Biggest Movers in Healthcare Stocks Now – WCG MDCO PCRX CNC

WCG leads healthcare stocks higher on Tuesday

   
Biggest Movers in Healthcare Stocks Now – WCG MDCO PCRX CNC

Healthcare stocks finished down on Wall Street on Tuesday, down 0.8%.

More broadly, the Dow Jones Industrial Average increased 0.4%, the Nasdaq climbed 0.9% and the S&P 500 was up 0.4%.

Some of the biggest gainers among healthcare stocks include:

  • Wellcare Group (WCG): WCG stock is up 3.2% today.
  • The Medicines Company (MDCO): MDCO stock is up 3.1% today.
  • Pacira Pharmaceuticals (PCRX): PCRX stock is up 2.9% today.
  • Centene Corp (CNC): CNC stock is up 2.7% today.
  • Hca Holdings Inc. Common Stock (HCA): HCA stock is up 2.5% today.
  • Charles River Laboratories Intl (CRL): CRL stock is up 2.4% today.
  • Ligand Pharmaceuticals Inc (LGND): LGND stock is up 2.4% today.
  • Valeant Pharmaceuticals International (VRX): VRX stock is up 2.3% today on 3 times normal volume.
  • Parexel International Corp (PRXL): PRXL stock is up 1.9% today.
  • Quest Diagnostics Inc (DGX): DGX stock is up 1.8% today.

Some of the biggest losers among healthcare stocks include:

  • Ironwood Pharmaceuticals (IRWD): IRWD stock is down 3.0%, marking the fifth consecutive day the stock has decreased.
  • Biogen Idec Inc (BIIB): BIIB stock is down 2.8% today.
  • Boston Scientific Corp (BSX): BSX stock is down 2.3%, marking the third consecutive day the stock has decreased.
  • Isis Pharmaceuticals (ISIS): ISIS stock is down 2.3%, marking the fifth consecutive day the stock has decreased.
  • Celldex Therapeutics Inc (CLDX): CLDX stock is down 2.1%, marking the fifth consecutive day the stock has decreased.
  • Keryx Biopharmaceuticals (KERX): KERX stock is down 2.0%, marking the fourth consecutive day the stock has decreased.
  • Nektar Therapeutics (NKTR): NKTR stock is down 2.0% today.
  • Carefusion Corp (CFN): CFN stock is down 2.0%, marking the third consecutive day the stock has decreased.
  • C.R. Bard (BCR): BCR stock is down 1.8%, marking the fifth consecutive day the stock has decreased.
  • Covidien Plc. (COV): COV stock is down 1.7%, marking the fourth consecutive day the stock has decreased.

For more information on the best stocks to buy right now, check out the latest commentary on InvestorPlace.com.

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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