Hottest Healthcare Stocks Now – LLY GSK DGX SHPG

Healthcare stocks rose broadly on Wall Street on Wednesday, with the sector seeing an overall increase of 1.3%.

More broadly, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 1.2%, the Nasdaq pushed 1.0% higher and the S&P 500 climbed 1.2%.

Some of the biggest gainers among healthcare stocks include:

  • Eli Lilly and Company (LLY): LLY stock is up 3.8% today.
  • Glaxosmithkline Plc (GSK): GSK stock is up 3.2% today.
  • Quest Diagnostics Inc (DGX): DGX stock is up 2.9% today.
  • Shire Plc American Depositary Shares (SHPG): SHPG stock is up 2.7% today.
  • Hca Holdings Inc. Common Stock (HCA): HCA stock is up 2.6% today.
  • Sanofi-Aventis Sa (SNY): SNY stock is up 2.5% today.
  • Select Medical Holdings Corp (SEM): SEM stock is up 2.4% today.
  • Resmed Inc (RMD): RMD stock is up 2.2% today.
  • Alexion Pharmaceuticals (ALXN): ALXN stock is up 2.2%, marking the third consecutive day the stock has increased.
  • Amgen Inc (AMGN): AMGN stock is up 2.1%, marking the fourth consecutive day the stock has increased.

Some of the biggest losers among healthcare stocks include:

  • Sangamo Biosciences (SGMO): SGMO stock is down 3.5% today.
  • Wright Medical Group (WMGI): WMGI stock is down 2.3% today.
  • Opko Health Inc (OPK): OPK stock is down 1.6% today.
  • Array Biopharma Inc (ARRY): ARRY stock is down 1.6%, marking the third consecutive day the stock has decreased.
  • Ariad Pharmaceuticals (ARIA): ARIA stock is down 1.5% today.
  • Ziopharm Oncology Inc (ZIOP): ZIOP stock is down 1.0% today.
  • Hms Holdings Corp (HMSY): HMSY stock is down 1.0% today.
  • Mednax Inc (MD): MD stock is down 0.8% today.
  • Cooper Companies (COO): COO stock is down 0.8% today.
  • Ironwood Pharmaceuticals (IRWD): IRWD stock is down 0.8% 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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