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Best Performing Pharma Stocks of 2020

Updated Jun 2, 2020
Medicines, drugs and medical devices have been the basic need of human population. The pharma industry aims to serve this fundamental need, by the discovery, production and marketing of the drugs that are aimed to prevent the diseases or offer treatment of the diseases to the mankind. Large and small pharma companies are running across the globe to produce drugs and other related pharma products, and lots of them have their stocks listed on the stock exchanges worldwide.
This allows for a good opportunity to common investors and traders to benefit from the pharma business. However, one must note that the pharma industry is heavily regulated, and approval or rejection of drugs, patent validity, factory conditions, competitor developments, and similar related parameters decide the fortune of the pharma companies.
Among the several pharma companies whose stocks are actively trading on the stock exchanges, which have been the winners in terms of highest returns?
This article provides a list of pharma stocks which have generated the highest returns in the year 2020 till date of writing. The list is prepared based on the percentage returns generated by the individual pharma stocks between the end of the previous and Jun 2, 2020, and the top 10 return generating pharma stocks are listed below.
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Top Pharma Stocks With Highest Returns

The following list presents stocks of the companies which belong to the broader Pharma sector or the stock market index, their corresponding prices as of given date, and the percentage gains realized:
 1) Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (REGN) 2) MyoKardia, Inc. (MYOK) 3) Horizon Pharma plc (HZNP) 4) Catalent, Inc. (CTLT) 5) Amicus Therapeutics, Inc. (FOLD)
 6) Revance Therapeutics, Inc. (RVNC) 7) Madrigal Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (MDGL) 8) Dermira, Inc. (DERM) 9) Catalyst Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (CPRX) 10) WAVE Life Sciences Ltd. (WVE)
There's more... See price performance, YTD-gains, market-cap and other details of all the 62 Pharma stocks with sorting features in a tabular format. Alternatively, one can also explore the List of Top Pharma ETFs.

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Performance of Top Pharma Stocks

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

Regeneron Pharma

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc., incorporated on January 11, 1988, is a biopharmaceutical company that discovers, invents, develops, manufactures and commercializes medicines for the treatment of serious medical conditions. The Company commercializes ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Regeneron Pharma.
The New York, NY-headquartered company Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (REGN) is ranked number one among the best performing stocks of Pharma of 2020. The Health Care sector business falls under the Major Pharmaceuticals industrial sub-sector. Since the start of the year 2020, the stock price of Regeneron Pharma has changed by 64.5 percent, which is calculated based on the previous year's closing price of $375.48 per share and year-to-date closing price of $617.66 per share as of writing. The market value of the company as indicated by its market-cap changed from $41.23 billion to $63.44 billion during the same period. Along with Pharma, the company is also in the business of Health Care, Major Pharmaceuticals, Biotechnology, Biotech, NASDAQ, Healthcare, S&P 500, among other usual products and services. Regeneron Pharma continues to be a leading constituent of many major stock market indexes like NASDAQ 100 index, S&P 500 index, Wilshire 5000 index, and a few other larger indexes which are part of the stock market.

MyoKardia

MyoKardia, Inc., incorporated on June 8, 2012, is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company. The Company focuses on the treatment of heritable cardiomyopathies, a group of rare, genetically-driven forms of heart failure ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of MyoKardia.
The California, CA-based Health Care sector company MyoKardia, Inc. (MYOK) holds the number two spot among the best performing stocks of the Pharma sector. Classified as the Major Pharmaceuticals business, the stock price of MyoKardia ended the previous year at a price of $72.89 per share while it reached the level of $103.98 apiece as of Jun 2, 2020 translating to a percentage change in stock price of 42.65%. As of writing, the company's market-cap value stands at $4.85 billion. Few leading stock market index includes MyoKardia in their constituent list. They include Wilshire 5000 index, Russell 2000 index, and a few other larger indexes which are part of the stock market.

Horizon Pharma

Horizon Pharma Public Limited Company, a biopharmaceutical company, focuses on researching, developing, and commercializing medicines that address unmet treatment needs for rare and rheumatic diseases ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Horizon Pharma.
During the given months of the year 2020, Horizon Pharma plc (HZNP) was successful in generating YTD returns of 39.09 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 Ireland-based Horizon Pharma closed at a price of $36.2 per share, while it traded at a price of $50.35 per share as of Jun 2, 2020. The company's market cap changed from $6.78 billion to $9.61 billion 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 Major Pharmaceuticals sector business.

Catalent

Catalent, Inc., incorporated on March 14, 2007, is a provider of delivery technologies and development solutions for drugs, biologics, and consumer and animal health products. The Companys segments include Softgel ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Catalent.
The New Jersey, NJ-based Catalent, Inc. (CTLT) belongs to the Health Care sector and is categorized as a Major Pharmaceuticals company. The stock of Catalent ended the previous year at a price of $56.3 per share. As of Jun 2, 2020, the stock price has reached $78.01 apiece, which indicates a change of 38.56 percent making the company rank among the top performing stocks of the Pharma for the year 2020 till date. At the end of the last year, company's market capitalization stood at $8.24 billion. It has now changed to $12.08 billion as of writing. Catalent continues to be a leading constituent of many major stock market indexes like Wilshire 5000 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators.

Amicus Therapeutics

Amicus Therapeutics, Inc., incorporated on February 4, 2002, is a biotechnology company. The Company is engaged in the discovery, development and commercialization of a set of treatments for patients living ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Amicus Therapeutics.
Rank number five in the coveted list is held by Amicus Therapeutics, Inc. (FOLD) for being among the top performing stocks of 2020. Headquartered in New Jersey, NJ, the Health Care sector company is categorized under the industrial sub-sector of Major Pharmaceuticals. Since the start of the year 2020, stock of Amicus Therapeutics has so far gained 34.91 percentage, based on the previous year's closing price of $9.74 per share and year-to-date price of $13.14 per share. During the same period, the market capitalization of the company changed from $2.48 billion to $3.39 billion. The stock of Amicus Therapeutics continues to be a major constituent of many leading stock indexes which include Wilshire 5000 index, Russell 2000 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators.

Revance Therapeutics

Revance Therapeutics, Inc., incorporated on August 10, 1999, is a clinical-stage biotechnology company. The Company is focused on the development, manufacturing and commercialization of botulinum toxin products for multiple aesthetic ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Revance Therapeutics.
At number six in the list of top stocks stands Revance Therapeutics, Inc. (RVNC), which saw a change in its stock price from the level of $16.23 apiece during previous year December end to the price of $21.34 per share as of Jun 2, 2020. It translates to a change of 31.48 percentage. The California, CA-headquartered Health Care sector company also saw its market value change from $732.11 million to $1.22 billion. The Major Pharmaceuticals specialist also managed to outperform some of the major stock market indexes of which it is a part of. They include the Wilshire 5000 index, Russell 2000 index, and a handful of other multi-capitalization indexes.

Madrigal Pharma

Madrigal Pharmaceuticals, Inc., formerly Synta Pharmaceuticals Corp., incorporated on March 10, 2000, is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company. The Company focuses on the development and commercialization of therapeutic candidates for the ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Madrigal Pharma.
Madrigal Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (MDGL) has moved by 25.11 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 $91.11 apiece to the price of $113.99 per share between the end of December of the previous year and Jun 2, 2020. The smart run of the Massachusetts, MA-based Major Pharmaceuticals sector company lead to a handsome gain in its marketcap which changed from $1.41 billion to $1.76 billion over the same duration. Madrigal Pharma is a key member of many popular stock market indexes. They include Wilshire 5000 index, Russell 2000 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators.

Dermira

Dermira, Inc., incorporated on August 18, 2010, is a biopharmaceutical company. As of December 31, 2016, the Companys portfolio included three late-stage product candidates that target unmet needs and market ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Dermira.
Based on the market-cap change from $826.54 million to $1.03 billion during the given months of the year 2020 and the share price change from $15.16 per share to a price of $18.75 per share as of Jun 2, 2020, Dermira, Inc. (DERM) was successful in generating YTD returns of 23.68 percentage. Standing at the number eight rank in the top performing list of Pharma stocks, the California, CA-based Dermira is categorized as the Major Pharmaceuticals 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.

Catalyst Pharma

Catalyst Pharmaceuticals, Inc., formerly Catalyst Pharmaceutical Partners, Inc., incorporated on July 21, 2006, is a development-stage biopharmaceutical company. The Company is focused on developing and commercializing therapies for people with ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Catalyst Pharma.
Catalyst Pharma (CPRX) generated percentage returns of 20 percent during the 2020 year-to-date. Its returns are based on the share price which moved from $3.75 per share from the previous year-end to the price of $4.5 per share as of Jun 2, 2020. The company's value, as indicated by the market-cap figure, changed from $386.43 million to $465.37 million 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 Florida, FL, the YTD performance of the Pharma 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.

WAVE Life Sciences

WAVE Life Sciences Ltd. is a genetic medicines company. The Company, through its synthetic chemistry drug development platform, designs, develops and commercializes a pipeline of nucleic acid therapeutic candidates for ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of WAVE Life Sciences.
The number ten spot in the list of top performing stocks of the Pharma sector is taken by WAVE Life Sciences Ltd. (WVE). The company's stock price changed from $8.02 per share at the end of December of the previous year to the price of $9.57 per share as of writing. Overall, the stock managed to realized price change of 19.33 percent during the given time period. The corresponding change in the market capitalization value of the Singapore-based Health Care sector company was from $274.83 million to $333.92 million. Being ranked in the top 10 best performing stocks of the Pharma sector, the company also succeeded in outperforming the returns generated by some of the popular stock market indexes. They include the Wilshire 5000 index, Russell 2000 index, and a handful of other multi-capitalization indexes.
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