Before the Bell Scans: PDL BioPharma Inc., Amgen Inc., Questcor Pharma Inc., and BioCryst Pharma Inc.
Before the Bell Scans: PDL BioPharma Inc., Amgen Inc., Questcor Pharma Inc., and BioCryst Pharma Inc. Editor Note: For more information about this release, please scroll to bottom. PR Newswire LONDON, November 8, 2013 LONDON, November 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- On Thursday, November 07, 2013, all three benchmark indexes of the US equity market posted losses, with the S&P 500, the Dow Jones Industrial Average, and the NASDAQ Composite declining by 1.32%, 0.97%, and 1.90%, respectively. Shares in the biotechnology industry ended on a lower note, tracking losses in the broader market. The major movers in the industry included PDL BioPharma Inc. (NASDAQ: PDLI), Amgen Inc. (NASDAQ: AMGN), Questcor Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: QCOR), and BioCryst Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: BCRX). All these companies are tracked by AAAResearchReports.com. Free technical research on PDLI, AMGN, QCOR, and BCRX can be downloaded upon signing up at: http://www.aaaresearchreports.com/register/ PDL BioPharma Inc.'s shares traded between $7.97 and $8.38 before finishing the day 3.35% lower at $8.08. A total of 3.85 million shares were traded, which is above the daily average volume of 1.66 million. Despite Thursday's decline, the company's shares have gained 5.90% in the last one month, outperforming the S&P 500, which has advanced 4.24% during the same period. Further, PDL BioPharma Inc.'s stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $8.01 and $7.73, respectively. Sign up today to read free research report on PDLI at: www.AAAResearchReports.com/PDLI110813.pdf On Thursday, Amgen Inc.'s stock declined by 2.03%, tracking losses in the broader market. The company's shares traded between $110.65 and $115.25 before finishing the day at $111.03. A total of 3.81 million shares were traded, which is above the daily average volume of 3.21 million. Despite Thursday's pullback, the company's shares have gained 0.73% in the last one month, compared to a gain of 4.24% in the S&P 500 during the same period. Additionally, Amgen Inc.'s stock is trading above its 200-day moving average of $103.46. Register to download free technical analysis on AMGN at: www.AAAResearchReports.com/AMGN110813.pdf On Thursday, shares in Questcor Pharmaceuticals Inc. closed at $58.34, down 4.25% from the previous day's closing price of $60.93. The company's shares vacillated between $57.61 and $61.86 during the trading session. A total of 2.41 million shares were traded, which is above the daily average volume of 1.86 million. Despite Thursday's decline, the company's shares have gained 1.80% in the last one month, compared to a gain of 4.24% in the S&P 500 during the same period. Moreover, Questcor Pharmaceuticals Inc.'s stock is trading above its 200-day moving average of $45.52. A free report on QCOR can be accessed by registering at: www.AAAResearchReports.com/QCOR110813.pdf Shares in BioCryst Pharmaceuticals Inc. fluctuated between $5.04 and $5.45 before ending the Thursday's session 3.33% lower at $5.08. A total of 1.15 million shares were traded, which is below the daily average volume of 1.39 million. The company's shares have plummeted by 10.25% in the previous three trading sessions, compared to a loss of 1.18% in the S&P 500 during the same period. However, BioCryst Pharmaceuticals Inc.'s stock is trading above its 200-day moving average of $3.36. Register with AAA Research Reports and download the research on BCRX for free at: www.AAAResearchReports.com/BCRX110813.pdf ---- EDITOR NOTES: 1. This is not company news. We are an independent source and our views do not reflect the companies mentioned. 2. 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