This Day On The Street
Continue to site right-arrow
ADVERTISEMENT
This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here
TheStreet Open House

Friday's Health Winners & Losers

ICAgen's (ICGN) shares sank 71% to $1.22 after the company said it would discontinue studies of a drug intended to treat sickle-cell disease in certain patients. The decision followed an analysis of one of its clinical trials by an independent data-monitoring committee. The company will immediately enter an eight-week follow-up period.

Shares of Cell Genesys (CEGE) lost 8.3% following its earnings report after the close of trading on Thursday. The company reported quarterly revenue of $1.05 million compared with $2.78 million a year ago. Cell Genesys lost $27.9 million, or 60 cents a share, in the second quarter, compared with a loss of $27.4 million, or 60 cents a share, a year earlier. Analysts were expecting the company to lose 62 cents a share. The stock was recently trading at $4.54.

Amgen (AMGN - Get Report) fell a day after the company said a federal appeals court reversed a decision on two patent disputes with Transkaryotic Therapies. The federal court did affirm a lower court's decision that Transkaryotic and Aventis Pharmaceuticals infringed Amgen's patent on its anemia drug Epogen. Shares were down 3.1% to $68.73.

Shares of Osteotech (OSTE) rose after the company said it swung to a profit for the second quarter. Osteotech earned $800,000, or 4 cents a share, compared with a loss of $1.9 million, or 11 cents a share, a year earlier. Revenue remained flat at $25.3 million. Shares were up 10.1% to $4.15.

Adeza Biomedical (ADZA), a maker of women's health products, gained 11.3% to $16.64 following its earnings report after the close of trading Thursday. For the second quarter, the company reported record sales of $13 million, up 23% from a year ago. Net income in the quarter reached $537,000, or 3 cents a share, including stock-based compensation expenses.

Other health stocks on the move included Acorda Therapeutics (ACOR), up 8.8% to $3.34; Immtech Pharmaceuticals (IMM), gaining 7.4% to $5.78; Genentech (DNA), rising 1.1% to $81.26; ViaCell (VIAC), up 3.5% to $3.84; CuraGen (CRGN), adding 3.9% to $3.17; and Oscient Pharmaceuticals (OSCI), up 16.8% to $1.25.

Meanwhile, Novacea (NOVC), shares took a 10.2% hit to $7.35; Orthologic's (OLGC), shares fell 6.1% to $1.54; and CoTherix (CTRX), was down 2.6% to $7.22.

Check Out Our Best Services for Investors

Action Alerts PLUS

Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer and Director of Research Jack Mohr reveal their investment tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
Quant Ratings

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
Stocks Under $10

David Peltier uncovers low dollar stocks with serious upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
14-Days Free
Try it NOW
Only $9.95
Try it NOW
14-Days Free
Try it NOW

Check Out Our Best Services for Investors

Dividend Stock Advisor

David Peltier identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.

Product Features:
  • Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
  • Updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
Trifecta Stocks

Every recommendation goes through 3 layers of intense scrutiny—quantitative, fundamental and technical analysis—to maximize profit potential and minimize risk.

Product Features:
  • Model Portfolio
  • Intra Day Trade alerts
  • Access to Quant Ratings
Options Profits

Our options trading pros provide over 100 monthly option trading ideas and strategies to help you become a well-seasoned trader.

Product Features:
  • Actionable options commentary and news
  • Real-time trading community
Try it NOW
Try it NOW
Try it NOW
To begin commenting right away, you can log in below using your Disqus, Facebook, Twitter, OpenID or Yahoo login credentials. Alternatively, you can post a comment as a "guest" just by entering an email address. Your use of the commenting tool is subject to multiple terms of service/use and privacy policies - see here for more details.
Submit an article to us!
SYM TRADE IT LAST %CHG
AMGN $164.30 1.05%
AAPL $126.37 2.53%
FB $83.20 -0.13%
GOOG $552.03 0.67%
TSLA $190.57 3.01%

Markets

DOW 17,976.31 +263.65 1.49%
S&P 500 2,086.24 +25.22 1.22%
NASDAQ 4,947.4410 +56.2220 1.15%

Partners Compare Online Brokers

Free Reports

Free Newsletters from TheStreet

My Subscriptions:

After the Bell

Before the Bell

Booyah! Newsletter

Midday Bell

TheStreet Top 10 Stories

Winners & Losers

Register for Newsletters
Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs