Biotech Movers & Shakers (FOLD, BAX, CYTK, DSCO, HALO, IMCL, SGEN)

March 19, 2008 by Douglas A. McIntyre

Amicus Therapeutics (NASDAQ: FOLD) had a late afternoon surge, up 7% to $10.73. The 52 week range is $9.00 to $18.22.

Baxter International (NYSE: BAX)—contaminant in recalled Heparin identified by the FDA today. Shares rose slightly to $58.18 in response to board approved $2 billion stock buyback program. maybe it’s a major drug stock, but this has been a pending issue for some time.

Cytokinetics Inc. (NASDAQ: CYTK) up almost 10% to $3.38 today; annual report filed last week.

Discovery Laboratories Inc. (NASDAQ: DSCO) up over 10% today to $2.38 on a late afternoon rise on no new news.

Halozyme Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: HALO) up 23% today to $6.06 on heavy late afternoon trading volume and no news. Halozyme dipped earlier this week due to downgrades.

ImClone Systems (NASDAQ: IMCL) showed little response to upgrades in anticipation to cancer clinical trial data. Shares inched up $0.20 to $43.30.

Seattle Genetics Inc. (NASDAQ: SGEN) upgraded by RBC Capital Markets and noted for strong research platform. Up 4% to $8.70. The 52-week range is $7.20 to $3.44.

Rachel Lopez
March 19, 2008