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Biggest Movers in Healthcare Stocks Now – NLNK ACHN MNKD VRTX

Healthcare stocks rose broadly on Wall Street on Friday, with the sector seeing an overall increase of 0.4%.

More broadly, the Dow Jones Industrial Average stayed consistent, the Nasdaq declined 0.3% and the S&P 500 stayed level.

Some of the biggest gainers among healthcare stocks include:

  • Newlink Genetics Corp (NLNK): NLNK stock is up 9.8% today.
  • Achillion Pharmaceuticals (ACHN): ACHN stock is up 8.8% today.
  • Mannkind Corp (MNKD): MNKD stock is up 8.0% today.
  • Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc (VRTX): VRTX stock is up 3.6% today.
  • Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings (LH): LH stock is up 3.3% today.
  • Pacira Pharmaceuticals (PCRX): PCRX stock is up 2.9% today.
  • Quest Diagnostics Inc (DGX): DGX stock is up 2.8% today.
  • Hms Holdings Corp (HMSY): HMSY stock is up 2.8% today.
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc (TMO): TMO stock is up 2.3% today.

Some of the biggest losers among healthcare stocks include:

  • Zeltiq Aesthetics Inc (ZLTQ): ZLTQ stock is down 4.1% today.
  • The Medicines Company (MDCO): MDCO stock is down 3.8% today.
  • Dentsply International Inc (XRAY): XRAY stock is down 2.5% today on 2 times normal volume.
  • Exact Sciences Corp (EXAS): EXAS stock is down 2.4% today.
  • Select Medical Holdings Corp (SEM): SEM stock is down 2.4% today.
  • Kindred Healthcare (KND): KND stock is down 2.3% today.
  • Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd (TEVA): TEVA stock is down 2.2% today.
  • Nektar Therapeutics (NKTR): NKTR stock is down 2.2% today.
  • Smith & Nephew Snats (SNN): SNN stock is down 2.2% today.
  • Endologix Inc (ELGX): ELGX stock is down 2.1% 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/2015/01/biggest-movers-in-healthcare-stocks-now-nlnk-achn-mnkd-vrtx-nlnk-achn-mnkd/.

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