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.
And for more on the hot stocks moving most on Wall Street right now, check out our archive of daily market movers by sector here.
Editor’s Note: Returns for the fastest-moving stocks listed here are based on share prices 20 minutes prior to publication of this story.