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Hottest Healthcare Stocks Now – NLNK PTCT VRTX LUX

Healthcare stocks rose 1.0% on Wall Street so far on Friday.

More broadly, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was unchanged, the Nasdaq rose 0.4% and the S&P 500 stayed consistent.

Some of the biggest gainers among healthcare stocks include:

  • Newlink Genetics Corp (NLNK): NLNK stock is up 5.5%, marking the third consecutive day the stock has increased.
  • Ptc Therapeutics Inc (PTCT): PTCT stock is up 2.5%, marking the third consecutive day the stock has increased.
  • Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc (VRTX): VRTX stock is up 3.4%, marking the third consecutive day the stock has increased.
  • Luxottica Group S.P.A. (LUX): LUX stock is up 2.1% today.
  • Neurocrine Biosciences (NBIX): NBIX stock is up 2.7% today.
  • Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings (LH): LH stock is up 2.2% today.
  • Novo Nordisk A/S (NVO): NVO stock is up 1.9%, marking the third consecutive day the stock has increased.
  • West Pharmaceutical Services (WST): WST stock is up 1.7% today.
  • Ligand Pharmaceuticals Inc (LGND): LGND stock is up 1.5% today.
  • Nektar Therapeutics (NKTR): NKTR stock is up 2.1%, marking the third consecutive day the stock has increased.

Some of the biggest losers among healthcare stocks include:

  • Horizon Pharma Inc (HZNP): HZNP stock is down 1.9% today.
  • Smith & Nephew Snats (SNN): SNN stock is down 2.4% today.
  • Keryx Biopharmaceuticals (KERX): KERX stock is down 0.2% today.
  • Fresenius Medical Care Corp (FMS): FMS stock is down 0.9% today.
  • Merrimack Pharmaceuticals Inc (MACK): MACK stock is down 0.1% today.
  • Zeltiq Aesthetics Inc (ZLTQ): ZLTQ stock is down 0.5% 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.


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