Hottest Healthcare Stocks Now – CFN PCRX BCR IDXX

CFN leads healthcare stocks higher on Thursday

   
Hottest Healthcare Stocks Now – CFN PCRX BCR IDXX

Healthcare stocks finished down on Wall Street on Thursday, down 0.5%.

More broadly, the Dow Jones Industrial Average declined 0.1%, the Nasdaq remained flat and the S&P 500 fell 0.1%.

Some of the biggest gainers among healthcare stocks include:

  • Carefusion Corp (CFN): CFN stock is up 1.2% today.
  • Pacira Pharmaceuticals (PCRX): PCRX stock is up 1.2%, marking the eighth consecutive day the stock has increased.
  • C.R. Bard (BCR): BCR stock is up 1.2% today.
  • Idexx Laboratories (IDXX): IDXX stock is up 1.1% to a new 52-week high of $130.85.
  • Becton Dickinson and Company (BDX): BDX stock is up 1.0%, marking the fifth consecutive day the stock has increased.
  • Stryker Corp (SYK): SYK stock is up 0.8%, marking the fifth consecutive day the stock has increased.
  • Luxottica Group S.P.A. (LUX): LUX stock is up 0.7% today.
  • Varian Medical Systems (VAR): VAR stock is up 0.7% today.
  • Eli Lilly and Company (LLY): LLY stock is up 0.6% today on 2 times normal volume.
  • Furiex Pharmaceuticals (FURX): FURX stock is up 0.6% today and up 29.6% in the last month.

Some of the biggest losers among healthcare stocks include:

  • Ligand Pharmaceuticals Inc (LGND): LGND stock is down 4.9% today.
  • Isis Pharmaceuticals (ISIS): ISIS stock is down 4.0%, marking the fourth consecutive day the stock has decreased.
  • Acorda Therapeutics (ACOR): ACOR stock is down 3.4% today.
  • Auxilium Pharmaceuticals (AUXL): AUXL stock is down 3.3% today.
  • The Medicines Company (MDCO): MDCO stock is down 3.2%, marking the third consecutive day the stock has decreased.
  • Incyte Corp (INCY): INCY stock is down 3.1%, marking the third consecutive day the stock has decreased.
  • Nektar Therapeutics (NKTR): NKTR stock is down 3.0% today.
  • Biomarin Pharmaceutical Inc (BMRN): BMRN stock is down 2.9%, marking the third consecutive day the stock has decreased.
  • Perrigo Company (PRGO): PRGO stock is down 2.8% today on 2 times normal volume.
  • Opko Health Inc (OPK): OPK stock is down 2.7% 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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