Quotidian Technical Highlights on Selected Biotech Stocks -- Ultragenyx Pharma, uniQure, Vertex Pharma, and VIVUS

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in the demand for food, depleting natural resources, government regulatory support, and technological advancements of various solutions to counter fatal diseases. Stocks in today's lineup are: Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical Inc. (NASDAQ: RARE), uniQure N.V. (NASDAQ: QURE), Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: VRTX), and VIVUS Inc. (NASDAQ: VVUS). All you have to do is sign up today for this free limited time offer by clicking the link below.


Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical

Novato, California headquartered Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical Inc.'s shares recorded a trading volume of 533,173 shares last Friday. The stock finished the trading session 0.44% higher at $47.86. The Company's shares are trading below their 50-day moving average by 1.78%. Furthermore, shares of Ultragenyx Pharma, which focuses on the identification, acquisition, development, and commercialization of various products for the treatment of rare and ultra-rare genetic diseases in the US, have a Relative Strength Index (RSI) of 48.14.  

On January 29th, 2018, Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical announced that it has appointed Camille L. Bedrosian, M.D. as Executive Vice President and

Chief Medical Officer. In this role, Dr. Bedrosian will provide strategic leadership to the clinical development and translational research programs, and will oversee Medical Affairs, Global Clinical Development groups, Clinical Operations, and Drug Safety/Pharmacovigilance. 

On February 21st, 2018, research firm Stifel reiterated its 'Buy' rating on the Company's stock with a decrease of the target price from $85 a share to $74 a share. Get the full research report on RARE for free by clicking below at:



On Friday, Amsterdam, the Netherlands headquartered uniQure N.V.'s stock ended the session 1.39% lower at $25.53. A total volume of 310,223 shares was traded. The Company's shares have surged 30.06% in the last month, 71.00% over the previous three months, and 336.41% over the past year. The stock is trading 30.59% above its 50-day moving average and 113.36% above its 200-day moving average. Moreover, shares of uniQure, which engages in the discovery, development, and commercialization of gene therapies in the Netherlands, have an RSI of 74.32.  

On February 01st, 2018, uniQure announced that members of Company management or principal investigators will participate in the 13th Annual Huntington's Disease Therapeutics Conference, which takes place from February 26th, 2018, to March 01st, 2018 at the Parker Hotel in Palm Springs, California. Investigators at the Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics & BC Children's Hospital Research Institute, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, will present novel, preclinical data on the Company's proprietary investigational gene therapy, AMT-130, in humanized mice models of Huntington's disease. The free technical report on QURE can be accessed at:


Vertex Pharmaceuticals

Boston, Massachusetts headquartered Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc.'s stock ended the day 5.27% higher at $165.90 with a total trading volume of 1.57 million shares. The Company's shares have gained 14.33% over the previous three months and 93.51% over the past year. The stock is trading 6.50% and 13.48% above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages, respectively. Additionally, shares of Vertex Pharma, which discovers, develops, manufactures, and commercializes medicines for serious diseases, have an RSI of 59.91.  

On February 13th, 2018, research firm JMP Securities reiterated its 'Market Outperform' rating on the Company's stock with an increase of the target price from $200 a share to $211 a share.

On February 21st, 2018, Vertex Pharmaceuticals announced that it is initiating the first Phase-3 study of VX-659, tezacaftor and ivacaftor as an investigational triple combination regimen for people with cystic fibrosis, who have one F508del mutation and one minimal function mutation. The study will enroll 360 patients, and the primary endpoint of the study is the mean absolute change from baseline in percent predicted forced expiratory volume in one second at week four of treatment. Sign up for free on Wall St. Equities and claim the latest report on VRTX at:



Shares in Campbell, California headquartered VIVUS Inc. recorded a trading volume of 266,129 shares. The stock ended Friday's session 1.81% lower at $0.47. The Company's shares have gained 0.28% in the last month. The stock is trading below its 50-day moving average by 4.12%. 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 51.38. See the free research coverage on VVUS at:



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