Hottest Healthcare Stocks Now – ACHN MNKD VRTX NLNK

Healthcare stocks finished up 0.1% on Wall Street today.

More broadly, the Dow Jones Industrial Average declined 0.4%, the Nasdaq was down 0.5% and the S&P 500 fell 0.4%.

Some of the biggest gainers among healthcare stocks include:

  • Achillion Pharmaceuticals (ACHN): ACHN stock is up 8.7% today.
  • Mannkind Corp (MNKD): MNKD stock is up 9.0% today.
  • Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc (VRTX): VRTX stock is up 3.4% today.
  • Newlink Genetics Corp (NLNK): NLNK stock is up 7.2% today.
  • Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings (LH): LH stock is up 2.9% today.
  • Hms Holdings Corp (HMSY): HMSY stock is up 3.1% today.
  • Pacira Pharmaceuticals (PCRX): PCRX stock is up 1.6% today.
  • Quest Diagnostics Inc (DGX): DGX stock is up 2.4% today.
  • Neurocrine Biosciences (NBIX): NBIX stock is up 2.7% today.

Some of the biggest losers among healthcare stocks include:

  • Zeltiq Aesthetics Inc (ZLTQ): ZLTQ stock is down 5.4% today.
  • Acadia Healthcare Company Inc (ACHC): ACHC stock is down 2.9%, marking the fourth consecutive day the stock has decreased.
  • The Medicines Company (MDCO): MDCO stock is down 3.1% today.
  • Healthsouth Corp (HLS): HLS stock is down 3.0% today.
  • Select Medical Holdings Corp (SEM): SEM stock is down 2.4% today.
  • Dentsply International Inc (XRAY): XRAY stock is down 2.3% today.
  • Nektar Therapeutics (NKTR): NKTR stock is down 2.4% today.
  • Exact Sciences Corp (EXAS): EXAS stock is down 2.8% today.
  • Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd (TEVA): TEVA stock is down 2.5% today.
  • Insulet Corp (PODD): PODD stock is down 2.5% 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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