NEW YORK, January 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --
For today, Stock-Callers.com takes a closer look at some Biotech equities: Cara Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: CARA), Heat Biologics Inc. (NASDAQ: HTBX), Vanda Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: VNDA), and Opexa Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: OPXA). These companies are part of the Healthcare sector which posted moderate gains during afternoon trade on Monday, January 09th, 2017. As per an article on NASDAQ, the NYSE Health Care Index increased about 0.5%, while shares of health care companies in the S&P 500 also were up about 0.5% as a group. These stocks research reports can be downloaded now by simply registering for free at:
Shelton, Connecticut headquartered Cara Therapeutics Inc.'s stock finished Monday's session 7.98% higher at $11.10. A total volume of 1.49 million shares was traded, which was above their three months average volume of 1.36 million shares. The Company's shares have advanced 16.72% in the past month, 28.03% over the previous three months, and 19.48% on an YTD basis. The stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages by 19.77% and 58.07%, respectively. Furthermore, shares of Cara Therapeutics, which focuses on developing and commercializing chemical entities designed to alleviate pain and pruritus by selectively targeting kappa opioid receptors in the US, have a Relative Strength Index (RSI) of 65.73.
On November 29th, 2016, Cara Therapeutics announced that it has completed patient enrollment for the multi-dose phase of its adaptive Phase 2/3 trial of I.V. CR845 in dialysis patients suffering from moderate-to-severe uremic pruritus (UP). The Company noted that UP is an intractable systemic itch condition in patients with chronic kidney disease, for which there are no approved therapies in the US. Your complete research report on CARA can be retrieved for free at:
Shares in Durham, North Carolina-based Heat Biologics Inc. ended at $0.98, up 3.16% from the last trading session. The stock recorded a trading volume of 1.25 million shares. The Company's shares have gained 13.95% since the start of this year. The stock is trading 5.43% below its 200-day moving average. Moreover, shares of Heat Biologics, which focuses on the development and commercialization of novel allogeneic off-the-shelf cellular therapeutic vaccines for a range of cancers and infectious diseases in the US, have an RSI of 48.70.
On January 04th, 2017, Heat Biologics announced the appointment of Jeff Hutchins, Ph.D., as Chief Scientific Officer and Senior Vice President of Preclinical Development. Dr. Hutchins will be overseeing Heat's research efforts, bringing over 24 years of research and clinical development experience from both large pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies. Most recently, Dr. Hutchins served as Vice President of Preclinical Research for Peregrine Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Dr. Hutchins was responsible for building out the research program for Peregrine's lead product candidate, bavituximab, a chimeric monoclonal antibody designed to target phosphatidylserine. Currently in clinical development, bavituximab is being evaluated in combination through Peregrine-funded trials and collaborations, including AstraZeneca and the National Comprehensive Cancer Network. HTBX free report is just a click away at:
Washington, the District of Columbia headquartered Vanda Pharmaceuticals Inc.'s stock ended yesterday's session 4.23% lower at $14.70. A total volume of 1.06 million shares was traded, which was higher than their three months average volume of 554,130 shares. The Company's shares are trading 13.25% above their 200-day moving average. Additionally, shares of Vanda Pharmaceuticals, which focuses on the development and commercialization of products for the treatment of central nervous system disorders, have an RSI of 38.06.
On January 09th, 2017, Vanda Pharmaceuticals announced preliminary unaudited financial results for Q4 2016 and FY16 and its financial guidance for 2017. Vanda expects to report FY16 total net product sales from HETLIOZ® and Fanapt® of approximately $146 million. The Company's HETLIOZ® net product sales for 2016 are expected to be approximately $72 million. Vanda ended 2016 with approximately $141 million in cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities. For FY17, Vanda expects net product sales from both HETLIOZ® and Fanapt® of between $165 million and $175 million; HETLIOZ® net product sales to be between $88 million and $93 million. Cash is expected to decrease by less than $20 million during 2017. Sign up for your complimentary research report on VNDA at:
At the close on Monday, shares in The Woodlands, Texas-based Opexa Therapeutics Inc. recorded a trading volume of 412,375 shares. The stock finished 2.26% lower at $0.91. The Company's shares have gained 2.22% in the last one month and are trading below their 50-day moving average by 6.03%. Furthermore, shares of Opexa Therapeutics, which develops personalized immunotherapy to treat multiple sclerosis (MS) and other autoimmune diseases based on its proprietary T-cell technology, have an RSI of 50.68. Register for free on Stock-Callers.com and download the latest research report on OPXA at:
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