Research Report Initiation on Biotech Stocks -- Agenus, ProNAi Therapeutics, Vanda Pharma, and Genocea Biosciences

Aug 11, 2016, 08:40 ET from Chelmsford Park SA

NEW YORK, August 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --

This morning on we have Biotech industry under review. This segment is focused on new drug developments and clinical researches. Stocks under evaluation are: Agenus Inc. (NASDAQ: AGEN), ProNAi Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: DNAI), Vanda Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: VNDA), and Genocea Biosciences Inc. (NASDAQ: GNCA). Learn more about these stocks by downloading their free report at:


At the close on Wednesday, shares in Lexington, Massachusetts headquartered Agenus Inc. saw a drop of 3.60%, ending the day at $5.89. The stock recorded a trading volume of 1.12 million shares, which are above its three months average volume of 1.02 million shares. The Company's shares have surged 21.69% in the last one month, 78.48% in the previous three months, and 29.74% since the start of this year. The stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages by 27.67% and 43.40%, respectively. Moreover, shares of Agenus, which focuses on the discovery and development of treatments that engage the body's immune system for patients suffering with cancer, have a Relative Strength Index (RSI) of 67.46.

On July 28th, 2016, Agenus reported a net loss attributable to common stockholders of $28.4 million which includes $7.6 million of non-cash expenses for Q2 2016. This compares to a net loss attributable to common stockholders for Q2 2015 of $40.5 million which included $17.3 million of non-cash expenses. Net loss was $0.33 per share, and $0.53 per share, basic and diluted, for the three months ended June 30, 2016 and 2015, respectively. The company reported revenue of $6.59 million in Q2 2016, higher than revenue of $6.38 million in the year ago period. The free research report on AGEN is available at:

ProNAi Therapeutics  

Shares in Vancouver, Canada headquartered ProNAi Therapeutics Inc. ended the day 1.55% lower at $1.90 and with a total volume of 600,455 shares traded. The stock is trading below its 50-day moving average by 19.29%. Shares of the Company, which develops and commercializes drugs based on its DNA interference technology platform for patients with cancer and hematological malignancies, have an RSI of 44.16. The complimentary report on DNAI can be downloaded at:

Vanda Pharma  

On Wednesday, shares in Washington, the District of Columbia headquartered Vanda Pharmaceuticals Inc. finished 1.37% lower at $12.26 with a total volume of 463,520 shares traded. The stock has advanced 6.61% in the last one month, 39.48% over the previous three months, and 31.69% on an YTD basis. The Company's shares are trading above their 50-day and 200-day moving averages by 8.67% and 29.29%, respectively. Additionally, shares of Vanda Pharmaceuticals, which focuses on the development and commercialization of products for the treatment of central nervous system disorders, have an RSI of 61.34.

On August 1st, 2016, Vanda Pharmaceuticals announced that HETLIOZ® (tasimelteon) is available for the treatment of Non-24-Hour Sleep-Wake Disorder (Non-24) in Germany. In July 2015, the European Commission approved HETLIOZ® for the treatment of Non-24 in totally blind adults in all 28 European Union member states as well as European Economic Area members Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway. Visit us today and download our complete research report on VNDA for free at:

Genocea Biosciences  

Cambridge, Massachusetts headquartered Genocea Biosciences Inc.'s shares recorded a trading volume of 192,943 shares at the end of yesterday's session and closed the day at $4.64, plummeting 6.26%. The stock has advanced 3.80% in the last one month and 25.75% in the previous three months. The Company's shares are trading above their 50-day moving average by 8.71%. Additionally, shares of Genocea Biosciences, which discovers and develops novel vaccines and immunotherapies to treat infectious diseases, have an RSI at 59.02.

On August 04th, 2016, Genocea Biosciences reported net loss of $11.0 million for Q2 ended June 30, 2016, compared to a net loss of $10.3 million for the same period in 2015. The company reported that R&D expenses for the quarter ending June 30, 2016 decreased $0.3 million, to $6.7 million, from the same period in 2015. The decrease was driven by the conduct of a smaller Phase 2 trial for GEN-003 in comparative quarterly periods and lower GEN-003 manufacturing costs due to the timing of activities in support of clinical trial supply. Get free access to your technical report on GNCA at:


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