Biggest Movers in Healthcare Stocks Now – WCG CNC MRK AMAG

BMY leads healthcare stocks lower on Friday

Healthcare stocks finished down 0.3% on Wall Street today.

More broadly, the Dow Jones Industrial Average declined 0.6%, the Nasdaq fell 0.6% and the S&P 500 declined 0.6%.

Some of the biggest gainers among healthcare stocks include:

  • Wellcare Group (WCG): WCG stock is up 3.9% today on 2 times normal volume.
  • Centene Corp (CNC): CNC stock is up 4.0% today on 2 times normal volume.
  • Merck & Company (MRK): MRK stock is up 2.3%, marking the third consecutive day the stock has increased.
  • Amag Pharmaceuticals (AMAG): AMAG stock is up 1.7%, marking the third consecutive day the stock has increased.
  • Magellan Health Services (MGLN): MGLN stock is up 1.5% today.
  • China Biologic Products (CBPO): CBPO stock is up 1.5% today.
  • Cempra Inc (CEMP): CEMP stock is up 1.1% today.
  • Pfizer Inc (PFE): PFE stock is up 1.1%, marking the third consecutive day the stock has increased.
  • United Therapeutics Corp (UTHR): UTHR stock is up 1.0% today on 3 times normal volume.
  • Steris Corp (STE): STE stock is up 1.0% today on 4 times normal volume.

Some of the biggest losers among healthcare stocks include:

  • Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (BMY): BMY stock is down 6.2% today on 4 times normal volume.
  • Puma Biotechnology (PBYI): PBYI stock is down 2.5% today.
  • Express Scripts (ESRX): ESRX stock is down 2.3% today on 2 times normal volume.
  • Halozyme Therapeutics (HALO): HALO stock is down 1.8% today.
  • Icon Plc (ICLR): ICLR stock is down 1.6% today.
  • Taro Pharm Inds (TARO): TARO stock is down 1.5% today.
  • Perrigo Company (PRGO): PRGO stock is down 1.5%, marking the third consecutive day the stock has decreased.
  • West Pharmaceutical Services (WST): WST stock is down 1.4% today.
  • Abiomed (ABMD): ABMD stock is down 1.4% today.
  • Owens & Minor (OMI): OMI stock is down 1.4% 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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