Hottest Healthcare Stocks Now – ACAD ISIS INCY LXRX

Healthcare stocks finished flat today on Wall Street.

More broadly, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 0.1%, the Nasdaq pushed 0.3% higher and the S&P 500 rose 0.1%.

Some of the biggest gainers among healthcare stocks include:

  • Acadia Pharmaceuticals Inc (ACAD): ACAD stock is up 3.3% today.
  • Isis Pharmaceuticals (ISIS): ISIS stock is up 3.0% today.
  • Incyte Corp (INCY): INCY stock is up 2.9% today.
  • Lexicon Pharmaceuticals (LXRX): LXRX stock is up 2.7% today and up 25.7% in the last month.
  • Ligand Pharmaceuticals Inc (LGND): LGND stock is up 2.6% today.
  • Alexion Pharmaceuticals (ALXN): ALXN stock is up 2.5% today.
  • Regeneron Pharmaceuticals (REGN): REGN stock is up 2.2% today.
  • Alnylam Pharmaceuticals (ALNY): ALNY stock is up 2.0% today.
  • Repligen Corp (RGEN): RGEN stock is up 2.0% today.
  • Cempra Inc (CEMP): CEMP stock is up 1.6% today.

Some of the biggest losers among healthcare stocks include:

  • Perrigo Company (PRGO): PRGO stock is down 3.5% today.
  • Wuxi Pharmatech [Cayman] Inc (WX): WX stock is down 2.6% today.
  • Baxter International Inc (BAX): BAX stock is down 2.3% today.
  • Celldex Therapeutics Inc (CLDX): CLDX stock is down 2.1%, marking the fifth consecutive day the stock has decreased.
  • Pacira Pharmaceuticals (PCRX): PCRX stock is down 1.8% today.
  • Chemed Inc (CHE): CHE stock is down 1.6% today.
  • Glaxosmithkline Plc (GSK): GSK stock is down 1.6% today.
  • Prestige Brand Holdings (PBH): PBH stock is down 1.3% today.
  • Techne Corp (TECH): TECH stock is down 1.3% today.
  • Haemonetics Corp (HAE): HAE stock is down 1.3% 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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