How These Biotech Stocks are Faring? -- Seattle Genetics, Sangamo Therapeutics, Vertex Pharma, and VIVUS

Monday, May 15, 2017 Genetics & Stem Cells News
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NEW YORK, May 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --

On Friday, May 12, 2017, the Dow Jones Industrial

Average and the S&P 500 edged 0.11% and 0.15% lower, respectively at the closing bell, while the NASDAQ Composite stayed bullish, finishing marginally higher by 0.09%. Five out of nine sectors ended last Friday's trading session in bullish territories.
Taking into consideration last Friday's market sentiment, assessed the following Biotechnology equities this morning: Seattle Genetics Inc. (NASDAQ: SGEN), Sangamo Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: SGMO), Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: VRTX), and VIVUS Inc. (NASDAQ: VVUS). Download the free research reports on these stocks today:

Seattle Genetics  

Bothell, Washington headquartered Seattle Genetics Inc.'s stock rose 1.64%, finishing last Friday's trading session at $63.11. A total volume of 453,133 shares was traded. The Company's shares have gained 4.90% over the previous three months and 19.59% since the start of this year. The stock is trading above its 200-day moving average by 7.15%. Additionally, shares of Seattle Genetics, which develops and commercializes targeted therapies to treat cancer worldwide, have a Relative Strength Index (RSI) of 44.88. See our free and comprehensive research report on SGEN at:

Sangamo Therapeutics  

Shares in Richmond, California headquartered Sangamo Therapeutics Inc. ended at $8.20, surging 17.14% from the last trading session. The stock recorded a trading volume of 11.44 million shares, which was above its three months average volume of 828,270 shares. The Company's shares have advanced 92.94% in the past month, 112.99% over the previous three months, and 168.85% since the start of this year. The stock is trading 82.53% and 96.97% above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages, respectively. Moreover, shares of Sangamo Therapeutics, which focuses on translating ground-breaking science into genomic therapies that transform patients' lives using platform technologies in genome editing, gene therapy, gene regulation, and cell therapy, have an RSI of 83.68. SGMO free research report PDF is just a click away at:

Vertex Pharma  

On Friday, shares in Boston, Massachusetts headquartered Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc. recorded a trading volume of 986,032 shares. The stock declined 0.66%, closing the day at $114.60. The Company's shares have gained 30.01% over the previous three months and 55.56% on an YTD basis. The stock is trading 8.13% above its 50-day moving average and 25.00% above its 200-day moving average. Additionally, shares of Vertex Pharma, which discovers, develops, manufactures, and commercializes medicines for serious diseases, have an RSI of 53.34. Sign up for your complimentary report on VRTX at:


At the close of trading on Friday, shares in Campbell, California headquartered VIVUS Inc. recorded a trading volume of 428,801 shares. The stock finished the session flat at $1.01. The Company's shares are trading below their 50-day moving average by 4.93%. Furthermore, shares of VIVUS, which develops and commercializes therapies to address unmet medical needs in the US and the European Union, have an RSI of 42.35. Register for free on and download the latest research report on VVUS at:


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