Human Genome Sciences Inc (HGSI): Today's Featured Drugs Loser
Human Genome (HGSI) pushed the Drugs industry lower today making it today's featured Drugs loser. The industry as a whole closed the day up 1.5%. By the end of trading, Human Genome fell 16 cents (-1.2%) to $13.10 on light volume. Throughout the day, 3.3 million shares of Human Genome exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6.9 million shares. The stock ranged in price between $13.10-$13.28 after having opened the day at $13.20 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $13.26. Other company's within the Drugs industry that declined today were: Prima Biomed Ltd. ADR (PBMD), down 16.1%, Alexza Pharmaceuticals (ALXA), down 12.3%, Aegerion Pharmaceuticals (AEGR), down 10.9%, and Opexa Therapeutics (OPXA), down 10.9%. Human Genome Sciences, Inc. operates as a biopharmaceutical company in the United States. Its principal products include BENLYSTA for systemic lupus erythematosus; and raxibacumab for inhalation anthrax. Human Genome has a market cap of $2.67 billion and is part of the health care sector. Shares are up 81.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are seven analysts that rate Human Genome a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 13 rate it a hold. TheStreet Ratings rates Human Genome as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its disappointing return on equity, generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself and generally weak debt management.
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