Healthcare stocks rose 0.7% on Wall Street on Tuesday.
More broadly, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 0.5%, the Nasdaq increased 0.6% and the S&P 500 rose 0.5%.
Some of the biggest gainers among healthcare stocks include:
- Salix Pharmaceuticals (SLXP): SLXP stock is up 15.5% today on 6 times normal volume.
- Allergan Inc (AGN): AGN stock is up 4.0% today.
- Exact Sciences Corp (EXAS): EXAS stock is up 3.8%, marking the third consecutive day the stock has increased.
- Actavis Inc (ACT): ACT stock is up 2.3%, marking the third consecutive day the stock has increased.
- Perrigo Company (PRGO): PRGO stock is up 2.0% today.
- Abbvie Inc. Common Stock (ABBV): ABBV stock is up 1.8% today.
- Biomarin Pharmaceutical Inc (BMRN): BMRN stock is up 1.6% today.
- Abiomed (ABMD): ABMD stock is up 1.3% today.
- Eli Lilly and Company (LLY): LLY stock is up 1.3% today.
- Novartis Ag (NVS): NVS stock is up 1.3% today.
Some of the biggest losers among healthcare stocks include:
- NPS Pharmaceuticals (NPSP): NPSP stock is down 1.2% today.
- Taro Pharm Inds (TARO): TARO stock is down 1.1% today on 2 times normal volume.
- Msa Safety Inc. (MSA): MSA stock is down 0.9% today.
- Tenet Healthcare Corp (THC): THC stock is down 0.6% today.
- C.R. Bard (BCR): BCR stock is down 0.5% today.
- Insulet Corp (PODD): PODD stock is down 0.5% today.
- Community Health Systems (CYH): CYH stock is down 0.5% today.
- Techne Corp (TECH): TECH stock is down 0.4% today.
- Boston Scientific Corp (BSX): BSX stock is down 0.4% today.
- Varian Medical Systems (VAR): VAR stock is down 0.4% 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.