FDA Green Light = Surprise Share Surge

Shares of Peregrine Pharmaceuticals soared up to 33% intraday before closing with a still impressive 19% gain, thanks to the announcement that the FDA green-lit bavituximab's phase 3 non-small-cell lung cancer trial. 

In this video, health-care analyst David Williamson discusses whether the FDA decision justified this type of bullish enthusiasm and whether Peregrine is doing right by investors in starting this trial, given bavituximab's phase 2 troubles.

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  • Report this Comment On May 20, 2013, at 8:23 PM, BSDetector wrote:

    A great example of the blind leading novice investors. Peregrine will NOT be funding the phase III trials; their partner will. Stay tuned over the next few weeks or months for the name of the partner.

    Amazing...these spins of yours.

  • Report this Comment On May 21, 2013, at 10:28 PM, raulia wrote:

    PPHM is not a risky investment anymore for the following reason.Data claimed to be messed up was not really messed up,It is possible that some rich partner were playing to replace the previous one.Any investment in Biotech under $5 into third face is not a risky investment PPHM will become risky between $50-$55.FDA green light means that there are enough evidence that trail will pass so they are just asking for safety which is very important.So,Unless PPHM play safety these horse rider will shoot the stock around $19-$22.So once pain is motley and their clients gain.It is better to hold it tight and squeeze so PPHM can quickly shoot towards $15.It's all green beyond this point..............

  • Report this Comment On May 22, 2013, at 7:33 PM, ThatVirginian wrote:

    When tax time comes you will have to have health care otherwise you will be fined, not many people realize that yet, around fueling time these healthcare companies are going sky high

  • Report this Comment On May 23, 2013, at 11:59 AM, BSDetector wrote:

    Watch for the POP! Obviously there will be a sonic boom when PPHM partners in the next few weeks and it breaks $8. A larger collective POP however will be heard across the country. The sound made when the entire gang of Motley Fool PPHM bashers pull their heads out of their asks.

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