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Hottest Healthcare Stocks Now – HMSY CYH VRTX CELG

Healthcare stocks finished flat today on Wall Street.

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

Some of the biggest gainers among healthcare stocks include:

  • Hms Holdings Corp (HMSY): HMSY stock is up 5.5% today on 2 times normal volume.
  • Community Health Systems (CYH): CYH stock is up 2.3%, marking the third consecutive day the stock has increased.
  • Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc (VRTX): VRTX stock is up 1.5% today.
  • Celgene Corp (CELG): CELG stock is up 1.2% today.
  • Amgen Inc (AMGN): AMGN stock is up 1.1% today.
  • Merck & Company (MRK): MRK stock is up 1.1%, marking the fourth consecutive day the stock has increased.
  • Haemonetics Corp (HAE): HAE stock is up 1.0% today.
  • Novartis Ag (NVS): NVS stock is up 0.9% to a new 52-week high of $89.24.
  • Gilead Sciences (GILD): GILD stock is up 0.8% today and up 21.2% in the last month.
  • Abbott Laboratories (ABT): ABT stock is up 0.7%, marking the sixth consecutive day the stock has increased.

Some of the biggest losers among healthcare stocks include:

  • Pacira Pharmaceuticals (PCRX): PCRX stock is down 2.7% today.
  • Msa Safety Inc. (MSA): MSA stock is down 2.1% today.
  • Puma Biotechnology (PBYI): PBYI stock is down 2.1% today.
  • Alnylam Pharmaceuticals (ALNY): ALNY stock is down 2.1% today.
  • Insulet Corp (PODD): PODD stock is down 2.0% today.
  • Thoratec Corp (THOR): THOR stock is down 1.8% today.
  • Wellcare Group (WCG): WCG stock is down 1.7% today.
  • Owens & Minor (OMI): OMI stock is down 1.6% today.
  • Steris Corp (STE): STE stock is down 1.5% today.
  • Taro Pharm Inds (TARO): TARO stock is down 1.4%, marking the eighth 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.

Article printed from InvestorPlace Media, https://investorplace.com/2014/05/hottest-healthcare-stocks-now-hmsy-cyh-vrtx-celg-hmsy-cyh-vrtx/.

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