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Pharma Stocks Highlight - VIVUS, Horizon Pharma, Endocyte, Johnson and Johnson, and Theravance

LONDON, November 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

Investor-Edge has initiated coverage on the following equities: VIVUS Inc. (NASDAQ: VVUS), Horizon Pharma PLC (NASDAQ: HZNP), Endocyte Inc. (NASDAQ: ECYT), Johnson and Johnson (NYSE: JNJ), and Theravance Inc. (NASDAQ: THRX). Free research on these five companies can be accessed at: On Tuesday, November 25, 2014, the NASDAQ Composite ended at 4,758.25, up 0.07%, the Dow Jones Industrial Average edged 0.02% lower, to finish the day at 17,814.94, and the S&P 500 closed at 2,067.03, down 0.12%. During the session, five out of ten sectors ended in positive. The S&P 500 Health Care Sector Index ended the day at 793.40, up 0.07%, with the index also advancing 8.30% in the previous three months. Register for your complimentary reports on these five stocks at:

On Tuesday, shares in VIVUS Inc. fluctuated between $3.30 and $3.45 before ending the session 2.35% lower at $3.32. The stock reported a trading volume of 1.08 million shares, much below its three months average volume of 2.35 million shares. Although, VIVUS Inc.'s shares have advanced 4.73% in the previous three trading sessions, it has lost 2.64% in the last one month and 63.44% on YTD basis. The stock is trading below its 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $3.53 and $4.76, respectively. Moreover, shares of VIVUS Inc. have a Relative Strength Index (RSI) of 52.45. Sign up and read the free notes on VVUS at:

Horizon Pharma PLC's stock advanced 2.88%, to close the day at $12.50. The stock recorded a trading volume of 1.47 million shares, below its three months average volume of 1.76 million shares. The stock oscillated between $12.09 and $12.51 during the session. Over the last one month and over the past three months, Horizon Pharma PLC's shares have gained 1.30% and 31.86%, respectively. Further, the stock has surged 64.04% since the start of this year. The stock is trading above its 50-day moving average of $12.32, while the 50-day moving average is below the 200-day moving average of $12.86. Additionally, the stock has an RSI of 46.21. The complimentary notes on HZNP can be downloaded as in PDF format at:

On Tuesday, shares in Endocyte Inc. recorded a trading volume of 0.77 million shares, lower than its three months average volume of 1.44 million shares. The stock ended the day at $6.57, which was 2.95% below its previous day's closing of $6.77, and registered an intraday range of $6.53 and $6.84. Shares of the company traded at a PE ratio of 21.77. Endocyte Inc.'s shares have advanced 2.18% in the previous three trading sessions and 13.08% in the last one month. However, the stock has lost 38.48% on YTD basis. The stock is trading above its 50-day moving average of $6.25. Furthermore, shares of Endocyte Inc. have an RSI of 61.65. Register for free on Investor-Edge and access the latest research on ECYT at:

Johnson and Johnson's stock edged 0.17% lower, to close Tuesday's session at $106.70, after oscillating between $106.70 and $107.19. The stock recorded a trading volume of 7.36 million shares, below its three months average volume of 7.55 million shares. Johnson and Johnson's shares have advanced 3.46% in the last one month and 3.36% in the previous three months. Additionally, from the beginning of 2014, the stock has gained an upside of 16.50%. The stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages. The stock's 50-day moving average of $105.35 is above its 200-day moving average of $101.37. Further, Johnson and Johnson's stock traded at a PE ratio of 17.77 and has an RSI of 50.38. The complete research on JNJ is available for free at:

Theravance Inc.'s stock finished Tuesday's session 0.79% higher at $15.32. A total of 0.90 million shares were traded, which was below its three months average volume of 0.95 million shares. The stock moved between $14.70 and $15.34 during the session. Over the last one month and since the beginning of 2014, Theravance Inc.'s shares have declined 10.30% and 46.65%, respectively. However, the stock has surged 9.35% in the previous three trading sessions. The company's shares are trading below their 50-day and 200-day moving averages. Moreover, the stock's 200-day moving average of $22.83 is greater than its 50-day moving average of $16.15. Theravance Inc.'s stock has an RSI of 52.51. Free in depth research on THRX is available at:


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