Healthcare stocks finished up 0.6% on Wall Street today.
More broadly, the Dow Jones Industrial Average declined 0.2%, the Nasdaq was down 0.1% and the S&P 500 fell 0.2%.
Some of the biggest gainers among healthcare stocks include:
- Theravance (THRX): THRX stock is up 7.4% today on 3 times normal volume.
- United Therapeutics Corp (UTHR): UTHR stock is up 4.0% today.
- Ariad Pharmaceuticals (ARIA): ARIA stock is up 3.9% today.
- Nektar Therapeutics (NKTR): NKTR stock is up 2.3% today.
- Neogen Corp (NEOG): NEOG stock is up 2.2% today.
- China Biologic Products (CBPO): CBPO stock is up 2.1% today.
- Acadia Pharmaceuticals Inc (ACAD): ACAD stock is up 2.1% today.
- Idexx Laboratories (IDXX): IDXX stock is up 1.9% today on 3 times normal volume.
- Newlink Genetics Corp (NLNK): NLNK stock is up 1.9% today.
- Endo Pharmaceuticals Holdings Inc (ENDP): ENDP stock is up 1.8%, marking the third consecutive day the stock has increased.
Some of the biggest losers among healthcare stocks include:
- Select Medical Holdings Corp (SEM): SEM stock is down 1.5% today.
- Merrimack Pharmaceuticals Inc (MACK): MACK stock is down 1.0% today.
- Hms Holdings Corp (HMSY): HMSY stock is down 0.8% today and down 35.1% in the last month.
- Qiagen N.V. (QGEN): QGEN stock is down 0.7% today.
- Exact Sciences Corp (EXAS): EXAS stock is down 0.6% today and down 22.4% in the last month.
- Wright Medical Group (WMGI): WMGI stock is down 0.6% today on 2 times normal volume.
- Tenet Healthcare Corp (THC): THC stock is down 0.6% today.
- Celgene Corp (CELG): CELG stock is down 0.5%, marking the fourth consecutive day the stock has decreased.
- Natus Medical Inc (BABY): BABY stock is down 0.4% today.
- Tornier N.V. (TRNX): TRNX stock is down 0.4% today.
And for more on the hot stocks moving most on Wall Street right now, check out our archive of daily market movers by sector here.
Editor’s Note: Returns for the fastest-moving stocks listed here are based on share prices 20 minutes prior to publication of this story.