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Trader’s Round Up: Boston Scientific Corporation (BSX), Vapor Corp. (VPCO), Merck & Co., Inc. (MRK)

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Boston Scientific Corporation (BSX) retreated with the stock falling 0% or $0 to close at $20.61 on light trading volume of 8.72M compared its three months average trading volume of 9.28M. The Marlborough Massachusetts 01752 based company operating under the Medical Appliances & Equipment industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 11.53% up for the period and up by 11.77% so far this year. With price target of $27.66 and a 31.53% rebound from 52-week low, Boston Scientific Corporation has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Boston Scientific Corporation develops, manufactures, and markets medical devices for use in various interventional medical specialties worldwide. It operates through three segments: Cardiovascular, Rhythm Management, and MedSurg. The company offers interventional cardiology products, including drug-eluting coronary stent systems used in the treatment of coronary artery disease; coronary technology products to treat atherosclerosis; intraluminal catheter-directed ultrasound imaging catheters and systems for use in coronary arteries and heart chambers, as well as peripheral vessels; and structural heart therapy systems. It also provides stents, balloon catheters, wires, peripheral embolization devices, and vena cava filters used to treat peripheral disease; and biliary stents, drainage catheters, and micro-puncture sets to treat, diagnose, and ease benign and malignant tumors. In addition, the company offers cardiac rhythm management devices, such as implantable cardioverter defibrillator systems to detect and treat abnormally fast heart rhythms; implantable cardiac resynchronization therapy pacemaker systems used to treat heart failure; and medical technologies to diagnose and treat rate and rhythm disorders of the heart comprising steerable radio frequency ablation catheters, intracardiac ultrasound catheters, diagnostic catheters, delivery sheaths, and other accessories. Further, it provides products to diagnose and treat diseases of the pulmonary and gastrointestinal conditions; devices to diagnose, treat, and ease pulmonary disease systems within the airway and lungs; products to treat urinary stone disease and benign prostatic hyperplasia; mid-urethral sling products, sling and graft materials, pelvic floor reconstruction kits, and suturing devices; and spinal cord stimulator systems. The company was founded in 1979 and is headquartered in Marlborough, Massachusetts.

Vapor Corp. (VPCO) dropped $0 to close the day at a new closing price of $0, a 0% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 0% below its 52 week low of $0.01. A total of 8.63M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 24.46M. The stock, currently situated 0% below its 52 week high. The stock is down by 0% in the past one month and down by 0% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $6 and RSI of 52.57, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Vapor Corp. designs, markets, and distributes vaporizers, e-liquids, electronic cigarettes, and accessories primarily in the United States and Canada. Its vaporizers and electronic cigarettes are battery-powered products that enable users to inhale nicotine vapor without fire, smoke, tar, ash, or carbon monoxide. The company also offers disposable electronic cigarettes in various sizes, puff counts, styles, flavors, and nicotine strengths; rechargeable electronic cigarettes that use replaceable cartridges; and rechargeable vaporizers for use with either electronic cigarette solution, or dry herbs or leaf. In addition, it provides replacement parts, including batteries; coils; refill cartridges; cartomizers consisting of liquid solution, atomizers, tanks, and e-liquids; various types of chargers comprising USB chargers; carrying cases; and lanyards. The company offers its products under the Fifty-One, Krave, Vapor X, Alternacig, EZSMOKER, Green Puffer, Americig, Hookah Stix, Honey Stick, Vaporin, and Smoke Star brands, as well as designs and develops private label brands for distribution customers. Vapor Corp. sells its vaporizers and e-cigarettes and related products through its 20 vape stores, customer direct phone center, and online stores; and to retail channels directly, as well as through third party wholesalers, retailers, and value-added resellers. Vapor Corp. is based in Dania Beach, Florida.

Merck & Co., Inc. (MRK) shares were up in last trading by 0.1% to $60.12. It experienced lighter than average volume on day. The stock decreased in value by almost -1.05% over the past week and fell -0.64% in the past month. It is currently trading -2.5% below its 50 day moving average and 3.65% above its 200 day moving average. Following the recent increase in price, the stock’s new closing price represents a -8.16% decrease in value from its one year high of $65.46. The RSI indicator value of 41.02, lead us to believe that it is a hold for now.

Merck & Co., Inc. provides healthcare solutions worldwide. The company offers therapeutic and preventive agents to treat cardiovascular, type 2 diabetes, asthma, nasal allergy symptoms, allergic rhinitis, chronic hepatitis C virus, HIV-1 infection, fungal infections, intra-abdominal infections, hypertension, arthritis and pain, inflammatory, osteoporosis, male pattern hair loss, and fertility diseases. It also offers neuromuscular blocking agents; anti-bacterial products; cholesterol modifying medicines; non-sedating antihistamine; and vaginal contraceptive products. In addition, the company offers products to prevent chemotherapy-induced and post-operative nausea and vomiting; treat brain tumors; treat melanoma and metastatic non-small-cell lung cancer; prevent diseases caused by human papillomavirus; and vaccines for measles, mumps, rubella, varicella, chickenpox, shingles, rotavirus gastroenteritis, and pneumococcal diseases. Further, it offers antibiotic and anti-inflammatory drugs to treat infectious and respiratory diseases, fertility disorders, and pneumonia in cattle, horses, and swine; vaccines for poultry; parasiticide for sea lice in salmon; and antibiotics and vaccines for fishes. Additionally, the company offers companion animal products, such as ointments for otitis; diabetes mellitus treatment for dogs and cats; anthelmintic products; chewable tablets to treat fleas and ticks in dogs; and products for protection against bites from fleas, ticks, mosquitoes, and sandflies. It serves drug wholesalers and retailers, hospitals, government agencies and entities, physicians, physician distributors, veterinarians, distributors, animal producers, and managed health care providers. The company has a collaboration agreement with Adaptimmune Therapeutics plc; and a research agreement with Proteros Biostructures to develop small molecule compounds for the treatment of various cancers. The company was founded in 1891 and is headquartered in Kenilworth, New Jersey.

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