Hottest Healthcare Stocks Now – PBH GILD KERX NKTR

PBH leads healthcare stocks higher on Wednesday

   
Hottest Healthcare Stocks Now – PBH GILD KERX NKTR

Healthcare stocks finished flat on Wednesday on Wall Street.

More broadly, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 0.3%, the Nasdaq pushed 0.3% higher and the S&P 500 climbed 0.3%.

Some of the biggest gainers among healthcare stocks include:

  • Prestige Brand Holdings (PBH): PBH stock is up 3.0% today and up 23.0% in the last month.
  • Gilead Sciences (GILD): GILD stock is up 3.0%, marking the third consecutive day the stock has increased.
  • Keryx Biopharmaceuticals (KERX): KERX stock is up 2.9%, marking the third consecutive day the stock has increased.
  • Nektar Therapeutics (NKTR): NKTR stock is up 2.4% today.
  • Pacira Pharmaceuticals (PCRX): PCRX stock is up 2.2% today.
  • Mannkind Corp (MNKD): MNKD stock is up 2.0% today and up 35.4% in the last month.
  • Amerisourcebergen Corp (ABC): ABC stock is up 1.9%, marking the third consecutive day the stock has increased.
  • Heartware International (HTWR): HTWR stock is up 1.9% today.
  • Healthsouth Corp (HLS): HLS stock is up 1.8% today.
  • Masimo Corp (MASI): MASI stock is up 1.5%, marking the third consecutive day the stock has increased.

Some of the biggest losers among healthcare stocks include:

  • Ligand Pharmaceuticals Inc (LGND): LGND stock is down 4.0% today.
  • Charles River Laboratories Intl (CRL): CRL stock is down 2.7% today.
  • Community Health Systems (CYH): CYH stock is down 2.0%, marking the third consecutive day the stock has decreased.
  • Insulet Corp (PODD): PODD stock is down 1.9% today.
  • Techne Corp (TECH): TECH stock is down 1.5% today.
  • Examworks Group (EXAM): EXAM stock is down 1.5%, marking the third consecutive day the stock has decreased.
  • Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd (TEVA): TEVA stock is down 1.5% today.
  • Tenet Healthcare Corp (THC): THC stock is down 1.5% today.
  • Pfizer Inc (PFE): PFE stock is down 1.5% today.
  • Universal Health Services (UHS): UHS stock is down 1.4% 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.


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