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Biggest Movers in Healthcare Stocks Now – VRTX IRWD NBIX ACOR

Healthcare stocks finished up 0.7% on Wall Street today.

More broadly, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 0.5%, the Nasdaq rose 0.8% and the S&P 500 increased 0.5%.

Some of the biggest gainers among healthcare stocks include:

  • Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc (VRTX): VRTX stock is up 3.1%, marking the third consecutive day the stock has increased.
  • Ironwood Pharmaceuticals (IRWD): IRWD stock is up 2.6% today.
  • Neurocrine Biosciences (NBIX): NBIX stock is up 2.5%, marking the third consecutive day the stock has increased.
  • Acorda Therapeutics (ACOR): ACOR stock is up 2.5% today.
  • Biomarin Pharmaceutical Inc (BMRN): BMRN stock is up 2.0%, marking the third consecutive day the stock has increased.
  • West Pharmaceutical Services (WST): WST stock is up 2.0%, marking the third consecutive day the stock has increased.
  • Examworks Group (EXAM): EXAM stock is up 1.8% today.
  • Bluebird Bio Inc (BLUE): BLUE stock is up 1.8% today.
  • Centene Corp (CNC): CNC stock is up 1.8%, marking the third consecutive day the stock has increased.
  • Tornier N.V. (TRNX): TRNX stock is up 1.7% today.

Some of the biggest losers among healthcare stocks include:

  • Valeant Pharmaceuticals International (VRX): VRX stock is down 1.1% today.
  • Hms Holdings Corp (HMSY): HMSY stock is down 0.7% today.
  • Ligand Pharmaceuticals Inc (LGND): LGND stock is down 0.6% today.
  • Luxottica Group S.P.A. (LUX): LUX stock is down 0.6% today.
  • Seattle Genetics (SGEN): SGEN stock is down 0.6% today.
  • Sirona Dental Systems (SIRO): SIRO stock is down 0.5% today.
  • Prestige Brand Holdings (PBH): PBH stock is down 0.5% today.
  • Abbvie Inc. Common Stock (ABBV): ABBV stock is down 0.3% today.
  • Cooper Companies (COO): COO stock is down 0.2% today.

For more information on the best stocks to buy right now, check out the latest commentary on InvestorPlace.com.

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.


Article printed from InvestorPlace Media, https://investorplace.com/2014/09/biggest-movers-in-healthcare-stocks-now-vrtx-irwd-nbix-acor-vrtx-irwd-nbix/.

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