Healthcare stocks finished up 0.2% on Wall Street on Thursday.
More broadly, the Dow Jones Industrial Average stayed the same, the Nasdaq pushed 0.3% higher and the S&P 500 stayed level.
Some of the biggest gainers among healthcare stocks include:
- Community Health Systems (CYH): CYH stock is up 3.8% today.
- Aegerion Pharmaceuticals (AEGR): AEGR stock is up 2.9%, marking the third consecutive day the stock has increased.
- Astrazeneca Plc (AZN): AZN stock is up 2.6% today and up 24.0% in the last month.
- Baxter International Inc (BAX): BAX stock is up 2.2% today.
- Thoratec Corp (THOR): THOR stock is up 2.1%, marking the fourth consecutive day the stock has increased.
- Universal Health Services (UHS): UHS stock is up 1.9% today.
- Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc (VRTX): VRTX stock is up 1.8%, marking the fourth consecutive day the stock has increased.
- Haemonetics Corp (HAE): HAE stock is up 1.8% today.
- Wuxi Pharmatech [Cayman] Inc (WX): WX stock is up 1.7% today.
- Allergan Inc (AGN): AGN stock is up 1.7% today and up 36.3% in the last month.
Some of the biggest losers among healthcare stocks include:
- Cantel Medical (CMN): CMN stock is down 1.8%, marking the fifth consecutive day the stock has decreased.
- Immunogen (IMGN): IMGN stock is down 1.6% today.
- Wellcare Group (WCG): WCG stock is down 1.6% today.
- Msa Safety Inc. (MSA): MSA stock is down 1.3%, marking the third consecutive day the stock has decreased.
- Becton Dickinson and Company (BDX): BDX stock is down 1.3% today.
- Kindred Healthcare (KND): KND stock is down 1.2% today.
- Owens & Minor (OMI): OMI stock is down 1.1%, marking the third consecutive day the stock has decreased.
- NPS Pharmaceuticals (NPSP): NPSP stock is down 1.1% today.
- Nektar Therapeutics (NKTR): NKTR stock is down 1.0% today.
- Abbvie Inc. Common Stock (ABBV): ABBV stock is down 0.9% 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.