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Biggest Movers in Healthcare Stocks Now – TARO PCRX FMS INO

NKTR leads healthcare stocks lower on Friday


Healthcare stocks fell broadly on Wall Street on Friday morning, with the sector seeing an overall decline of 0.4%.

More broadly, the Dow Jones Industrial Average declined 0.1%, the Nasdaq stayed the same and the S&P 500 fell 0.1%.

Some of the biggest gainers among healthcare stocks include:

  • Taro Pharm Inds (TARO): TARO stock is up 7.6% to a new 52-week high of $127.26.
  • Pacira Pharmaceuticals (PCRX): PCRX stock is up 2.4% to a new 52-week high of $90.59.
  • Fresenius Medical Care Corp (FMS): FMS stock is up 1.5%, marking the third consecutive day the stock has increased.
  • Inovio Pharmaceuticals (INO): INO stock is up 1.4% today and up 361.5% in the last month.
  • Intuitive Surgical (ISRG): ISRG stock is up 1.2%, marking the third consecutive day the stock has increased.
  • Endo Pharmaceuticals Holdings Inc (ENDP): ENDP stock is up 1.2% today.
  • Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd (RDY): RDY stock is up 1.1%, marking the third consecutive day the stock has increased.
  • Community Health Systems (CYH): CYH stock is up 0.8% today.
  • Wuxi Pharmatech [Cayman] Inc (WX): WX stock is up 1.0% today.
  • Edwards Lifesciences Corp (EW): EW stock is up 0.9% today.

Some of the biggest losers among healthcare stocks include:

  • Nektar Therapeutics (NKTR): NKTR stock is down 1.3% today.
  • Alnylam Pharmaceuticals (ALNY): ALNY stock is down 2.8% today.
  • Regeneron Pharmaceuticals (REGN): REGN stock is down 1.7% today.
  • Isis Pharmaceuticals (ISIS): ISIS stock is down 2.6% today.
  • Ligand Pharmaceuticals Inc (LGND): LGND stock is down 2.5% today.
  • Pdl Biopharma (PDLI): PDLI stock is down 2.1% today.
  • Cubist Pharmaceuticals (CBST): CBST stock is down 2.0% today.
  • Sangamo Biosciences (SGMO): SGMO stock is down 3.6% today.
  • Celldex Therapeutics Inc (CLDX): CLDX stock is down 1.7% today.
  • Seattle Genetics (SGEN): SGEN stock is down 1.8%, marking the fifth 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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