Best Medical Stocks To Invest In 2019

Acceleron Pharma Inc. (NASDAQ: XLRN) shares reached a multiyear high last month after the company and Celgene Corp. (NASDAQ: CELG) announced positive late-stage trial results, but those shares dipped on Friday after the company provided an update from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Specifically, the FDA has granted an orphan drug designation for ACE-083, Acceleron’s locally acting “Myostatin+” muscle agent, for the treatment of patients with facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD).

For some quick background: orphan designation is granted by the FDA Office of Orphan Products Development to advance the evaluation and development of safe and effective therapies for the treatment of rare diseases or conditions affecting fewer than 200,000 people in the United States.

Robert K. Zeldin, M.D., chief medical officer of Acceleron, commented:

We are pleased to receive orphan drug designation for ACE-083, which has shown the potential to address an area of high unmet medical need. We believe that ACE-083 could become an important new treatment for patients with FSHD whose muscle weakness negatively affects their functional abilities. We presented positive preliminary data from Part 1 of our Phase 2 trial in patients with FSHD earlier this year and look forward to sharing Part 2 results later next year.

Best Medical Stocks To Invest In 2019: Finjan Holdings, Inc.(FNJN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Finjan Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:FNJN) shares saw an uptick in trading volume on Tuesday . 32,387 shares changed hands during trading, a decline of 93% from the previous session’s volume of 494,407 shares.The stock last traded at $4.98 and had previously closed at $5.08.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    ValuEngine upgraded shares of Finjan (NASDAQ:FNJN) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research report sent to investors on Monday.

    Separately, TheStreet upgraded Finjan from a c+ rating to a b- rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 14th.

Best Medical Stocks To Invest In 2019: Pioneer Energy Services Corp.(PES)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Pioneer Energy Services (NYSE:PES) Director C John Thompson sold 6,666 shares of Pioneer Energy Services stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, May 4th. The stock was sold at an average price of $4.25, for a total transaction of $28,330.50. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 41,818 shares in the company, valued at approximately $177,726.50. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    ValuEngine upgraded shares of Pioneer Energy Services (NYSE:PES) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a report issued on Saturday morning.

    Other equities analysts have also issued research reports about the stock. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Pioneer Energy Services from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $5.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, May 8th. Jefferies Group set a $4.00 target price on shares of Pioneer Energy Services and gave the stock a buy rating in a research report on Monday, February 26th. Finally, Capital One reaffirmed an overweight rating on shares of Pioneer Energy Services in a research report on Friday, February 16th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has an average rating of Buy and a consensus target price of $3.35.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Baytex Energy (NYSE: BTE) and Pioneer Energy Services (NYSE:PES) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, valuation, risk and dividends.

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    Pioneer Energy Services (NYSE: PES) and Key Energy Services (NYSE:KEG) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability, institutional ownership, dividends and risk.

Best Medical Stocks To Invest In 2019: Nortek Inc.(NTK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    News coverage about Nortek (NASDAQ:NTK) has been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Nortek earned a daily sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the construction company an impact score of 47.1103071190091 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Neurotoken (CURRENCY:NTK) traded down 8.5% against the dollar during the 1 day period ending at 22:00 PM Eastern on September 2nd. One Neurotoken token can currently be purchased for approximately $0.0421 or 0.00000579 BTC on cryptocurrency exchanges including BCEX, YoBit, Tidex and Cobinhood. In the last seven days, Neurotoken has traded 17.7% lower against the dollar. Neurotoken has a total market capitalization of $3.41 million and approximately $211,773.00 worth of Neurotoken was traded on exchanges in the last day.

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