Celgene Corporation (CELG): Today's Featured Drugs Winner

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Celgene Corporation ( CELG) pushed the Drugs industry higher today making it today's featured drugs winner. The industry as a whole closed the day up 1.5%. By the end of trading, Celgene Corporation rose $4.33 (3.0%) to $149.89 on average volume. Throughout the day, 2,920,570 shares of Celgene Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2,519,200 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $146.02-$150.05 after having opened the day at $146.14 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $145.56. Other companies within the Drugs industry that increased today were: GW Pharmaceuticals PLC ADR ( GWPH), up 75.8%, Opexa Therapeutics ( OPXA), up 17.0%, Cardiome Pharma Corporation ( CRME), up 16.4% and Receptos ( RCPT), up 14.2%.

Celgene Corporation discovers, develops, and commercializes therapies for cancer and immune-inflammatory related diseases in the United States and Europe. Celgene Corporation has a market cap of $60.2 billion and is part of the health care sector. Shares are up 86.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 20 analysts that rate Celgene Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Celgene Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, notable return on equity and expanding profit margins. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results.

On the negative front, Aratana Therapeutics ( PETX), down 17.7%, Venaxis ( APPY), down 10.7%, Transcept Pharmaceuticals ( TSPT), down 9.8% and Cell Therapeutics ( CTIC), down 6.4%.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the drugs industry could consider SPDR S&P Pharmaceuticals ETF ( XPH) while those bearish on the drugs industry could consider ProShares UltraShort Nasdaq Biotech ( BIS).

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