Hottest Healthcare Stocks Now – LXRX SRPT MACK AMAG

IMGN leads healthcare stocks lower on Monday

Healthcare stocks advanced broadly on Wall Street on Monday morning, with the sector seeing an overall increase of 0.3%.

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

Some of the biggest gainers among healthcare stocks include:

  • Lexicon Pharmaceuticals (LXRX): LXRX stock is up 49.5% today and up 60.1% in the last month.
  • Sarepta Therapeutics Inc (SRPT): SRPT stock is up 5.8% today.
  • Merrimack Pharmaceuticals Inc (MACK): MACK stock is up 4.5% today.
  • Amag Pharmaceuticals (AMAG): AMAG stock is up 4.3% today.
  • Clovis Oncology Inc (CLVS): CLVS stock is up 3.7%, marking the fourth consecutive day the stock has increased.
  • Ziopharm Oncology Inc (ZIOP): ZIOP stock is up 3.2% today and up 31.6% in the last month.
  • Cempra Inc (CEMP): CEMP stock is up 3.4% today and up 22.2% in the last month.
  • Amicus Therapeutics (FOLD): FOLD stock is up 3.5% today and up 31.3% in the last month.
  • Fresenius Medical Care Corp (FMS): FMS stock is up 3.2% today.
  • Ptc Therapeutics Inc (PTCT): PTCT stock is up 3.1% today.

Some of the biggest losers among healthcare stocks include:

  • Immunogen (IMGN): IMGN stock is down 3.0% today.
  • Pacira Pharmaceuticals (PCRX): PCRX stock is down 2.3% today.
  • Hms Holdings Corp (HMSY): HMSY stock is down 1.8% today and down 35.5% in the last month.
  • Puma Biotechnology (PBYI): PBYI stock is down 1.6% today.
  • Theravance (THRX): THRX stock is down 1.4% today.
  • Horizon Pharma Inc (HZNP): HZNP stock is down 1.2% today.
  • Varian Medical Systems (VAR): VAR stock is down 0.7% today.
  • The Medicines Company (MDCO): MDCO stock is down 0.3% today.
  • Mannkind Corp (MNKD): MNKD stock is down 0.6%, marking the sixth consecutive day the stock has decreased.
  • Dentsply International Inc (XRAY): XRAY stock is down 0.7% 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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