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.
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.