How These Biotech Stocks are Faring? -- Neuralstem, Catalyst Biosciences, Trevena, and FibroGen

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 General News
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NEW YORK, February 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --

Today's research on brings investors' attention to

the Biotech space which focuses on novel drug developments and clinical researches aimed at treating diseases and medical conditions. Up for review this morning are: Neuralstem Inc. (NASDAQ: CUR), Catalyst Biosciences Inc. (NASDAQ: CBIO), Trevena Inc.
(NASDAQ: TRVN), and FibroGen Inc. (NASDAQ: FGEN). Register now and get full and free access to our downloadable research reports on these stocks at:


Germantown, Maryland headquartered Neuralstem Inc.'s stock finished Tuesday's session 2.17% lower at $3.61. A total volume of 855,689 shares was traded, which was above their three months average volume of 558,520 shares. The Company's shares have advanced 2.85% on an YTD basis. The stock is trading below its 50-day moving average by 0.89%. Furthermore, shares of Neuralstem, which focuses on the research, development, and commercialization of central nervous system therapies based on its proprietary human neuronal stem cells and stem-cell derived small molecule compounds, have a Relative Strength Index (RSI) of 53.62.

On February 16th, 2017, Neuralstem announced completion of subject enrollment in its Phase-2 clinical trial of NSI-189 for the treatment of major depressive disorder. NSI-189 is a new chemical entity and the lead compound in Neuralstem's neurogenic small molecule program. The Company noted that enrollment was completed ahead of schedule and data are expected in Q3 2017. Access our complete research report on CUR for free at:

Catalyst Biosciences  

Shares in South San Francisco, California headquartered Catalyst Biosciences Inc. ended at $6.87, down 1.01% from the last trading session. The stock recorded a trading volume of 66,074 shares. The Company's shares have skyrocketed 1,064.41% in the last one month, 854.17% over the previous three months, and 956.92% since the start of this year. The stock is trading 413.18% above its 50-day moving average and 448.36% above its 200-day moving average. Moreover, shares of Catalyst Biosciences, which focuses on engineering proteases as therapeutics for hemophilia, hemeostasis, complement-mediated diseases, and other unmet medical needs, have an RSI of 74.05.

On February 16th, 2017, Catalyst Biosciences announced that Andrew Hetherington has been promoted to Senior Vice President of Technical Operations. The Company noted that Mr. Hetherington joined Catalyst in September 2015 and has successfully led the Pfizer-to-Catalyst technology transfer of the Company's next-generation Factor VIIa clinical candidate, and has been instrumental in advancing the Company's next generation Factor IX clinical manufacture and associated program activities. The complimentary research report on CBIO can be downloaded at:


King of Prussia, Pennsylvania-based Trevena Inc.'s stock ended yesterday's session 40.11% lower at $4.27. A total volume of 10.48 million shares was traded, which was above their three months average volume of 523,770 shares. The Company's shares are trading 34.42% below their 50-day moving average. Additionally, shares of Trevena, which discovers, develops, and intends to commercialize therapeutics for G protein coupled receptors, have an RSI of 21.36.

On February 02nd, 2017, research firm Ladenburg Thalmann initiated a 'Buy' rating on the Company's stock, with a target price of $15 per share.

On February 21st, 2017, Trevena announced positive top-line results from its Phase-3 APOLLO-1 and APOLLO-2 pivotal efficacy studies of oliceridine in moderate-to-severe acute pain following bunionectomy and abdominoplasty, respectively. The Company noted that in both studies, all dose regimens achieved their primary endpoint of statistically greater analgesic efficacy than placebo, as measured by responder rate. In addition, oliceridine showed dose-related trends of improvements versus morphine on numerous measures of respiratory safety and gastrointestinal tolerability - both key unmet needs in acute pain management. Register for free on and get access to the latest PDF format report on TRVN at:


At the close of trading on Tuesday, shares in San Francisco, California headquartered FibroGen Inc. recorded a trading volume of 262,086 shares. The stock finished 1.02% lower at $24.35. The Company's shares have gained 8.22% in the previous three months and 13.79% on an YTD basis. The stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages by 6.68% and 23.53%, respectively. Furthermore, shares of FibroGen, which discovers, develops, and commercializes therapeutic agents to treat serious unmet medical needs, have an RSI of 57.43.

On February 03rd, 2017, FibroGen announced that clinical results from the Company's open-label, dose-escalation Phase-1/2 study (FGCL-MC3019-028) of pamrevlumab in pancreatic cancer were published in the Journal of Cancer Clinical Trials. FibroGen noted that the published results support a dose-related increase in survival in advanced pancreatic cancer, and that pamrevlumab can be safely combined with chemotherapy. Pamrevlumab is first-in-class fully human monoclonal therapeutic antibody that inhibits connective tissue growth factor, a common factor in chronic fibrotic and proliferative disorders. Download your free research report on FGEN at:


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