Hottest Healthcare Stocks Now – THC KND VRTX ABBV

Healthcare stocks finished up 0.8% on Wall Street on Wednesday.

More broadly, the Dow Jones Industrial Average climbed 0.1%, the Nasdaq rose 0.2% and the S&P 500 climbed 0.1%.

Some of the biggest gainers among healthcare stocks include:

  • Tenet Healthcare Corp (THC): THC stock is up 2.7% today.
  • Kindred Healthcare (KND): KND stock is up 2.4% today.
  • Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc (VRTX): VRTX stock is up 2.3% today and up 34.4% in the last month.
  • Abbvie Inc. Common Stock (ABBV): ABBV stock is up 2.1% to a new 52-week high of $58.11.
  • Astrazeneca Plc (AZN): AZN stock is up 2.0%, marking the third consecutive day the stock has increased.
  • Biogen Idec Inc (BIIB): BIIB stock is up 1.9% today.
  • Perrigo Company (PRGO): PRGO stock is up 1.9% today.
  • Celgene Corp (CELG): CELG stock is up 1.8% today.
  • Baxter International Inc (BAX): BAX stock is up 1.7% today.
  • Healthsouth Corp (HLS): HLS stock is up 1.7% today.

Some of the biggest losers among healthcare stocks include:

  • Cantel Medical (CMN): CMN stock is down 1.9% today.
  • Myriad Genetics (MYGN): MYGN stock is down 1.8% today.
  • West Pharmaceutical Services (WST): WST stock is down 1.4% today.
  • Incyte Corp (INCY): INCY stock is down 1.4% today.
  • Nektar Therapeutics (NKTR): NKTR stock is down 1.4% today.
  • Mwi Veterinary Supply (MWIV): MWIV stock is down 1.2% today.
  • Opko Health Inc (OPK): OPK stock is down 1.1% today.
  • Neogen Corp (NEOG): NEOG stock is down 1.1% today.
  • Auxilium Pharmaceuticals (AUXL): AUXL stock is down 1.0% today.
  • Actavis Inc (ACT): ACT stock is down 1.0% 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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