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RMD leads healthcare stocks lower on Friday

Healthcare stocks fell on Wall Street on Friday morning, down 0.2%.

More broadly, the Dow Jones Industrial Average increased 0.1%, the Nasdaq pushed 0.2% higher and the S&P 500 climbed 0.1%.

Some of the biggest gainers among healthcare stocks include:

  • Sarepta Therapeutics Inc (SRPT): SRPT stock is up 6.5%, marking the third consecutive day the stock has increased.
  • Isis Pharmaceuticals (ISIS): ISIS stock is up 7.0% today.
  • The Medicines Company (MDCO): MDCO stock is up 1.8%, marking the third consecutive day the stock has increased.
  • NPS Pharmaceuticals (NPSP): NPSP stock is up 1.9% today.
  • Lannett Co Inc (LCI): LCI stock is up 1.1% today.
  • Alnylam Pharmaceuticals (ALNY): ALNY stock is up 1.9% today.
  • Select Medical Holdings Corp (SEM): SEM stock is up 1.1% today.
  • Universal Health Services (UHS): UHS stock is up 0.9% to a new 52-week high of $89.06.
  • Abbvie Inc. Common Stock (ABBV): ABBV stock is up 0.9% today.
  • Hms Holdings Corp (HMSY): HMSY stock is up 0.6% today.

Some of the biggest losers among healthcare stocks include:

  • Resmed Inc (RMD): RMD stock is down 2.8% today.
  • Ironwood Pharmaceuticals (IRWD): IRWD stock is down 1.7% today.
  • Wuxi Pharmatech [Cayman] Inc (WX): WX stock is down 2.4% today.
  • Mannkind Corp (MNKD): MNKD stock is down 1.8% today.
  • Exact Sciences Corp (EXAS): EXAS stock is down 1.6% today.
  • Gilead Sciences (GILD): GILD stock is down 1.5% today.
  • Patterson Companies Inc (PDCO): PDCO stock is down 1.4% today.
  • Questcor Pharmaceuticals (QCOR): QCOR stock is down 1.2% today.
  • Icon Plc (ICLR): ICLR stock is down 1.1% today.
  • Smith & Nephew Snats (SNN): SNN stock is down 1.0% 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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