Today’s Research Reports on Stocks to Watch Geron and Galena Biopharma

As both Geron and Galena Biopharma show signs of biotech life with their FDA trial advancements, the stocks also have a common problem – how to convince investors that they are a good investment for the long term. Many biotech stock prices flail around and investors do not know which direction they are headed. This is because the sector consists of a variety of companies that are either bought out or whose FDA Phase 3 trials are insufficient for final FDA approval. Today’s good news can quickly become tomorrow’s reason to sell yesterday. Here are two stocks worth watching for different reasons.  

RDI Initiates Coverage:

Geron Corporation               

Galena Biopharma Inc.        

Geron Corporation closed up 1 cent a share on Friday, to close at $2.10. After hours trading made no change to the $2.13 mid-afternoon high it saw before dropping down. Geron Corporation is a biotechnology company that focuses on the development of pharmaceuticals and has a very small revenue stream it is generating from collaboration and license fees and royalties as of now. The price swings are an indicator of stock price volatility, and potential takeover rumors. The recent rating given to the stock by Zacks Investment Research has given the company a “buy” rating largely based on its estimated future earnings. The company is categorized as a health services company that is developing treatments for cancer treatments using stem cell research. Geron has reported a loss of $0.19 a share for year 2016.

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Galena Biopharma was up 1 cent a share on Friday to close at 63 cents per share. The company’s lead candidate drug is GALE-301, a cancer immunotherapy drug intended to be used for the prevention of ovarian cancer recurrence and endometrial cancer in patients. Bijan Nejadnik, M.D., the company’s Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer said during a Friday presentation of the FDA Phase 1 and 2 results, "This final data from our early stage clinical trial demonstrates that GALE-301 is well tolerated and we were able to obtain statistically significant disease free survival in a small number of patients treated with the optimal dose." The statement came as positive news for investors, but were reminded of at least one pending litigation filed by investors in April of last year. Galena has reported a net loss of $0.49 a share and $2.36 a share for the fourth quarter and full year of 2016 respectively.

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Our Actionable Research on Geron Corporation (NASDAQ:GERN) and Galena Biopharma Inc. (NASDAQ:GALE) can be downloaded free of charge at Research Driven Investing.

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