Healthcare stocks advanced broadly on Wall Street on Wednesday morning, with the sector seeing an overall increase of 0.7%.
More broadly, the Dow Jones Industrial Average increased 0.5%, the Nasdaq climbed 0.4% and the S&P 500 pushed 0.5% higher.
Some of the biggest gainers among healthcare stocks include:
- Horizon Pharma Inc (HZNP): HZNP stock is up 4.7% today and up 37.1% in the last month.
- Tenet Healthcare Corp (THC): THC stock is up 3.5%, marking the third consecutive day the stock has increased.
- Hca Holdings Inc. Common Stock (HCA): HCA stock is up 3.5% today.
- Insulet Corp (PODD): PODD stock is up 2.4% today.
- Community Health Systems (CYH): CYH stock is up 2.4% today.
- Zeltiq Aesthetics Inc (ZLTQ): ZLTQ stock is up 2.1% today.
- Theravance (THRX): THRX stock is up 2.4% today.
- Ariad Pharmaceuticals (ARIA): ARIA stock is up 2.9% today.
- Clovis Oncology Inc (CLVS): CLVS stock is up 3.0% today and up 21.1% in the last month.
Some of the biggest losers among healthcare stocks include:
- Smith & Nephew Snats (SNN): SNN stock is down 2.0% today.
- Ptc Therapeutics Inc (PTCT): PTCT stock is down 1.9% today.
- Seattle Genetics (SGEN): SGEN stock is down 1.3% today.
- Achillion Pharmaceuticals (ACHN): ACHN stock is down 2.0% today.
- Mylan Inc (MYL): MYL stock is down 1.1% today.
- Ziopharm Oncology Inc (ZIOP): ZIOP stock is down 1.6% today.
- Halozyme Therapeutics (HALO): HALO stock is down 0.6% today.
- Biomarin Pharmaceutical Inc (BMRN): BMRN stock is down 0.8% today.
- Edwards Lifesciences Corp (EW): EW stock is down 1.2% today.
- Celldex Therapeutics Inc (CLDX): CLDX stock is down 0.9% 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.