Healthcare stocks rose 0.2% on Wall Street today.
More broadly, the Dow Jones Industrial Average stayed the same, the Nasdaq was unchanged and the S&P 500 was steady.
Some of the biggest gainers among healthcare stocks include:
- Shire Plc American Depositary Shares (SHPG): SHPG stock is up 6.6% to a new 52-week high of $191.11.
- Nektar Therapeutics (NKTR): NKTR stock is up 3.0% today and up 28.9% in the last month.
- Mwi Veterinary Supply (MWIV): MWIV stock is up 2.6% today.
- Tenet Healthcare Corp (THC): THC stock is up 2.4% today.
- Pacira Pharmaceuticals (PCRX): PCRX stock is up 2.3% today.
- Novo Nordisk A/S (NVO): NVO stock is up 2.1% today.
- Aegerion Pharmaceuticals (AEGR): AEGR stock is up 1.9% today.
- Cantel Medical (CMN): CMN stock is up 1.9% today.
- Hca Holdings Inc. Common Stock (HCA): HCA stock is up 1.8% today.
- St. Jude Medical (STJ): STJ stock is up 1.8% today.
Some of the biggest losers among healthcare stocks include:
- Ligand Pharmaceuticals Inc (LGND): LGND stock is down 2.8% today.
- Emeritus Corp (ESC): ESC stock is down 1.4% today.
- Brookdale Senior Living Inc (BKD): BKD stock is down 1.4% today.
- Express Scripts (ESRX): ESRX stock is down 1.2% today.
- Biomarin Pharmaceutical Inc (BMRN): BMRN stock is down 1.0% today.
- Questcor Pharmaceuticals (QCOR): QCOR stock is down 0.9% today.
- Impax Laboratories (IPXL): IPXL stock is down 0.9% today.
- Techne Corp (TECH): TECH stock is down 0.8% today.
- Astrazeneca Plc (AZN): AZN stock is down 0.7% today.
- Teleflex Inc (TFX): TFX stock is down 0.7%, marking the sixth 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.