Hottest Healthcare Stocks Now – PBH UHS THC LPNT

PBH leads healthcare stocks higher on Friday

   
Hottest Healthcare Stocks Now – PBH UHS THC LPNT

Healthcare stocks declined broadly on Wall Street on Friday morning, with the sector seeing an overall decline of 0.2%.

More broadly, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 0.5%, the Nasdaq fell 0.7% and the S&P 500 was down 0.5%.

Some of the biggest gainers among healthcare stocks include:

  • Prestige Brand Holdings (PBH): PBH stock is up 12.0% today.
  • Universal Health Services (UHS): UHS stock is up 7.3%, marking the fifth consecutive day the stock has increased.
  • Tenet Healthcare Corp (THC): THC stock is up 6.1%, marking the sixth consecutive day the stock has increased.
  • Lifepoint Hospitals (LPNT): LPNT stock is up 5.3%, marking the fifth consecutive day the stock has increased.
  • Community Health Systems (CYH): CYH stock is up 5.0%, marking the sixth consecutive day the stock has increased.
  • Acadia Healthcare Company Inc (ACHC): ACHC stock is up 4.3% today.
  • Hca Holdings Inc. Common Stock (HCA): HCA stock is up 3.5%, marking the third consecutive day the stock has increased.
  • Idexx Laboratories (IDXX): IDXX stock is up 2.6%, marking the fifth consecutive day the stock has increased.
  • Vca Antech (WOOF): WOOF stock is up 2.9% today.
  • Abbvie Inc. Common Stock (ABBV): ABBV stock is up 2.6% today.

Some of the biggest losers among healthcare stocks include:

  • Immunogen (IMGN): IMGN stock is down 5.4%, marking the third consecutive day the stock has decreased.
  • Puma Biotechnology (PBYI): PBYI stock is down 3.9%, marking the third consecutive day the stock has decreased.
  • Pacira Pharmaceuticals (PCRX): PCRX stock is down 1.9%, marking the third consecutive day the stock has decreased.
  • Amerisourcebergen Corp (ABC): ABC stock is down 2.9% today.
  • Covidien Plc. (COV): COV stock is down 2.9% today.
  • Clovis Oncology Inc (CLVS): CLVS stock is down 2.8% today.
  • Ironwood Pharmaceuticals (IRWD): IRWD stock is down 2.7% today.
  • Neurocrine Biosciences (NBIX): NBIX stock is down 0.9% today.
  • Acadia Pharmaceuticals Inc (ACAD): ACAD stock is down 2.1% today.
  • Hms Holdings Corp (HMSY): HMSY stock is down 1.9% 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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