Healthcare stocks advanced 0.3% on Wall Street so far on Thursday.
More broadly, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 0.5%, the Nasdaq increased 0.6% and the S&P 500 pushed 0.5% higher.
Some of the biggest gainers among healthcare stocks include:
- Healthsouth Corp (HLS): HLS stock is up 9.1% today.
- Isis Pharmaceuticals (ISIS): ISIS stock is up 3.5% today.
- Luxottica Group S.P.A. (LUX): LUX stock is up 2.7% today.
- Centene Corp (CNC): CNC stock is up 1.5% today.
- Wellcare Group (WCG): WCG stock is up 1.2% today.
- Horizon Pharma Inc (HZNP): HZNP stock is up 1.5% today.
- Sanofi-Aventis Sa (SNY): SNY stock is up 1.2% today.
- Tenet Healthcare Corp (THC): THC stock is up 1.1% today.
- Baxter International Inc (BAX): BAX stock is up 1.1% today.
- Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd (TEVA): TEVA stock is up 1.1% today.
Some of the biggest losers among healthcare stocks include:
- Mannkind Corp (MNKD): MNKD stock is down 5.9%, marking the third consecutive day the stock has decreased.
- Amicus Therapeutics (FOLD): FOLD stock is down 4.1% today.
- Immunogen (IMGN): IMGN stock is down 1.6%, marking the third consecutive day the stock has decreased.
- Ironwood Pharmaceuticals (IRWD): IRWD stock is down 2.1% today.
- Bluebird Bio Inc (BLUE): BLUE stock is down 1.7% today.
- Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd (RDY): RDY stock is down 1.7% today.
- Sarepta Therapeutics Inc (SRPT): SRPT stock is down 0.4% today.
- Incyte Corp (INCY): INCY stock is down 0.9%, marking the fourth consecutive day the stock has decreased.
- Ligand Pharmaceuticals Inc (LGND): LGND stock is down 0.2% 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.