Healthcare stocks rose 1.2% on Wall Street today.
More broadly, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 0.3%, the Nasdaq climbed 0.7% and the S&P 500 pushed 0.3% higher.
Some of the biggest gainers among healthcare stocks include:
- Neurocrine Biosciences (NBIX): NBIX stock is up 5.4% today.
- Salix Pharmaceuticals (SLXP): SLXP stock is up 3.8%, marking the fourth consecutive day the stock has increased.
- Alnylam Pharmaceuticals (ALNY): ALNY stock is up 3.5% today.
- Wright Medical Group (WMGI): WMGI stock is up 3.2%, marking the third consecutive day the stock has increased.
- Isis Pharmaceuticals (ISIS): ISIS stock is up 3.1% today.
- Opko Health Inc (OPK): OPK stock is up 2.9% today.
- Shire Plc American Depositary Shares (SHPG): SHPG stock is up 2.7%, marking the fifth consecutive day the stock has increased.
- Biogen Idec Inc (BIIB): BIIB stock is up 2.6% today.
- Ligand Pharmaceuticals Inc (LGND): LGND stock is up 2.5%, marking the third consecutive day the stock has increased.
- Ariad Pharmaceuticals (ARIA): ARIA stock is up 2.5%, marking the third consecutive day the stock has increased.
Some of the biggest losers among healthcare stocks include:
- Edwards Lifesciences Corp (EW): EW stock is down 2.7% today.
- West Pharmaceutical Services (WST): WST stock is down 0.6% today.
- Cooper Companies (COO): COO stock is down 0.5% today.
- Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd (TEVA): TEVA stock is down 0.4% today.
- Intuitive Surgical (ISRG): ISRG stock is down 0.3%, marking the 11th consecutive day the stock has decreased.
- Quest Diagnostics Inc (DGX): DGX stock is down 0.3%, marking the fourth consecutive day the stock has decreased.
- Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings (LH): LH stock is down 0.3% today.
- Chemed Inc (CHE): CHE stock is down 0.2%, marking the seventh consecutive day the stock has decreased.
- Carefusion Corp (CFN): CFN stock is down 0.1% today.
- Resmed Inc (RMD): RMD stock is down 0.1% today on 2 times normal volume.
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.