Technical Roundup on Biotech Stocks -- Anavex Life Sciences, Threshold Pharma, StemCells, and Aratana Therapeutics

Aug 17, 2016, 08:17 ET from Chelmsford Park SA

NEW YORK, August 17, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --

Biotechnology is a risk-taking arena where investors either come out a winner or the other way around. The industry is involved in drug development and clinical researches that are intended to treat and cure various medical conditions. Stock-Callers.com takes a look at these equities and see how they performed at the closing bell on Tuesday, August 16, 2016: Anavex Life Sciences Corp. (NASDAQ: AVXL), Threshold Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: THLD), StemCells Inc. (NASDAQ: STEM), and Aratana Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: PETX). Access these companies' trade alerts for free by signing up now at: Sign up today and download for free the research reports for the stocks covered today at: http://stock-callers.com/registration

Anavex Life Sciences  

New York-based Anavex Life Sciences Corp.'s stock recorded a trading volume of 526,532 shares, and finished the trading session 6.21% lower at $3.32. Shares of the Company, which engages in the development of drug candidates for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease, other central nervous system diseases, pain, and various cancers, are trading below their 50-day moving average by 34.35%. The stock has a Relative Strength Index (RSI) of 39.06.

On August 11th, 2016, Anavex Life Sciences reported that net loss for Q3 2016 was approximately $2.2 million, or $0.06 per share, compared to a net loss of approximately $4.2 million, or $0.22 per share, for the same period in fiscal 2015. The company had cash and cash equivalents of approximately $9.7 million at June 30th, 2016, compared to approximately $15.3 million at September 30th, 2015. AVXL complete research report is just a click away at: http://stock-callers.com/registration/?symbol=AVXL

Threshold Pharma  

On Tuesday, South San Francisco, California headquartered Threshold Pharmaceuticals Inc.'s stock recorded a trading volume of 368,517 shares and ended the session 4.69% lower at $0.61. The Company's shares have gained 15.09% in the last one month, 64.86% over the previous three months, and 27.08% on an YTD basis. The stock is trading 15.75% above its 50-day moving average. Moreover, shares of Threshold Pharmaceuticals, which discovers and develops therapeutic agents that target tumor cells for the treatment of patients living with cancer in the US, have an RSI of 57.71.

On August 1st, 2016, Threshold Pharmaceuticals reported that net loss for Q2 2016 was $6.9 million compared to $8.3 million for the same period in 2015. The company noted that no revenue was recognized in Q2 ended June 30th, 2016, compared to $3.7 million for the same period of 2015. Cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities totaled $33.6 million at June 30th, 2016, compared to $38.0 million at March 31st, 2016. The complimentary report on THLD can be downloaded at: http://stock-callers.com/registration/?symbol=THLD

StemCells  

Newark, California headquartered StemCells Inc.'s stock ended the day 598.55% higher at $2.60. A total volume of 58.55 million shares was traded, which was above their three months average volume of 616,050 shares. The Company's shares have skyrocketed 584.21% in the last month. The stock is trading 550.25% above its 50-day moving average. Additionally, shares of StemCells, which engages in the research, development, and commercialization of cell-based therapeutics and related technologies, have an RSI of 95.63.

On August 16th, 2016, StemCells, and Microbot Medical Ltd., a private company organized under the laws of the State of Israel announced that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement, with plans to pursue the development of robotics based medical devices for the treatment of cerebrospinal fluid and gastrointestinal disorders, as well as other conditions. The board of directors of each company has unanimously approved the terms of the merger agreement and has recommended that its shareholders approve the transaction. Sign up for your complimentary report on STEM at: http://stock-callers.com/registration/?symbol=STEM

Aratana Therapeutics  

Shares in Leawood, Kansas headquartered Aratana Therapeutics Inc. recorded a trading volume of 2.09 million shares, which was above their three months average volume of 630,370 shares. The stock ended the session 4.57% lower at $8.98. The Company's shares have surged 34.03% in the last month, 48.43% over the previous three months, and 60.93% since the start of this year. The stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages by 27.18% and 56.88%, respectively. Furthermore, shares of Aratana Therapeutics, which focuses on the licensing, development, and commercialization of biopharmaceutical products for the companion animals worldwide, have an RSI of 67.10.

On August 15th, 2016, Aratana Therapeutics announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's Center for Veterinary Medicine approved NOCITA® as a local post-operative analgesia for cranial cruciate ligament surgery in dogs. Aratana anticipates Nocita will be commercially available to veterinarians in the fall of 2016. Nocita is a long-acting, local anesthetic that lasts up to 72 hours post-surgery by releasing bupivacaine over time from multi-vesicular liposomes deposited in the tissue. Download the research report for free on PETX at: http://stock-callers.com/registration/?symbol=PETX

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