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Active Broker’s Choice: Valeant Pharmaceuticals International (NYSE:VRX), Trevena (NASDAQ:TRVN), Mast Therapeutics (NYSEMKT:MSTX)

Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (NYSE:VRX) [Trend Analysis] attempts to attain leading position in street, Shares price changes as it 4.44% to close at $27.05 with the total traded volume of 46.52 Million shares. Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. (VRX) declared following a recommendation by its Patient Access and Pricing Committee, it will make available to all hospitals in the U.S. an enhanced rebate program to reduce the price of Nitropress and Isuprel.

Under enhanced program, all hospitals are eligible for a rebate of at least 10%, with rebates totaling 20%, 30% or 40% based on volume purchased during a calendar quarter for hospitals that purchase large volumes of the relevant drug. Hospitals will receive these discounts primarily through their group purchasing organization or GPO. Hospitals that do not buy drugs through a GPO can access the program by contacting Valeant customer service. The firm has institutional ownership of 66.80%, while insider ownership included 2.30%. Its price to sales ratio ended at 0.90. VRX attains analyst recommendation of 2.90 with week performance of -3.63%.

Trevena, Inc. (NASDAQ:TRVN) [Trend Analysis] try to make new thrust in street and making different trends, stocks trading ended with -7.33% to $6.32. Trevena, Inc. (TRVN) released that firm’s TRV027 failed to meet either the primary or secondary endpoints in the Phase 2b BLAST-AHF study in acute heart failure. The company said it would focus on Phase 3 oliceridine pain program and its earlier stage programs. David Soergel, chief medical officer said, “We are very disappointed that TRV027 failed to show the hoped for benefits to patients in the BLAST-AHF study.”

BLAST-AHF was a randomized, double-blind, standard of care controlled trial in 618 patients with acute heart failure. The study compared TRV027 plus standard heart failure therapy versus placebo plus standard therapy. The share price of TRVN attracts active investors, as stock price of week volatility recorded 10.86%. The stock is going forward to its 52-week low with 24.90% and lagging behind from its 52-week high price with -53.43%.

Mast Therapeutics, Inc. (NYSEMKT:MSTX) [Trend Analysis] surged reacts as active mover, shares a gain 5.41% to traded at $0.31 and the percentage gap between open changing to regular change was 4.91%. Mast Therapeutics (MSTX) announces ‘positive’ interim results from an ongoing Phase 2a study of AIR001 in patients with pulmonary hypertension associated with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction. The interim results were presented at the American Thoracic Society International Conference.

Pulmonary artery occlusion and mean pulmonary artery pressures were markedly decreased from baseline median values. In addition, there was an observed increase in pulmonary artery compliance. There was no significant decrease is systemic blood pressures or change in heart rate. Methemoglobin levels increased modestly, but remained less than 1.9% and did not meet stopping criteria of the study, which was 5%; AIR001 was generally well-tolerated The firm’s current ratio calculated as 1.80 for the most recent quarter. The firm price to cash ratio remained 1.50. As far as the returns are concern, the return on equity was recorded as -106.20%, while its return on asset stayed at -67.20%. The firm has total debt to equity ratio measured as 0.46.

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