Lakeway, NY — (US MARKET BUZZ) — 12/17/2014— thenextbigtrade.com, an investment community with a special focus on updating investors with recent news on the U.S. stock market about the small and penny stocks, issues news alert on EXACT Sciences Corporation (NASDAQ:EXAS), Gilead Sciences Inc. (NASDAQ:GILD), Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ:CELG).
EXACT Sciences Corporation (NASDAQ:EXAS)’s shares declined 5.72% to $25.51. The company on Dec. 16 announced the pricing of the public offering of 4,000,000 common shares previously sold to Jefferies LLC and Robert W. Baird & Co. Incorporated, as underwriters of the offering. The common shares will be sold at a public offering price of $25.75 per share. The Company has also granted the underwriters an option to purchase up to 600,000 additional shares. The offering is expected to close on or about December 19, 2014, subject to customary closing conditions.
Gilead Sciences Inc. (NASDAQ:GILD)’s shares declined 0.63% to $105.17. The company on Dec. 15 announced that Philippe C. Bishop, MD, will join the company as Senior Vice President, Hematology and Oncology Therapeutics. In this position, Dr. Bishop will report to John McHutchison, MD, Executive Vice President, Clinical Research and will have responsibility for Gilead’s programs in oncology. Dr. Bishop will also join Gilead’s Executive Committee.
Additionally, the company on Dec. 8 announced long-term follow-up results from the registration studies further describing the duration of response, progression-free survival (PFS) and safety profile for Zydelig® (idelalisib) in relapsed patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) and two types of indolent non-Hodgkin lymphoma (iNHL).
Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ:CELG)’s shares declined 1.05% to $111.08. The company on Dec. 9 announced that data were presented from a phase 1b/2 study of ISTODAX® (romidepsin) combined with cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine and prednisone (CHOP) in patients with peripheral t-cell lymphoma were presented during the 56th American Society of Hematology annual meeting. In the phase Ib and phase II portions of this study, presented by Jehan Dupuis, M.D. (from the Lymphoma Study Association or LYSA), a total of 37 patients were treated with romidepsin at varying doses plus CHOP. Based on results from phase I (n=18), the recommended dose of romidepsin for the phase II portion was 12 mg/m2 (n= 19).
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