Shares of BioCryst Pharmaceuticals Inc. (BCRX) rose 7.6% to $5.98 in premarket trading a day before the Fourth of July. The Research Triangle, N.C.-based firm develops small-molecule drugs that block key enzymes involved in rare diseases.
Omeros Corp. (OMER) shares were up nearly 4% to $20.69. The Seattle-based company focuses on small-molecule and protein therapeutics for large-market and orphan indications that target inflammation, coagulopathies and central nervous system disorders.
Other biotech movers include Radius Health Inc. (RDUS) . Shares of the Waltham, Mass.-based firm were up 2.8% to $46.49. Radius focuses on therapeutics in the areas of osteoporosis, oncology and endocrine diseases.
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Meanwhile, over on Real Money, Jonathan Heller writes that Monomoy Capital Partners, which is buying West Marine Inc. (WMAR) for $12.97 per share in a deal announced June 29, "is getting a heck of a bargain at that price."