Biggest Movers in Healthcare Stocks Now – THRX ACHN NLNK NKTR

THRX leads healthcare stocks higher on Wednesday

Healthcare stocks finished up broadly on Wall Street today, with the sector seeing an overall increase of 2.1%.

More broadly, the Dow Jones Industrial Average climbed 1.9%, the Nasdaq increased 2.8% and the S&P 500 pushed 1.9% higher.

Some of the biggest gainers among healthcare stocks include:

  • Theravance (THRX): THRX stock is up 7.7% today.
  • Achillion Pharmaceuticals (ACHN): ACHN stock is up 6.8% today.
  • Newlink Genetics Corp (NLNK): NLNK stock is up 6.8% today.
  • Nektar Therapeutics (NKTR): NKTR stock is up 6.0% today.
  • Acadia Pharmaceuticals Inc (ACAD): ACAD stock is up 6.0% today.
  • Ziopharm Oncology Inc (ZIOP): ZIOP stock is up 6.0% today.
  • Clovis Oncology Inc (CLVS): CLVS stock is up 5.5% today.
  • Neurocrine Biosciences (NBIX): NBIX stock is up 5.5% today.
  • Lifepoint Hospitals (LPNT): LPNT stock is up 4.8% today.
  • Sarepta Therapeutics Inc (SRPT): SRPT stock is up 4.8% today.

Only one stock in the healthcare sectors showed losses:

  • Wuxi Pharmatech [Cayman] Inc (WX): WX stock is down 0.5% 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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