How These Biotech Stocks are Faring? -- Geron, Incyte, Illumina, and Bellerophon Therapeutics

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NEW YORK, March 3, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --

For today, follows the recent performances of these Biotech

companies: Geron Corp. (NASDAQ: GERN), Incyte Corp. (NASDAQ: INCY), Illumina Inc. (NASDAQ: ILMN), and Bellerophon Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: BLPH). These stocks belong to the Healthcare sector which was were little changed on Thursday,
March 02
nd, 2017, with the NYSE Health Care Index edging up 0.04%, while shares of health care companies in the S&P 500 were down about 0.2% as a group. Register now and get full and free access to our downloadable research reports on these stocks at:


Menlo Park, California-based Geron Corp.'s shares rose 3.29%, closing Thursday's trading session at $2.20. The stock recorded a trading volume of 2.19 million shares, which was above its three months average volume of 1.38 million shares. The Company's shares have advanced 5.77% in the last month, 5.77% over the previous three months, and 6.28% since the start of this year. The stock is trading 3.80% above its 50-day moving average. Additionally, shares of Geron, which focuses on the development of telomerase inhibitor, imetelstat, for treating hematologic myeloid malignancies, have a Relative Strength Index (RSI) of 53.49.

On March 02nd, 2017, Geron announced that an abstract submitted by Janssen Research & Development, LLC describing non-clinical data on imetelstat has been accepted for presentation as a poster at the 2017 American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting to be held in Washington, D.C. from April 01st-05th, 2017. Access our complete research report on GERN for free at:


On Thursday, Wilmington, Delaware headquartered Incyte Corp.'s stock recorded a trading volume of 1.96 million shares, and ended the day 0.32% lower at $132.80. The Company's shares have advanced 9.56% in the last month, 26.39% in the previous three months, and 32.44% on an YTD basis. The stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages by 14.51% and 40.02%, respectively. Furthermore, shares of Incyte, which focuses on the discovery, development, and commercialization of proprietary therapeutics in oncology in the US and internationally, have an RSI of 71.50.

On March 02nd, 2017, Incyte announced that 20 abstracts from its research and development portfolio will be presented at the upcoming 2017 American Association for Cancer Research annual meeting in Washington, D.C. from April 01st-05th, 2017. These abstracts include a clinical data presentation from the dose-escalation phase of the Company's ongoing trial of its selective FGFR 1/2/3 inhibitor (INCB54828), and well as preclinical data from its small molecule inhibitor programs targeting PI3K? (INCB50465), LSD1 (INCB59872), JAK1 (INCB52793), BRD/BET (INCB54329 and INCB57643) and FGFR4 (INCB62079) and from its epacadostat, OX40 (INCAGN1949) and GITR (INCAGN1876) immuno-oncology programs.

Yesterday, research firm Instinet initiated a 'Buy' rating on the Company's stock, with a target price of $148 per share. The complimentary research report on INCY can be downloaded at:


San Diego, California headquartered Illumina Inc.'s stock finished the day 0.64% lower at $167.72 with a total trading volume of 804,875 shares. The Company's shares have gained 4.76% in the last one month, 22.84% in the previous three months, and 30.99% on an YTD basis. The stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages by 9.57% and 10.77%, respectively. Additionally, shares of Illumina, which provides sequencing and array-based solutions for genetic analysis, have an RSI of 70.10.

On February 28th, 2017, Illumina announced the launch of the iHope Network, a consortium of member institutions who have committed to providing clinical whole genome sequencing to underserved families. As of the day of official press release, the iHope Network consists of clinical laboratory members: Illumina, Genome.One, GeneDx, HudsonAlpha, and their affiliate healthcare partners. Register for free on and get access to the latest PDF format report on ILMN at:

Bellerophon Therapeutics  

Shares in Warren, New Jersey headquartered Bellerophon Therapeutics Inc. ended yesterday's session 2.31% higher at $1.33. The stock recorded a trading volume of 964,661 shares. The Company's shares have skyrocketed 104.62% in the last one month, 177.08% over the previous three months, and 155.77% since the start of this year. The stock is trading 76.11% and 7.10% above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages, respectively. Moreover, 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 63.81.

On January 04th, 2017, Bellerophon Therapeutics announced that it received confirmation from the US Food and Drug Administration of the Agency's acceptance of all modifications proposed by the Company to its Phase-3 program for INOpulse in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension. Download your free research report on BLPH at:

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