NEW YORK, February 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --
The Biotech industry is today's focus on Stock-Callers.com, and lined up for assessment are the following equities: ZIOPHARM Oncology Inc. (NASDAQ: ZIOP), Aurinia Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: AUPH), Arena Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: ARNA), and Marinus Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: MRNS). These companies belong to the Healthcare sector, which was narrowly mixed on Monday, February 27th, 2017, with the NYSE Health Care Index declining less than 0.1%, while shares of health care companies in the S&P 500 were up about 0.1% as a group. Download the free research reports on these stocks today:
On Monday, shares in Boston, Massachusetts headquartered ZIOPHARM Oncology Inc. recorded a trading volume of 1.44 million shares. The stock ended the day at $6.39, climbing 4.75% from the last trading session. The Company's shares have advanced 16.61% in the last one month and 19.44% on an YTD basis. The stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages by 5.43% and 7.58%, respectively. Furthermore, shares of ZIOPHARM Oncology, which focuses on acquiring, developing, and commercializing a portfolio of cancer therapies that address unmet medical needs through synthetic immuno-oncology, have a Relative Strength Index (RSI) of 51.63.
On February 16th, 2017, ZIOPHARM announced that net loss applicable to common shareholders for Q4 2016 was $14.8 million, or $(0.11) per share, compared to a net loss of $9.5 million, or $(0.07) per share, for Q4 2015. The Company ended Q4 2016 with cash and cash equivalents of approximately $81.1 million, which the Company believes will be sufficient to fund its currently planned activities into Q4 2017. See our free and comprehensive research report on ZIOP at:
Victoria, Canada headquartered Aurinia Pharmaceuticals Inc.'s stock saw a slight drop of 0.54%, finishing yesterday's session at $3.70 with a total trading volume of 1.05 million shares. The Company's shares have gained 21.31% in the last month, 18.21% over the previous three months, and 76.19% since the start of this year. The stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages by 30.47% and 27.63%, respectively. Additionally, shares of Aurinia Pharma, which engages in the development of a therapeutic drug to treat autoimmune diseases in Canada, have an RSI of 64.53.
On February 14th, 2017, Aurinia Pharmaceuticals announced the results of a supportive Phase-I safety, pharmacokinetic (PK) and pharmacodynamic (PD) study in healthy Japanese patients which supports further development of voclosporin in this patient population. The Company stated that based on evaluations comparing the Japanese ethno-bridging data vs. previous PK and PD studies in non-Japanese patients, voclosporin demonstrated no statistically significant differences in exposure with respect to Area Under the Curve measurements. Furthermore, the PK parameters in Japanese patients were generally consistent with previously evaluated PK parameters in non-Japanese volunteers. AUPH free research report PDF is just a click away at:
Shares in San Diego, California-based Arena Pharmaceuticals Inc. ended the session 6.80% higher at $1.57. The stock recorded a trading volume of 2.02 million shares, which was above its three months average volume of 1.61 million shares. The Company's shares have gained 9.03% in the last one month and 10.56% on an YTD basis. The stock is trading 6.80% above its 50-day moving average. Moreover, shares of Arena Pharma, which focuses on developing novel small molecule drugs for various therapeutic areas, have an RSI of 57.98.
On February 14th, 2017, Arena Pharma announced the appointment of three new members to its Board of Directors. Jayson Dallas, M.D., Oliver Fetzer, Ph.D., and Garry A. Neil, M.D. have joined as independent directors. The new directors are all international business executives with significant drug development and commercial expertise. In addition, the Company announced that the current directors Harry F. Hixson, Jr., Ph.D. and Donald D. Belcher will be retiring from the Board at the annual meeting. Sign up for your complimentary report on ARNA at:
At the closing bell on Monday, Radnor, Pennsylvania-based Marinus Pharmaceuticals Inc.'s stock dropped 0.73%, finishing at $1.36. A total volume of 203,112 shares was traded. The Company's shares have gained 6.75% in the last month, 17.24% over the previous three months, and 34.65% on an YTD basis. The stock is trading 18.60% above its 50-day moving average. Additionally, shares of Marinus Pharma, which focuses on developing and commercializing therapeutics to treat epilepsy and neuropsychiatric disorders, have an RSI of 58.97.
On February 14th, 2017, Marinus Pharma announced the publication of preclinical data in the January issue of Neuropharmacology, showing that its positive allosteric modulator of GABAA, ganaxolone ameliorates many of the behavioral abnormalities in a mouse model of adult Angelman syndrome (AS). Evidence from experimental models suggests that AS may be associated with deficient extrasynaptic GABAA receptor function. Register for free on Stock-Callers.com and download the latest research report on MRNS at:
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