Healthcare stocks rose 0.6% on Wall Street so far on Thursday.
More broadly, the Dow Jones Industrial Average increased 0.2%, the Nasdaq climbed 0.3% and the S&P 500 pushed 0.2% higher.
Some of the biggest gainers among healthcare stocks include:
- Wellcare Group (WCG): WCG stock is up 4.3%, marking the third consecutive day the stock has increased.
- Clovis Oncology Inc (CLVS): CLVS stock is up 2.8% today.
- Ariad Pharmaceuticals (ARIA): ARIA stock is up 3.0% today.
- Anacor Pharmaceuticals (ANAC): ANAC stock is up 3.0% today.
- Incyte Corp (INCY): INCY stock is up 2.6% today.
- Zeltiq Aesthetics Inc (ZLTQ): ZLTQ stock is up 2.3% today.
- Cempra Inc (CEMP): CEMP stock is up 1.9% today.
- Ziopharm Oncology Inc (ZIOP): ZIOP stock is up 2.1% today.
- Centene Corp (CNC): CNC stock is up 2.1% today.
Some of the biggest losers among healthcare stocks include:
- Theravance (THRX): THRX stock is down 2.7% today and down 29.9% in the last month.
- Amag Pharmaceuticals (AMAG): AMAG stock is down 1.2%, marking the fourth consecutive day the stock has decreased.
- Heartware International (HTWR): HTWR stock is down 1.6% today and down 23.6% in the last month.
- Mannkind Corp (MNKD): MNKD stock is down 1.1% today.
- Zimmer Biomet Holdings (ZBH): ZBH stock is down 0.8% today.
- Baxter International Inc (BAX): BAX stock is down 0.9% today.
- Insulet Corp (PODD): PODD stock is down 0.8% today.
- Lexicon Pharmaceuticals (LXRX): LXRX stock is down 0.6% today.
- Seattle Genetics (SGEN): SGEN stock is down 0.8% today.
- Wright Medical Group (WMGI): WMGI stock is down 0.7% 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.