NEW YORK, February 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --
This morning, Stock-Callers.com takes note of the performances of these major Drug Manufacturers stocks: Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. (NYSE: BMY), AstraZeneca PLC (NYSE: AZN), Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY), and Immune Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: IMNP). These companies belong to the Healthcare sector which improved slightly in afternoon trading on Monday, February 06th, 2017, but was unable to climb back to positive ground. As per a NASDAQ report, the NYSE Health Care Index declined about 0.2% at last look, while shares of health care companies in the S&P 500 were down less than 0.1% as a group. Download the free research reports on these stocks today:
New York headquartered Bristol-Myers Squibb Co.'s shares gained 0.51%, closing Monday's trading session at $51.04. The stock recorded a trading volume of 8.21 million shares. Shares of the Company have advanced 2.32% in the previous three months. The stock is trading 8.09% below its 50-day moving average. Additionally, shares of Bristol-Myers Squibb, which discovers, develops, licenses, manufactures, markets, and distributes biopharmaceutical products worldwide, have a Relative Strength Index (RSI) of 43.13.
On February 02nd, 2017, Bristol-Myers Squibb announced the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Opdivo injection, for intravenous use for the treatment of patients with locally advanced or metastatic urothelial carcinoma who have disease progression during or following platinum-containing chemotherapy or have disease progression within 12 months of neoadjuvant or adjuvant treatment with platinum-containing chemotherapy. This indication is approved under accelerated approval based on tumor response rate and duration of response. Bristol-Myers stated that in the CheckMate -275 trial, 19.6% of patients responded to treatment with Opdivo. See our free and comprehensive research report on BMY at:
On Monday, shares in UK headquartered AstraZeneca PLC recorded a trading volume of 6.30 million shares. The stock rose 0.61%, ending the day at $28.09. The Company's shares have advanced 1.26% in the previous three months and 2.82% on an YTD basis. The stock is trading above its 50-day moving average by 2.96%. Furthermore, shares of AstraZeneca, which engages in the discovery, development, and commercialization of prescription medicines for the treatment of respiratory, inflammation, autoimmune, cardiovascular, metabolic, oncology, infection, neuroscience, and gastrointestinal diseases worldwide, have an RSI of 58.43.
On January 26th, 2017, AstraZeneca announced that the US FDA granted six months of paediatric exclusivity for Symbicort (budesonide/formoterol) Inhalation Aerosol. The FDA's decision was based on the evaluation of trials conducted in children with asthma aged six up to 12 years in response to a Written Request (a prerequisite for qualifying for paediatric exclusivity under Section 505A of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act). Symbicort is currently approved in the US to treat asthma in patients 12 years and older and for the maintenance treatment of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease in adults. AZN free research report PDF is just a click away at:
Indiana headquartered Eli Lilly and Co.'s stock finished the day 0.78% higher at $77.83 with a total trading volume of 2.81 million shares. The Company's shares have gained 2.96% in the last one month, 8.64% over the previous three months, and 5.82% since the start of this year. The stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages by 6.72% and 2.29%, respectively. Additionally, shares of Eli Lilly, which discovers, develops, manufactures, and markets pharmaceutical products worldwide, have an RSI of 65.68.
On February 02nd, 2017, Eli Lilly announced that the Japan IP High Court confirmed the decisions of the Japan Patent Office and ruled in Lilly's favor in the invalidation trials initiated by Sawai regarding Lilly's vitamin regimen patents for Alimta. In Q4 2015, the Japan Patent Office issued written decisions upholding the validity of the Alimta vitamin regimen patents. The Company stated that if the patents are ultimately upheld through all challenges, they could provide intellectual property protection for Alimta in Japan until June 2021. Lilly stated that it will take necessary actions to defend and enforce the patents. Sign up for your complimentary report on LLY at:
Shares in New York headquartered Immune Pharmaceuticals Inc. ended yesterday's session 2.59% lower at $0.19. The stock recorded a trading volume of 2.96 million shares. The Company's shares have advanced 3.30% on an YTD basis. The stock is trading 2.88% below its 50-day moving average. Moreover, shares of Immune Pharma, which develops and commercializes novel targeted therapeutics in the immuno-inflammation and immuno-oncology areas, have an RSI of 41.24.
On January 27th, 2017, Immune Pharma announced that it has appointed Ranch C. Kimball, as Chairman of its Board of Directors. Mr. Kimball's appointment brings a substantial wealth of experience which he will leverage to strategically raise Immune Pharma's profile for its recent re-organization. Register for free on Stock-Callers.com and download the latest research report on IMNP at:
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