Research Reports Initiation on Biotech Stocks -- Heat Biologics, PDL BioPharma, Achaogen, and CEL-SCI

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NEW YORK, February 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --

In today's pre-market research, has issued research

reports on Heat Biologics Inc. (NASDAQ: HTBX), PDL BioPharma Inc. (NASDAQ: PDLI), Achaogen Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAO), and CEL-SCI Corp. (NYSE MKT: CVM). These companies belong to the Biotech industry, which broadly segments into the medical and agricultural
markets. Although enterprising Biotechnology is also being applied to other areas like bioremediation and industrial production of chemicals, the use in these areas is still specialized and limited. Learn more about these stocks by downloading their free report at:

Heat Biologics  

Durham, North Carolina-based Heat Biologics Inc.'s stock finished Wednesday's session 2.26% higher at $0.95, with a total trading volume of 898,481 shares. The Company's shares have advanced 0.11% in the past month and 10.58% on an YTD basis. The stock is trading above its 50-day moving average by 1.67%. Furthermore, shares of Heat Biologics, which focuses on the development and commercialization of novel allogeneic off-the-shelf cellular therapeutic vaccines for a range of cancers and infectious diseases in the US, have a Relative Strength Index (RSI) of 53.64.

On February 14th, 2017, Heat Biologics announced that it will present a poster reporting additional results from the Phase-2 trial evaluating HS-410 (vesigenurtacel-L) in combination with standard of care, Bacillus Calmette-Guérin, for the treatment of non-muscle invasive bladder cancer at the 2017 Genitourinary Cancers Symposium on February 17th, 2017, in Orlando, Florida. The free research report on HTBX is available at:

PDL BioPharma  

Shares in Incline Village, Nevada headquartered PDL BioPharma Inc. ended at $2.29, down 0.87% from the last trading session. The stock recorded a trading volume of 1.80 million shares. The Company's shares have gained 1.78% in the last one month and 8.02% since the start of this year. The stock is trading 4.39% above its 50-day moving average. Moreover, shares of PDL BioPharma, which manages a portfolio of patents and royalty assets in the US and Europe, have an RSI of 58.75.

On January 26th, 2017, LENSAR, Inc. announced Streamline III, its third system upgrade in less than two years. The latest system enhancements include wireless transfer of total corneal astigmatism measurements, including posterior corneal astigmatism, from the Cassini® Corneal Shape Analyzer (i-Optics) to allow surgeons to optimize treatment for each individual patient. On December 19th, 2016, LENSAR announced the filing of a Chapter 11 bankruptcy petition to reduce its debt, strengthen its balance sheet and strengthen its platform for future growth. The filing was made with support from PDL BioPharma, LENSAR's senior secured lender. LENSAR anticipates prompt filing of a plan with support from PDL that will reduce LENSAR's debt, convert a portion of PDL's outstanding debt into equity, and facilitate PDL's financial support of LENSAR through this process. The complimentary report on PDLI can be downloaded at:


South San Francisco, California headquartered Achaogen Inc.'s stock ended yesterday's session 0.28% higher at $21.72, with a total trading volume of 677,168 shares. The Company's shares have surged 24.26% in the past month, 327.56% over the previous three months, and 66.82% on an YTD basis. The stock is trading 47.40% above its 50-day moving average and 220.16% above its 200-day moving average. Additionally, shares of Achaogen, which discovers, develops, and commercializes antibacterial to treat multi-drug resistant gram-negative infections in the US, have an RSI of 76.54.

On February 07th, 2017, research firm Stifel initiated a 'Buy' rating on the Company's stock, with a target price of $27 per share.

On February 15th, 2017, Achaogen announced that it will host a Research & Development Day to highlight advances in the Company's pipeline, in New York City on March 01st, 2017 from 12:00pm to 2:30pm ET. Achaogen will provide an overview of its lead product candidate, plazomicin, which is being developed to treat serious bacterial infections due to MDR Enterobacteriaceae, including carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae. Management will also provide an overview of a new program that is planned to commence human clinical trials in 2017. Visit us today and download our complete research report on AKAO for free at:


At the close of trading on Wednesday, shares in Vienna, Virginia headquartered CEL-SCI Corp. recorded a trading volume of 2.23 million shares. The stock finished 0.08% lower at $0.13. The Company's shares have surged 85.57% on an YTD basis. The stock is trading above its 50-day moving average by 19.39%. Furthermore, shares of CEL-SCI, which engages in the research and development of drugs and vaccines, have an RSI of 55.40.

On February 09th, 2017, CEL-SCI reported net income available to common shareholders of $3,536,802, or $0.02 per basic share, for Q1 FY17 versus $2,341,813, or $0.02 per basic share, during Q1 FY16. CEL-SCI reported an operating loss of ($5,414,607) for Q1 FY17 versus an operating loss of ($5,783,132) for Q1 FY16. Get free access to your technical report on CVM at:


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