Research Reports Coverage on Biotech Stocks -- VIVUS, Ultragenyx Pharma, Cymabay Therapeutics, and Omeros

Friday, March 17, 2017 Research News
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NEW YORK, March 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --

This morning, reviews select Biotech equities, namely:

VIVUS Inc. (NASDAQ: VVUS), Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical Inc. (NASDAQ: RARE), Cymabay Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: CBAY), and Omeros Corp. (NASDAQ: OMER). According to a report on, market observers are growing more bullish on the sector as a
Republican-led Congress and administration could enact reforms to free cash held overseas for tax reason by large US pharmaceutical companies, which could pave the way for increased acquisitions in the sector. The White House is also looking to help the Food and Drug Administration expedite new drug approvals, which could serve as a major catalyst for the Biotech space. These stocks research reports can be downloaded now by simply registering for free at:


Mountain View, California headquartered VIVUS Inc.'s stock finished Thursday's session 0.90% lower at $1.10, with a total trading volume of 498,547 shares. Shares of the Company, which develops and commercializes therapies to address unmet medical needs in the US and the European Union, are trading below their 50-day moving average by 3.49%. The stock has a Relative Strength Index (RSI) of 46.94.

On March 08th, 2017, VIVUS announced that net income for Q4 2016 and full year 2016 was $56.6 million and $23.3 million, respectively, compared to a net loss of $12.2 million and $93.1 million in 2015, respectively. Cash, cash equivalents, and available-for-sale securities were $269.5 million at December 31st, 2016. Your complete research report on VVUS can be retrieved for free at:

Ultragenyx Pharma

Shares in Novato, California headquartered Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical Inc. declined 2.89%, ending yesterday's session at $85.57, with a total trading volume of 362,146 shares. The stock has gained 12.23% in the past month, 23.10% in the previous three months, and 21.70% on an YTD basis. The Company's shares are trading 11.64% above their 50-day moving average and 24.27% above their 200-day moving average. Moreover, 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 an RSI of 59.25.

On February 16th, 2017, Ultragenyx reported a net loss of $71.3 million, or $1.75 per share, basic and diluted for Q4 2016, compared with a net loss for Q4 2015 of $55.2 million, or $1.42 per share, basic and diluted. For the year ended December 31st, 2016, net loss was $245.9 million, or $6.21 per share, basic and diluted, compared with a net loss for the same period in 2015 of $145.6 million, or $3.96 per share, basic and diluted. This reflected cash used in operations of $161.0 million for the full year 2016 compared to $106.0 million for the same period in 2015. Cash, cash equivalents, and investments were $498.1 million as of December 31st, 2016. A free report on RARE is just a click away at:

Cymabay Therapeutics

On Thursday, Newark, California-based Cymabay Therapeutics Inc.'s stock closed the day flat at $4.25, with a total trading volume of 428,608 shares. The Company's shares have surged 72.76% in the last one month, 157.58% in the previous three months, and 145.66% on an YTD basis. The stock is trading 64.66% and 107.43% above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages, respectively. Additionally, shares of Cymabay Therapeutics, which focuses on developing therapies to treat metabolic diseases, have an RSI of 77.93.

On March 16th, 2017, CymaBay Therapeutics announced that it will host a conference call and live audio webcast on March 23rd, 2017 at 4:30 p.m. ET to discuss Q4 and full year 2016 financial results and provide a business update. Sign up for your complimentary research report on CBAY at:


Shares in Seattle, Washington-based Omeros Corp. ended the day 1.31% higher at $11.60. A total volume of 454,013 shares was traded, which was above their three months average volume of 373,330 shares. The stock has gained 3.48% in the last one month, 14.29% in the previous three months, and 16.94% since the start of this year. The Company's shares are trading above their 50-day and 200-day moving averages by 10.06% and 7.82%, respectively. Furthermore, shares of Omeros, which discovers, develops, and commercializes small-molecule and protein therapeutics, and orphan indications targeting inflammation, coagulopathies, and disorders of the central nervous system, have an RSI of 56.53.

On March 01st, 2017, Omeros announced additional positive data from the ongoing Phase-2 clinical trial evaluating OMS721 in the treatment of hematopoietic stem cell transplant-associated thrombotic microangiopathy (HCT-TMA). The Phase-2 uncontrolled clinical trial is ongoing in patients with one of three types of TMA, including HCT-TMA. To be eligible for enrollment, HCT-TMA patients are required to be adults with post-transplant TMA persisting at least two weeks following calcineurin inhibitor modification. Register for free on and download the latest research report on OMER at:


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