Hottest Healthcare Stocks Now – BAX ZIOP BSX AMAG

THRX leads healthcare stocks lower on Wednesday

Healthcare stocks finished up broadly on Wall Street today, with the sector seeing an overall increase of 0.8%.

More broadly, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 0.3%, the Nasdaq was up 0.8% and the S&P 500 climbed 0.3%.

Some of the biggest gainers among healthcare stocks include:

  • Baxter International Inc (BAX): BAX stock is up 4.5% today on 4 times normal volume.
  • Ziopharm Oncology Inc (ZIOP): ZIOP stock is up 4.2% today.
  • Boston Scientific Corp (BSX): BSX stock is up 3.4% today.
  • Amag Pharmaceuticals (AMAG): AMAG stock is up 3.4%, marking the third consecutive day the stock has increased.
  • Repligen Corp (RGEN): RGEN stock is up 3.3% today.
  • The Medicines Company (MDCO): MDCO stock is up 2.4% today.
  • Sanofi-Aventis Sa (SNY): SNY stock is up 2.3% today.
  • Idexx Laboratories (IDXX): IDXX stock is up 2.3% today and up 20.0% in the last month.
  • Examworks Group (EXAM): EXAM stock is up 2.1% today.
  • Puma Biotechnology (PBYI): PBYI stock is up 2.0% today.

Some of the biggest losers among healthcare stocks include:

  • Theravance (THRX): THRX stock is down 2.3% today.
  • The Ensign Group (ENSG): ENSG stock is down 1.7% today.
  • Dynavax Technologies Corp (DVAX): DVAX stock is down 1.6% today.
  • Isis Pharmaceuticals (ISIS): ISIS stock is down 1.4% today.
  • Healthsouth Corp (HLS): HLS stock is down 1.3% today.
  • Emergent Biosolutions (EBS): EBS stock is down 0.8% today.
  • Pfizer Inc (PFE): PFE stock is down 0.8% today.
  • Ptc Therapeutics Inc (PTCT): PTCT stock is down 0.8% today.
  • Biocryst Pharmaceuticals (BCRX): BCRX stock is down 0.5%, marking the third consecutive day the stock has decreased.
  • Anacor Pharmaceuticals (ANAC): ANAC stock is down 0.4% 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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