Breakfast Technical Briefing on Generic Drugs Stocks -- Mallinckrodt, Akorn, Pacira Pharma, and Rigel Pharma

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NEW YORK, Nov. 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --

If you want a Stock Review on MNK, AKRX, PCRX, or RIGL then come over to and sign up for your free customized report. Generic Drugs manufacturers are a compelling investment theme for investors. There are a number of other trends in the industry - from aging populations and higher
healthcare spending to mergers and acquisitions - that could make it even more attractive. This morning, takes a closer look at four equities in this space to see how they have fared over the past trading sessions: Mallinckrodt PLC (NYSE: MNK), Akorn Inc. (NASDAQ: AKRX), Pacira Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: PCRX), and Rigel Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: RIGL). Daily Stock Tracker published free research reports on these stocks today at:


Staines-Upon-Thames, the UK headquartered Mallinckrodt PLC's shares jumped 11.11%, closing Thursday's trading session at $22.20. The stock recorded a trading volume of 8.87 million shares, which was above its three months average volume of 2.83 million shares. The Company's shares are trading 34.63% below their 50-day moving average. Additionally, shares of Mallinckrodt, which develops, manufactures, markets, and distributes branded and generic specialty pharmaceutical products and therapies in the US, Europe, Middle-East, Africa, and internationally, have a Relative Strength Index (RSI) of 26.40. 

On November 02nd, 2017, Mallinckrodt (MNK) and Ocera Therapeutics, Inc. (OCRX) announced that they have entered into an agreement under which MNK will acquire OCRX, a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of novel therapeutics for orphan and other serious liver diseases with high unmet medical need. Ocera's developmental product OCR-002, an ammonia scavenger, is being studied for treatment of hepatic encephalopathy, a neuropsychiatric syndrome associated with hyperammonemia, which is a complication of acute or chronic liver disease.

On November 08th, 2017, research firm Canaccord Genuity reiterated its 'Buy' rating on the Company's stock with a decrease of the target price from $38 a share to $24 a share. See our free and comprehensive research report on MNK at:


On Thursday, shares in Lake Forest, Illinois headquartered Akorn Inc. recorded a trading volume of 2.41 million shares. The stock declined 0.27%, ending the day at $33.15. The Company's shares have advanced 0.61% in the past month and 51.86% on an YTD basis. The stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages by 0.34% and 9.19%, respectively. Furthermore, shares of Akorn, which develops, manufactures, and markets specialized generic and branded pharmaceuticals, over-the-counter (OTC) drug products, and animal health products in the US and internationally, have an RSI of 53.06.  AKRX free research report is just a click away at:

Pacira Pharmaceuticals

Parsippany, New Jersey headquartered Pacira Pharmaceuticals Inc.'s stock finished the day 2.07% lower at $40.15. A total volume of 976,541 shares was traded, which was above their three months average volume of 673,320 shares. The Company's shares have advanced 16.72% in the last one month, 10.30% in the previous three months, and 24.30% on an YTD basis. The stock is trading above its 50-day moving average by 12.09%. Additionally, shares of Pacira Pharma have an RSI of 66.45. 

On October 25th, 2017, Pacira Pharma announced that it has committed to invest up to $25 million in TELA Bio, a privately-held surgical reconstruction company that markets its proprietary OviTex™ portfolio of products for ventral hernia repair and abdominal wall reconstruction. TELA Bio's OviTex Reinforced BioScaffold products are a distinct class of surgical implants that integrate biologic and synthetic materials in a unique embroidered construction that allows free movement of fluid and cells through the construct.

On November 09th, 2017, research firm H.C. Wainwright resumed its 'Buy' rating on the Company's stock, with a target price of $52 per share. Sign up for your complimentary report on PCRX at:

Rigel Pharmaceuticals

Shares in South San Francisco, California-based Rigel Pharmaceuticals Inc. ended yesterday's session 2.35% lower at $3.74. The stock recorded a trading volume of 1.17 million shares. The Company's shares have surged 71.56% over the previous three months and 57.14% since the start of this year. The stock is trading 16.35% and 35.22% above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages, respectively. Moreover, shares of Rigel Pharma, which engages in the discovery and development of drugs in the therapeutic areas of immunology, oncology, and immuno-oncology, have an RSI of 54.36. 

On November 02nd, 2017, Rigel Pharma announced that Gregg Lapointe, CPA, MBA has been appointed to the Company's Board of Directors. Currently the CEO and Co-founder of Cerium Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Mr. Lapointe offers the board nearly three decades of commercial and financial experience, bringing products to market in the areas of medical devices and rare diseases. 

On November 06th, 2017, research firm H.C. Wainwright resumed its 'Buy' rating on the Company's stock, with a target price of $7 per share. Register for free on and download the latest research report on RIGL at:


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