The stock of Kite Pharma Inc (NASDAQ:KITE) earned "Buy" rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Sunday, August 16. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage Sa who had been investing in Gilead Sciences Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $98.55 billion market cap company. (NYSE: TEVA; TASE: TEVA) (whose current value is not much more than the value at which Kite Pharma, a company with no products approved for marketing yet, is being acquired). Gemphire Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:GEMP) has 0.00% since August 28, 2016 and is.
About 10.50 million shares traded or 31.58% up from the average. Teacher Retirement System of Texas raised its position in Kite Pharma by 1.4% in the second quarter. St. James Investment Company Llc, a Texas-based fund reported 600,684 shares. Kite said this month it could be ready for a launch as soon as September, sending the shares new records. It dived, as 34 investors sold Kite Pharma Inc shares while 43 reduced holdings. The Market Cap of the company is $8.01 Billion. In the ZUMA-1 study, a single infusion of axi-cel elicited an objective response rate (ORR) of 82% across patients with relapsed/refractory diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL), transformed follicular lymphoma (TFL), and primary mediastinal B-cell lymphoma (PMBCL). The stock last traded at $178.30 which is impressively higher than the 50 day moving average of $115.89 and significantly above the 200 day moving average of $87.67.
Fidus Investment Corporation (NASDAQ:FDUS) had a decrease of 22.67% in short interest. Oppenheimer & Incorporated owns 25,313 shares. This is an increase of approximately 1,264% compared to the typical volume of 1,736 put options.
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Kite Pharma (NASDAQ:KITE) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, August 8th. A score above three means the company is not likely to go bankrupt, while score less than 1.8 suggests the firm is probably headed for bankruptcy. Menora Mivtachim stated it has 2.9% of its portfolio in Kite Pharma Inc (NASDAQ:KITE). Kite Pharma's revenue for the quarter was up 110.4% on a year-over-year basis. While Gilead posted Street-beating revenue in the last quarter, sales were still down 8% from the same period a year ago, demonstrating the need for new offerings at the company.
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Foster City, California-based Gilead Sciences Inc. said that it will pay $180 for each share of Kite Pharma Inc., marking a 29 percent premium to the company's closing price on Friday. The company agreed to plunk down almost $12 billion for Kite Pharma and its CAR-T candidate, winning Milligan the would-be cancer blockbuster he wanted. Kate Spade & Company had 26 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. (GILD) most recent 13F filing, the company has 109 new institutional holders - accounting for 6.25 million shares of its common stock. BUTITTA CYNTHIA M also sold $2.86M worth of Kite Pharma Inc (NASDAQ:KITE) shares. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website.