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3 Stocks Boosting The Health Care Sector Higher

Two out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 52 points (-0.3%) at 18,381 as of Monday, Aug. 1, 2016, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,146 issues advancing vs. 1,771 declining with 163 unchanged. The Health Care sector currently sits up 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.2%. Top gainers within the sector include Ionis Pharmaceuticals ( IONS), up 35.4%, Biogen ( BIIB), up 5.0%, Alexion Pharmaceuticals ( ALXN), up 3.6%, Alibaba Group ( BABA), up 2.5% and Celgene ( CELG), up 1.8%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Valeant Pharmaceuticals International ( VRX), down 5.9%, Humana ( HUM), down 1.2% and AstraZeneca ( AZN), down 0.7%. TheStreet would like to highlight 3 stocks...