Healthcare stocks rose 0.6% on Wall Street so far on Wednesday.
More broadly, the Dow Jones Industrial Average climbed 0.3%, the Nasdaq pushed 0.5% higher and the S&P 500 increased 0.3%.
Some of the biggest gainers among healthcare stocks include:
- Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc (VRTX): VRTX stock is up 2.1% today.
- Lannett Co Inc (LCI): LCI stock is up 1.7% today.
- Endo Pharmaceuticals Holdings Inc (ENDP): ENDP stock is up 1.4% today.
- China Biologic Products (CBPO): CBPO stock is up 1.5% today.
- Ironwood Pharmaceuticals (IRWD): IRWD stock is up 1.5% today.
- Valeant Pharmaceuticals International (VRX): VRX stock is up 1.5% today.
- Masimo Corp (MASI): MASI stock is up 1.4% today.
- Hca Holdings Inc. Common Stock (HCA): HCA stock is up 1.4% today.
- Centene Corp (CNC): CNC stock is up 1.3% today.
- Biomarin Pharmaceutical Inc (BMRN): BMRN stock is up 1.3% today.
Some of the biggest losers among healthcare stocks include:
- Myriad Genetics (MYGN): MYGN stock is down 10.2% today.
- United Therapeutics Corp (UTHR): UTHR stock is down 1.7% today.
- Astrazeneca Plc (AZN): AZN stock is down 1.4% today.
- Exact Sciences Corp (EXAS): EXAS stock is down 1.3% today.
- Brookdale Senior Living Inc (BKD): BKD stock is down 0.9% today.
- Opko Health Inc (OPK): OPK stock is down 0.8%, marking the third consecutive day the stock has decreased.
- Charles River Laboratories Intl (CRL): CRL stock is down 0.5% today.
- Parexel International Corp (PRXL): PRXL stock is down 0.6% today.
- Mannkind Corp (MNKD): MNKD stock is down 0.5% today and down 22.2% in the last month.
- Perrigo Company (PRGO): PRGO stock is down 0.6%, marking the third consecutive day the stock has decreased.
And for more on the hot stocks moving most on Wall Street right now, check out our archive of daily market movers by sector here.
Editor’s Note: Returns for the fastest-moving stocks listed here are based on share prices 20 minutes prior to publication of this story.