Onyx Rises On Unusually High Volume (ONXX)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Onyx Pharmaceuticals (Nasdaq: ONXX) is trading at unusually high volume Thursday with 2.3 million shares changing hands. It is currently at 2.1 times its average daily volume and trading up $3.67 (+4.6%) at $83.69 as of 3:56 p.m. ET.

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Onyx has a market cap of $5.67 billion and is part of the health care sector and drugs industry. Shares are up 4.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Onyx Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, engages in the development and commercialization of therapies that target the molecular mechanisms that cause cancer in the United States and internationally.

TheStreet Ratings rates Onyx as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and feeble growth in the company's earnings per share. You can view the full Onyx Ratings Report.

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