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Top Health Care Stocks:

JNJ: -0.39%

PFE: -0.57%

ABT: Flat

MRK: -0.47%

AMGN: +0.70%

Health care giants were mixed in Thursday's pre-market trade.

Stocks moving on news include:

(+) Neovasc ( NVCN ), which was surging by more than 39% after the company said the International Journal of Cardiology has published a positive peer reviewed article regarding long term sustained efficacy and safety of the Reducer therapy in 50 patients suffering from refractory disabling angina.

(+) Iovance Biotherapeutics ( IOVA ) was over 6% higher after it received FDA Breakthrough Therapy status for Iovance TIL therapy candidate LN-145 in recurrent, metastatic, or persistent cervical cancer with disease progression on or after chemotherapy.

(+) Medtronic ( MDT ) was rallying by 3% as it booked a non-GAAP EPS of $1.54 that rose from $1.42 a year ago and topped the $1.47 average estimate from analysts polled by Capital IQ.

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