NEW YORK, October 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --
After having regained roughly half of its year-to-date loss in late September, the iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology exchange-traded fund (IBB) is declining once again due to concerns about the outcome of the upcoming U.S. election. This morning, Stock-Callers.com looks at Navidea Biopharmaceuticals Inc (NYSEMKT: NAVB), ZIOPHARM Oncology Inc. (NASDAQ: ZIOP), Intra-Cellular Therapies Inc. (NASDAQ: ITCI), and Cempra Inc. (NASDAQ: CEMP) to see how they have performed over the last few trading sessions. Download the free research reports on these stocks today:
Dublin, Ohio headquartered Navidea Biopharmaceuticals Inc's shares finished Wednesday's trading session flat at $0.87. A total volume of 116,377 shares was traded. In the previous three months, the stock has advanced 67.31%. The Company's shares are trading above their 50-day and 200-day moving averages by 16.72% and 1.58%, respectively. Moreover, shares of Navidea Biopharmaceuticals, which focuses on the development and commercialization of precision immunodiagnostic agents and immunotherapeutics, have a Relative Strength Index (RSI) of 52.23.
On September 26th, 2016, Navidea Biopharmaceuticals announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Michael M. Goldberg, M.D. as President and CEO effective September 22nd, 2016. The Board has also appointed Eric K. Rowinsky M.D., a Navidea board member since 2010, as Chairman of its Board. See our free and comprehensive research report on NAVB at:
On Wednesday, shares in Boston, Massachusetts headquartered ZIOPHARM Oncology Inc. recorded a trading volume of 1.48 million shares, and ended the session 1.14% lower at $5.20. The stock has gained 13.04% in the previous three months. The Company's shares are trading 4.55% below their 50-day moving average. Furthermore, shares of ZIOPHARM Oncology, which focuses on acquiring, developing, and commercializing a portfolio of cancer therapies that address unmet medical needs through synthetic immuno-oncology, have an RSI of 42.52.
On October 10th, 2016, ZIOPHARM Oncology announced the presentation of preliminary data from its Phase 1b/2 study of Ad-RTS-hIL-12 + veledimex following standard chemotherapy for the treatment of patients with locally advanced or metastatic breast cancer. The study, which is being conducted at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York, is designed to examine the safety, tolerability and efficacy of Ad-RTS-hIL-12 immunotherapy in up to 40 women with locally advanced or metastatic breast cancer of all subtypes. Ad-RTS-hIL-12 + veledimex is a novel gene therapy which controls local expression of IL-12. Results show that Ad-RTS-hIL-12 + 7 days of veledimex consistently elicited production of IL-12 which in turn produced IFNγ. ZIOP free research report PDF is just a click away at:
Shares in New York headquartered Intra-Cellular Therapies Inc. closed the day at $13.11, slightly down 0.08% from the previous session. The stock recorded a trading volume of 579,751 shares. The Company's shares are trading 61.54% below their 50-day moving average. Additionally, shares of Intra-Cellular Therapies, which discovers and develops small molecule drugs for the treatment of neuropsychiatric and neurologic disorders within the central nervous system, have an RSI of 16.98.
On September 28th, 2016, the company announced top-line results from the second Phase 3 clinical trial of ITI-007, an oral, first-in-class investigational medicine for the treatment of schizophrenia. In this trial, neither dose of ITI-007 separated from placebo on the primary endpoint, change from baseline on the Positive and Negative Syndrome Scale total score, in the pre-defined patient population. The active control, risperidone, did separate from placebo. In this trial, ITI-007 was statistically significantly better than risperidone on key safety and tolerability parameters and exhibited a safety profile similar to placebo.
On September 29th, 2016, research firm RBC Capital Markets reiterated its 'Outperform' rating on the Company's stock with a decrease of the target price from $74 a share to $49 a share. Sign up for your complimentary report on ITCI at:
At the closing bell yesterday, shares in North Carolina headquartered Cempra Inc. ended flat at $22.36 and with a total trading volume of 678,814 shares. The stock has advanced 25.41% in the previous three months. The Company's shares are trading above their 200-day moving average by 16.09%. Furthermore, shares of Cempra, which focuses on developing antibiotics to meet medical needs in the treatment of bacterial infectious diseases in North America, have an RSI of 45.08.
On October 04th, 2016, Cempra, announced the presentation of three abstracts based upon analyzing treatment failures with existing antibiotics from more than 400,000 records of patients diagnosed with community-acquired bacterial pneumonia (CABP) in a large U.S. insurance claims database. These patient records were analyzed to assess rates of failure to the most commonly prescribed antibiotics to treat CABP. This analysis showed that more than one out of five adult CABP patients failed initial antibiotic monotherapy, with the failure rate exceeding one out of four for an elderly population with certain comorbidities. Register for free on Stock-Callers.com and download the latest research report on CEMP at:
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