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Biggest Movers in Healthcare Stocks Now – ISRG NKTR PCRX QCOR

MDCO leads healthcare stocks lower on Tuesday


Healthcare stocks advanced 0.8% on Wall Street on Tuesday morning.

More broadly, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 0.5%, the Nasdaq increased 1.1% and the S&P 500 climbed 0.5%.

Some of the biggest gainers among healthcare stocks include:

  • Intuitive Surgical (ISRG): ISRG stock is up 14.3%, marking the sixth consecutive day the stock has increased.
  • Nektar Therapeutics (NKTR): NKTR stock is up 6.3% today.
  • Pacira Pharmaceuticals (PCRX): PCRX stock is up 5.0% today.
  • Questcor Pharmaceuticals (QCOR): QCOR stock is up 4.7% today.
  • Auxilium Pharmaceuticals (AUXL): AUXL stock is up 4.3% today.
  • Alexion Pharmaceuticals (ALXN): ALXN stock is up 4.4% today.
  • Celgene Corp (CELG): CELG stock is up 4.1% today.
  • Horizon Pharma Inc (HZNP): HZNP stock is up 4.1% today and up 23.1% in the last month.
  • Theravance (THRX): THRX stock is up 3.8% today.
  • Regeneron Pharmaceuticals (REGN): REGN stock is up 3.0% today.

Some of the biggest losers among healthcare stocks include:

  • The Medicines Company (MDCO): MDCO stock is down 15.7% to a new 52-week low of $23.95.
  • Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd (TEVA): TEVA stock is down 0.9% today.
  • Sanofi-Aventis Sa (SNY): SNY stock is down 0.9% today.
  • Novo Nordisk A/S (NVO): NVO stock is down 0.7% today.
  • Covidien Plc. (COV): COV stock is down 0.7% today.
  • Glaxosmithkline Plc (GSK): GSK stock is down 0.6%, marking the third consecutive day the stock has decreased.
  • Novartis Ag (NVS): NVS stock is down 0.6% today.
  • Endo Pharmaceuticals Holdings Inc (ENDP): ENDP stock is down 0.7% today.
  • Sangamo Biosciences (SGMO): SGMO stock is down 0.6% today.
  • Novadaq Technologies (NVDQ): NVDQ stock is down 0.3% 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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