Chart: Biotech Stocks - Week Over Week Price & Volume Breakouts

by: SA Editors

While last week's price movement in the Biotech sector ranged from +9.6% (NASDAQ:NABI) to -9.0% (OTCQB:TELK), trading volume increased by more that 180% for both PHRM and GPRO. A new 52 week high was made by GPRO ($58.30), and a new 52 week low was made by AFFX ($27.26).

Key developments that drove individual stocks:

โ— On April 28th, Morgan Stanley cut Pharmion's (PHRM) 2006 earnings esitmate to -$1.31/share from -$1.07/share.

โ— On May 2nd, Gen-Probe (NASDAQ:GPRO) reported Q1 2006 net income of $0.27/share, beating analyst expectations of $0.21/share. Gen-Probe also raised its net income guidance from $0.95-$1.05/share to $0.98-$1.08/share.

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Data in table version -- click on a ticker for opinion and analysis of the company:
Price Volume
Ticker Company Change Change
AFFX Affymetrix Inc. 0.6%
ALXN Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc. -3.2%
AMGN Amgen Inc. -0.9%
AMLN Amylin Pharmaceuticals Inc. 0.8%
BIIB Biogen Idec Inc. 4.6%
BMRN BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. 6.5%
BSTE Biosite Incorporated 2.2%
CELG Celgene Corporation 1.1%
DNA Genentech Inc. 1.1%
ELN Elan Corp. plc 0.3%
GILD Gilead Sciences Inc. -2.2%
GPRO Gen-Probe Inc. 5.7%
IMCL Imclone Systems Inc. 6.2%
INCY Incyte Corp. 3.8%
ISTA ISTA Pharmaceuticals Inc. -5.1%
KOSP KOS Pharmaceuticals Inc. -3.1%
MEDI MedImmune Inc. 2.6%
NABI Nabi Biopharmaceuticals 9.6%
NBIX Neurocrine Biosciences Inc. -5.5%
ONXX Onyx Pharmaceuticals Inc. -0.5%
PGNX Progenics Pharmaceuticals Inc. 3.9%
PHRM Pharmion Corp. 2.2%
TELK Telik Inc. -9.0%
VRTX Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc. 1.6%

Data: Capital IQ


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