Healthcare stocks finished up 1.5% on Wall Street on Wednesday.
More broadly, the Dow Jones Industrial Average climbed 0.8%, the Nasdaq pushed 0.6% higher and the S&P 500 increased 0.8%.
Some of the biggest gainers among healthcare stocks include:
- Newlink Genetics Corp (NLNK): NLNK stock is up 6.5% today.
- Ariad Pharmaceuticals (ARIA): ARIA stock is up 5.8% today.
- Isis Pharmaceuticals (ISIS): ISIS stock is up 5.7% today.
- Lannett Co Inc (LCI): LCI stock is up 5.6% today.
- Pacira Pharmaceuticals (PCRX): PCRX stock is up 5.2% today.
- Celldex Therapeutics Inc (CLDX): CLDX stock is up 4.5% today.
- Zeltiq Aesthetics Inc (ZLTQ): ZLTQ stock is up 3.9% today.
- Msa Safety Inc (MSA): MSA stock is up 3.8% today.
- Emergent Biosolutions (EBS): EBS stock is up 3.8% today.
- Neogen Corp (NEOG): NEOG stock is up 3.6%, marking the fourth consecutive day the stock has increased.
Some of the biggest losers among healthcare stocks include:
- Theravance (THRX): THRX stock is down 5.0% today.
- Kindred Healthcare (KND): KND stock is down 3.8% today and down 30.2% in the last month.
- Incyte Corp (INCY): INCY stock is down 3.4%, marking the third consecutive day the stock has decreased.
- Horizon Pharma Inc (HZNP): HZNP stock is down 3.0%, marking the third consecutive day the stock has decreased.
- Neurocrine Biosciences (NBIX): NBIX stock is down 2.7%, marking the third consecutive day the stock has decreased.
- Smith & Nephew Snats (SNN): SNN stock is down 2.3% today.
- Perrigo Company (PRGO): PRGO stock is down 2.2% today.
- Wright Medical Group N.V. (WMGI): WMGI stock is down 2.0% today.
- Novartis Ag (NVS): NVS stock is down 2.0% today.
- United Therapeutics Corp (UTHR): UTHR stock is down 1.9% today on 2 times normal volume.
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.