Hottest Healthcare Stocks Now – BAX ENSG OMI PCRX


Healthcare stocks rose 1.2% on Wall Street on Wednesday.

More broadly, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 1.2%, the Nasdaq climbed 1.3% and the S&P 500 increased 1.2%.

Some of the biggest gainers among healthcare stocks include:

  • Baxter International Inc (BAX): BAX stock is up 3.0% today on 3 times normal volume.
  • The Ensign Group (ENSG): ENSG stock is up 2.8% today.
  • Owens & Minor (OMI): OMI stock is up 2.5% today.
  • Pacira Pharmaceuticals (PCRX): PCRX stock is up 2.4% today.
  • Abiomed (ABMD): ABMD stock is up 2.4% today.
  • Sanofi-Aventis Sa (SNY): SNY stock is up 2.4% today.
  • Nektar Therapeutics (NKTR): NKTR stock is up 2.3% today.
  • Wellcare Group (WCG): WCG stock is up 2.3% today.
  • Henry Schein (HSIC): HSIC stock is up 2.3% today.
  • Acadia Healthcare Company Inc (ACHC): ACHC stock is up 2.2% today.

Some of the biggest losers among healthcare stocks include:

  • Immunogen (IMGN): IMGN stock is down 0.8% today.
  • Ziopharm Oncology Inc (ZIOP): ZIOP stock is down 0.6% today.
  • Amerisourcebergen Corp (ABC): ABC stock is down 0.3% today.
  • Heartware International (HTWR): HTWR stock is down 0.3% today.
  • Endologix Inc (ELGX): ELGX stock is down 0.1% 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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