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In today's pre-market research, Stock-Callers.com reviews the performances of four Biotech equities at the close: Inovio Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: INO), Pacific Biosciences of California Inc. (NASDAQ: PACB), BioCryst Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: BCRX), and Sangamo Biosciences Inc. (NASDAQ: SGMO). These companies belong to the Healthcare sector which ended moderately lower during trade on Monday, November 14th, 2016, with the NYSE Health Care Index falling about 0.5%, and shares of health care companies in the S&P 500 declining about 0.3% as a group. Learn more about these stocks by downloading their comprehensive and free reports at:
Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania headquartered Inovio Pharmaceuticals Inc.'s stock finished Monday's session at $8.33, jumping 6.52%. A total volume of 1.51 million shares was traded, which was above their three months average volume of 1.13 million shares. The Company's shares have gained 23.96% since the start of this year. The stock is trading below its 50-day moving average by 0.99%. Moreover, shares of Inovio Pharmaceuticals, which develops active DNA immunotherapies and vaccines in combination with proprietary electroporation delivery devices to prevent and treat cancers and infectious diseases, have a Relative Strength Index (RSI) of 60.80.
On November 07th, 2016, research firm Aegis Capital initiated a 'Buy' rating on the Company's stock.
On November 14th, 2016, Inovio Pharmaceuticals announced an interim data analysis showing that its INO-3112 cancer immunotherapy product generated antigen-specific CD8+ killer T cell responses measured both in tumor tissue and in peripheral blood from subjects with head and neck cancer associated with human papillomavirus (HPV). The immunology results show that INO-3112 treatment generated robust HPV16/18 specific CD8+ T cell responses in peripheral blood in four of five subjects who also showed increased T cell activation in resected tumor tissue samples. INO complete research report is just a click away and free at:
Pacific Biosciences of California
Shares in Menlo Park, California headquartered Pacific Biosciences of California Inc. ended yesterday's session 3.77% higher at $8.26 with a total trading volume of 853,797 shares. The stock is trading 3.08% below its 50-day moving average. Shares of the Company, which designs, develops, and manufactures sequencing systems to resolve genetically complex problems, have an RSI of 52.45.
On November 02nd, 2016, Pacific Biosciences of California announced that it has filed a complaint with the U.S. International Trade Commission against Oxford Nanopore Technologies Ltd and its affiliates. The complaint asserts that Oxford Nanopore's MinION and PromethION devices and associated consumables, reagents, and software, as well as related commercialization activities by Oxford Nanopore and its affiliates, infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent No. 9,404,146 owned by Pacific Biosciences.
On November 03rd, 2016, research firm Cantor Fitzgerald reiterated its 'Buy' rating on the Company's stock with a decrease of the target price from $18 a share to $15 a share. The complimentary report on PACB can be downloaded at:
On Monday, Durham, North Carolina headquartered BioCryst Pharmaceuticals Inc.'s stock rose 6.37%, to close the day at $5.68. A total volume of 1.57 million shares was traded, which was higher than their three months average volume of 926,960 shares. The Company's shares have advanced 40.59% in the last one month and 29.98% in the previous three months. The stock is trading 28.14% above its 50-day moving average and 60.77% above its 200-day moving average. Additionally, shares of BioCryst Pharma, which designs, optimizes, and develops small molecule drugs that block key enzymes involved in the pathogenesis of diseases, have an RSI of 73.74.
On November 07th, 2016, BioCryst Pharma reported that for Q3 2016 revenues decreased to $7.8 million from $11.0 million in Q3 2015. Research and Development expenses for Q3 2016 decreased to $14.1 million from $20.1 million in Q3 2015. The net loss for Q3 2016 was $11.5 million, or a $0.16 net loss per share, compared to a net loss of $14.6 million, or $0.20 net loss per share, for Q3 2015. Sign up for your complimentary research report on BCRX at:
Shares in Richmond, California headquartered Sangamo Biosciences Inc. ended the day 2.25% higher at $4.55. A total volume of 932,825 shares was traded, which was above their three months average volume of 879,160 shares. The stock has gained 16.97% in the last one month and 1.11% in the previous three months. The Company's shares are trading above their 50-day moving average by 7.52%. Furthermore, shares of Sangamo Biosciences, which focuses on the research, development, and commercialization of engineered DNA-binding proteins for therapeutic genome editing and gene regulation, have an RSI of 62.86.
On November 01st, 2016, research firm Wedbush downgraded the Company's stock rating from 'Outperform' to 'Neutral'. The research firm also revised downwards its previous target price from $30 to $4. Get free access to your research report on SGMO at:
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