Arena Stock Falls On Unusually High Volume (ARNA)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Arena Pharmaceuticals (Nasdaq: ARNA) is trading at unusually high volume Wednesday with 10.9 million shares changing hands. It is currently at two times its average daily volume and trading down 20 cents (-2.3%) at $8.74 as of 3:51 p.m. ET.

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Arena has a market cap of $1.81 billion and is part of the health care sector and drugs industry. Shares are down 8% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, engages in discovering, developing, and commercializing novel drugs that target G protein-coupled receptors in the therapeutic areas of cardiovascular, central nervous system, inflammatory, and metabolic diseases.

TheStreet Ratings rates Arena as a sell. The area that we feel has been the company's primary weakness has been its disappointing return on equity. You can view the full Arena Ratings Report.

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