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Hottest Healthcare Stocks Now – MDCO SCMP CEMP ACOR

Healthcare stocks declined 0.4% on Wall Street on Friday morning.

More broadly, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 0.4%, the Nasdaq declined 0.5% and the S&P 500 fell 0.4%.

Some of the biggest gainers among healthcare stocks include:

  • The Medicines Company (MDCO): MDCO stock is up 6.5% today.
  • Sucampo Pharmaceuticals (SCMP): SCMP stock is up 2.1% today.
  • Cempra Inc (CEMP): CEMP stock is up 1.9%, marking the fourth consecutive day the stock has increased.
  • Acorda Therapeutics (ACOR): ACOR stock is up 1.6% today.
  • Sarepta Therapeutics Inc (SRPT): SRPT stock is up 1.1% today.
  • Ziopharm Oncology Inc (ZIOP): ZIOP stock is up 1.5% today.
  • Opko Health Inc (OPK): OPK stock is up 1.2% today.
  • Ironwood Pharmaceuticals (IRWD): IRWD stock is up 1.3%, marking the third consecutive day the stock has increased.
  • Alnylam Pharmaceuticals (ALNY): ALNY stock is up 1.1%, marking the fourth consecutive day the stock has increased.
  • Dynavax Technologies Corp (DVAX): DVAX stock is up 0.9%, marking the fourth consecutive day the stock has increased.

Some of the biggest losers among healthcare stocks include:

  • Shire Plc American Depositary Shares (SHPG): SHPG stock is down 2.4% today.
  • Luxottica Group S.P.A (LUX): LUX stock is down 1.8% today.
  • Idexx Laboratories (IDXX): IDXX stock is down 1.7% today.
  • Endo Pharmaceuticals Holdings Inc (ENDP): ENDP stock is down 1.9% today.
  • Horizon Pharma Inc (HZNP): HZNP stock is down 1.6% today.
  • Centene Corp (CNC): CNC stock is down 1.3% today.
  • Neogen Corp (NEOG): NEOG stock is down 1.3% today.
  • Heartware International (HTWR): HTWR stock is down 1.6% today.
  • Qiagen N.V. (QGEN): QGEN stock is down 1.4% today.
  • Amedisys Inc (AMED): AMED stock is down 1.0% 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.

Article printed from InvestorPlace Media, https://investorplace.com/2015/08/hottest-healthcare-stocks-now-mdco-scmp-cemp-acor-mdco-scmp-cemp/.

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