Healthcare stocks declined on Wall Street on Wednesday morning, down 0.4%.
More broadly, the Dow Jones Industrial Average pushed 0.2% higher, the Nasdaq was down 0.5% and the S&P 500 rose 0.2%.
Some of the biggest gainers among healthcare stocks include:
- Abbvie Inc. Common Stock (ABBV): ABBV stock is up 1.9% today.
- Wellcare Group (WCG): WCG stock is up 1.7% today.
- Carefusion Corp (CFN): CFN stock is up 1.5% today.
- Fresenius Medical Care Corp (FMS): FMS stock is up 1.3% today.
- Hospira Inc (HSP): HSP stock is up 0.9% today.
- Opko Health Inc (OPK): OPK stock is up 0.9% today.
- Covance Inc (CVD): CVD stock is up 0.7% today.
- Charles River Laboratories Intl (CRL): CRL stock is up 0.5% today.
- Questcor Pharmaceuticals (QCOR): QCOR stock is up 0.8%, marking the seventh consecutive day the stock has increased.
- Quest Diagnostics Inc (DGX): DGX stock is up 0.7% today.
Some of the biggest losers among healthcare stocks include:
- Acadia Pharmaceuticals Inc (ACAD): ACAD stock is down 8.8% today.
- Myriad Genetics (MYGN): MYGN stock is down 9.5% today.
- Perrigo Company (PRGO): PRGO stock is down 7.8% today.
- Thoratec Corp (THOR): THOR stock is down 5.8%, marking the third consecutive day the stock has decreased.
- NPS Pharmaceuticals (NPSP): NPSP stock is down 6.8% today.
- Theravance (THRX): THRX stock is down 4.8% to a new 52-week low of $25.89.
- Ligand Pharmaceuticals Inc (LGND): LGND stock is down 4.3% today.
- Ironwood Pharmaceuticals (IRWD): IRWD stock is down 3.6% today.
- Lannett Co Inc (LCI): LCI stock is down 3.6% today.
- Isis Pharmaceuticals (ISIS): ISIS stock is down 3.0%, marking the third consecutive day the stock has decreased.
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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.