Hottest Healthcare Stocks Now – RDY ABBV SPNC UHS

AGN leads healthcare stocks lower on Thursday

   
Hottest Healthcare Stocks Now – RDY ABBV SPNC UHS

Healthcare stocks declined broadly on Wall Street on Thursday, with the sector seeing an overall decline of 1.3%.

More broadly, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 0.5%, the Nasdaq was down 0.3% and the S&P 500 declined 0.5%.

Some of the biggest gainers among healthcare stocks include:

  • Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd (RDY): RDY stock is up 0.9% today.
  • Abbvie Inc. Common Stock (ABBV): ABBV stock is up 0.7% today.
  • The Spectranetics Corp (SPNC): SPNC stock is up 0.7% today.
  • Universal Health Services (UHS): UHS stock is up 0.6% today.
  • Owens & Minor (OMI): OMI stock is up 0.6%, marking the third consecutive day the stock has increased.
  • Techne Corp (TECH): TECH stock is up 0.6% today.
  • Exact Sciences Corp (EXAS): EXAS stock is up 0.6%, marking the fourth consecutive day the stock has increased.
  • Ariad Pharmaceuticals (ARIA): ARIA stock is up 0.6% today.
  • Taro Pharm Inds (TARO): TARO stock is up 0.3% today.
  • Hca Holdings Inc. Common Stock (HCA): HCA stock is up 0.3%, marking the third consecutive day the stock has increased.

Some of the biggest losers among healthcare stocks include:

  • Allergan Inc (AGN): AGN stock is down 3.3%, marking the third consecutive day the stock has decreased.
  • Salix Pharmaceuticals (SLXP): SLXP stock is down 2.9% today.
  • Hospira Inc (HSP): HSP stock is down 2.8% today.
  • Covidien Plc. (COV): COV stock is down 2.6% today on 2 times normal volume.
  • United Therapeutics Corp (UTHR): UTHR stock is down 2.5% today.
  • St. Jude Medical (STJ): STJ stock is down 2.3% today.
  • Examworks Group (EXAM): EXAM stock is down 2.2%, marking the sixth consecutive day the stock has decreased.
  • Biomarin Pharmaceutical Inc (BMRN): BMRN stock is down 2.2% today.
  • Shire Plc American Depositary Shares (SHPG): SHPG stock is down 2.1% today on 3 times normal volume.
  • Dentsply International Inc (XRAY): XRAY stock is down 2.0% 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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