Biggest Movers in Healthcare Stocks Now – WCG HLS AZN VAR

Healthcare stocks declined on Wall Street so far on Thursday, down 0.2%.

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

Some of the biggest gainers among healthcare stocks include:

  • Wellcare Group (WCG): WCG stock is up 2.0% today.
  • Healthsouth Corp (HLS): HLS stock is up 1.7% today.
  • Astrazeneca Plc (AZN): AZN stock is up 1.3% today.
  • Varian Medical Systems (VAR): VAR stock is up 1.1% today.
  • Novartis Ag (NVS): NVS stock is up 1.0% today.
  • Tenet Healthcare Corp (THC): THC stock is up 0.7% today.
  • Merck & Company (MRK): MRK stock is up 0.5% today.
  • Luxottica Group S.P.A. (LUX): LUX stock is up 0.4% today.
  • Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd (TEVA): TEVA stock is up 0.4% today.
  • Brookdale Senior Living Inc (BKD): BKD stock is up 0.4% today.

Some of the biggest losers among healthcare stocks include:

  • Centene Corp (CNC): CNC stock is down 3.6% today.
  • Emergent Biosolutions (EBS): EBS stock is down 2.2% today.
  • Cambrex Corp (CBM): CBM stock is down 2.0% today.
  • Charles River Laboratories Intl (CRL): CRL stock is down 1.6% today.
  • Lannett Co Inc (LCI): LCI stock is down 1.8% today.
  • Valeant Pharmaceuticals International (VRX): VRX stock is down 1.4% today.
  • Quest Diagnostics Inc (DGX): DGX stock is down 1.3% today.
  • Novo Nordisk A/S (NVO): NVO stock is down 0.9% today.
  • Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings (LH): LH stock is down 0.8% today.
  • Teleflex Inc (TFX): TFX stock is down 0.7% 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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