Healthcare stocks advanced 0.4% on Wall Street on Wednesday morning.
More broadly, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was unchanged, the Nasdaq pushed 0.2% higher and the S&P 500 stayed the same.
Some of the biggest gainers among healthcare stocks include:
- Thoratec Corp (THOR): THOR stock is up 8.9% today.
- Wellcare Group (WCG): WCG stock is up 7.2% today.
- Charles River Laboratories Intl (CRL): CRL stock is up 2.9% today.
- Taro Pharm Inds (TARO): TARO stock is up 2.7% today.
- Acorda Therapeutics (ACOR): ACOR stock is up 2.3% today.
- Pacira Pharmaceuticals (PCRX): PCRX stock is up 4.5% today.
- Express Scripts (ESRX): ESRX stock is up 2.0% today.
- Wuxi Pharmatech [Cayman] Inc (WX): WX stock is up 1.9% today.
- Anacor Pharmaceuticals (ANAC): ANAC stock is up 1.6%, marking the fifth consecutive day the stock has increased.
- Lannett Co Inc (LCI): LCI stock is up 1.5% today.
Some of the biggest losers among healthcare stocks include:
- Seattle Genetics (SGEN): SGEN stock is down 5.0% today.
- Vca Antech (WOOF): WOOF stock is down 2.8% today.
- Mannkind Corp (MNKD): MNKD stock is down 2.6% today.
- Wright Medical Group (WMGI): WMGI stock is down 2.0% today.
- Exact Sciences Corp (EXAS): EXAS stock is down 2.3% today.
- Henry Schein (HSIC): HSIC stock is down 2.3% today.
- Achillion Pharmaceuticals (ACHN): ACHN stock is down 3.1% today.
- Tornier N.V. (TRNX): TRNX stock is down 1.5% today.
- Celldex Therapeutics Inc (CLDX): CLDX stock is down 2.0% today.
- Theravance (THRX): THRX stock is down 1.4% 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.