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Hottest Healthcare Stocks Now – CNMD EXAS ACAD NKTR

CNMD leads healthcare stocks higher on Tuesday


Healthcare stocks finished up broadly 1.1% on Wall Street on Tuesday.

More broadly, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 0.7%, the Nasdaq climbed 0.3% and the S&P 500 was up 0.7%.

Some of the biggest gainers among healthcare stocks include:

  • Conmed Corp (CNMD): CNMD stock is up 7.2% today on 4 times normal volume.
  • Exact Sciences Corp (EXAS): EXAS stock is up 4.1% today on 2 times normal volume.
  • Acadia Pharmaceuticals Inc (ACAD): ACAD stock is up 3.0% today on 3 times normal volume.
  • Nektar Therapeutics (NKTR): NKTR stock is up 2.8% today.
  • Thoratec Corp (THOR): THOR stock is up 2.7% today.
  • Valeant Pharmaceuticals International (VRX): VRX stock is up 2.6% today.
  • Actavis Inc (ACT): ACT stock is up 2.6% today.
  • Cubist Pharmaceuticals (CBST): CBST stock is up 2.5% today.
  • Alexion Pharmaceuticals (ALXN): ALXN stock is up 2.4% today.
  • Biogen Idec Inc (BIIB): BIIB stock is up 2.1% today.

Some of the biggest losers among healthcare stocks include:

  • Wright Medical Group (WMGI): WMGI stock is down 3.0% today on 2 times normal volume.
  • Impax Laboratories (IPXL): IPXL stock is down 2.2% today.
  • Acorda Therapeutics (ACOR): ACOR stock is down 2.1% today.
  • Acadia Healthcare Company Inc (ACHC): ACHC stock is down 1.8% today.
  • Lifepoint Hospitals (LPNT): LPNT stock is down 1.8% today on 2 times normal volume.
  • Chemed Inc (CHE): CHE stock is down 1.2%, marking the fourth consecutive day the stock has decreased.
  • Brookdale Senior Living Inc (BKD): BKD stock is down 1.1% today.
  • Qiagen N.V. (QGEN): QGEN stock is down 1.0% today.
  • Insulet Corp (PODD): PODD stock is down 0.9% today.
  • Endo Pharmaceuticals Holdings Inc (ENDP): ENDP stock is down 0.9%, marking the fourth consecutive day the stock has decreased.

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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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