Drug Makers Stocks on Investors\' Radar -- Teva Pharma, Endo, Amarin, and Ionis Pharma

Friday, January 06, 2017

NEW YORK, January 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --

Ahead of today's trading session, Stock-Callers.com takes a closer look at these four Drug Manufacturers equities: Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd (NYSE: TEVA), Endo International PLC (NASDAQ: ENDP), Amarin Corp. PLC (NASDAQ: AMRN), and Ionis Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: IONS). These companies belong to the Healthcare sector which helped keep the Nasdaq Composite index near its break-even mark on Thursday, January 05th, 2017. As per a NASDAQ report, the NYSE Health Care Index rose nearly 0.9%, while shares of health care companies in the S&P 500 advanced more than 0.5% as a group. Learn more about these stocks by downloading their comprehensive and free reports at:


Teva Pharma  

Shares in Petach Tikva, Israel headquartered Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd climbed 0.58%, ending Thursday's trading session at $37.96. The stock recorded a trading volume of 4.97 million shares. The Company's shares have gained 2.48% in the last one month and 4.72% on an YTD basis. The stock is trading 0.97% below its 50-day moving average. Moreover, shares of Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, which develops, manufactures, markets, and distributes generic medicines and a portfolio of specialty medicines worldwide, have a Relative Strength Index (RSI) of 56.50.

On January 03rd, 2017, research firm Maxim Group reiterated its 'Buy' rating on the Company's stock with a decrease of the target price from $52 a share to $49 a share.

On January 05th, 2017, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries announced that it will host 2017 business outlook conference call and live webcast on January 06th, 2017 at 8:00 a.m. ET. TEVA complete research report is just a click away and free at:



Dublin, Ireland headquartered Endo International PLC's stock declined 0.90%, closing the day at $17.54 with a total trading volume of 3.58 million shares. The Company's shares have advanced 10.52% in the last month and 6.50% since the start of this year. The stock is trading 4.49% above its 50-day moving average. Additionally, shares of Endo International, which develops, manufactures, and distributes pharmaceutical products and devices worldwide, have an RSI of 64.88.

On December 21st, 2016, Endo International announced that it has appointed Patrick Barry as Senior Vice President, US Branded Pharmaceuticals, effective immediately; and Matthew Davis, M.D., R.Ph., as Senior Vice President, Research and Development Branded Pharmaceuticals, effective January 03rd, 2017.

Yesterday, research firm Citigroup downgraded the Company's stock rating from 'Buy' to 'Neutral'. The complimentary report on ENDP can be downloaded at:



On Thursday, shares in Dublin, Ireland-based Amarin Corp. PLC recorded a trading volume of 2.41 million shares, which was higher than their three months average volume of 2.19 million shares. The stock ended the day 2.24% lower at $3.06. The Company's shares are trading above their 200-day moving average by 18.51%. Furthermore, shares of Amarin, which focuses on the development and commercialization of therapeutics for the treatment of cardiovascular diseases in the US, have an RSI of 47.89.

On January 05th, 2017, Amarin provided a business update, including an update on 2016 revenue guidance. The Company noted that continued growth in both new and recurring Vascepa prescriptions in Q4 2016 resulted in increased market share and directly supported record revenue levels for Q4 and FY16. Amarin estimates FY16 product revenues, on a GAAP basis subject to audit, modestly exceeded $125 million, representing growth of more than 50% over reported FY15 net product revenue of $81 million. Amarin ended 2016 with approximately $98 million in cash and approximately $20 million in net accounts receivable. Amarin also has $15.1 million of outstanding exchangeable debt which, may be put to the Company on January 19th, 2017.  Sign up for your complimentary research report on AMRN at:


Ionis Pharma  

Carlsbad, California headquartered Ionis Pharmaceuticals Inc.'s stock dropped 4.56%, finishing yesterday's session at $47.09. A total volume of 3.53 million shares was traded, which was above their three months average volume of 2.44 million shares. The Company's shares have advanced 2.37% in the last one month and 29.44% over the previous three months. The stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages by 11.34% and 35.78%, respectively. Additionally, shares of Ionis Pharma, which focuses on developing drugs for patients with severe and rare diseases, have an RSI of 52.25.

On December 28th, 2016, research firm BMO Capital Markets reiterated its 'Outperform' rating on the Company's stock with an increase of the target price from $61 a share to $68 a share.

On January 04th, 2017, Ionis announced positive data from a Phase 2 study of IONIS-GCGRRx in 79 patients with type 2 diabetes. In this study, patients with type 2 diabetes uncontrolled on stable, maximal metformin therapy treated with IONIS-GCGRRx achieved robust and sustained, statistically significant improvements in hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) and other measures of glucose control after 26 weeks of treatment. Get free access to your research report on IONS at:


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