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Healthcare Stocks in the Red amid Broader Market Sell-Off

Sarah Collins
Healthcare Stocks in the Red amid Broader Market Sell-Off

Yesterday, most healthcare stocks were trading below their previous day’s closing price. Biotech players seem to have been hit the worst. However, all other sectors including pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and hospitals saw significant weakness. Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), Boston Scientific (BSX), Pfizer (PFE), Merck (MRK), and Bristol-Myers Squibb fell 1.1%, 2.1%, 2.6%, and 3.9%, respectively, yesterday. Major biotechnology players Gilead Sciences (GILD), Amgen (AMGN), Biogen (BIIB), and Novo Nordisk (NVO) fell 2.30%, 2.33%, 2.04%, and 1.81%, respectively.