Welcome to another edition of “3 Things in Biotech You Should Learn Today.” Yours truly is currently mired in post-ASCO craziness, with lots of news finally coalescing and being interpreted. Like did you know that in colorectal cancer it looks like we might be attacking with chemotherapy too aggressively? There were all kinds of major updates there that we will be mulling for years.
But let’s talk about some more recent news!
Lexicon has positive results in Type 1 diabetes
Though our ability to control Type 1 diabetes mellitus has improved dramatically thanks to new technologies and fast-acting insulin, a substantial number of patients are still at risk for serious sequelae, such as loss of consciousness or seizure, due to low blood sugar.
A key therapeutic target that has emerged in recent years is the sodium-glucose cotransporter (SGLT) class of molecules. SGLTs 1 and 2 control various organ systems’ abilities to pull glucose from fluid, and inhibition of these molecules can help regulate the spikes and dips in blood glucose associated with feeding and fasting.
Top 5 Stocks To Watch Right Now: HealthEquity, Inc.(HQY)
- [By Lee Jackson]
These companies also reported insider buying last week: Cidara Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: CDTX), Ducommun Inc. (NYSE: DCO), HealthEquity Inc. (NASDAQ: HQY), Panhandle Oil and Gas Inc. (NYSE: PHX) and PolarityTE Inc. (NASDAQ: COOL).
Top 5 Stocks To Watch Right Now: New York Community Bancorp, Inc.(NYCB)
- [By Logan Wallace]
Hourglass Capital LLC lifted its stake in New York Community Bank (NYSE:NYCB) by 19.7% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 589,817 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after buying an additional 97,000 shares during the quarter. New York Community Bank makes up about 1.8% of Hourglass Capital LLC’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 23rd largest position. Hourglass Capital LLC owned about 0.12% of New York Community Bank worth $7,685,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.
- [By Joseph Griffin]
Shares of NYSE:NYCB traded down $0.21 during midday trading on Tuesday, hitting $12.48. 4,058,407 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 4,950,782. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.05, a current ratio of 1.40 and a quick ratio of 1.40. The company has a market cap of $6,215.92, a PE ratio of 15.41, a PEG ratio of 1.48 and a beta of 0.65. New York Community Bank has a 12 month low of $11.67 and a 12 month high of $14.53.
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New York Community Bank Company Profile
- [By Paul Ausick]
New York Community Bank Inc. (NYSE: NYCB) dropped 5% Wednesday to post a new low of $13.05 after closing at $13.74 Tuesday night. The stock’s 52-week high is $17.68. Volume was about 80% above the daily average of around 4.8 million shares. The bank reported disappointing results this morning.
- [By Max Byerly]
Shares of New York Community Bank (NYSE:NYCB) reached a new 52-week high and low during mid-day trading on Monday . The company traded as low as $11.65 and last traded at $11.73, with a volume of 2440855 shares. The stock had previously closed at $12.02.
- [By Max Byerly]
New York Community Bank (NYSE: NYCB) and United Financial Bancorp (NASDAQ:UBNK) are both finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends and profitability.
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Cramer was bearish on New York Community Bancorp (NYCB) and Weatherford International (WFT) .
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Top 5 Stocks To Watch Right Now: TiGenix NV (TGXSF)
- [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]
Leuven, Belgium-based Tigenix (OTC:TGXSF) filed to go public in the U.S. in late 2015, only to become entangled with Bavarian Nordic (OTC:BVNKF) and Basilea Pharmaceutica (OTC:BPMUF) as the European drugmakers pulled back from NASDAQ. Tigenix subsequently increased its bank account following a 23.75 million placement in Belgium, and added an additional 25 million via a relationship with Takeda, before coming back to Wall Street in October 2016 with a revamped slate of underwriters.
Top 5 Stocks To Watch Right Now: United States Cellular Corporation(USM)
- [By Lisa Levin]
In trading on Monday, telecommunications services shares fell by 0.77 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included United States Cellular Corp (NYSE: USM), down 5 percent, and B Communications Ltd (NASDAQ: BCOM), down 5 percent.
- [By Monica Gerson]
United States Cellular Corp (NYSE: USM) is projected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.26 per share on revenue of $975.54 million.
Koppers Holdings Inc. (NYSE: KOP) is estimated to report its quarterly earnings at $0.09 per share on revenue of $364.50 million.
- [By Stephan Byrd]
U.S. Cellular (NYSE: USM) and Hutchison Telecommunications Hong Kong (OTCMKTS:HTHKY) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, valuation, risk, analyst recommendations, earnings and profitability.
Top 5 Stocks To Watch Right Now: SITO Mobile, Ltd.(SITO)
- [By Stephan Byrd]
Birchview Capital LP lifted its position in shares of SITO Mobile (NASDAQ:SITO) by 16.7% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The fund owned 140,000 shares of the Wireless communications provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 20,000 shares during the period. SITO Mobile accounts for 0.4% of Birchview Capital LP’s portfolio, making the stock its 25th biggest holding. Birchview Capital LP’s holdings in SITO Mobile were worth $563,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.