Hottest Healthcare Stocks Now – KERX NLNK MGLN MSA

Healthcare stocks rose 0.6% on Wall Street on Wednesday morning.

More broadly, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 0.5%, the Nasdaq pushed 0.8% higher and the S&P 500 increased 0.5%.

Some of the biggest gainers among healthcare stocks include:

  • Keryx Biopharmaceuticals (KERX): KERX stock is up 6.1% today.
  • Newlink Genetics Corp (NLNK): NLNK stock is up 4.5% today.
  • Magellan Health Services (MGLN): MGLN stock is up 3.2% today.
  • Msa Safety Inc. (MSA): MSA stock is up 2.9% today.
  • Merrimack Pharmaceuticals Inc (MACK): MACK stock is up 2.8% today.
  • Mckesson Corp (MCK): MCK stock is up 2.4% today.
  • Neurocrine Biosciences (NBIX): NBIX stock is up 2.4% today.
  • Amag Pharmaceuticals (AMAG): AMAG stock is up 1.3% today.
  • Wuxi Pharmatech [Cayman] Inc (WX): WX stock is up 1.6% today.
  • United Therapeutics Corp (UTHR): UTHR stock is up 1.3% today.

Some of the biggest losers among healthcare stocks include:

  • Resmed Inc (RMD): RMD stock is down 13.4% today.
  • Abiomed (ABMD): ABMD stock is down 1.7% today.
  • Regeneron Pharmaceuticals (REGN): REGN stock is down 0.9% today.
  • Varian Medical Systems (VAR): VAR stock is down 0.9% today.
  • Nxstage Medical (NXTM): NXTM stock is down 0.8% today.
  • Acorda Therapeutics (ACOR): ACOR stock is down 0.9%, marking the third consecutive day the stock has decreased.
  • Cempra Inc (CEMP): CEMP stock is down 0.9% today.
  • The Spectranetics Corp (SPNC): SPNC stock is down 0.8% today and down 28.3% in the last month.
  • Mednax Inc (MD): MD 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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