Antigenic's Cancer Vaccine Continues to Push it Higher Print E-mail
By Jamie Tera   
Wednesday, 03 June 2009 16:44

Shares of Antigenics Inc. (Nasdaq:AGEN) rose since the opening bell Wednesday. The stock ended up +$1.12 at $2.54 on above average volume after seeing a day high of $3.34. The biotechnology company is focused on developing and commercializing technologies to treat cancers and infectious diseases, primarily based on immunological approaches. Today, they added to the sharp gains it had after the company presented interim survival data from a study of Oncophage on Monday. The stock is now trading at a new high for the year.

On Monday, Antigenics annouced that patients with kidney cancer at intermediate risk of disease recurrence showed about 46 percent lower risk of death when treated with the cancer vaccine, Oncophage.

Shares of the company have shot up more than four-fold since its Friday's close of 73 cents.

Top Movers In Healthcare

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Gainers (% price change) LastĀ Trade Change MktĀ Cap
Antigenics, Inc. AGEN 2.65 +1.12 (73.20%) 192.95M
Human Genome Sciences HGSI 3.03 +0.40 (15.21%) 411.44M
NPS Pharmaceuticals, Inc. NPSP 3.33 +0.38 (12.88%) 158.19M
Hemispherx BioPharma, Inc HEB 2.55 +0.27 (11.84%) 217.07M
Affymetrix, Inc. AFFX 5.33 +0.39 (7.89%) 376.79M

Losers (% price change)

Tongjitang Chinese TCM 3.93 -0.57 (-12.67%) 132.98M
Biovail Corporation (USA) BVF 11.83 -1.03 (-8.01%) 1.87B
LCA-Vision Inc. LCAV 6.01 -0.50 (-7.68%) 111.68M
Bio-Reference BRLI 27.52 -2.22 (-7.46%) 379.72M
ev3 Inc. EVVV 9.10 -0.66 (-6.76%) 971.10M

Most Actives (dollar volume)

Pfizer Inc. PFE 14.89 -0.09 (-0.60%) 100.48B
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 56.16 -0.05 (-0.09%) 154.75B
Merck & Co., Inc. MRK 27.59 -0.11 (-0.40%) 58.18B
Gilead Sciences, Inc. GILD 44.73 +1.64 (3.81%) 40.54B
Baxter International Inc. BAX 49.28 +1.09 (2.26%) 29.82B



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