Biggest Movers in Healthcare Stocks Now – PCRX AGN SIRO UTHR


Healthcare stocks finished up 0.3% on Wall Street on Thursday.

More broadly, the Dow Jones Industrial Average increased 0.9%, the Nasdaq climbed 0.4% and the S&P 500 rose 0.9%.

Some of the biggest gainers among healthcare stocks include:

  • Pacira Pharmaceuticals (PCRX): PCRX stock is up 5.1% today.
  • Allergan Plc (AGN): AGN stock is up 2.7% today.
  • Sirona Dental Systems (SIRO): SIRO stock is up 2.4%, marking the third consecutive day the stock has increased.
  • United Therapeutics Corp (UTHR): UTHR stock is up 2.0% today.
  • Alnylam Pharmaceuticals (ALNY): ALNY stock is up 1.9% today.
  • Henry Schein (HSIC): HSIC stock is up 1.8% today.
  • Medtronic Inc (MDT): MDT stock is up 1.6% today.
  • Ptc Therapeutics Inc (PTCT): PTCT stock is up 1.5% today.
  • Merrimack Pharmaceuticals Inc (MACK): MACK stock is up 1.4% today.
  • Astrazeneca Plc (AZN): AZN stock is up 1.4% today.

Some of the biggest losers among healthcare stocks include:

  • Bluebird Bio Inc (BLUE): BLUE stock is down 6.2% today and down 35.9% in the last month.
  • Merit Medical Systems (MMSI): MMSI stock is down 5.2% today on 3 times normal volume.
  • Acadia Healthcare Company Inc (ACHC): ACHC stock is down 4.0% today.
  • Lexicon Pharmaceuticals (LXRX): LXRX stock is down 3.7% today.
  • Healthsouth Corp (HLS): HLS stock is down 3.1% today.
  • Anacor Pharmaceuticals (ANAC): ANAC stock is down 3.1% today.
  • Icu Medical (ICUI): ICUI stock is down 2.9% today.
  • Seattle Genetics (SGEN): SGEN stock is down 2.5% today.
  • Tenet Healthcare Corp (THC): THC stock is down 2.4% today.
  • Ligand Pharmaceuticals Inc (LGND): LGND stock is down 2.2% 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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