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Cephalon, Inc. NASDAQ: CEPH increased 1.44% to close at $62.68 CEPH traded 1.38 million shares for the day. Its earning per share remained $5.00. Cephalon, Inc. is an international biopharmaceutical company engaged in the discovery, development and commercialization of products in four core therapeutic areas: central nervous system (NYSE:CNS), pain, oncology and inflammatory disease. In addition to conducting an active research and development program, it markets seven products in the United States and numerous products in various countries throughout Europe and the world. Its principal product are its wakefulness products, PROVIGIL (modafinil) Tablets [C-IV] and NUVIGIL (armodafinil) Tablets [C-IV], which comprised 51% of its total consolidated net sales during the year ended December 31, 2009. During 2009, Cephalon, Inc. acquired an exclusive, worldwide license to the ImmuPharma investigational compound, LUPUZOR, which is in Phase IIb development for the treatment of systemic lupus erythematosus.

DENTSPLY International Inc. NASDAQ: XRAY decreased 0.22% to close at $31.79 XRAY traded 1.06 million shares for the day. Its earning per share remained $1.85. DENTSPLY International Inc (DENTSPLY) is a designer, developer, manufacturer and marketer of a range of products for the dental market. The Company conducts its business through four operating segments, all of which are primarily engaged in the design, manufacture and distribution of dental products in three principal categories: dental consumables, dental laboratory products and dental specialty products. The Company conducts its business in over 120 foreign countries, principally through its foreign subsidiaries. DENTSPLY has a presence in Canada and in the European market, particularly in Germany, Switzerland, France, Italy and the United Kingdom. It also has a market presence in Central and South America, including Brazil, South Africa and Pacific Rim.

Endo Pharmaceuticals NASDAQ: ENDP increased 1.92% to close at $34.99 ENDP traded 2.66 million shares for the day. Its earning per share remained $2.63. Endo Pharmaceuticals Holdings Inc. is a specialty pharmaceutical company in pain management. The Company is engaged in the research, development, manufacturing, marketing and sales of branded and generic pharmaceutical products used primarily to treat and manage pain, overactive bladder, prostate and bladder cancer and central precocious puberty. Its portfolio of branded products includes Lidoderm, Opana ER and Opana, Percocet, Frova, Voltaren Gel, Vantas, Valstar and Supprelin LA. The Company concentrates on generics that have one or more barriers to market entry, such as complex formulation, regulatory or legal challenges or difficulty in raw material sourcing.


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