Healthcare stocks rose 0.2% on Wall Street today.
More broadly, the Dow Jones Industrial Average increased 0.5%, the Nasdaq pushed 0.5% higher and the S&P 500 rose 0.5%.
Some of the biggest gainers among healthcare stocks include:
- Cooper Companies (COO): COO stock is up 1.7%, marking the third consecutive day the stock has increased.
- China Biologic Products (CBPO): CBPO stock is up 1.3% today on 3 times normal volume.
- Lifepoint Hospitals (LPNT): LPNT stock is up 1.3% today.
- Glaxosmithkline Plc (GSK): GSK stock is up 1.2%, marking the third consecutive day the stock has increased.
- Prestige Brand Holdings (PBH): PBH stock is up 1.2% today.
- Wellcare Group (WCG): WCG stock is up 1.2% today.
- Medtronic Inc (MDT): MDT stock is up 1.2% today.
- Universal Health Services (UHS): UHS stock is up 1.1% today.
- Wright Medical Group (WMGI): WMGI stock is up 0.9% today.
- Allergan Inc (AGN): AGN stock is up 0.8%, marking the third consecutive day the stock has increased.
Some of the biggest losers among healthcare stocks include:
- Neurocrine Biosciences (NBIX): NBIX stock is down 4.5% today.
- Merrimack Pharmaceuticals Inc (MACK): MACK stock is down 3.7% today.
- Genomic Health (GHDX): GHDX stock is down 3.7% today.
- Halozyme Therapeutics (HALO): HALO stock is down 3.6% today.
- Amag Pharmaceuticals (AMAG): AMAG stock is down 3.3% today.
- Ptc Therapeutics Inc (PTCT): PTCT stock is down 3.3% today.
- Anacor Pharmaceuticals (ANAC): ANAC stock is down 3.1% today.
- Biomarin Pharmaceutical Inc (BMRN): BMRN stock is down 3.0% today.
- Bluebird Bio Inc (BLUE): BLUE stock is down 2.9% today.
- Clovis Oncology Inc (CLVS): CLVS stock is down 2.8% today.
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.