.
  • Message Center: Registered myDaVita users can communicate privately using the upgraded message tools.
  • Forums: Members can add their voice to the conversation, whether at home or on the go via mobile device.
  • DaVita Diet Assister: Diet resources can be managed more quickly and easily with the updated tool.
  • DaVita Health Portal: DaVita Kidney Care patients can easily access labs and more on their personal health dashboard.