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In today's pre-market research, Stock-Callers.com dedicates attention to four major players in the Drug Manufacturers industry, namely: Aerie Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: AERI), Impax Laboratories Inc. (NASDAQ: IPXL), Retrophin Inc. (NASDAQ: RTRX), and GW Pharmaceuticals PLC (NASDAQ: GWPH). These companies are engaged in the research, development, marketing, and distribution of drugs for nearly every therapeutic need. Learn more about these stocks by downloading their free report at:
Irvine, California headquartered Aerie Pharmaceuticals Inc.'s stock finished Thursday's session 0.26% lower at $37.70 with a total trading volume of 198,760 shares. The Company's shares have advanced 54.83% on an YTD basis. The stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages by 0.39% and 54.32%, respectively. Furthermore, shares of Aerie Pharma, which focuses on the discovery, development, and commercialization of first-in-class therapies for the treatment of glaucoma and other eye diseases, have a Relative Strength Index (RSI) of 49.26.
On December 23rd, 2016, Aerie Pharma announced that it has been notified by its third party manufacturing vendor that the manufacturing line related to Rhopressa[TM] in their Tampa, Florida facility will not be ready for pre-approval inspection by the FDA until the end of February 2017. In October 2016, the Rhopressa[TM] New Drug Application was withdrawn due to the contract drug product manufacturer not being prepared for pre-approval inspection by the FDA. The contract drug product manufacturer had previously advised Aerie and the FDA that it expected to be prepared for FDA inspection in January 2017. The free research report on AERI is available at:
Shares in Hayward, California headquartered Impax Laboratories Inc. ended at $12.85, up 0.78% from the last trading session. The stock recorded a trading volume of 864,101 shares. The Company's shares are trading 19.29% below their 50-day moving average. Moreover, shares of Impax Laboratories, which develops, manufactures, and markets bioequivalent pharmaceutical products, have an RSI of 37.01.
On December 20th, 2016, Impax Laboratories announced that J. Kevin Buchi, a member of Impax's Board of Directors, has been appointed Interim President and CEO. The Company's Board has come to a mutual agreement with G. Frederick Wilkinson that the latter separate from his positions as President and CEO and as a member of the Board, effective immediately.
On December 28th, 2016, research firm Janney initiated a 'Neutral' rating on the Company's stock, with a target price of $15 per share.
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San Diego, California headquartered Retrophin Inc.'s stock ended yesterday's session 0.63% higher at $19.20 with a total trading volume of 362,629 shares. The Company's shares are trading 5.16% above their 200-day moving average. Shares of the Company, which focuses on the development, acquisition, and commercialization of therapies for the treatment of serious, catastrophic, or rare diseases, have an RSI of 44.70.
On November 19th, 2016, Retrophin announced additional results from the Phase 2 DUET study of sparsentan for the treatment of focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS), a rare kidney disorder without an FDA-approved pharmacologic treatment that often leads to end-stage renal disease. An analysis of the secondary endpoint presented showed that a significantly greater proportion of patients receiving sparsentan achieved modified partial remission of proteinuria, compared to irbesartan-treated patients. Modified partial remission, defined as proteinuria levels of less than or equal to 1.5 g/g and greater than 40% reduction of proteinuria from baseline, is associated with long-term preservation of renal function in FSGS. Visit us today and download our complete research report on RTRX for free at:
At the close on Thursday, shares in Cambridge, the UK-based GW Pharmaceuticals PLC recorded a trading volume of 218,003 shares. The stock finished 0.24% lower at $111.43. The Company's shares have surged 60.47% since the start of this year. The stock is trading above its 200-day moving average by 13.10%. Furthermore, shares of GW Pharma, which engages in discovering, developing, and commercializing cannabinoid prescription medicines using botanical extracts derived from the Cannabis plant, have an RSI of 42.41.
On December 5th, 2016, GW Pharma announced additional positive Epidiolex® Phase 3 data at the 70th Annual Meeting of the American Epilepsy Society. These data are from the positive pivotal Phase 3 study of Epidiolex in Dravet syndrome and the first pivotal Phase 3 study of Epidiolex in Lennox-Gastaut syndrome, both reported earlier this year. The Company stated that each pivotal Phase 3 study achieved the primary endpoint demonstrating a statistically significant difference between Epidiolex and placebo in seizure frequency reduction during the 14-week treatment period.
On December 5th, 2016, research firm Cantor Fitzgerald reiterated its 'Buy' rating on the Company's stock with an increase of the target price from $182 a share to $208 a share. Get free access to your technical report on GWPH at:
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