Healthcare stocks finished down 0.3% on Wall Street on Friday.
More broadly, the Dow Jones Industrial Average pushed 0.2% higher, the Nasdaq climbed 0.4% and the S&P 500 was up 0.2%.
Some of the biggest gainers among healthcare stocks include:
- China Biologic Products (CBPO): CBPO stock is up 10.2% today on 25 times normal volume.
- Puma Biotechnology (PBYI): PBYI stock is up 2.9% today.
- Auxilium Pharmaceuticals (AUXL): AUXL stock is up 2.8% today.
- Opko Health Inc (OPK): OPK stock is up 2.5% today.
- Allergan Inc (AGN): AGN stock is up 2.0% to a new 52-week high of $173.95.
- Insulet Corp (PODD): PODD stock is up 1.9%, marking the third consecutive day the stock has increased.
- Davita Healthcare Partners Inc (DVA): DVA stock is up 1.9% today on 3 times normal volume.
- Valeant Pharmaceuticals International (VRX): VRX stock is up 1.9%, marking the third consecutive day the stock has increased.
- Cantel Medical (CMN): CMN stock is up 1.6% today.
- Chemed Inc (CHE): CHE stock is up 1.5% to a new 52-week high of $93.03.
Some of the biggest losers among healthcare stocks include:
- Perrigo Company (PRGO): PRGO stock is down 2.0% today.
- Covance Inc (CVD): CVD stock is down 1.9% today.
- Merck & Company (MRK): MRK stock is down 1.7% today.
- Hospira Inc (HSP): HSP stock is down 1.7%, marking the fifth consecutive day the stock has decreased.
- Owens & Minor (OMI): OMI stock is down 1.4% today.
- Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (BMY): BMY stock is down 1.0% today.
- Dentsply International Inc (XRAY): XRAY stock is down 1.0% today.
- Universal Health Services (UHS): UHS stock is down 1.0% today.
- Charles River Laboratories Intl (CRL): CRL stock is down 1.0% today.
- Salix Pharmaceuticals (SLXP): SLXP stock is down 0.9%, marking the third 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.