Biotech Equities Coverage -- Research on Isis Pharma, Pharmacyclics, Prana Biotech, and United Therapeutics

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May 19, 2014, 11:29 ET from Investor-Edge

LONDON, May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

On Friday, May 16, 2014, the NASDAQ Composite ended at 4,090.59, up 0.52%, the Dow Jones Industrial Average finished the day 0.27% higher at 16,491.31, and the S&P 500 closed at 1,877.86, up 0.37%. The gains were broad based as nine out of ten sectors ended the session in positive. The S&P 500 Health Care Sector Index ended the day at 671.93, up 0.35%, and the index has advanced 2.03% in the last one month. Investor-Edge has initiated coverage on the following equities: Isis Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: ISIS), Pharmacyclics Inc. (NASDAQ: PCYC), Prana Biotechnology Ltd (NASDAQ: PRAN) and United Therapeutics Corporation (NASDAQ: UTHR). Free technical research on ISIS, PCYC, PRAN and UTHR can be downloaded upon signing up at: On Friday, shares in Isis Pharmaceuticals Inc. recorded a trading volume of 2.47 million shares, lower than its three months average volume of 2.54 million shares. The stock finished the day at $24.70, down 3.25%, and registered an intraday range of $24.02 and $25.70. Shares in Isis Pharmaceuticals Inc. have fallen by 27.37% in the last one month and 51.94% in the previous three months. Also, the stock has declined 38.00% on YTD basis. Furthermore, the company's stock is trading below its 50-day and 200-day moving averages. The stock's 200-day moving average of $37.64 is above its 50-day moving average of $36.40. Additionally, shares of the company have a Relative Strength Index (RSI) of 31.14. Sign up today to read free research on ISIS at: Pharmacyclics Inc.'s stock declined 1.98%, to close Friday's session at $98.02, after oscillating between $96.46 and $99.48. The stock recorded a trading volume of 1.02 million shares, below its three months average volume of 1.53 million shares. Over the last one month, Pharmacyclics Inc.'s shares have surged 9.21%. However, over the past three months and from the beginning of 2014, the company's stock has declined 29.59% and 7.34%, respectively. The stock is trading below its 50-day and 200-day moving averages. The company stock's 200-day moving average of $118.76 is above its 50-day moving average of $103.47. Further, the company's stock traded at a PE ratio of 55.69 has an RSI of 50.09. Sign up today to read free research on PCYC at: On Friday, Prana Biotechnology Ltd's stock finished the session 1.25% higher at $1.62. A total of 0.30 million shares were traded, which was much below its three months average volume of 2.72 million shares. The stock moved between $1.56 and $1.68 during the session. Over the past three trading sessions and last one month, Prana Biotechnology Ltd's shares have lost 0.61% and 14.29%, respectively. Also, the stock has gone down by 76.89% since the start of this year. The company's shares are trading below their 50-day and 200-day moving averages. Moreover, the stock's 200-day moving average of $5.63 is greater than its 50-day moving average of $4.59. Prana Biotechnology Ltd's stock has an RSI of 26.38. Sign up today to read free research on PRAN at: United Therapeutics Corp.'s stock fluctuated between $99.77 and $101.66 before ending Friday's session down 0.84% at $100.64. The company's stock reported a trading volume of 0.48 million shares, below its three months average volume of 0.89 million shares. Further, United Therapeutics Corp.'s shares have surged 4.62% over the last one month. However, the stock has fallen by 2.21% over the previous three months and 11.00% on YTD basis. The stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages. The stock's 50-day moving average of $97.44 is greater than its 200-day moving average of $92.01. Moreover, shares of the company traded at a PE ratio of 22.27 and have an RSI of 50.16. Sign up today to read free research on UTHR at: =============== EDITOR'S NOTES: =============== 1. 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