Sector Update: Health Care

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 22, 2021 3:46 PM | MT Newswires

Health care stocks were edging higher this afternoon, with the NYSE Health Care Index and the SPDR Health Care Select Sector ETF rising 0.3% each. The Nasdaq Biotechnology index was posting a 0.1% advance, reversing a midday dip. In company news, vTv Therapeutics (VTVT) was 4.5% higher, easing from a nearly 20% gain earlier Tuesday that followed it announcing a licensing agreement giving Cantex Pharmaceuticals global commercialization rights for vTv's Azeliragon cancer drug candidate.

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