Update (4:15 p.m.): Updated with Friday market close information and one-year low price.
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Cytokinetics (CYTK - Get Report) plummeted more than 64% to a one-year low of $4.57 on Friday after the biotechnology company announced its experimental treatment for Lou Gehrig's disease failed to meet its primary goal in a mid-stage trial.
The study measured the efficacy of one of the San Francisco-based company's main experimental drugs, tirasemtiv, on amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS. The study tested the drug against a placebo in 711 patients.
The stock closed at $4.59, down 64.67% or $8.40 from its previous close of $12.99, at the close of trading on Friday. The stock continued to fall 2.4% to $4.48 in after-market activity. More than 17 million shares changed hands on Friday, well above the average volume of 1,054,580.Must Read: Warren Buffett's 10 Favorite Growth Stocks SELL NOW: If you own any of the 900 stocks that TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified as a 'Sell'...you could potentially lose EVERYTHING in the next 6-12 months. Learn more. STOCKS TO BUY: TheStreet's Stocks Under $10 has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12-months. Learn more.