Hottest Healthcare Stocks Now – LGND VRX CELG LCI

LGND leads healthcare stocks higher on Monday

   
Hottest Healthcare Stocks Now – LGND VRX CELG LCI

Healthcare stocks rose 0.1% on Wall Street on Monday.

More broadly, the Dow Jones Industrial Average increased 0.1%, the Nasdaq stayed consistent and the S&P 500 rose 0.1%.

Some of the biggest gainers among healthcare stocks include:

  • Ligand Pharmaceuticals Inc (LGND): LGND stock is up 2.9% today.
  • Valeant Pharmaceuticals International (VRX): VRX stock is up 2.3%, marking the third consecutive day the stock has increased.
  • Celgene Corp (CELG): CELG stock is up 1.2% today.
  • Lannett Co Inc (LCI): LCI stock is up 0.9% today and up 22.6% in the last month.
  • Davita Healthcare Partners Inc (DVA): DVA stock is up 0.9%, marking the third consecutive day the stock has increased.
  • Actavis Inc (ACT): ACT stock is up 0.9% today.
  • Forest Laboratories (FRX): FRX stock is up 0.8% today.
  • Align Technology (ALGN): ALGN stock is up 0.7% today.
  • Johnson & Johnson (JNJ): JNJ stock is up 0.7%, marking the third consecutive day the stock has increased.
  • Icon Plc (ICLR): ICLR stock is up 0.7% today.

Some of the biggest losers among healthcare stocks include:

  • Taro Pharm Inds (TARO): TARO stock is down 2.6% today on 2 times normal volume.
  • Masimo Corp (MASI): MASI stock is down 2.4% today.
  • Msa Safety Inc. (MSA): MSA stock is down 1.8% today.
  • Steris Corp (STE): STE stock is down 1.6%, marking the fourth consecutive day the stock has decreased.
  • Hms Holdings Corp (HMSY): HMSY stock is down 1.5% today.
  • Examworks Group (EXAM): EXAM stock is down 1.5% today.
  • Acadia Healthcare Company Inc (ACHC): ACHC stock is down 1.4%, marking the fourth consecutive day the stock has decreased.
  • Select Medical Holdings Corp (SEM): SEM stock is down 1.4% today.
  • Hanger Orthopedic Group (HGR): HGR stock is down 1.3% today.
  • Novartis Ag (NVS): NVS stock is down 1.3% 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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