Corcept Therapeutics (CORT) has started February on a very bad note as general market volatility (in part a response to the January momentum run) and potential entrance of generic competition has shaved off 40% of the value of the shares. This is despite a very strong outlook for 2018.
While binary events, in terms of generic competition invading the market, remain very tricky events to analyse, I believe that legal and alternative products give the company ammunition to fend off competition quite a bit. As a result, I am looking to initiate a small speculative position at these lower levels.
A Look At The Past
Corcept Therapeutics has been established back in 1998 after which the company went public in 2004. Shares fell quickly from levels above the $10 mark to less than a dollar by 2006. No working product and continued losses resulted in cash burn and continued dilution (at low prices) which made that shares traded in low single digits in the years to follow.
The company obtained FDA approval for Korlym in February of 2012. This approval came in for the treatment of hyperglycemia secondary to hypercortisolism in adult patients with endogenous Cushings syndrome who have type 2 diabetes or glucose intolerance. Candidates furthermore have had to undergone a failed surgery or deemed not considerable for surgery. This is an orphan indication with a US patient population of an estimated 20,000 patients, while every year 3,000 new patients are diagnosed.
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- [By Lisa Levin]
InspireMD Inc (NYSE: NSPR) was down, falling around 35 percent to $1.29. InspireMD reported the pricing of public offering of up to $7.5 million.
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- [By Lisa Levin]
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- [By Ethan Ryder]
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- [By Rick Munarriz]
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- [By Shane Hupp]
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- [By Danny Vena]
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- [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE: TSN) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.32 per share on revenue of $9.89 billion.
Sysco Corporation (NYSE: SYY) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.64 per share on revenue of $14.34 billion.
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Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (NASDAQ: CTSH) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.06 per share on revenue of 3.90 billion.
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Sempra Energy (NYSE: SRE) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.66 per share on revenue of $3.24 billion.
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- [By Paul Ausick]
Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp. (NASDAQ: CTSH) dropped more than 17% on Friday to post a new 52-week low of $45.44 after closing at $55.00 on Thursday. The stock’s 52-week high is $69.80. Volume was more than 10 times the daily average of around 4.2 million shares. The company’s president has been replaced as an investigation into possible corruption charges begins.
- [By Dan Caplinger]
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- [By Chris Lange]
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- [By Lisa Levin]
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- [By Trey Thoelcke]
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