How These Drug Makers Stocks are Faring? -- Sanofi, Impax Laboratories, Heron Therapeutics, and GW Pharma

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

Ahead of today's trading session, shifts focus on four

major players in the Drug Manufacturers space: Sanofi SA (NYSE: SNY), Impax Laboratories Inc. (NASDAQ: IPXL), Heron Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: HRTX), and GW Pharmaceuticals PLC (NASDAQ: GWPH). These companies operate in the Healthcare sector, which trended
lower on Monday, March 13th, 2017, with the NYSE Health Care Index dropping about 0.1%, while shares of health care companies in the S&P 500 also were down over 0.1% as a group. Register now and get full and free access to our downloadable research reports on these stocks at:


On Monday, shares in Paris, France headquartered Sanofi recorded a trading volume of 775,188 shares. The stock ended at $43.84, declining 0.16% from the last trading session. The Company's shares have gained 2.67% in the last one month, 10.23% over the previous three months, and 8.41% on an YTD basis. The stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages by 5.37% and 8.83%, respectively. Furthermore, shares of Sanofi, which researches, develops, manufactures, and markets therapeutic solutions, have a Relative Strength Index (RSI) of 61.85.

On March 07th, 2017, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals and Sanofi announced that new Phase-3 data from the Praluent® (alirocumab) Injection clinical trial program will be presented at the American College of Cardiology Scientific Sessions (ACC.17), March 17th-19th, 2017 in Washington, D.C. Key data include presentations on the effects of Praluent across several patient subsets such as diabetes, heterozygous familial hypercholesterolemia (HeFH), and atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease.

On March 09th, 2017, research firm Liberum initiated a 'Hold' rating on the Company's stock. Access our complete research report on SNY for free at:

Impax Laboratories  

Hayward, California headquartered Impax Laboratories Inc.'s stock finished yesterday's session 2.26% higher at $9.05 with a total trading volume of 1.55 million shares. The Company's shares are trading below their 50-day moving average by 28.44%. Shares of the Company, which develops, manufactures, and markets bioequivalent pharmaceutical products, have an RSI of 32.93.

On March 08th, 2017, research firm Deutsche Bank upgraded the Company's stock rating from 'Hold' to 'Buy', with a target price of $11 per share.

On March 01st, 2017, Impax reported that total revenues in Q4 2016 decreased 29.7% to $198.4 million compared to $282.1 million in Q4 2015, due primarily to increased competition and/or lower pricing on generic diclofenac sodium gel 3%, metaxalone, fenofibrate and mixed amphetamine salts ER. On a GAAP basis, the Company recorded a per share loss of $3.91 in Q4 2016 compared to income of $0.16 per diluted share in Q4 2015. The complimentary research report on IPXL can be downloaded at:

Heron Therapeutics  

At the close of trading on Monday, shares in Redwood City, California headquartered Heron Therapeutics Inc. saw a slight decline of 0.34%, ending the day at $14.65. The stock recorded a trading volume of 594,293 shares. The Company's shares have advanced 8.52% in the last one month and 11.83% since the start of this year. The stock is trading 8.00% above its 50-day moving average. Moreover, shares of Heron Therapeutics, which develops products to address unmet medical needs using its proprietary Biochronomer polymer-based drug delivery platform in the US, have an RSI of 55.90.

On February 24th, 2017, Heron Therapeutics announced the inclusion of SUSTOL® (granisetron) extended-release injection as part of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology (NCCN Guidelines®) for Antiemesis Version 1.2017. The NCCN has given SUSTOL a Category 1 recommendation, the highest level category of evidence and consensus, for use in the prevention of acute and delayed chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting in patients receiving HEC or MEC regimens.

On February 27th, 2017, research firm Needham initiated a 'Buy' rating on the Company's stock, with a target price of $28 per share. Register for free on and get access to the latest PDF format report on HRTX at:

GW Pharma  

Cambridge, the UK-based GW Pharmaceuticals PLC's shares ended the day 1.39% lower at $123.33. A total volume of 405,107 shares was traded, which was above their three months average volume of 362,730 shares. The stock has gained 4.35% over the previous three months and 10.36% on an YTD basis. The Company's shares are trading 0.84% above their 50-day moving average and 13.12% above their 200-day moving average. Additionally, shares of GW Pharma, which engages in discovering, developing, and commercializing cannabinoid prescription medicines using botanical extracts derived from the Cannabis plant, have an RSI of 44.57.

On March 07th, 2017, GW Pharmaceuticals announced the appointment of Scott Giacobello as Chief Financial Officer on 06th March 2017. Related to this appointment, on 06th March 2017 Adam George, GW's Chief Financial Officer since 2012, became Managing Director - UK, a newly-created executive role with broad leadership responsibilities for UK operations. Download your free research report on GWPH at:


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