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COV leads healthcare stocks higher on Monday


Healthcare stocks rose 0.7% on Wall Street on Monday morning.

More broadly, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was unchanged, the Nasdaq was up 0.1% and the S&P 500 stayed consistent.

Some of the biggest gainers among healthcare stocks include:

  • Covidien Plc. (COV): COV stock is up 23.9% to a new 52-week high of $89.23.
  • Theravance (THRX): THRX stock is up 5.9% today.
  • Isis Pharmaceuticals (ISIS): ISIS stock is up 4.0% today and up 37.1% in the last month.
  • Exact Sciences Corp (EXAS): EXAS stock is up 3.9% to a new 52-week high of $16.15.
  • Alnylam Pharmaceuticals (ALNY): ALNY stock is up 4.5% today and up 24.3% in the last month.
  • United Therapeutics Corp (UTHR): UTHR stock is up 4.0% today.
  • Celldex Therapeutics Inc (CLDX): CLDX stock is up 4.1% today and up 27.3% in the last month.
  • Sangamo Biosciences (SGMO): SGMO stock is up 3.9% today and up 24.4% in the last month.
  • Neogen Corp (NEOG): NEOG stock is up 3.3% today.
  • Auxilium Pharmaceuticals (AUXL): AUXL stock is up 2.8% today.

Some of the biggest losers among healthcare stocks include:

  • Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc (VRTX): VRTX stock is down 4.5%, marking the third consecutive day the stock has decreased.
  • Puma Biotechnology (PBYI): PBYI stock is down 2.7% today.
  • Valeant Pharmaceuticals International (VRX): VRX stock is down 1.4%, marking the 10th consecutive day the stock has decreased.
  • Allergan Inc (AGN): AGN stock is down 0.9%, marking the third consecutive day the stock has decreased.
  • Salix Pharmaceuticals (SLXP): SLXP stock is down 1.1% today.
  • Hanger Orthopedic Group (HGR): HGR stock is down 0.6% today.
  • Quest Diagnostics Inc (DGX): DGX stock is down 0.5% today.
  • Examworks Group (EXAM): EXAM stock is down 0.5% today.
  • Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings (LH): LH stock is down 0.4%, marking the seventh consecutive day the stock has decreased.
  • Taro Pharm Inds (TARO): TARO stock is down 0.2% 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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