How These Drug Makers Stocks are Faring? -- Orexigen Therapeutics, United Therapeutics, DURECT, and SciClone Pharma

Monday, March 20, 2017 Drug News
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NEW YORK, March 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --

For today, Stock-Callers.com draws attention to select Drug Manufacturers

stocks, namely: Orexigen Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: OREX), United Therapeutics Corp. (NASDAQ: UTHR), DURECT Corp. (NASDAQ: DRRX), and SciClone Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: SCLN). These companies are part of the Healthcare sector, which was mixed in
afternoon trade on Friday, March 17th, 2017, with the NYSE Health Care Index rising about 0.1%, while shares of health care companies in the S&P 500 were down 0.25% as a group. Register now and get full and free access to our downloadable research reports on these stocks at:

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Orexigen Therapeutics  

Last Friday, shares in La Jolla, California headquartered Orexigen Therapeutics Inc. ended the session 3.76% lower at $4.10. The stock recorded a trading volume of 182,389 shares. The Company's shares have surged 141.18% in the previous three months and 135.63% on an YTD basis. The stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages by 3.24% and 18.50%, respectively. Furthermore, shares of Orexigen Therapeutics, which focuses on the development of pharmaceutical products, have a Relative Strength Index (RSI) of 47.41.

On March 07th, 2017, Orexigen Therapeutics announced that it will release is corporate and financial results for Q4 and full year 2016 on, March 28th, 2017, before the market opens. Following the announcement, Orexigen will provide a business update and discuss the financial results in a live webcast and conference call at 5:00 p.m. ET. Access our complete research report on OREX for free at:

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United Therapeutics  

Silver Spring, Maryland headquartered United Therapeutics Corp.'s stock finished 2.14% higher at $142.08. A total volume of 1.19 million shares was traded, which was above their three months average volume of 597,040 shares. The Company's shares have gained 2.89% in the previous three months. The stock is trading above its 200-day moving average by 9.37%. Moreover, shares of United Therapeutics, which develops and commercializes products to address the unmet medical needs of patients with chronic and life-threatening diseases worldwide, have an RSI of 38.73.

On March 09th, 2017, Northwell Health's Feinstein Institute for Medical Research and United Therapeutics announced a strategic partnership focused on the application of bioelectronic medicine and cell therapy to cardiology, hypertension, and post-transplant tolerance induction. Under the strategic partnership, United Therapeutics will fund Northwell's efforts in four research and development tracks, while United Therapeutics will bring the results into clinical development. The two organizations are working toward the goal of initial regulatory approvals within five years.

On March 16th, 2017, research firm Credit Suisse initiated an 'Underperform' rating on the Company's stock. The complimentary research report on UTHR can be downloaded at:

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DURECT  

Shares in Cupertino, California headquartered DURECT Corp. closed the day 2.06% lower at $0.95. The stock recorded a trading volume of 489,277 shares, which was above its three months average volume of 346,270 shares. The Company's shares are trading below their 50-day moving average by 12.73%. Moreover, shares of DURECT, which researches and develops therapies based on its epigenomic regulator program and proprietary drug delivery platforms, have an RSI of 36.67.

On February 28th, 2017, research firm H.C. Wainwright resumed its 'Buy' rating on the Company's stock, with a target price of $3 per share.

On March 14th, 2017, DURECT announced that total revenues were $3.5 million and net loss was $8.8 million for the three months ended December 31st, 2016, compared to total revenues of $5.2 million and net loss of $5.8 million for the three months ended December 31st, 2015. At December 31st, 2016, the Company's cash and investments were $25.2 million compared to cash and investments of $29.3 million at December 31st, 2015. Debt at December 31st, 2016 was $19.9 million. Register for free on Stock-Callers.com and get access to the latest PDF format report on DRRX at:

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SciClone Pharma  

Foster City, California headquartered SciClone Pharmaceuticals Inc.'s shares recorded a trading volume of 750,632 shares last Friday, which was higher than their three months average volume of 269,130 shares. The stock closed flat at $9.55. The Company's shares are trading 4.84% below their 50-day moving average. Additionally, shares of SciClone Pharma, which provides therapies for oncology, infectious diseases, and cardiovascular disorders in the People's Republic of China, the US, and Hong Kong, have an RSI of 40.94.

On March 06th, 2017, SciClone announced that revenues in Q4 2016 were $44.1 million, a 3% increase compared to $42.9 million in Q4 2015. On a GAAP basis, SciClone reported net income in Q4 2016 of $6.4 million, or $0.13 and $0.12 per share on a basic and diluted basis, respectively, compared to net income of $12.5 million, or $0.25 and $0.24 per share on a basic and diluted basis, respectively, for Q4 2015. Download your free research report on SCLN at:

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