Hottest Healthcare Stocks Now – KND SEM WX LCI

Healthcare stocks rose 1.2% on Wall Street so far on Friday.

More broadly, the Dow Jones Industrial Average climbed 0.7%, the Nasdaq increased 0.8% and the S&P 500 rose 0.7%.

Some of the biggest gainers among healthcare stocks include:

  • Kindred Healthcare (KND): KND stock is up 5.4% today.
  • Select Medical Holdings Corp (SEM): SEM stock is up 3.4% today.
  • Wuxi Pharmatech [Cayman] Inc (WX): WX stock is up 2.5% today.
  • Lannett Co Inc (LCI): LCI stock is up 2.4% today.
  • Puma Biotechnology (PBYI): PBYI stock is up 2.5% today.
  • Smith & Nephew Snats (SNN): SNN stock is up 2.1% today.
  • St. Jude Medical (STJ): STJ stock is up 2.2% today.
  • Eli Lilly and Company (LLY): LLY stock is up 1.7% today.
  • Acadia Pharmaceuticals Inc (ACAD): ACAD stock is up 3.0% today.
  • Actavis Inc (ACT): ACT stock is up 2.2% today.

Some of the biggest losers among healthcare stocks include:

  • Cambrex Corp (CBM): CBM stock is down 4.1% today.
  • Healthsouth Corp (HLS): HLS stock is down 2.2% today.
  • Boston Scientific Corp (BSX): BSX stock is down 1.5% today.
  • Astrazeneca Plc (AZN): AZN stock is down 1.0% today.
  • Brookdale Senior Living Inc (BKD): BKD stock is down 0.7% today.
  • Community Health Systems (CYH): CYH stock is down 0.6% today.
  • Glaxosmithkline Plc (GSK): GSK stock is down 0.5%, marking the third consecutive day the stock has decreased.
  • Examworks Group (EXAM): EXAM stock is down 0.3% today.
  • Msa Safety Inc. (MSA): MSA stock is down 0.3% 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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