Healthcare stocks advanced 0.6% on Wall Street on Wednesday morning.
More broadly, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 0.3%, the Nasdaq stayed consistent and the S&P 500 increased 0.3%.
Some of the biggest gainers among healthcare stocks include:
- Exact Sciences Corp (EXAS): EXAS stock is up 7.6% today and up 45.4% in the last month.
- Achillion Pharmaceuticals (ACHN): ACHN stock is up 5.0% today and up 81.4% in the last month.
- Halozyme Therapeutics (HALO): HALO stock is up 5.1% today.
- Celldex Therapeutics Inc (CLDX): CLDX stock is up 3.9% today and up 23.2% in the last month.
- Quest Diagnostics Inc (DGX): DGX stock is up 2.0% today.
- Icon Plc (ICLR): ICLR stock is up 2.0% today.
- Luxottica Group S.P.A. (LUX): LUX stock is up 1.7% today.
- Acadia Pharmaceuticals Inc (ACAD): ACAD stock is up 1.4% today and up 30.4% in the last month.
- The Medicines Company (MDCO): MDCO stock is up 1.5%, marking the third consecutive day the stock has increased.
Some of the biggest losers among healthcare stocks include:
- Hms Holdings Corp (HMSY): HMSY stock is down 10.2%, marking the third consecutive day the stock has decreased.
- Clovis Oncology Inc (CLVS): CLVS stock is down 6.8% today.
- Pdl Biopharma (PDLI): PDLI stock is down 2.9% today.
- Select Medical Holdings Corp (SEM): SEM stock is down 1.4% today.
- Valeant Pharmaceuticals International (VRX): VRX stock is down 1.0% today.
- Mannkind Corp (MNKD): MNKD stock is down 1.1% today.
- United Therapeutics Corp (UTHR): UTHR stock is down 0.9% today.
- China Biologic Products (CBPO): CBPO stock is down 1.0% today.
- Salix Pharmaceuticals (SLXP): SLXP stock is down 0.9% today.
- Pacira Pharmaceuticals (PCRX): PCRX stock is down 0.7% 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.