Biggest Movers in Healthcare Stocks Now – ISIS NKTR SRPT VRTX

ISIS leads healthcare stocks higher on Thursday

   
Biggest Movers in Healthcare Stocks Now – ISIS NKTR SRPT VRTX

Healthcare stocks rose broadly on Wall Street on Thursday morning, with the sector seeing an overall increase of 0.2%.

More broadly, the Dow Jones Industrial Average increased 0.2%, the Nasdaq climbed 0.4% and the S&P 500 pushed 0.2% higher.

Some of the biggest gainers among healthcare stocks include:

  • Isis Pharmaceuticals (ISIS): ISIS stock is up 5.3% today.
  • Nektar Therapeutics (NKTR): NKTR stock is up 4.0% today.
  • Sarepta Therapeutics Inc (SRPT): SRPT stock is up 3.5% today.
  • Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc (VRTX): VRTX stock is up 3.8% today.
  • Auxilium Pharmaceuticals (AUXL): AUXL stock is up 3.6%, marking the fourth consecutive day the stock has increased.
  • NPS Pharmaceuticals (NPSP): NPSP stock is up 3.4% today.
  • Puma Biotechnology (PBYI): PBYI stock is up 2.9% today.
  • Community Health Systems (CYH): CYH stock is up 2.7%, marking the third consecutive day the stock has increased.
  • Clovis Oncology Inc (CLVS): CLVS stock is up 2.0% today.
  • Lannett Co Inc (LCI): LCI stock is up 2.5% today.

Some of the biggest losers among healthcare stocks include:

  • Patterson Companies Inc (PDCO): PDCO stock is down 5.4% today.
  • Carefusion Corp (CFN): CFN stock is down 1.0% today.
  • Sanofi-Aventis Sa (SNY): SNY stock is down 1.0% today.
  • Merck & Company (MRK): MRK stock is down 0.8% today.
  • Henry Schein (HSIC): HSIC stock is down 0.6% today.
  • Johnson & Johnson (JNJ): JNJ stock is down 0.6% today.
  • Luxottica Group S.P.A. (LUX): LUX stock is down 0.5% today.
  • Sirona Dental Systems (SIRO): SIRO stock is down 0.5% today.
  • Astrazeneca Plc (AZN): AZN stock is down 0.4% today.
  • C.R. Bard (BCR): BCR stock is down 0.4% 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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