Drug Makers Stocks Under Scanner -- Teva Pharma, Endo, Ionis Pharma, and Amarin

Tuesday, February 14, 2017 Drug News
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NEW YORK, February 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --

Today's attention is directed to the Drug Manufacturers industry which

is involved in the manufacturing and processing of pharmaceutical products. The profitability of individual companies in this space depends on their ability to discover and market new drugs. This morning, Stock-Callers.com presents these four equities
for assessment: Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd (NYSE: TEVA), Endo International PLC (NASDAQ: ENDP), Ionis Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: IONS), and Amarin Corp. PLC (NASDAQ: AMRN). You can access our complimentary research reports on these stocks now at:


Teva Pharma  

Petach Tikva, Israel headquartered Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd's shares jumped 5.62%, closing Monday's trading session at $34.00. The stock recorded a trading volume of 22.84 million shares, which was above its three months average volume of 10.50 million shares. Shares of the Company have advanced 0.18% in the last month. The stock is trading 3.41% below its 50-day moving average. Additionally, shares of Teva Pharma, which develops, manufactures, markets, and distributes generic medicines and a portfolio of specialty medicines worldwide, have a Relative Strength Index (RSI) of 49.07.  

On February 13th, 2017, Teva reported that Q4 2016 revenues of $6.5 billion, up 33% on a y-o-y basis. The Company's GAAP gross profit was $3.4 billion in Q4 2016, up 19% compared to Q4 2015. GAAP gross profit margin was 52.2% in Q4 2016, compared to 58.3% in Q4 2015. Teva's GAAP net loss attributable to ordinary shareholders and GAAP diluted EPS were $1.0 billion and a loss of $1.10, respectively, in Q4 2016, compared to income of $500 million and EPS of $0.55 in Q4 2015.

On February 13th, 2017, research firm Maxim Group reiterated its 'Hold' rating on the Company's stock with a decrease of the target price from $41 a share to $40 a share. Visit us today and download your complete report on TEVA for free at:



On Monday, shares in Dublin, Ireland headquartered Endo International PLC recorded a trading volume of 4.15 million shares. The stock rose 0.33%, ending the day at $12.10. The Company's shares are trading below their 50-day moving average by 16.37%. Furthermore, shares of Endo International, which develops, manufactures, and distributes pharmaceutical products and devices worldwide, have an RSI of 36.23.

On January 31st, 2017, research firm Mizuho reiterated its 'Buy' rating on the Company's stock with a decrease of the target price from $25 a share to $15 a share.

On February 13th, 2017, Endo International announced that it will report its Q4 and full-year 2016 financial results and provide an update on its ongoing corporate strategic review on February 28th, 2017. Members of its senior management team will host a conference call and webcast before the US financial markets open at 8:30 a.m. ET on the same day. The complimentary research report on ENDP can be accessed at:


Ionis Pharma  

Carlsbad, California headquartered Ionis Pharmaceuticals Inc.'s stock finished the day 1.48% higher at $46.09, with a total trading volume of 775,896 shares. The Company's shares have gained 12.55% in the previous three months. The stock is trading above its 200-day moving average by 30.93%. Additionally, shares of Ionis Pharma, which focuses on developing drugs for patients with severe and rare diseases, have an RSI of 52.19.

On February 02nd, 2017, Ionis Pharmaceuticals announced that it has earned a $5 million milestone payment from Biogen associated with the validation of an undisclosed neurological disease target. Ionis and Biogen have a broad strategic collaboration to develop drugs to treat patients with neurological disorders. For this newest target, Ionis will continue to evaluate the target with the goal of advancing this program into development. Register for free on Stock-Callers.com and download the PDF research report on IONS at:



Shares in Dublin, Ireland-based Amarin Corp. PLC ended yesterday's session 2.35% lower at $3.32. The stock recorded a trading volume of 1.86 million shares, which was above its three months average volume of 1.67 million shares. The Company's shares have advanced 11.04% in the last one month, 7.79% over the previous three months, and 7.79% on an YTD basis. The stock is trading 7.41% and 20.33% above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages, respectively. Moreover, shares of Amarin, which focuses on the development and commercialization of therapeutics for the treatment of cardiovascular diseases in the US, have an RSI of 64.00.

On January 20th, 2017, Amarin announced that it and its wholly owned subsidiary, Corsicanto II Designated Activity Company have entered into separate, privately negotiated purchase agreements with certain investors pursuant to which the Issuer will issue and sell $30.0 million in aggregate principal amount of 3.50% Exchangeable Senior Notes due 2047, which will be guaranteed by Amarin, at an issue price of 100%. Get free access to your research report on AMRN at:


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