Healthcare stocks advanced 0.8% on Wall Street on Tuesday morning.
More broadly, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 0.5%, the Nasdaq increased 1.1% and the S&P 500 climbed 0.5%.
Some of the biggest gainers among healthcare stocks include:
- Intuitive Surgical (ISRG): ISRG stock is up 14.3%, marking the sixth consecutive day the stock has increased.
- Nektar Therapeutics (NKTR): NKTR stock is up 6.3% today.
- Pacira Pharmaceuticals (PCRX): PCRX stock is up 5.0% today.
- Questcor Pharmaceuticals (QCOR): QCOR stock is up 4.7% today.
- Auxilium Pharmaceuticals (AUXL): AUXL stock is up 4.3% today.
- Alexion Pharmaceuticals (ALXN): ALXN stock is up 4.4% today.
- Celgene Corp (CELG): CELG stock is up 4.1% today.
- Horizon Pharma Inc (HZNP): HZNP stock is up 4.1% today and up 23.1% in the last month.
- Theravance (THRX): THRX stock is up 3.8% today.
- Regeneron Pharmaceuticals (REGN): REGN stock is up 3.0% today.
Some of the biggest losers among healthcare stocks include:
- The Medicines Company (MDCO): MDCO stock is down 15.7% to a new 52-week low of $23.95.
- Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd (TEVA): TEVA stock is down 0.9% today.
- Sanofi-Aventis Sa (SNY): SNY stock is down 0.9% today.
- Novo Nordisk A/S (NVO): NVO stock is down 0.7% today.
- Covidien Plc. (COV): COV stock is down 0.7% today.
- Glaxosmithkline Plc (GSK): GSK stock is down 0.6%, marking the third consecutive day the stock has decreased.
- Novartis Ag (NVS): NVS stock is down 0.6% today.
- Endo Pharmaceuticals Holdings Inc (ENDP): ENDP stock is down 0.7% today.
- Sangamo Biosciences (SGMO): SGMO stock is down 0.6% today.
- Novadaq Technologies (NVDQ): NVDQ stock is down 0.3% today.
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.