News Buzz: Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:REGN), American Superconductor Corporation (NASDAQ:AMSC), WEX Inc. (NYSE:WEX), Zogenix, Inc. (NASDAQ:ZGNX), Barrick Gold Corporation (NYSE:ABX)

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:REGN) belongs to Healthcare sector. Its net profit margin is 11.70% and weekly performance is 4.89%. On last trading day company shares ended up $542.90. Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:REGN) distance from 50-day simple moving average (SMA50) is 7.32%. On July 08, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:REGN) and Sanofi announced that the Phase 3 ODYSSEY JAPAN trial of the investigational therapy Praluent® (alirocumab) Injection met its primary endpoint. At week 24, patients in the Praluent group experienced an average 64 percent greater reduction from baseline in their bad cholesterol, known as low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C), when added to current standard of care including statins, compared to standard of care alone (p less than 0.0001). Patients were started on the lower dose of 75 mg, with the option to adjust their dose to 150 mg if they had not achieved their LDL-C goal (as defined by the Japan Atherosclerosis Society guidelines) at week 8. At week 24, 97 percent of patients in the Praluent group reached their LDL-C treatment goal, compared to 10 percent for placebo (p less than 0.0001). Ninety-nine percent of patients treated with Praluent remained on the lower dose; two patients required adjustment to the higher dose.

American Superconductor Corporation (NASDAQ:AMSC) belongs to Industrial Goods sector. Its net profit margin is -88.20% and weekly performance is 7.38%. On last trading day company shares ended up $5.24. American Superconductor Corporation (NASDAQ:AMSC) distance from 50-day simple moving average (SMA50) is -12.15%. On July 09, American Superconductor Corporation (NASDAQ:AMSC) announced that Pepco has undertaken a deployment study of AMSC’s Resilient Electric Grid (REG) system. Pepco will also join the Homeland Security’s REG Utility Group, an industry group working in cooperation with the government to focus on securing the nation’s electricity grids.

On 14 July, WEX Inc. (NYSE:WEX) shares moved down -0.25% and was closed at $111.54. WEX EPS growth in last 5 year was 7.90%. WEX Inc. (NYSE:WEX) year to date (YTD) performance is 12.76%. WEX Inc. (NYSE:WEX) announced it will report second quarter 2015 financial results before the market opens on July 29. From WEX, Melissa Smith, chief executive officer, and Steve Elder, chief financial officer, will host a conference call that morning at 10:00 a.m. ET to discuss the company’s results.

Zogenix, Inc. (NASDAQ:ZGNX) belongs to Healthcare sector. Its net profit margin is 17.90% and weekly performance is 32.51%. On last trading day company shares ended up $17.69. Zogenix, Inc. (NASDAQ:ZGNX) distance from 50-day simple moving average (SMA50) is 41.01%. Drug developer Zogenix, Inc. (NASDAQ:ZGNX) said that it would push back late-stage trials of its treatment for a rare form of epilepsy by about three months to enroll more patients.

Barrick Gold Corporation (NYSE:ABX) belongs to Basic Materials sector. Its net profit margin is -29.80% and weekly performance is -4.17%. On last trading day company shares ended up $9.89. Barrick Gold Corporation (NYSE:ABX) distance from 50-day simple moving average (SMA50) is -15.43%. Announced on July 08, that BHP Billiton Ltd., Teck Resources Ltd., HudBay Minerals Inc. and China Molybdenum Co. Ltd. are among the companies that submitted final bids for Barrick Gold Corporation (NYSE:ABX) Zaldivar copper mine in Chile, people with knowledge of the matter said.

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