Biggest Movers in Healthcare Stocks Now – NBIX IRWD LGND NLNK

Healthcare stocks finished up broadly on Wall Street today, with the sector seeing an overall increase of 0.5%.

More broadly, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 0.2%, the Nasdaq was down 0.1% and the S&P 500 increased 0.2%.

Some of the biggest gainers among healthcare stocks include:

  • Neurocrine Biosciences (NBIX): NBIX stock is up 6.0% today.
  • Ironwood Pharmaceuticals (IRWD): IRWD stock is up 4.3% today.
  • Ligand Pharmaceuticals Inc (LGND): LGND stock is up 3.5% today.
  • Newlink Genetics Corp (NLNK): NLNK stock is up 3.4% today.
  • Natus Medical Inc (BABY): BABY stock is up 2.6% today.
  • Charles River Laboratories Intl (CRL): CRL stock is up 2.6%, marking the third consecutive day the stock has increased.
  • Community Health Systems (CYH): CYH stock is up 2.6% today.
  • Seattle Genetics (SGEN): SGEN stock is up 2.2% today.
  • Icu Medical (ICUI): ICUI stock is up 2.2% today.
  • Celldex Therapeutics Inc (CLDX): CLDX stock is up 2.2%, marking the third consecutive day the stock has increased.

Some of the biggest losers among healthcare stocks include:

  • Idexx Laboratories (IDXX): IDXX stock is down 0.6% today.
  • Novartis Ag (NVS): NVS stock is down 0.4% today on 2 times normal volume.
  • Thoratec Corp (THOR): THOR stock is down 0.4% today.
  • Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc (VRTX): VRTX stock is down 0.4% today.
  • Sanofi-Aventis Sa (SNY): SNY stock is down 0.3% today.
  • Alexion Pharmaceuticals (ALXN): ALXN stock is down 0.3% today.
  • Dentsply International Inc (XRAY): XRAY stock is down 0.3% today.
  • Auxilium Pharmaceuticals (AUXL): AUXL stock is down 0.3% today.
  • Cantel Medical (CMN): CMN stock is down 0.2% today.
  • Astrazeneca Plc (AZN): AZN stock is down 0.2% today.

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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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