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ACOR leads healthcare stocks lower on Thursday


Healthcare stocks remained flat on Thursday morning on Wall Street.

More broadly, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was steady, the Nasdaq stayed consistent and the S&P 500 remained flat.

Some of the biggest gainers among healthcare stocks include:

  • Isis Pharmaceuticals (ISIS): ISIS stock is up 2.9% today and up 47.2% in the last month.
  • Celgene Corp (CELG): CELG stock is up 2.5% today.
  • Medtronic Inc (MDT): MDT stock is up 2.2%, marking the third consecutive day the stock has increased.
  • Covidien Plc. (COV): COV stock is up 1.4% today and up 30.6% in the last month.
  • Seattle Genetics (SGEN): SGEN stock is up 0.7% today.
  • Heartware International (HTWR): HTWR stock is up 0.7% today.
  • Biomarin Pharmaceutical Inc (BMRN): BMRN stock is up 1.0%, marking the third consecutive day the stock has increased.
  • Smith & Nephew Snats (SNN): SNN stock is up 0.9% today.
  • Taro Pharm Inds (TARO): TARO stock is up 1.0% today.
  • Glaxosmithkline Plc (GSK): GSK stock is up 0.9% today.

Some of the biggest losers among healthcare stocks include:

  • Acorda Therapeutics (ACOR): ACOR stock is down 3.6% today.
  • Incyte Corp (INCY): INCY stock is down 2.0% today.
  • Opko Health Inc (OPK): OPK stock is down 1.9% today.
  • Aegerion Pharmaceuticals (AEGR): AEGR stock is down 2.4% today.
  • Nektar Therapeutics (NKTR): NKTR stock is down 1.7% today.
  • NPS Pharmaceuticals (NPSP): NPSP stock is down 2.1% today.
  • Kindred Healthcare (KND): KND stock is down 1.5%, marking the third consecutive day the stock has decreased.
  • Shire Plc American Depositary Shares (SHPG): SHPG stock is down 1.8% today.
  • Ligand Pharmaceuticals Inc (LGND): LGND stock is down 1.5% today.
  • Puma Biotechnology (PBYI): PBYI stock is down 1.5% 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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