Avadel Pharmaceuticals PLC (Nasdaq:AVDL)
December 6th, 2018
Avadel Pharmaceuticals PLC fell $0.21 Thursday, a 7.29% drop, closing at $2.67. Sadly, in addition to dropping AVDL ended up closing the day at a new 52 week low.As well as the drop in value, Avadel Pharmaceuticals PLC hit a new 52 week low of $2.67, breaking the previous low of $2.80 from earlier this July. In addition to the stock finishing lower, the trading volumes were only 34% of normal which could be an indication of investor uncertainty. Be aware that the Piotroski Score1 is calculated to be 1, which is very low as the scale goes from 0-9. This is considered to be a weak score in terms of financial strength.
AVDL was outperformed by the rest of the Healthcare sector which went down just 0.31%.
The market sectors were mixed Thursday with a majority of the sectors trending down. Real Estate saw the biggest increase of the day (2.66%), while Energy saw the biggest drop (1.77%). Healthcare has seen the biggest year-to-date gain at 13%. The biggest loss this year has been the Communication Services sector dropping 13%.
Communication Services saw the biggest turnaround from its 5-day performance of -0.23%, as it went up 1.04%. Energy and Materials saw turn arounds from their five day positive performance, Energy with a drop of 1.77%.
- Real Estate went up with a 2.66% change.
- Communication Services went up with a 1.04% change.
- Consumer Discretionary went up with a 0.61% change.
- Information Technology went up with a 0.23% change.
- Utilities went down with a -0.10% change.
- Consumer Staples went down with a -0.10% change.
- Healthcare went down with a -0.31% change.
- Industrials went down with a -0.55% change.
- Materials went down with a -1.36% change.
- Financials went down with a -1.44% change.
- Energy went down with a -1.77% change.
Avadel Pharmaceuticals is based in Lyon. Avadel Pharmaceuticals was founded in 1990.
Avadel Pharmaceuticals PLC Info
Avadel Pharmaceuticals plc develops and commercializes pharmaceutical products primarily for treating urology and sleep medicines in the United States, France, and Ireland. Its commercial products that are used in the hospital setting include Bloxiverz, a drug used in the operating room for the reversal of the effects of non-depolarizing neuromuscular blocking agents after surgery; Vazculep, a phenylephrine hydrochloride injection that is used for the treatment of hypotension occurring in the setting of anesthesia; and Akovaz, an ephedrine sulfate injection for treating hypotension, as well as Noctiva for treating nocturia due to nocturnal polyuria. The company owns and develops drug delivery platforms, such as Micropump, a microparticulate system that allows the development of modified and/or controlled release of solid and oral dosage formulations of drugs; LiquiTime, which allows development of modified/controlled release liquid suspension formulations; Trigger Lock that allows development of abuse-resistant modified/controlled release formulations of narcotic/opioid analgesics and other drugs susceptible to abuse; and Medusa, a hydrogel depot technology that allows the development of extended/modified release of injectable dosage formulations of drugs. Its product candidates also comprise REST-ON, which is in Phase III clinical trial for the treatment of daytime sleepiness and cataplexy in patients suffering from narcolepsy. The company was formerly known as Flamel Technologies SA and changed its name to Avadel Pharmaceuticals PLC in January 2017. The company was founded in 1990 and is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland.
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(1) The Piotrosky score is used to determine the best value stocks with nine being the best and zero being the worst. It is based on specific aspects of the company’s financial statements, such as positive net income, operating cash flow and asset turnover ratio. A score 0 0 is the worst (Avadel Pharmaceuticals PLC’s score is 1), and 9 is the best.
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