Hottest Healthcare Stocks Now – ALNY VRTX AZN ANAC

Healthcare stocks declined on Wall Street so far on Monday, down 0.3%.

More broadly, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 0.2%, the Nasdaq fell 0.4% and the S&P 500 declined 0.2%.

Some of the biggest gainers among healthcare stocks include:

  • Alnylam Pharmaceuticals (ALNY): ALNY stock is up 17.4% today.
  • Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc (VRTX): VRTX stock is up 2.2% today.
  • Astrazeneca Plc (AZN): AZN stock is up 2.5% today.
  • Anacor Pharmaceuticals (ANAC): ANAC stock is up 1.8% today.
  • Avanir Pharmaceuticals Inc (AVNR): AVNR stock is up 2.5% today and up 74.9% in the last month.
  • Community Health Systems (CYH): CYH stock is up 2.0% today.
  • Lannett Co Inc (LCI): LCI stock is up 1.8% today.
  • Hca Holdings Inc. Common Stock (HCA): HCA stock is up 1.9% today.
  • Ironwood Pharmaceuticals (IRWD): IRWD stock is up 1.9% today.
  • Acadia Pharmaceuticals Inc (ACAD): ACAD stock is up 1.3% today.

Some of the biggest losers among healthcare stocks include:

  • Luxottica Group S.P.A. (LUX): LUX stock is down 8.7% today.
  • Salix Pharmaceuticals (SLXP): SLXP stock is down 2.8% today.
  • Horizon Pharma Inc (HZNP): HZNP stock is down 2.3% today.
  • Mylan Inc (MYL): MYL stock is down 1.4%, marking the third consecutive day the stock has decreased.
  • Seattle Genetics (SGEN): SGEN stock is down 1.3% today and down 24.3% in the last month.
  • Alexion Pharmaceuticals (ALXN): ALXN stock is down 1.1%, marking the third consecutive day the stock has decreased.
  • Actavis Inc (ACT): ACT stock is down 1.2% today.
  • Resmed Inc (RMD): RMD stock is down 1.1% today.
  • Biomarin Pharmaceutical Inc (BMRN): BMRN stock is down 1.5%, marking the third 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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