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Technical Briefing: Amgen, PDL BioPharma, Questcor Pharma, and BioCryst Pharma

LONDON, July 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

On Wednesday, July 10, 2013, shares in biotechnology companies ended mostly higher even as the broader market ended on a mixed note. The major movers in the industry included Amgen Inc. (NASDAQ: AMGN), PDL BioPharma Inc. (NASDAQ: PDLI), Questcor Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: QCOR), and BioCryst Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: BCRX). All these companies are tracked by Free technical research reports on AMGN, PDLI, QCOR, and BCRX can be accessed by signing up at:  

Shares in Amgen Inc. rose sharply on Wednesday, extending their gains for the week. The company's shares oscillated between $98.02 and $102.33 before finishing the day 3.79% higher at $102.26. A total of 4.18 million shares were traded which is above the daily average volume of 3.55 million. The company's shares have gained 4.53% so far this week, compared to a gain of 1.27% in the S&P 500. However, in the last three months, the stock has fallen by 5.72%. Download free report on AMGN upon registration at:

PDL BioPharma Inc.'s stock edged higher on Wednesday, extending its gains for the week. The company's shares oscillated between $8.06 and $8.15 before closing the session 1.24% higher at $8.15. A total of 1.71 million shares were traded which is below the daily average volume of 1.95 million. PDL BioPharma's shares have gained 3.16% so far this week, and 7.24% in the past three months, thus outperforming the S&P 500. PDLI technical report can be accessed for free by signing up at:

Shares in Questcor Pharmaceuticals Inc. edged lower on Wednesday, reversing some of their gains for the week. The company's shares ended the day 1.36% lower at $47.20 after oscillating between $47.04 and $48.57. A total of 1.87 million shares were traded which is below the daily average volume of 2.02 million. Despite Wednesday's pullback, the company's shares have gained 1.20% in the last three days and 63.95% in the last three months. A free report on QCOR can be accessed by registering at:

BioCryst Pharmaceuticals Inc.'s stock ended slightly higher on Wednesday, finishing at $1.63, up 0.62% from its previous closing price. The company's shares oscillated between $1.61 and $1.65. A total of 330,626 shares were traded which is less than its daily average volume of 818,150. The company's shares have fallen by 6.32% in the last three months. Register with AAA Research Reports and download research on BCRX for free at:



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