Healthcare stocks finished flat today on Wall Street.
More broadly, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was unchanged, the Nasdaq climbed 0.5% and the S&P 500 stayed level.
Some of the biggest gainers among healthcare stocks include:
- Ptc Therapeutics Inc (PTCT): PTCT stock is up 3.7% today.
- Ligand Pharmaceuticals Inc (LGND): LGND stock is up 2.9% today.
- Wuxi Pharmatech [Cayman] Inc (WX): WX stock is up 1.8%, marking the third consecutive day the stock has increased.
- Biogen Idec Inc (BIIB): BIIB stock is up 1.6%, marking the fourth consecutive day the stock has increased.
- Ariad Pharmaceuticals (ARIA): ARIA stock is up 1.6%, marking the fourth consecutive day the stock has increased.
- Alexion Pharmaceuticals (ALXN): ALXN stock is up 1.4%, marking the third consecutive day the stock has increased.
- Thoratec Corp (THOR): THOR stock is up 1.4% today.
- Impax Laboratories (IPXL): IPXL stock is up 1.2% today.
- Exact Sciences Corp (EXAS): EXAS stock is up 1.2% today.
- Pdl Biopharma (PDLI): PDLI stock is up 1.1% today.
Some of the biggest losers among healthcare stocks include:
- Quest Diagnostics Inc (DGX): DGX stock is down 2.2% today.
- Select Medical Holdings Corp (SEM): SEM stock is down 1.5% today.
- Endo Pharmaceuticals Holdings Inc (ENDP): ENDP stock is down 1.5% today.
- Covance Inc (CVD): CVD stock is down 1.5% today.
- Acadia Healthcare Company Inc (ACHC): ACHC stock is down 1.3% today.
- Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd (TEVA): TEVA stock is down 1.2% today.
- Healthsouth Corp (HLS): HLS stock is down 1.2% today.
- The Spectranetics Corp (SPNC): SPNC stock is down 1.1% today.
- Abiomed (ABMD): ABMD stock is down 1.0% today.
- Halozyme Therapeutics (HALO): HALO stock is down 1.0% 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.