Hottest Healthcare Stocks Now – PTCT AEGR BKD ACAD

Healthcare stocks declined on Wall Street on Thursday, down 0.2%.

More broadly, the Dow Jones Industrial Average remained flat, the Nasdaq stayed consistent and the S&P 500 stayed level.

Some of the biggest gainers among healthcare stocks include:

  • Ptc Therapeutics Inc (PTCT): PTCT stock is up 5.7% today and up 24.8% in the last month.
  • Aegerion Pharmaceuticals (AEGR): AEGR stock is up 3.7% today.
  • Brookdale Senior Living Inc (BKD): BKD stock is up 3.4% today.
  • Acadia Pharmaceuticals Inc (ACAD): ACAD stock is up 2.8% today.
  • Covance Inc (CVD): CVD stock is up 2.6% today.
  • Cantel Medical (CMN): CMN stock is up 2.3% today.
  • Community Health Systems (CYH): CYH stock is up 2.3% today.
  • Healthsouth Corp (HLS): HLS stock is up 2.2% today.
  • Heartware International (HTWR): HTWR stock is up 2.2% today.
  • Exact Sciences Corp (EXAS): EXAS stock is up 2.1% today.

Some of the biggest losers among healthcare stocks include:

  • Shire Plc American Depositary Shares (SHPG): SHPG stock is down 1.3% today.
  • Amgen Inc (AMGN): AMGN stock is down 1.2% today.
  • Biogen Idec Inc (BIIB): BIIB stock is down 1.2% today.
  • Abbvie Inc. Common Stock (ABBV): ABBV stock is down 1.0%, marking the third consecutive day the stock has decreased.
  • Gilead Sciences (GILD): GILD stock is down 1.0%, marking the fourth consecutive day the stock has decreased.
  • Centene Corp (CNC): CNC stock is down 0.9%, marking the third consecutive day the stock has decreased.
  • Auxilium Pharmaceuticals (AUXL): AUXL stock is down 0.9% today.
  • Biomarin Pharmaceutical Inc (BMRN): BMRN stock is down 0.9%, marking the third consecutive day the stock has decreased.
  • Hospira Inc (HSP): HSP stock is down 0.9%, marking the third consecutive day the stock has decreased.
  • Celgene Corp (CELG): CELG stock is down 0.7%, 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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