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Biggest Movers in Healthcare Stocks Now – AVNR NPSP IRWD DGX

AVNR leads healthcare stocks higher on Friday


Healthcare stocks finished up broadly on Wall Street on Friday, with the sector seeing an overall increase of 0.4%.

More broadly, the Dow Jones Industrial Average climbed 0.3%, the Nasdaq pushed 0.4% higher and the S&P 500 increased 0.3%.

Some of the biggest gainers among healthcare stocks include:

  • Avanir Pharmaceuticals Inc (AVNR): AVNR stock is up 3.5% today.
  • NPS Pharmaceuticals (NPSP): NPSP stock is up 2.7% today.
  • Ironwood Pharmaceuticals (IRWD): IRWD stock is up 2.3% today.
  • Quest Diagnostics Inc (DGX): DGX stock is up 2.0% today.
  • Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings (LH): LH stock is up 1.7% today.
  • Tornier N.V. (TRNX): TRNX stock is up 1.6% today.
  • Chemed Inc (CHE): CHE stock is up 1.6% today.
  • Acadia Pharmaceuticals Inc (ACAD): ACAD stock is up 1.6% today.
  • The Medicines Company (MDCO): MDCO stock is up 1.4% today.
  • Examworks Group (EXAM): EXAM stock is up 1.4% today.

Some of the biggest losers among healthcare stocks include:

  • Covance Inc (CVD): CVD stock is down 0.9% today.
  • Acadia Healthcare Company Inc (ACHC): ACHC stock is down 0.6% today.
  • Endo Pharmaceuticals Holdings Inc (ENDP): ENDP stock is down 0.5%, marking the third consecutive day the stock has decreased.
  • Clovis Oncology Inc (CLVS): CLVS stock is down 0.4%, marking the third consecutive day the stock has decreased.
  • Nektar Therapeutics (NKTR): NKTR stock is down 0.3% today.
  • Zimmer Holdings (ZMH): ZMH stock is down 0.1% today.
  • Patterson Companies Inc (PDCO): PDCO stock is down 0.1% 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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