Healthcare stocks declined broadly on Wall Street so far on Wednesday, with the sector seeing an overall decline of 0.7%.
More broadly, the Dow Jones Industrial Average declined 0.2%, the Nasdaq was down 0.5% and the S&P 500 declined 0.2%.
Some of the biggest gainers among healthcare stocks include:
- Gilead Sciences (GILD): GILD stock is up 2.4%, marking the eighth consecutive day the stock has increased.
- Tenet Healthcare Corp (THC): THC stock is up 2.3%, marking the fourth consecutive day the stock has increased.
- Hca Holdings Inc. Common Stock (HCA): HCA stock is up 1.7% today.
- Community Health Systems (CYH): CYH stock is up 1.5%, marking the fourth consecutive day the stock has increased.
- Astrazeneca Plc (AZN): AZN stock is up 1.2% today.
- Cubist Pharmaceuticals (CBST): CBST stock is up 0.2%, marking the sixth consecutive day the stock has increased.
- Universal Health Services (UHS): UHS stock is up 0.8%, marking the third consecutive day the stock has increased.
- Acceleron Pharma Inc (XLRN): XLRN stock is up 0.7% today.
- Lifepoint Hospitals (LPNT): LPNT stock is up 0.6%, marking the third consecutive day the stock has increased.
- Chemed Inc (CHE): CHE stock is up 0.6% today.
Some of the biggest losers among healthcare stocks include:
- Intuitive Surgical (ISRG): ISRG stock is down 7.9% today.
- Ligand Pharmaceuticals Inc (LGND): LGND stock is down 5.8% today.
- Puma Biotechnology (PBYI): PBYI stock is down 5.6% today.
- Alnylam Pharmaceuticals (ALNY): ALNY stock is down 5.7% today.
- Amgen Inc (AMGN): AMGN stock is down 5.5% today.
- C.R. Bard (BCR): BCR stock is down 4.7% today.
- Isis Pharmaceuticals (ISIS): ISIS stock is down 4.1% today.
- Sarepta Therapeutics Inc (SRPT): SRPT stock is down 3.7% today and down 52.3% in the last month.
- Incyte Corp (INCY): INCY stock is down 3.7% today.
- Msa Safety Inc. (MSA): MSA stock is down 3.6% today.
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Editor’s Note: Returns for the fastest-moving stocks listed here are based on share prices 20 minutes prior to publication of this story.