Biotech Stocks Under Scanner -- Juno Therapeutics, Nektar Therapeutics, Threshold Pharma, and Bellerophon Therapeutics

Thursday, May 25, 2017 Drug News
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NEW YORK, May 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --

The Biotech space consists of companies engaged in the research and development

of new drugs, medical devices, and procedures. The industry includes the manufacturing and marketing of drugs as a result of direct research and development. Pre-market, dedicates attention to these four stocks: Juno Therapeutics Inc.
(NASDAQ: JUNO), Nektar Therapeutics (NASDAQ: NKTR), Threshold Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: THLD), and Bellerophon Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: BLPH). You can access our complimentary research reports on these stocks now at:

Juno Therapeutics  

Shares in Seattle, Washington headquartered Juno Therapeutics Inc. rose 2.14%, ending Wednesday's trading session at $25.33. The stock recorded a trading volume of 906,507 shares. The Company's shares have gained 1.52% in the last one month, 14.51% over the last three months, and 34.38% on an YTD basis. The stock is trading 7.46% and 2.27% above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages, respectively. Moreover, shares of Juno Therapeutics, which engages in developing cell-based cancer immunotherapies, have a Relative Strength Index (RSI) of 56.27.

On May 05th, 2017, research firm FBR & Co. reiterated its 'Market Perform' rating on the Company's stock with a decrease of the target price from $30 a share to $29 a share.

On May 23rd, 2017, Juno Therapeutics announced that it has appointed Jay Flatley to its Board of Directors. Mr. Flatley served as Executive Chairman of Illumina, Inc. from 1999 to 2016, and during his tenure grew the company's annual revenue from just over $1 million to more than $2 billion. He also oversaw the growth of the company from 20 employees to over 5,000. Visit us today and download your complete report on JUNO for free at:

Nektar Therapeutics  

San Francisco, California headquartered Nektar Therapeutics' stock jumped 6.84%, closing the day at $21.10. A total volume of 2.88 million shares was traded, which was above their three months average volume of 2.19 million shares. The Company's shares have advanced 8.82% in the past month, 59.85% in the previous three months, and 71.96% since the start of this year. The stock is trading 7.20% and 32.65% above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages, respectively. Additionally, shares of Nektar Therapeutics, which develops drug candidates based on its PEGylation and polymer conjugate technology platforms in the US, have an RSI of 60.10.

On May 18th, 2017, Nektar Therapeutics announced its presence at the 2017 American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting, which will take place from June 02nd, 2017 to June 06th, 2017 in Chicago. The Company will share updated data from clinical studies of NKTR-214, an investigational immuno-stimulatory therapy designed to expand specific cancer-fighting CD8+ effector T cells and natural killer cells directly in the tumor microenvironment. The complimentary research report on NKTR can be accessed at:

Threshold Pharma  

On Wednesday, shares in South San Francisco, California headquartered Threshold Pharmaceuticals Inc. recorded a trading volume of 133,502 shares. The stock ended the day 0.25% lower at $0.47. The Company's shares have advanced 6.53% since the start of this year, and are trading below their 50-day moving average by 11.45%. Furthermore, shares of Threshold Pharma, which discovers and develops therapeutic and diagnostic agents that target tumor cells for the treatment of cancer patients in the US, have an RSI of 40.71.

On May 15th, 2017, Threshold Pharma reported financial results for Q1 ended March 31st, 2017. R&D expenses for the quarter were $1.6 million; general and administrative expenses were $2.9 million; non-cash stock-based compensation expense, included in total operating expenses, was $0.5 million; and net loss was $5.1 million. Additionally, cash, cash equivalents, and marketable securities totaled $17.6 million at March 31st, 2017. Register for free on and download the PDF research report on THLD at:

Bellerophon Therapeutics  

Warren, New Jersey headquartered Bellerophon Therapeutics Inc.'s stock dropped 2.80%, finishing yesterday's session at $1.39 with a total trading volume of 259,946 shares. The Company's shares have advanced 0.72% in the last one month, 15.83% in the previous three months, and 167.20% on an YTD basis. The stock is trading above its 200-day moving average by 19.07%. Additionally, shares of Bellerophon Therapeutics, which focuses on the development of products at the intersection of drugs and devices that address unmet medical needs in the treatment of cardiopulmonary diseases, have an RSI of 45.25.

On May 15th, 2017, Bellerophon Therapeutics reported financial results for Q1 ended March 31st, 2017. The Company reduced its loss from operations to $4.8 million during the quarter, and had cash and cash equivalents, restricted cash, and marketable securities of $17.1 million at March 31st, 2017. The Company also reported net loss per share of $0.60 in Q1 2017 compared to $0.54 net loss per share in the prior-year's same period. Get free access to your research report on BLPH at:


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