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In today's pre-market research, Stock-Callers.com explores the Biotech arena with the following companies in focus: Puma Biotechnology Inc. (NASDAQ: PBYI), Dipexium Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: DPRX), BioCryst Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: BCRX), and CTI BioPharma Corp. (NASDAQ: CTIC). These stocks belong to the Healthcare sector which continued to outpace most other sectors in afternoon trade on Thursday, February 23rd, 2017. As per a NASDAQ report, the NYSE Health Care Index climbed nearly 1.1%, while shares of health care companies in the S&P 500 were up almost 0.9% as a group later in the day. These stocks research reports can be downloaded now by simply registering for free at:
On Thursday, shares in Los Angeles, California headquartered Puma Biotechnology Inc. recorded a trading volume of 537,455 shares. The stock ended the session 1.17% higher at $34.70. The Company's shares have gained 6.28% in the last one month and 13.03% on an YTD basis. The stock is trading 0.96% above its 50-day moving average. Moreover, shares of Puma Biotechnology, which focuses on the development and commercialization of products for the treatment of various forms of cancer, have a Relative Strength Index (RSI) of 48.72.
On January 06th, 2017, Puma Biotechnology announced that it has expanded the fourth cohort from its Phase-II SUMMIT clinical trial of its lead drug candidate PB272 (neratinib) as a single agent in patients with solid tumors who have an activating HER2 mutation (basket trial). The cohort that has been expanded is the cohort that includes patients with metastatic cervical cancer and whose tumors have a HER2 mutation. Your complete research report on PBYI can be retrieved for free at:
New York-based Dipexium Pharmaceuticals Inc.'s stock closed the day flat at $1.25 with a total trading volume of 80,949 shares. The Company's shares are trading 14.06% below their 50-day moving average. Shares of the company, which focuses on the development and commercialization of antibiotics in the US, have an RSI of 40.36.
On February 14th, 2017, PLx Pharma Inc. announced that the results of a 40-subject pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic trial of Aspertec™, a novel, patent-protected, lipid-based aspirin product, have been published by the prestigious, peer-reviewed Journal of the American College of Cardiology. On December 22nd, 2016, PLx announced that it had entered into a merger agreement with Dipexium Pharmaceuticals. Following the closing of the merger, which is subject to a number of conditions precedent, including approval of both PLx and Dipexium stockholders, it is expected that Dipexium will be renamed "PLx Pharma Inc." and will operate under the leadership of the PLx management team. A free report on DPRX is just a click away at:
Shares in Durham, North Carolina headquartered BioCryst Pharmaceuticals Inc. recorded a trading volume of 1.17 million shares, which was higher than their three months average volume of 966,730 shares. The stock ended yesterday's trading session 4.44% lower at $5.60. The Company's shares are trading above their 200-day moving average by 22.02%. Furthermore, 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 41.95.
On February 15th, 2017, BioCryst Pharmaceuticals announced that its Q4 and full year 2016 financial results will be released on February 27th, 2017. BioCryst will host a conference call and webcast at 9:00 a.m. ET to discuss financial results and to provide an update regarding its clinical development programs.
On February 16th, 2017, research firm Ladenburg Thalmann initiated a 'Buy' rating on the Company's stock, with a target price of $11 per share. Sign up for your complimentary research report on BCRX at:
Seattle, Washington headquartered CTI BioPharma Corp.'s stock finished Thursday's session 0.70% lower at $4.25, with a total trading volume of 129,705 shares. The Company's shares have skyrocketed 962.23% over the previous three months and 942.69% since the start of this year. The stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages by 20.25% and 260.84%, respectively. Additionally, shares of CTI BioPharma, which engages in the acquisition, development, and commercialization of novel targeted therapies for blood-related cancers in the US and internationally, have an RSI of 52.70.
On February 23rd, 2017, CTI BioPharma announced that management plans to report its Q4 and full year 2016 financial results on March 02nd, 2017, after the close of the US financial markets. Following the announcement, members of the Company's management team will host a webcast conference call to discuss the results and provide a general corporate update at 4:30 p.m. ET. Register for free on Stock-Callers.com and download the latest research report on CTIC at:
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