Biggest Movers in Healthcare Stocks Now – ZIOP WCG LUX ZLTQ

Healthcare stocks rose broadly on Wall Street on Thursday, with the sector seeing an overall increase of 0.6%.

More broadly, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 0.3%, the Nasdaq was down 0.2% and the S&P 500 declined 0.3%.

Some of the biggest gainers among healthcare stocks include:

  • Ziopharm Oncology Inc (ZIOP): ZIOP stock is up 5.8% today and up 28.9% in the last month.
  • Wellcare Group (WCG): WCG stock is up 2.6% today.
  • Luxottica Group S.P.A. (LUX): LUX stock is up 2.1% today.
  • Zeltiq Aesthetics Inc (ZLTQ): ZLTQ stock is up 2.0% today.
  • Vca Antech (WOOF): WOOF stock is up 2.0% today.
  • Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings (LH): LH stock is up 2.0% today.
  • Sarepta Therapeutics Inc (SRPT): SRPT stock is up 1.9% today and up 24.9% in the last month.
  • Valeant Pharmaceuticals International (VRX): VRX stock is up 2.6% today.
  • Boston Scientific Corp (BSX): BSX stock is up 1.6% today.
  • Chemed Inc (CHE): CHE stock is up 1.6% today.

Some of the biggest losers among healthcare stocks include:

  • Exact Sciences Corp (EXAS): EXAS stock is down 5.6% today on 3 times normal volume.
  • Neurocrine Biosciences (NBIX): NBIX stock is down 2.3%, marking the third consecutive day the stock has decreased.
  • Lannett Co Inc (LCI): LCI stock is down 1.7%, marking the third consecutive day the stock has decreased.
  • Gilead Sciences (GILD): GILD stock is down 1.5% today.
  • Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc (VRTX): VRTX stock is down 1.0% today.
  • Arena Pharmaceuticals (ARNA): ARNA stock is down 0.9%, marking the fourth consecutive day the stock has decreased.
  • Celldex Therapeutics Inc (CLDX): CLDX stock is down 0.9%, marking the third consecutive day the stock has decreased.
  • Abiomed (ABMD): ABMD stock is down 0.9%, marking the third consecutive day the stock has decreased.
  • Varian Medical Systems (VAR): VAR stock is down 0.8%, marking the third consecutive day the stock has decreased.
  • Novartis Ag (NVS): NVS 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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