Biggest Movers in Healthcare Stocks Now – ISIS ALXN IPXL PBYI

Healthcare stocks rose 2.1% on Wall Street on Wednesday.

More broadly, the Dow Jones Industrial Average increased 1.8%, the Nasdaq was up 2.3% and the S&P 500 climbed 1.8%.

Some of the biggest gainers among healthcare stocks include:

  • Isis Pharmaceuticals (ISIS): ISIS stock is up 6.3% today.
  • Alexion Pharmaceuticals (ALXN): ALXN stock is up 5.8% today.
  • Impax Laboratories (IPXL): IPXL stock is up 5.8% today.
  • Puma Biotechnology (PBYI): PBYI stock is up 5.4% today.
  • Biogen Idec Inc (BIIB): BIIB stock is up 4.9% today.
  • Community Health Systems (CYH): CYH stock is up 4.7% today.
  • Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc (VRTX): VRTX stock is up 4.3% today.
  • Eli Lilly and Company (LLY): LLY stock is up 4.2% today.
  • Abiomed (ABMD): ABMD stock is up 4.2% today.
  • Seattle Genetics (SGEN): SGEN stock is up 4.1% today.

Some of the biggest losers among healthcare stocks include:

  • Sirona Dental Systems (SIRO): SIRO stock is down 0.7% today on 3 times normal volume.
  • Mednax Inc (MD): MD stock is down 0.5% today.
  • Kindred Healthcare (KND): KND stock is down 0.4% today.
  • West Pharmaceutical Services (WST): WST stock is down 0.3% today on 3 times normal volume.
  • Emergent Biosolutions (EBS): EBS stock is down 0.2% 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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