Ariad Stock Falls On Unusually High Volume (ARIA)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Ariad Pharmaceuticals (Nasdaq: ARIA) is trading at unusually high volume Wednesday with 5.7 million shares changing hands. It is currently at 2.1 times its average daily volume and trading down 98 cents (-5.6%) at $16.49 as of 2:01 p.m. ET.

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Ariad has a market cap of $3.36 billion and is part of the health care sector and drugs industry. Shares are down 8.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

ARIAD Pharmaceuticals, Inc., an oncology company, focuses on the discovery, development, and commercialization of medicines for cancer patients.

TheStreet Ratings rates Ariad as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity, weak operating cash flow and feeble growth in its earnings per share. You can view the full Ariad Ratings Report.

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