Biotechnology Stocks Technical Data -- EPIRUS Biopharma, Ampio Pharma, Spark Therapeutics, and Lion Biotechnologies

Jul 21, 2016, 08:00 ET from Chelmsford Park SA

NEW YORK, July 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- shifts investors' focus on the Biotech arena which is never without risks and controversies. Despite strong M&A activities, the overall industry sees a volatile market as costs and pricing pressures continue to persist. In today's pre-market research, we have uncovered the following stocks for further evaluation: EPIRUS Biopharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: EPRS), Ampio Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NYSE MKT: AMPE), Spark Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: ONCE), and Lion Biotechnologies Inc. (NASDAQ: LBIO). Learn more about these stocks by accessing their free notes at:

EPIRUS Biopharma  

Shares in Boston, Massachusetts headquartered EPIRUS Biopharmaceuticals Inc. ended Wednesday's session at $0.27, which was a slight decline of 0.04%. The stock recorded a trading volume of 1.15 million shares. The Company's shares are trading 52.93% below their 50-day moving average. Moreover, shares of EPIRUS Biopharmaceuticals, which develops, manufactures, and commercializes biosimilar therapeutics worldwide, have a Relative Strength Index (RSI) of 39.73.

Under the notes filed with the SEC on July 01st, 2016, EPIRUS Biopharmaceuticals closed the previously disclosed sale of all of the outstanding shares of its wholly owned subsidiary, EPIRUS Biopharmaceuticals, to Genefar B.V., for approximately $3.7 million in cash pursuant to the terms of a Stock Purchase Agreement. Free notes on EPRS are available at:

Ampio Pharma  

Englewood, Colorado headquartered Ampio Pharmaceuticals Inc.'s stock rose 2.31%, closing the day at $0.97 with a total volume of 403,178 shares traded.  Shares of the Company, which focuses on developing therapies for the treatment of prevalent inflammatory conditions in the U.S., are trading 67.24% below their 200-day moving average. The stock has an RSI of 18.18.

On June 30th, 2016, Ampio Pharmaceuticals announced the results of the Ampion™ PIVOT clinical trial as well as a comprehensive analysis that integrates trial data from three single injection studies that will be presented to the FDA. The complimentary notes on AMPE can be accessed at:

Spark Therapeutics  

On Wednesday, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania headquartered Spark Therapeutics Inc.'s stock recorded a trading volume of 290,050 shares and ended the day 3.78% higher at $54.43. The Company's shares have advanced 17.69% in the past month, 44.26% in the previous three months, and 20.13% since the start of this year. The stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages by 10.58% and 26.39%, respectively. Furthermore, shares of Spark Therapeutics, which focuses on the development of gene therapy products for patients suffering from debilitating genetic diseases, have an RSI of 57.69.

On July 01st, 2016, Spark Therapeutics announced the publication in The Lancet of long-term data from a Phase 1 trial of voretigene neparvovec (SPK-RPE65), its most advanced product candidate which has received breakthrough therapy and orphan product designation for the treatment of inherited retinal disease caused by mutations in the RPE65 gene. The publication is the first to report full cohort results of injection of the second eye with an AAV vector, and demonstrated the overall safety of the approach. In addition, the data showed long-term stable and persistent benefit for at least 3 years, with observation ongoing, in retinal and visual function and functional vision after voretigene neparvovec injection.

On July 12th, 2016, research firm RBC Capital Markets initiated an 'Outperform' rating, issuing a target price of $70 on the Company's stock. Visit us today and access our complete notes on ONCE at:

Lion Biotechnologies  

New York-based Lion Biotechnologies Inc.'s stock jumped 5.40%, finishing yesterday's session at $8.20 and with a total volume of 221,392 shares traded. The Company's shares have advanced 2.37% in the last one month, 42.86% over the previous three months, and 6.22% on an YTD basis. The stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages by 15.11% and 28.72%, respectively. Additionally, shares of Lion Biotechnologies, which focuses on developing and commercializing cancer immunotherapy products to harness the power of a patient's immune system to eradicate cancer cells, have an RSI of 55.94.

On June 08th, 2016, Lion Biotechnologies announced the closing of its previously announced private financing with institutional and other accredited investors. Lion Biotechnologies received gross proceeds of $100 million, before paying the placement agents' fees and estimated offering expenses payable by the Company. At the closing, the Company issued 9,684,000 shares of common stock and 11,368,633 shares of its new non-voting Series B Preferred Stock. The proceeds will be used to further advance the Company's clinical program in utilizing tumor infiltrating lymphocytes immunotherapy in treating solid tumors. Get free access to your notes on LBIO at:


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