BIIB Stock Alert: Biogen Resumes Trading With New FDA Backing


  • Biogen (BIIB) stock is rising as shares resume trading.
  • This movement comes alongside backing from a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advisory committee.
  • An FDA committee is voting in favor of approving Biogen’s Alzheimer’s drug.
BIIB Stock - BIIB Stock Alert: Biogen Resumes Trading With New FDA Backing

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Biogen (NASDAQ:BIIB) stock is a hot topic among traders on Monday as the company’s shares resumed trading following a halt that was in effect on Friday.

With that halt coming to an end, investors in BIIB stock are also celebrating a new recommendation from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The agency’s Peripheral and Central Nervous System Drugs Advisory Committee gave its unanimous support to Biogen’s Alzheimer’s drug.

Investors will keep in mind that the FDA doesn’t have to take the advice of its advisory committees. However, it often does so, which means the group voting in favor of approving Biogen’s Alzheimer’s drug is a win for BIIB stock.

Dr. Tanya Simuni, Professor of Neurology at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine and a committee member, said the following about the drug to Reuters:

“I believe the benefit versus risk are beneficial, acceptable and in line with this class of therapeutics, especially considering the burden of the disease and the progressive nature of the disease.”

What This Means for BIIB Stock

If the FDA moves forward with approval for this Alzheimer’s treatment, it could result in increased revenue and earnings for Biogen. That’s something that will likely benefit BIIB stock in the earnings reports following the drug’s commercial release.

As for today’s stock movement, some 612,000 shares of BIIB have changed hands. That’s closing in on its daily average trading volume of about 934,000 shares. BIIB stock is also up 2.1% Monday morning alongside today’s news.

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On the date of publication, William White did not hold (either directly or indirectly) any positions in the securities mentioned in this article. The opinions expressed in this article are those of the writer, subject to the Publishing Guidelines.

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