Hottest Healthcare Stocks Now – CYH CNC WOOF MRK

CYH leads healthcare stocks higher on Thursday

Healthcare stocks declined on Wall Street on Thursday, down 0.2%.

More broadly, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 0.1%, the Nasdaq was down 0.2% and the S&P 500 declined 0.1%.

Some of the biggest gainers among healthcare stocks include:

  • Community Health Systems (CYH): CYH stock is up 1.5% today.
  • Centene Corp (CNC): CNC stock is up 1.3% today.
  • Vca Antech (WOOF): WOOF stock is up 1.3% today.
  • Merck & Company (MRK): MRK stock is up 1.2% today.
  • Icu Medical (ICUI): ICUI stock is up 1.2% today on 2 times normal volume.
  • Heartware International (HTWR): HTWR stock is up 1.2% today.
  • Cambrex Corp (CBM): CBM stock is up 1.1% today.
  • Mednax Inc (MD): MD stock is up 0.9% today.
  • Valeant Pharmaceuticals International (VRX): VRX stock is up 0.9% today.
  • Exact Sciences Corp (EXAS): EXAS stock is up 0.8% today.

Some of the biggest losers among healthcare stocks include:

  • Achillion Pharmaceuticals (ACHN): ACHN stock is down 3.4% today.
  • Ptc Therapeutics Inc (PTCT): PTCT stock is down 3.3%, marking the third consecutive day the stock has decreased.
  • Alnylam Pharmaceuticals (ALNY): ALNY stock is down 3.2% today.
  • Immunogen (IMGN): IMGN stock is down 3.0%, marking the third consecutive day the stock has decreased.
  • Ziopharm Oncology Inc (ZIOP): ZIOP stock is down 2.9% today.
  • Ariad Pharmaceuticals (ARIA): ARIA stock is down 2.9% today.
  • Ligand Pharmaceuticals Inc (LGND): LGND stock is down 2.4% today.
  • Bluebird Bio Inc (BLUE): BLUE stock is down 2.2% today.
  • Msa Safety Inc (MSA): MSA stock is down 1.9%, marking the third consecutive day the stock has decreased.
  • Acorda Therapeutics (ACOR): ACOR stock is down 1.6% 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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