Biotech Stocks on Investors' Radar -- Portola Pharma, OvaScience, Ocera Therapeutics, and Ocular Therapeutix

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 Drug News
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NEW YORK, March 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --

Focus is on the Biotechnology, a highly volatile and unpredictable sector

due to the scientifically intensive operations of companies in this space. Markets served include medical, agricultural, environmental, and industrial. In today's pre-market research, Stock-Callers.com dedicates attention to these four stocks: Portola
Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: PTLA), OvaScience Inc. (NASDAQ: OVAS), Ocera Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: OCRX), and Ocular Therapeutix Inc. (NASDAQ: OCUL). Learn more about these stocks by downloading their comprehensive and free reports at:

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Portola Pharma  

On Monday, shares in South San Francisco, California headquartered Portola Pharmaceuticals Inc. climbed 1.77%, ending the day at $39.12. The stock recorded a trading volume of 1.05 million shares. The Company's shares have advanced 16.78% in the last one month, 108.86% over the previous three months, and 74.33% since the start of this year. The stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages by 21.81% and 59.53%, respectively. Moreover, shares of Portola Pharma, which develops and commercializes therapeutics for patients in the areas of thrombosis, other hematologic disorders, and inflammation, have a Relative Strength Index (RSI) of 63.78.

On February 28th, 2017, Portola Pharmaceuticals provided a corporate update and reported its financial results for Q4 2016 and year ended December 31st, 2016. Collaboration and license revenue in 2016 was $35.5 million compared with $12.1 million in 2015. For Q4 2016, total operating expenses were $68.9 million, research and development expenses were $56.0 million, and net loss was $53.8 million. PTLA complete research report is just a click away and free at:

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OvaScience  

Shares in Waltham, Massachusetts headquartered OvaScience Inc. ended the day 11.70% higher at $1.91. A total volume of 3.12 million shares was traded, which was above their three months average volume of 1.21 million shares. In the last month and the previous three months, the stock has surged 29.05% and 42.54%, respectively. Additionally, the Company's shares have advanced 24.84% in the previous one year. The stock is trading above its 50-day moving average by 23.51%. Furthermore, shares of OvaScience, which discovers, develops, and commercializes fertility treatment options for women worldwide, have an RSI of 73.52.

On March 02nd, 2017, OvaScience reported financial results and provided a business update for Q4 2016 and year ended December 31st, 2016. For Q4 2016, revenue was $121,000; net loss was $22.6 million; and research and development expense, excluding restructuring costs, was $4.7 million. For full year 2016, revenue was $653,000; net loss was $82.3 million; and research and development expense, excluding restructuring costs, was $21.6 million. The complimentary report on OVAS can be downloaded at:

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Ocera Therapeutics  

At the close of trading on Monday, shares in Palo Alto, California headquartered Ocera Therapeutics Inc. finished 3.20% higher at $1.29 with a total trading volume of 772,795 shares. The stock has advanced 105.25% in the last one month. The Company's shares are trading above their 50-day moving average by 12.24%. Additionally, shares of Ocera Therapeutics, which operates as a clinical stage biopharmaceutical Company, have an RSI of 50.95.

On March 10th, 2017, Ocera Therapeutics announced updates to its clinical development programs and reported financial results for Q4 2016 and year ended December 31st, 2016. Revenue for the three and twelve months of full year 2016 was $512,000 and $609,000, respectively. Net loss for the three and twelve months of full year 2016 was $5.2 million and $26.9 million, respectively. Sign up for your complimentary research report on OCRX at:

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Ocular Therapeutix  

Bedford, Massachusetts headquartered Ocular Therapeutix Inc.'s shares recorded a trading volume of 685,579 shares at the end of yesterday's session. The stock closed the day 0.97% higher at $9.36. The Company's shares have advanced 14.85% in the past month, 13.18% in the last three months, and 11.83% on an YTD basis. The stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages by 13.31% and 30.25%, respectively. Additionally, shares of Ocular Therapeutix, which focuses on the development and commercialization of therapies for diseases and conditions of the eye using its proprietary hydrogel platform technology in the US, have an RSI of 57.22.

On March 15th, 2017, Ocular Therapeutix announced positive results of a patient experience study of DEXTENZA™ (dexamethasone insert) 0.4 mg for intracanalicular use. The study, published in Patient Preference and Adherence, evaluated the overall patient experience and perceived value of DEXTENZA following cataract surgery. Get free access to your research report on OCUL at:

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