Hottest Healthcare Stocks Now – PTCT LGND WX BIIB

DGX leads healthcare stocks lower on Friday

   

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.

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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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