Hottest Healthcare Stocks Now – ALNY PBH OPK ENDP

ALNY leads healthcare stocks higher on Friday

   
Hottest Healthcare Stocks Now – ALNY PBH OPK ENDP

Healthcare stocks rose broadly on Wall Street today, with the sector seeing an overall increase of 1.2%.

More broadly, the Dow Jones Industrial Average pushed 1.2% higher, the Nasdaq was up 0.7% and the S&P 500 rose 1.2%.

Some of the biggest gainers among healthcare stocks include:

  • Alnylam Pharmaceuticals (ALNY): ALNY stock is up 3.6% today.
  • Prestige Brand Holdings (PBH): PBH stock is up 3.2% today.
  • Opko Health Inc (OPK): OPK stock is up 2.8% today.
  • Endo Pharmaceuticals Holdings Inc (ENDP): ENDP stock is up 2.6% today.
  • Neurocrine Biosciences (NBIX): NBIX stock is up 2.5% today.
  • Thoratec Corp (THOR): THOR stock is up 2.3% today on 5 times normal volume.
  • Msa Safety Inc. (MSA): MSA stock is up 2.2% today.
  • Haemonetics Corp (HAE): HAE stock is up 2.0% today.
  • Varian Medical Systems (VAR): VAR stock is up 2.0% today.
  • Heartware International (HTWR): HTWR stock is up 1.9% today.

Some of the biggest losers among healthcare stocks include:

  • Conmed Corp (CNMD): CNMD stock is down 1.3%, marking the fourth consecutive day the stock has decreased.
  • China Biologic Products (CBPO): CBPO stock is down 1.2% today.
  • Greatbatch (GB): GB stock is down 1.1%, marking the seventh consecutive day the stock has decreased.
  • Lifepoint Hospitals (LPNT): LPNT stock is down 0.6% today.
  • Brookdale Senior Living Inc (BKD): BKD stock is down 0.6%, marking the fourth consecutive day the stock has decreased.
  • Chemed Inc (CHE): CHE stock is down 0.5% today.
  • Impax Laboratories (IPXL): IPXL stock is down 0.5% today.
  • Wuxi Pharmatech [Cayman] Inc (WX): WX stock is down 0.5% today.
  • Keryx Biopharmaceuticals (KERX): KERX stock is down 0.4% today.
  • Abiomed (ABMD): ABMD stock is down 0.4% 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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