Hottest Healthcare Stocks Now – SRPT ZIOP PCRX ANAC

Healthcare stocks rose broadly on Wall Street so far on Wednesday, with the sector seeing an overall increase of 0.3%.

More broadly, the Dow Jones Industrial Average pushed 0.2% higher, the Nasdaq climbed 0.3% and the S&P 500 was up 0.2%.

Some of the biggest gainers among healthcare stocks include:

  • Sarepta Therapeutics Inc (SRPT): SRPT stock is up 5.5% today.
  • Ziopharm Oncology Inc (ZIOP): ZIOP stock is up 6.4% today and up 24.2% in the last month.
  • Pacira Pharmaceuticals (PCRX): PCRX stock is up 4.2% today.
  • Anacor Pharmaceuticals (ANAC): ANAC stock is up 3.3% today.
  • Zeltiq Aesthetics Inc (ZLTQ): ZLTQ stock is up 3.4% today.
  • Clovis Oncology Inc (CLVS): CLVS stock is up 3.5% today.
  • Horizon Pharma Inc (HZNP): HZNP stock is up 2.7% today.
  • China Biologic Products (CBPO): CBPO stock is up 3.0%, marking the third consecutive day the stock has increased.
  • Ptc Therapeutics Inc (PTCT): PTCT stock is up 3.1% today.
  • Ligand Pharmaceuticals Inc (LGND): LGND stock is up 3.0% today.

Some of the biggest losers among healthcare stocks include:

  • Mannkind Corp (MNKD): MNKD stock is down 3.2% today.
  • Theravance (THRX): THRX stock is down 2.2% today.
  • Novo Nordisk A/S (NVO): NVO stock is down 1.4% today.
  • Sanofi-Aventis Sa (SNY): SNY stock is down 1.1% today.
  • Edwards Lifesciences Corp (EW): EW stock is down 0.7% today.
  • Perrigo Company (PRGO): PRGO stock is down 0.7% today.
  • Eli Lilly and Company (LLY): LLY stock is down 0.8% today.
  • Arena Pharmaceuticals (ARNA): ARNA stock is down 1.1% today.
  • Resmed Inc (RMD): RMD stock is down 0.7% today.
  • Opko Health Inc (OPK): OPK stock is down 0.6% 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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