5 Drugs Stocks Nudging The Industry Higher

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Two out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 57 points (-0.3%) at 16,357 as of Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,698 issues advancing vs. 1,213 declining with 185 unchanged.

The Drugs industry currently is unchanged today versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.1%. Top gainers within the industry include Isis Pharmaceuticals ( ISIS), up 6.7%, and Shire ( SHPG), up 1.2%.

TheStreet would like to highlight 5 stocks pushing the industry higher today:

5. Intercept Pharmaceuticals ( ICPT) is one of the companies pushing the Drugs industry higher today. As of noon trading, Intercept Pharmaceuticals is up $19.35 (5.9%) to $345.46 on heavy volume. Thus far, 890,656 shares of Intercept Pharmaceuticals exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 594,100 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $333.50-$354.00 after having opened the day at $353.70 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $326.11.

Intercept Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a development stage biopharmaceutical company, focuses on the development and commercialization of novel therapeutics to treat chronic liver diseases utilizing its proprietary bile acid chemistry. Intercept Pharmaceuticals has a market cap of $5.7 billion and is part of the health care sector. Shares are up 377.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 5 analysts who rate Intercept Pharmaceuticals a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Intercept Pharmaceuticals as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its feeble growth in its earnings per share and deteriorating net income. Get the full Intercept Pharmaceuticals Ratings Report now.

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