Hottest Healthcare Stocks Now – THRX MDT HALO CMN

Healthcare stocks finished up broadly on Wall Street today, with the sector seeing an overall increase of 0.3%.

More broadly, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 0.2%, the Nasdaq climbed 0.4% and the S&P 500 increased 0.2%.

Some of the biggest gainers among healthcare stocks include:

  • Theravance (THRX): THRX stock is up 4.9% today.
  • Medtronic Inc (MDT): MDT stock is up 3.6% to a new 52-week high of $63.22.
  • Halozyme Therapeutics (HALO): HALO stock is up 2.4% today.
  • Cantel Medical (CMN): CMN stock is up 2.3% today.
  • Acorda Therapeutics (ACOR): ACOR stock is up 2.1% today.
  • Celgene Corp (CELG): CELG stock is up 2.1%, marking the third consecutive day the stock has increased.
  • Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings (LH): LH stock is up 1.8% today.
  • Celldex Therapeutics Inc (CLDX): CLDX stock is up 1.7% today.
  • Cubist Pharmaceuticals (CBST): CBST stock is up 1.6%, marking the third consecutive day the stock has increased.
  • Sirona Dental Systems (SIRO): SIRO stock is up 1.6%, marking the third consecutive day the stock has increased.

Some of the biggest losers among healthcare stocks include:

  • Actavis Inc (ACT): ACT stock is down 2.0% today.
  • Auxilium Pharmaceuticals (AUXL): AUXL stock is down 1.7%, marking the fourth consecutive day the stock has decreased.
  • Forest Laboratories (FRX): FRX stock is down 1.5% today.
  • Questcor Pharmaceuticals (QCOR): QCOR stock is down 1.2% today.
  • Salix Pharmaceuticals (SLXP): SLXP stock is down 1.0% today.
  • Opko Health Inc (OPK): OPK stock is down 0.9% today.
  • Perrigo Company (PRGO): PRGO stock is down 0.7% today.
  • Puma Biotechnology (PBYI): PBYI stock is down 0.7% today on 2 times normal volume.
  • Wuxi Pharmatech [Cayman] Inc (WX): WX stock is down 0.6% today.
  • Endo Pharmaceuticals Holdings Inc (ENDP): ENDP stock is down 0.5%, 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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