Hottest Healthcare Stocks Now – ZLTQ AMGN RMD UHS

Healthcare stocks advanced broadly on Wall Street on Friday morning, with the sector seeing an overall increase of 0.4%.

More broadly, the Dow Jones Industrial Average stayed consistent, the Nasdaq stayed the same and the S&P 500 remained flat.

Some of the biggest gainers among healthcare stocks include:

  • Zeltiq Aesthetics Inc (ZLTQ): ZLTQ stock is up 8.3% today and up 21.1% in the last month.
  • Amgen Inc (AMGN): AMGN stock is up 4.1%, marking the third consecutive day the stock has increased.
  • Resmed Inc (RMD): RMD stock is up 3.8% today.
  • Universal Health Services (UHS): UHS stock is up 4.2% today.
  • Pacira Pharmaceuticals (PCRX): PCRX stock is up 4.3% today.
  • Puma Biotechnology (PBYI): PBYI stock is up 3.3% today.
  • Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd (RDY): RDY stock is up 3.6% today.
  • Wellcare Group (WCG): WCG stock is up 2.6% today.
  • Charles River Laboratories Intl (CRL): CRL stock is up 2.3% today.

Some of the biggest losers among healthcare stocks include:

  • Lifepoint Hospitals (LPNT): LPNT stock is down 3.2% today.
  • Theravance (THRX): THRX stock is down 3.6%, marking the third consecutive day the stock has decreased.
  • Mannkind Corp (MNKD): MNKD stock is down 2.5%, marking the fifth consecutive day the stock has decreased.
  • Anacor Pharmaceuticals (ANAC): ANAC stock is down 1.4% today.
  • Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc (VRTX): VRTX stock is down 1.4% today.
  • Amag Pharmaceuticals (AMAG): AMAG stock is down 1.3%, marking the ninth consecutive day the stock has decreased.
  • Biogen Idec Inc (BIIB): BIIB stock is down 1.2% today and down 24.8% in the last month.
  • Alexion Pharmaceuticals (ALXN): ALXN stock is down 0.9% today.
  • Emergent Biosolutions (EBS): EBS stock is down 1.0% today.
  • Impax Laboratories (IPXL): IPXL stock is down 1.1% 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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