Merck, Cardinal Health Drop into Monday’s 52-Week Low Club

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November 20, 2017: Here are four stocks trading with heavy volume among 64 equities making new 52-week lows in Monday’s session. On the NYSE advancers led decliners by about 3 to 2 and on the Nasdaq, advancers led decliners by about the same spread.

Merck & Co. Inc. (NYSE: MRK) dropped about 2.9% Monday to post a new 52-week low of $53.63 after closing at $55.02 on Friday. The 52-week high is $66.80. Volume was around 12.7 million, more than 25% above the daily average of about 10 million. The company’s chief competitor in a combo therapy for lung cancer reported a successful phase 3 trial.

Omega Healthcare Investors Inc. (NYSE: OHI) dropped about 2.6% Monday to post a new 52-week low of $26.43 after closing at $27.14 on Friday. The 52-week high is $35.14. Volume was around 5.3 million, more than double the daily average of around 2.3 million. The healthcare REIT had now specific news.

Curis Inc. (NASDAQ: CRIS) matched a 52-week low of $0.88 set Friday. The 52-week high is $3.48. Volume was about 4 million, four times the daily average of around 1 million. The drugmaker had no specific news Monday.

Cardinal Health Inc. (NYSE: CAH) dropped about 4.9% Monday to post a new 52-week low of $54.67 after closing at $57.51 on Friday. The stock’s 52-week high is $84.88. Volume of around 4 million was about 40% above the daily average. The drug distributor was named by Morgan Stanley as the most susceptible to an Amazon attack on the pharmaceuticals business.