by Portfolio Grader | July 10, 2013 6:00 pm
The ratings of seven Biotechnology stocks are down this week, according to the Portfolio Grader database. Each of these rates a “D” (“sell”) or “F” overall (“strong sell”).
Genomic Health’s (NASDAQ:GHDX) rating falls to a D (“sell”) this week, down from C (“hold”) the week prior. Genomic Health is a life science company, which is focused on the development and commercialization of genomic-based clinical diagnostic tests for cancer that allow physicians and patients to make individualized treatment decisions. In Portfolio Grader’s specific subcategory of Earnings Revisions, GHDX also gets an F. The stock price has dropped 5.7% over the past month, worse than the 1.3% decrease the Nasdaq has seen over the same period of time. As of July 10, 2013, 10% of outstanding Genomic Health shares were held short. The stock currently has a trailing PE Ratio of 168.80. For a full analysis of GHDX stock, visit Portfolio Grader.
Acorda Therapeutics (NASDAQ:ACOR) earns a D this week, falling from last week’s grade of C. Acorda Therapeutics is a commercial stage biopharmaceutical company dedicated to the identification, development and commercialization of novel therapies that improve neurological function in people with multiple sclerosis (MS), spinal cord injury and other disorders of the central nervous system. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Revisions and Sales Growth. To get an in-depth look at ACOR, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ACOR stock.
The rating of Amarin (NASDAQ:AMRN) slips from a C to a D. Amarin focuses on developing the treatment for cardiovascular disease in the field of lipid science. The stock receives F’s in Earnings Growth, Earnings Revisions, Equity, and Cash Flow. As of July 10, 2013, 15.7% of outstanding Amarin shares were held short. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of AMRN stock.
Exelixis’ (NASDAQ:EXEL) rating falls this week to an F (“strong sell”), down from last week’s D (“sell”). Exelixisis a development-stage biotechnology company dedicated to the discovery and development of small-molecule therapeutics for the treatment of cancer and other serious diseases. The stock receives F’s in Earnings Growth, Earnings Momentum, and Equity. Margin Growth and Sales Growth also get F’s. As of July 10, 2013, 19.1% of outstanding Exelixis shares were held short. For a full analysis of EXEL stock, visit Portfolio Grader.
Trius Therapeutics’ (NASDAQ:TSRX) rating weakens this week, dropping to a D versus last week’s C. Trius Therapeutics is a biopharmaceutical company. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Growth, Earnings Momentum, and Equity. Cash Flow and Sales Growth also get F’s. To get an in-depth look at TSRX, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of TSRX stock.
The rating of Discovery Laboratories (NASDAQ:DSCO) declines this week from a C to a D. Discovery Laboratories is a biotechnology company focused on developing products for the treatment of respiratory disease. The stock gets F’s in Equity and Cash Flow. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of DSCO stock.
Achillion (NASDAQ:ACHN) earns a D this week, moving down from last week’s grade of C. Achillion focuses on the discovery, development and commercialization of innovative treatments for infectious diseases. The stock also gets an F in Equity. As of July 10, 2013, 13.1% of outstanding Achillion shares were held short. For a full analysis of ACHN stock, visit Portfolio Grader.
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