Biotech and pharmaceutical stocks were climbing on Monday, slightly outperforming the broader market, with the Nasdaq and Amex biotechnology indices up 1.9% and 1.2%, respectively.
Among individual stocks, notable movers were:
StemCells (STEM), up 43% at $2.06
Advanced Medical Optics (EYE), up 22% at $7.51ZymoGenetics (ZGEN) up 18.4% at $3.79 Biogen Idec (BIIB), up 8.2% at $46.04 Vertex (VRTX), up 4.6% at $27.40 Gilead (GILD), up 3.5% at $47.43 Invitrogen (IVGN), down 3.9% at $27.69 Myriad Genetics (MYGN), down 4.4% at $40.12 Obagi Medical (OMPI), down 4% at $7.98 Merck (MRK), down 3.5% at $29.88 Sanofi-Aventis (SNY), down 1.8% at $31.06
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