Research Reports Initiation on Biotech Stocks -- Conatus Pharma, Grifols, Aratana Therapeutics, and Agios Pharma

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NEW YORK, April 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --

On Thursday, April 20, 2017, US markets saw

broad based gains with eight out of nine sectors finishing the trading sessions in green. Major US indices were also bullish at the close of yesterday's session. The NASDAQ Composite ended the day at 5,916.78, up 0.92%; the Dow Jones Industrial Average
edged 0.85% higher, to finish at 20,578.71; and the S&P 500 closed at 2,355.84, up 0.76%. This Friday morning, looks at the performance of these four Biotechnology stocks: Conatus Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: CNAT), Grifols S.A. (NASDAQ: GRFS), Aratana Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: PETX), and Agios Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: AGIO). You can access our complimentary research reports on these stocks now at:

Conatus Pharma  

San Diego, California headquartered Conatus Pharmaceuticals Inc.'s stock advanced 5.87%, to close the day at $7.58. The stock recorded a trading volume of 762,405 shares, which was above its three months average volume of 582,400 shares. Conatus Pharma's shares have rallied 71.49% in the last one month, 66.96% in the previous three months and 166.90% in the past one year. The Company's shares are trading 43.96% and 133.99% above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages, respectively. Additionally, shares of the Company, which focuses on the development and commercialization of novel medicines to treat liver diseases in the US, have a Relative Strength Index (RSI) of 73.65. Visit us today and download your complete report on CNAT for free at:


On Thursday, shares in Barcelona, Spain headquartered Grifols S.A. ended the session flat at $19.82 with a total volume of 853,962 shares traded. Grifols' shares have gained 14.63% in the last one month and 17.77% in the previous three months. Furthermore, the stock has gained 30.90% in the past one year. Shares of the Company, which develops, manufactures, and distributes a range of plasma derivative products primarily in the European Union, Spain, the US, Canada, and internationally, are trading at a PE ratio of 46.53. The stock is trading 9.82% above its 50-day moving average and 20.57% above its 200-day moving average. Moreover, the Company's shares have an RSI of 73.28. The complimentary research report on GRFS can be accessed at:

Aratana Therapeutics  

On Thursday, shares in Leawood, Kansas headquartered Aratana Therapeutics Inc. recorded a trading volume of 297,605 shares. The stock ended the day 1.21% higher at $5.87. Aratana Therapeutics' stock has gained 15.78% in the past one month. The Company's shares are trading below its 50-day and 200-day moving averages by 0.84% and 22.65%, respectively. Furthermore, shares of Aratana Therapeutics, which focuses on the licensing, development, and commercialization of therapeutics for dogs and cats in the US and Belgium, have an RSI of 60.03. Register for free on and download the PDF research report on PETX at:

Agios Pharma  

Cambridge, Massachusetts headquartered Agios Pharmaceuticals Inc.'s stock finished Thursday's session 0.94% lower at $48.28 with a total volume of 983,245 shares traded. Agios Pharma's shares have gained 14.87% in the past three months. The Company's shares are trading below its 50-day and 200-day moving averages by 6.88% and 0.10%, respectively. Shares of Agios Pharma, which engages in the discovery and development of medicines for the treatment of cancer and rare genetic metabolic disorders in the US, have an RSI of 33.93. Get free access to your research report on AGIO at:

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