Breakfast Technical Briefing on Biotech Stocks -- Aurinia Pharma, Esperion Therapeutics, Paratek Pharma, and Verastem

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NEW YORK, July 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --

If you want a Stock Review on AUPH, ESPR, PRTK, or VSTM then come over to and sign up for your free customized report today. Focus is on the Biotech industry, which broadly segments into the medical and agricultural markets. Although enterprising biotechnology is also being applied
to other exciting areas like industrial production of chemicals as well as bioremediation, the use in these areas is still specialized and limited. Ahead of today's trading session, focuses on the most recent performances of Aurinia Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: AUPH), Esperion Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: ESPR), Paratek Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: PRTK), and Verastem Inc. (NASDAQ: VSTM). Daily Stock Tracker published free research reports on these stocks today at:

Aurinia Pharma 

Victoria, Canada headquartered Aurinia Pharmaceuticals Inc.'s shares dropped 2.65%, closing Thursday's trading session at $6.60. The stock recorded a trading volume of 1.44 million shares. The Company's shares have skyrocketed 214.29% since the start of this year. The stock is trading 0.83% above its 50-day moving average and 33.09% above its 200-day moving average. Additionally, shares of Aurinia Pharma, which engages in the development of a therapeutic drug to treat autoimmune diseases in Canada, have a Relative Strength Index (RSI) of 50.79.  

On June 22nd, 2017, Aurinia Pharma announced that the six incumbent directors of the Company were elected at its annual general meeting held last June 21st, 2017. The six directors are Richard Glickman, Benjamin Rovinski, David Jayne, Hyuek Joon Lee, Lorin Randall, and George Milne. Voting results on all matters voted on at the meeting are filed on SEDAR website and EDGAR website. See our free and comprehensive research report on AUPH at:

Esperion Therapeutics 

On Thursday, shares in Ann Arbor, Michigan headquartered Esperion Therapeutics Inc. recorded a trading volume of 783,580 shares, which was above their three months average volume of 681,270 shares. The stock edged 5.63% higher, ending the day at $48.80. The Company's shares have surged 41.82% in the past month, 30.55% in the previous three months, and 289.78% on an YTD basis. The stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages by 24.46% and 93.22%, respectively. Furthermore, shares of Esperion Therapeutics have an RSI of 66.51.  

On June 26th, 2017, Esperion Therapeutics announced the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently confirmed the regulatory pathway to approval for the once-daily, oral-combination pill of bempedoic acid 180 mg and ezetimibe 10 mg. Based on feedback received from the FDA, the Company plans to initiate a single, global pivotal Phase-3 bridging study (1002FDC-053) for the bempedoic acid / ezetimibe combination pill that will be conducted concurrently with the ongoing global pivotal Phase-3 program for bempedoic acid. 

On July 11th, 2017, research firm Jefferies initiated a 'Hold' rating on the Company's stock. ESPR free research report is just a click away at:

Paratek Pharma 

Boston, Massachusetts headquartered Paratek Pharmaceuticals Inc.'s stock finished the day 2.44% lower at $22.00. A total volume of 1.20 million shares was traded, which was above their three months average volume of 661,410 shares. The Company's shares have advanced 1.85% in the previous three months and 42.86% on an YTD basis. The stock is trading above its 200-day moving average by 26.65%. Additionally, shares of Paratek Pharma have an RSI of 40.30.  

On July 19th, 2017, Paratek Pharma announced that it will host a conference call and live audio webcast on August 02nd , 2017, at 8:30 a.m. ET to report Q2 2017 financial results and provide an update on its clinical development efforts for omadacycline for skin infections, community-acquired bacterial pneumonia, and urinary tract infections. The audio webcast can be accessed under the Investor Relations section of the Company's website. Sign up for your complimentary report on PRTK at:


Shares in Needham, Massachusetts headquartered Verastem Inc. ended yesterday's session 2.33% higher at $3.51. The stock recorded a trading volume of 1.37 million shares, which was above its three months average volume of 892,300 shares. The Company's shares have advanced 61.01% in the last one month, 83.77% over the previous three months, and 213.39% since the start of this year. The stock is trading 38.39% and 109.40% above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages, respectively. Moreover, shares of Verastem, which focuses on discovering and developing drugs for the treatment of cancer, have an RSI of 61.22.  

On July 11th, 2017, Verastem announced the appointment of Julie B. Feder as CFO. Ms. Feder joins the Company from the Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. (CHAI), where she served as CFO for six years. At CHAI, Ms. Feder was responsible for managing a global team across multiple departments, and developed the global finance strategy and internal audit, treasury, and global payroll functions. Register for free on and download the latest research report on VSTM at:

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