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Best Performing Healthcare Stocks of 2020

Updated Sep 15, 2020
Drugs, healthcare services and medical devices continue to remain the most fundamental need of humans as well as any other living creatures that may have access to them. The larger healthcare industry, which is now estimated to be worth around $300 trillion, serves this basic requirement. Hundreds of healthcare companies have listed their stocks for active trading on the leading stock exchanges across the globe. It allows a convenient channel to short term traders as well as long term investors to take a shot at the performance of such healthcare companies with an aim to generate profits.
Among the several healthcare companies whose stocks are listed and actively trading on the stock exchanges, which have been the winners in terms of highest returns?
This article provides a list of healthcare stocks that have given the top returns in the year 2020 till date of writing. The list is prepared based on the percentage returns generated by the individual healthcare stocks between the end of the previous and Sep 15, 2020, and the top 10 return generating healthcare stocks are listed below.
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Top Healthcare Stocks With Highest Returns

The following list presents stocks of the companies which belong to the broader Healthcare sector or the stock market index, their corresponding prices as of given date, and the percentage gains realized:
 1) Novavax, Inc. (NVAX) 2) Vaxart, Inc. (VXRT) 3) Biocept, Inc. (BIOC) 4) Trillium Therapeutics Inc. (TRIL) 5) Co-Diagnostics, Inc. (CODX)
 6) Genprex, Inc. (GNPX) 7) Adaptimmune Therapeutics plc (ADAP) 8) iBio, Inc. (IBIO) 9) Seres Therapeutics, Inc. (MCRB) 10) Altimmune, Inc. (ALT)
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Performance of Top Healthcare Stocks

Here's a look at the basic details and how the above mentioned stocks fared during the period:

Novavax

Novavax, Inc. (Novavax), incorporated on June 18, 1987, is a clinical-stage vaccine company focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of recombinant nanoparticle vaccines and adjuvants. The Company operates through ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Novavax.
The Maryland, MD-headquartered company Novavax, Inc. (NVAX) is ranked number one among the best performing stocks of Healthcare of 2020. The Health Care sector business falls under the Biotech Biological Products industrial sub-sector. Since the start of the year 2020, the stock price of Novavax has changed by 2672.36 percent, which is calculated based on the previous year's closing price of $3.98 per share and year-to-date closing price of $110.34 per share as of writing. The market value of the company as indicated by its market-cap changed from $105.78 million to $6.76 billion during the same period. Along with Healthcare, the company is also in the business of Health Care, Biotech Biological Products, Biotech Products, Biotechnology, Biotech, Wilshire 5000, Russell 2000, among other usual products and services. Novavax continues to be a leading constituent of many major stock market indexes like Wilshire 5000 index, Russell 2000 index, and a few other larger indexes which are part of the stock market.

Vaxart

Vaxart, Inc., a clinical-stage company, engages in the discovery and development of oral recombinant protein vaccines based on its proprietary oral vaccine platform. The company's product pipeline includes tablet vaccines that are designed to protect against norovirus, seasonal influenza, and respiratory syncytial virus. It is also developing therapeutic immune-oncology vaccines ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Vaxart.
Based on the market-cap change from $17.09 million to $753.49 million during the given months of the year 2020 and the share price change from $0.35 per share to a price of $6.5 per share as of Sep 15, 2020, Vaxart, Inc. (VXRT) was successful in generating YTD returns of 1757.14 percentage. Standing at the number two rank in the top performing list of Healthcare stocks, the USA-based Vaxart is categorized as the Healthcare sub-sector business which falls under the larger Health Care sector. It is also a part of few famous stock indexes that are used to track the overall performance of the stock market. They include Wilshire 5000 index, Russell 2000 index, and a few more broader-level indexes that are actively tracked in the market.

Biocept

Biocept, Inc., incorporated on June 28, 2013, is an early commercial-stage molecular oncology diagnostics company. The Company develops and commercializes circulating tumor cell (CTC) and circulating tumor deoxyribonucleic acid (ctDNA), ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Biocept.
During the given months of the year 2020, Biocept, Inc. (BIOC) was successful in generating YTD returns of 1382.76 percentage which helped it gain the number three spot in the list of the top performing stocks which generated maximum returns during year 2020 till date. As of December of the previous year, the stock of the California, CA-based Biocept closed at a price of $0.29 per share, while it traded at a price of $4.3 per share as of Sep 15, 2020. The company's market cap changed from $6.58 million to $57.59 million during the same period YTD. It ranks as a key constituent of major indexes that include Wilshire 5000 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators. The company is classified under the Health Care industry sector and further specialized as a Medical Specialities sector business.

Trillium Therapeutics

Trillium Therapeutics Inc., a clinical-stage immuno-oncology company, develops therapies for the treatment of cancer. The company's lead program is TTI-621, a SIRPaFc fusion protein that acts a soluble decoy receptor preventing CD47 from delivering its inhibitory signal, which is in Phase I clinical trial for advanced hematologic malignancies, and solid ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Trillium Therapeutics.
The Canada-based Health Care sector company Trillium Therapeutics Inc. (TRIL) holds the number four spot among the best performing stocks of the Healthcare sector. Classified as the Major Pharmaceuticals business, the stock price of Trillium Therapeutics ended the previous year at a price of $1.03 per share while it reached the level of $14.67 apiece as of Sep 15, 2020 translating to a percentage change in stock price of 1324.27%. As of writing, the company's market-cap value stands at $1.27 billion.

Co-Diagnostics

Co-Diagnostics, Inc., a molecular diagnostics company, intends to manufacture and sell reagents used for diagnostic tests that function via the detection and or analysis of nucleic acid molecules. It also ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Co-Diagnostics.
Rank number five in the coveted list is held by Co-Diagnostics, Inc. (CODX) for being among the top performing stocks of 2020. Headquartered in Salt Lake City, UT, the Health Care sector company is categorized under the industrial sub-sector of Healthcare. Since the start of the year 2020, stock of Co-Diagnostics has so far gained 1287.78 percentage, based on the previous year's closing price of $0.9 per share and year-to-date price of $12.49 per share. During the same period, the market capitalization of the company changed from $15.52 million to $368.86 million. The stock of Co-Diagnostics continues to be a major constituent of many leading stock indexes which include Russell 2000 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators.

Genprex

Genprex, Inc., a clinical-stage gene therapy biotechnology company, develops immunogene therapy products for treating cancer. Its lead drug candidate is Oncoprex, which is in Phase II clinical trials for the tr ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Genprex.
At number six in the list of top stocks stands Genprex, Inc. (GNPX), which saw a change in its stock price from the level of $0.32 apiece during previous year December end to the price of $3.78 per share as of Sep 15, 2020. It translates to a change of 1081.25 percentage. The Austin, TX-headquartered Health Care sector company also saw its market value change from $6.16 million to $146.93 million. The Healthcare specialist also managed to outperform some of the major stock market indexes of which it is a part of. They include the Russell 2000 index, and a handful of other multi-capitalization indexes.

Adaptimmune Therapeutics

Adaptimmune Therapeutics plc, incorporated on December 03, 2014, is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company. The Company is focused on cancer immunotherapy products based on its Specific Peptide Enhanced Affinity Receptor (SPEAR) ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Adaptimmune Therapeutics.
Adaptimmune Therapeutics plc (ADAP) has moved by 740 percentage over the given period of 2020-YTD, helping it gain a place at number seven among the top performing stocks. The Health Care sector company managed to achieve the feat as its stock price changed from $1.2 apiece to the price of $10.08 per share between the end of December of the previous year and Sep 15, 2020. The smart run of the United Kingdom-based Biotech Biological Products sector company lead to a handsome gain in its marketcap which changed from $126.2 million to $1.56 billion over the same duration.

iBio

iBio, Inc., incorporated on April 17, 2008, is a biotechnology company. The Company is focused on commercializing its technologies and product candidates and providing product development and manufacturing services to ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of iBio.
The Delaware, DE-based iBio, Inc. (IBIO) belongs to the Health Care sector and is categorized as a Major Pharmaceuticals company. The stock of iBio ended the previous year at a price of $0.25 per share. As of Sep 15, 2020, the stock price has reached $2.01 apiece, which indicates a change of 704 percent making the company rank among the top performing stocks of the Healthcare for the year 2020 till date. At the end of the last year, company's market capitalization stood at $7.95 million. It has now changed to $350.57 million as of writing. iBio continues to be a leading constituent of many major stock market indexes like Wilshire 5000 index, Russell 2000 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators.

Seres Therapeutics

Seres Therapeutics, Inc., incorporated on October 18, 2010, is a microbiome therapeutics platform company. The Company is engaged in developing a class of biological drugs, which is referred as Ecobiotic ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Seres Therapeutics.
Seres Therapeutics (MCRB) generated percentage returns of 691.88 percent during the 2020 year-to-date. Its returns are based on the share price which moved from $3.45 per share from the previous year-end to the price of $27.32 per share as of Sep 15, 2020. The company's value, as indicated by the market-cap figure, changed from $256.94 million to $2.44 billion during the same period.
The company is categorized as a Health Care speciality business with further classification in the Major Pharmaceuticals sub-category. Based in Massachusetts, MA, the YTD performance of the Healthcare sector also fared better than that of the returns generated by some of the closley tracked stock market indexes. The company is a part of Wilshire 5000 index, Russell 2000 index, and a few other wider multi-cap stock market indexes.

Altimmune

Altimmune, Inc., a clinical stage immunotherapeutic biotechnology company, focuses on discovering and developing immunotherapies and vaccines to address the unmet medical needs. The company develops NasoVAX, an ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Altimmune.
The number ten spot in the list of top performing stocks of the Healthcare sector is taken by Altimmune, Inc. (ALT). The company's stock price changed from $1.89 per share at the end of December of the previous year to the price of $12.45 per share as of writing. Overall, the stock managed to realized price change of 558.73 percent during the given time period. The corresponding change in the market capitalization value of the Gaithersburg, MD-based Health Care sector company was from $28.99 million to $409.75 million. Being ranked in the top 10 best performing stocks of the Healthcare sector, the company also succeeded in outperforming the returns generated by some of the popular stock market indexes. They include the Wilshire 5000 index, and a handful of other multi-capitalization indexes.
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