Healthcare stocks finished up 0.3% on Wall Street today.
More broadly, the Dow Jones Industrial Average pushed 0.3% higher, the Nasdaq climbed 0.7% and the S&P 500 rose 0.3%.
Some of the biggest gainers among healthcare stocks include:
- Wright Medical Group (WMGI): WMGI stock is up 2.2% today.
- Acorda Therapeutics (ACOR): ACOR stock is up 2.2% today.
- Valeant Pharmaceuticals International (VRX): VRX stock is up 2.2% today.
- Regeneron Pharmaceuticals (REGN): REGN stock is up 2.0%, marking the third consecutive day the stock has increased.
- Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc (TMO): TMO stock is up 2.0% today.
- Emeritus Corp (ESC): ESC stock is up 1.7% today.
- Hanger Orthopedic Group (HGR): HGR stock is up 1.7% today on 2 times normal volume.
- Vca Antech (WOOF): WOOF stock is up 1.6% today.
- Kindred Healthcare (KND): KND stock is up 1.6% today on 2 times normal volume.
- Ligand Pharmaceuticals Inc (LGND): LGND stock is up 1.4% today.
Some of the biggest losers among healthcare stocks include:
- Hca Holdings Inc. Common Stock (HCA): HCA stock is down 1.6% today.
- Community Health Systems (CYH): CYH stock is down 1.6% today.
- Tenet Healthcare Corp (THC): THC stock is down 1.5% today.
- Lifepoint Hospitals (LPNT): LPNT stock is down 1.2% today.
- Acadia Healthcare Company Inc (ACHC): ACHC stock is down 1.0% today.
- Ironwood Pharmaceuticals (IRWD): IRWD stock is down 0.9% today and down 28.4% in the last month.
- United Therapeutics Corp (UTHR): UTHR stock is down 0.8%, marking the fifth consecutive day the stock has decreased.
- Charles River Laboratories Intl (CRL): CRL stock is down 0.8%, marking the third consecutive day the stock has decreased.
- Owens & Minor (OMI): OMI stock is down 0.7%, marking the third consecutive day the stock has decreased.
- Healthsouth Corp (HLS): HLS stock is down 0.6%, marking the fourth consecutive day the stock has decreased.
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.