Hottest Healthcare Stocks Now – ACOR SHPG WX ACT

ACOR leads healthcare stocks higher on Wednesday

   
Hottest Healthcare Stocks Now – ACOR SHPG WX ACT

Healthcare stocks remained flat on Wednesday morning on Wall Street.

More broadly, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was unchanged, the Nasdaq stayed the same and the S&P 500 remained flat.

Some of the biggest gainers among healthcare stocks include:

  • Acorda Therapeutics (ACOR): ACOR stock is up 5.7% today.
  • Shire Plc American Depositary Shares (SHPG): SHPG stock is up 4.7% to a new 52-week high of $195.73.
  • Wuxi Pharmatech [Cayman] Inc (WX): WX stock is up 3.7% today.
  • Actavis Inc (ACT): ACT stock is up 2.0%, marking the fourth consecutive day the stock has increased.
  • Keryx Biopharmaceuticals (KERX): KERX stock is up 1.3% today.
  • Qiagen N.V. (QGEN): QGEN stock is up 1.9%, marking the third consecutive day the stock has increased.
  • Forest Laboratories (FRX): FRX stock is up 1.5%, marking the fourth consecutive day the stock has increased.
  • Medtronic Inc (MDT): MDT stock is up 1.5% today.
  • Biogen Idec Inc (BIIB): BIIB stock is up 1.0% today.
  • Covidien Plc. (COV): COV stock is up 1.5%, marking the third consecutive day the stock has increased.

Some of the biggest losers among healthcare stocks include:

  • China Biologic Products (CBPO): CBPO stock is down 8.4% today.
  • Opko Health Inc (OPK): OPK stock is down 2.9% today.
  • Puma Biotechnology (PBYI): PBYI stock is down 2.3% today.
  • Hms Holdings Corp (HMSY): HMSY stock is down 2.6% today.
  • Exact Sciences Corp (EXAS): EXAS stock is down 2.2% today.
  • Celldex Therapeutics Inc (CLDX): CLDX stock is down 2.7% today.
  • Nektar Therapeutics (NKTR): NKTR stock is down 1.9% today.
  • The Medicines Company (MDCO): MDCO stock is down 1.7% today.
  • Express Scripts (ESRX): ESRX stock is down 1.5%, marking the third consecutive day the stock has decreased.
  • Taro Pharm Inds (TARO): TARO stock is down 1.4% 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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