Healthcare stocks finished flat today on Wall Street.
More broadly, the Dow Jones Industrial Average declined 0.6%, the Nasdaq was unchanged and the S&P 500 fell 0.6%.
Some of the biggest gainers among healthcare stocks include:
- Forest Laboratories (FRX): FRX stock is up 1.3% today.
- Actavis Inc (ACT): ACT stock is up 1.3%, marking the third consecutive day the stock has increased.
- C.R. Bard (BCR): BCR stock is up 1.0%, marking the fifth consecutive day the stock has increased.
- Patterson Companies Inc (PDCO): PDCO stock is up 0.7%, marking the seventh consecutive day the stock has increased.
- Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (BMY): BMY stock is up 0.6% today.
- Thoratec Corp (THOR): THOR stock is up 0.6% today.
- Steris Corp (STE): STE stock is up 0.5% today.
- Align Technology (ALGN): ALGN stock is up 0.4%, marking the seventh consecutive day the stock has increased.
- Perrigo Company (PRGO): PRGO stock is up 0.5%, marking the third consecutive day the stock has increased.
- St. Jude Medical (STJ): STJ stock is up 0.4% to a new 52-week high of $69.49.
Some of the biggest losers among healthcare stocks include:
- Masimo Corp (MASI): MASI stock is down 3.4% today.
- Nektar Therapeutics (NKTR): NKTR stock is down 2.7%, marking the fourth consecutive day the stock has decreased.
- Hca Holdings Inc. Common Stock (HCA): HCA stock is down 2.5% today.
- Biomarin Pharmaceutical Inc (BMRN): BMRN stock is down 2.3% today.
- Healthsouth Corp (HLS): HLS stock is down 2.2% today.
- Halozyme Therapeutics (HALO): HALO stock is down 2.1% today.
- Vca Antech (WOOF): WOOF stock is down 2.0% today.
- The Medicines Company (MDCO): MDCO stock is down 1.9% today.
- Mwi Veterinary Supply (MWIV): MWIV stock is down 1.8% today.
- Seattle Genetics (SGEN): SGEN stock is down 1.8% today.
And for more on the hot stocks moving most on Wall Street right now, check out our archive of daily market movers by sector here.
Editor’s Note: Returns for the fastest-moving stocks listed here are based on share prices 20 minutes prior to publication of this story.