Healthcare stocks rose broadly on Wall Street today, with the sector seeing an overall increase of 0.3%.
More broadly, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 0.2%, the Nasdaq stayed consistent and the S&P 500 increased 0.2%.
Some of the biggest gainers among healthcare stocks include:
- Allergan Inc (AGN): AGN stock is up 5.7% today on 3 times normal volume.
- Celldex Therapeutics Inc (CLDX): CLDX stock is up 2.2% today.
- Immunogen (IMGN): IMGN stock is up 2.1% today.
- Valeant Pharmaceuticals International (VRX): VRX stock is up 1.5% today on 5 times normal volume.
- Ariad Pharmaceuticals (ARIA): ARIA stock is up 1.3% today.
- Owens & Minor (OMI): OMI stock is up 1.2%, marking the seventh consecutive day the stock has increased.
- Hospira Inc (HSP): HSP stock is up 1.2% to a new 52-week high of $49.17.
- Select Medical Holdings Corp (SEM): SEM stock is up 1.0% today.
- Biomarin Pharmaceutical Inc (BMRN): BMRN stock is up 0.9%, marking the seventh consecutive day the stock has increased.
- Johnson & Johnson (JNJ): JNJ stock is up 0.7% today.
Some of the biggest losers among healthcare stocks include:
- Nektar Therapeutics (NKTR): NKTR stock is down 2.7% today.
- Arena Pharmaceuticals (ARNA): ARNA stock is down 1.8% today.
- Ironwood Pharmaceuticals (IRWD): IRWD stock is down 1.4% today and down 29.9% in the last month.
- Salix Pharmaceuticals (SLXP): SLXP stock is down 1.3% today.
- Heartware International (HTWR): HTWR stock is down 1.3%, marking the third consecutive day the stock has decreased.
- Boston Scientific Corp (BSX): BSX stock is down 1.2% today.
- West Pharmaceutical Services (WST): WST stock is down 1.2%, marking the third consecutive day the stock has decreased.
- Endo Pharmaceuticals Holdings Inc (ENDP): ENDP stock is down 1.1% today on 2 times normal volume.
- Gilead Sciences (GILD): GILD stock is down 1.1% today.
- Haemonetics Corp (HAE): HAE stock is down 1.0% today.
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.