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Gilead Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ:GILD) increased 0.65% to close at $38.98. GILD traded 7.77 million shares for the day and its earning per share remained $3.42. Gilead Sciences, Inc. (Gilead) is a biopharmaceutical company that discovers, develops and commercializes therapeutics. The Company has operations in North America, Europe and Australia. The Company sells and distributes Truvada, Viread, Emtriva, Hepsera and AmBisome in Asia, Australia, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and New Zealand, through its commercial teams, third party distributors or partners.

NuVasive, Inc. (NASDAQ:NUVA) increased 1.57% to close at $25.20. NUVA traded 1.20 million shares for the day and its earning per share remained $0.46. NuVasive, Inc. (NuVasive) is a medical device company. It focuses on the designing, developing and marketing of products for the surgical treatment of spine disorders. Its product portfolio is focused on applications for spine fusion surgery. Its principal product offering includes a minimally disruptive surgical platform called Maximum Access Surgery (NYSE:MAS), as well as offering of biologics, cervical and motion preservation products.

Patterson Companies, Inc. (NASDAQ:PDCO) increased 1.37% to close at $28.91. PDCO traded 1.02 million shares for the day and its earning per share remained $1.85. Patterson Companies, Inc. (Patterson) is a distributor serving three markets: North American dental supply, U.S. companion-pet (dogs, cats and other common household pets) and equine veterinary supply, and the global rehabilitation and assistive products supply market. The Company operates in three segments: dental supply, veterinary supply and rehabilitation supply.


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