Hottest Healthcare Stocks Now – VRTX KERX ENDP PBYI

Healthcare stocks advanced 0.4% on Wall Street so far on Tuesday.

More broadly, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was unchanged, the Nasdaq climbed 0.2% and the S&P 500 stayed consistent.

Some of the biggest gainers among healthcare stocks include:

  • Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc (VRTX): VRTX stock is up 41.1% to a new 52-week high of $93.98.
  • Keryx Biopharmaceuticals (KERX): KERX stock is up 3.6% today.
  • Endo Pharmaceuticals Holdings Inc (ENDP): ENDP stock is up 3.1% today.
  • Puma Biotechnology (PBYI): PBYI stock is up 2.5% today.
  • Sangamo Biosciences (SGMO): SGMO stock is up 1.8% today.
  • Idexx Laboratories (IDXX): IDXX stock is up 1.9% to a new 52-week high of $135.20.
  • Celldex Therapeutics Inc (CLDX): CLDX stock is up 1.5% today and up 26.5% in the last month.
  • Seattle Genetics (SGEN): SGEN stock is up 0.8% today and up 23.0% in the last month.
  • Aegerion Pharmaceuticals (AEGR): AEGR stock is up 1.6% today.
  • United Therapeutics Corp (UTHR): UTHR stock is up 1.3%, marking the fourth consecutive day the stock has increased.

Some of the biggest losers among healthcare stocks include:

  • Taro Pharm Inds (TARO): TARO stock is down 1.9% today.
  • Ligand Pharmaceuticals Inc (LGND): LGND stock is down 1.3% today.
  • Shire Plc American Depositary Shares (SHPG): SHPG stock is down 1.9% today.
  • Smith & Nephew Snats (SNN): SNN stock is down 1.8% today.
  • Community Health Systems (CYH): CYH stock is down 1.7% today.
  • Centene Corp (CNC): CNC stock is down 1.7% today.
  • Tenet Healthcare Corp (THC): THC stock is down 1.3% today.
  • Wellcare Group (WCG): WCG stock is down 1.1% today.
  • Universal Health Services (UHS): UHS stock is down 1.2% today.
  • Lifepoint Hospitals (LPNT): LPNT stock is down 0.9% 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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