Hottest Healthcare Stocks Now – LPNT HZNP SEM UTHR

Healthcare stocks finished up 0.5% on Wall Street on Thursday.

More broadly, the Dow Jones Industrial Average climbed 0.4%, the Nasdaq was up 0.6% and the S&P 500 pushed 0.4% higher.

Some of the biggest gainers among healthcare stocks include:

  • Lifepoint Hospitals (LPNT): LPNT stock is up 3.1% today.
  • Horizon Pharma Inc (HZNP): HZNP stock is up 3.0% today.
  • Select Medical Holdings Corp (SEM): SEM stock is up 3.0% today.
  • United Therapeutics Corp (UTHR): UTHR stock is up 2.8% today.
  • Universal Health Services (UHS): UHS stock is up 2.7% today.
  • Puma Biotechnology (PBYI): PBYI stock is up 2.7% today.
  • Community Health Systems (CYH): CYH stock is up 2.5% today.
  • Tenet Healthcare Corp (THC): THC stock is up 2.2% today.
  • Seattle Genetics (SGEN): SGEN stock is up 2.1% today.

Some of the biggest losers among healthcare stocks include:

  • Nxstage Medical (NXTM): NXTM stock is down 5.5% today on 2 times normal volume.
  • Myriad Genetics (MYGN): MYGN stock is down 3.0% today.
  • Keryx Biopharmaceuticals (KERX): KERX stock is down 2.3% today.
  • Impax Laboratories (IPXL): IPXL stock is down 1.3% today.
  • Wuxi Pharmatech [Cayman] Inc (WX): WX stock is down 1.2% today.
  • Sanofi-Aventis Sa (SNY): SNY stock is down 0.9% today.
  • Nektar Therapeutics (NKTR): NKTR stock is down 0.8% today.
  • Charles River Laboratories Intl (CRL): CRL stock is down 0.7% today.
  • Boston Scientific Corp (BSX): BSX stock is down 0.7% today.
  • Amgen Inc (AMGN): AMGN stock is down 0.7%, marking the seventh consecutive day the stock has decreased.

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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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