Biggest Movers in Healthcare Stocks Now – ALXN MRK GILD XRAY

ALXN leads healthcare stocks higher on Thursday

   
Biggest Movers in Healthcare Stocks Now – ALXN MRK GILD XRAY

Healthcare stocks declined on Wall Street so far on Thursday, down 0.2%.

More broadly, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 0.1%, the Nasdaq declined 0.2% and the S&P 500 fell 0.1%.

Some of the biggest gainers among healthcare stocks include:

  • Alexion Pharmaceuticals (ALXN): ALXN stock is up 1.4%, marking the fourth consecutive day the stock has increased.
  • Merck & Company (MRK): MRK stock is up 1.2%, marking the third consecutive day the stock has increased.
  • Gilead Sciences (GILD): GILD stock is up 0.6%, marking the fifth consecutive day the stock has increased.
  • Dentsply International Inc (XRAY): XRAY stock is up 0.6%, marking the fourth consecutive day the stock has increased.
  • Acceleron Pharma Inc (XLRN): XLRN stock is up 0.6% today.
  • Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd (TEVA): TEVA stock is up 0.6% today.
  • Sanofi-Aventis Sa (SNY): SNY stock is up 0.6% today.
  • Sirona Dental Systems (SIRO): SIRO stock is up 0.5% today.
  • Henry Schein (HSIC): HSIC stock is up 0.4%, marking the fourth consecutive day the stock has increased.
  • Idexx Laboratories (IDXX): IDXX stock is up 0.5% today.

Some of the biggest losers among healthcare stocks include:

  • Acadia Pharmaceuticals Inc (ACAD): ACAD stock is down 3.4% today.
  • Alnylam Pharmaceuticals (ALNY): ALNY stock is down 2.7% today.
  • Pacira Pharmaceuticals (PCRX): PCRX stock is down 2.0% today.
  • Neurocrine Biosciences (NBIX): NBIX stock is down 2.6% today.
  • Wellcare Group (WCG): WCG stock is down 2.5% today.
  • Clovis Oncology Inc (CLVS): CLVS stock is down 2.5% today.
  • Centene Corp (CNC): CNC stock is down 2.3%, marking the fourth consecutive day the stock has decreased.
  • Nektar Therapeutics (NKTR): NKTR stock is down 2.3% today.
  • Keryx Biopharmaceuticals (KERX): KERX stock is down 2.3% today.
  • Lannett Co Inc (LCI): LCI stock is down 2.2% today.

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And for more on the hot stocks moving most on Wall Street right now, check out our archive of daily market movers by sector here.

Editor’s Note: Returns for the fastest-moving stocks listed here are based on share prices 20 minutes prior to publication of this story.


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