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AEGR leads healthcare stocks lower on Wednesday


Healthcare stocks finished up 0.3% on Wall Street today.

More broadly, the Dow Jones Industrial Average climbed 0.6%, the Nasdaq was down 0.3% and the S&P 500 was up 0.6%.

Some of the biggest gainers among healthcare stocks include:

  • Wuxi Pharmatech [Cayman] Inc (WX): WX stock is up 2.4% today.
  • Haemonetics Corp (HAE): HAE stock is up 2.2% today.
  • Ligand Pharmaceuticals Inc (LGND): LGND stock is up 2.1% today.
  • Centene Corp (CNC): CNC stock is up 1.6% to a new 52-week high of $68.56.
  • Sirona Dental Systems (SIRO): SIRO stock is up 1.5% today.
  • Auxilium Pharmaceuticals (AUXL): AUXL stock is up 1.4% today.
  • Teleflex Inc (TFX): TFX stock is up 1.4% today.
  • Pacira Pharmaceuticals (PCRX): PCRX stock is up 1.1%, marking the seventh consecutive day the stock has increased.
  • Eli Lilly and Company (LLY): LLY stock is up 1.0% today.
  • Becton Dickinson and Company (BDX): BDX stock is up 0.9%, marking the fourth consecutive day the stock has increased.

Some of the biggest losers among healthcare stocks include:

  • Aegerion Pharmaceuticals (AEGR): AEGR stock is down 21.6% today on 8 times normal volume.
  • Acadia Healthcare Company Inc (ACHC): ACHC stock is down 2.8%, marking the third consecutive day the stock has decreased.
  • Incyte Corp (INCY): INCY stock is down 2.6% today.
  • Clovis Oncology Inc (CLVS): CLVS stock is down 2.3% today.
  • Sanofi-Aventis Sa (SNY): SNY stock is down 2.3% today.
  • Merck & Company (MRK): MRK stock is down 2.2% today.
  • Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc (VRTX): VRTX stock is down 2.1% today.
  • Intuitive Surgical (ISRG): ISRG stock is down 2.0% today.
  • Cubist Pharmaceuticals (CBST): CBST stock is down 1.9%, marking the third consecutive day the stock has decreased.
  • Neogen Corp (NEOG): NEOG stock is down 1.8% to a new 52-week low of $38.30.

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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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