Healthcare stocks advanced 0.4% on Wall Street so far on Tuesday.
More broadly, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was unchanged, the Nasdaq climbed 0.2% and the S&P 500 stayed consistent.
Some of the biggest gainers among healthcare stocks include:
- Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc (VRTX): VRTX stock is up 41.1% to a new 52-week high of $93.98.
- Keryx Biopharmaceuticals (KERX): KERX stock is up 3.6% today.
- Endo Pharmaceuticals Holdings Inc (ENDP): ENDP stock is up 3.1% today.
- Puma Biotechnology (PBYI): PBYI stock is up 2.5% today.
- Sangamo Biosciences (SGMO): SGMO stock is up 1.8% today.
- Idexx Laboratories (IDXX): IDXX stock is up 1.9% to a new 52-week high of $135.20.
- Celldex Therapeutics Inc (CLDX): CLDX stock is up 1.5% today and up 26.5% in the last month.
- Seattle Genetics (SGEN): SGEN stock is up 0.8% today and up 23.0% in the last month.
- Aegerion Pharmaceuticals (AEGR): AEGR stock is up 1.6% today.
- United Therapeutics Corp (UTHR): UTHR stock is up 1.3%, marking the fourth consecutive day the stock has increased.
Some of the biggest losers among healthcare stocks include:
- Taro Pharm Inds (TARO): TARO stock is down 1.9% today.
- Ligand Pharmaceuticals Inc (LGND): LGND stock is down 1.3% today.
- Shire Plc American Depositary Shares (SHPG): SHPG stock is down 1.9% today.
- Smith & Nephew Snats (SNN): SNN stock is down 1.8% today.
- Community Health Systems (CYH): CYH stock is down 1.7% today.
- Centene Corp (CNC): CNC stock is down 1.7% today.
- Tenet Healthcare Corp (THC): THC stock is down 1.3% today.
- Wellcare Group (WCG): WCG stock is down 1.1% today.
- Universal Health Services (UHS): UHS stock is down 1.2% today.
- Lifepoint Hospitals (LPNT): LPNT stock is down 0.9% today.
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.