Bristol Myers Squibb Co (NYSE:BMY) and Eli Lilly & Co (NYSE:LLY) got United States regulatory support to expand the use of Erbitux as an initial treatment against colorectal cancer that has extend for patients who are primary given a genetic screening.
The medicine’s label announced on the Food and Drug Administration’s website that Erbitux should be taken only by patients who have used an agency-supported test to predict whether the drug would work.
A spokeswoman for the agency Michelle Bolek stated in an e-mail that the authority also cleared the threascreen test made by Venlo, Netherlands-based Qiagen NV (NASDAQ:QGEN), the primary FDA-approved diagnostic that would appraise each patient’s likelihood of responding to the cancer treatment.
Shifting readers focus to broader market, let’s consider market performance of other stocks that significantly affect same sector. Sanofi SA (ADR) (NYSE:SNY) fell -0.40% to settle at $36.89, Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) moved down -0.57% to end at $22.54 while GlaxoSmithKline plc (ADR) (NYSE:GSK) jumped +0.54% to finish on Friday at $46.26.
Bristol Myers Squibb Co (NYSE:BMY) last session volume of 7.69 million shares was lower than its average volume 11.03 million shares. The stock after opening at $34.59 hit high price of $34.85 and then closed at $34.61 by scoring -0.46%.
BMY generated revenue of 21.48 billion in the following twelve months and earned $3.82 billion. The Company showed a positive +25.02% in the net profit margin and as well as in its operating margin which remained 33.70%. Company’s annual sales growth for the past five year was 5.56%.
The BMY past twelve months price to sales ratio was 2.72 and price to cash ratio remained 11.62. As far as the returns are concern, the BMY return on equity was recorded as -23.62% and increased 21.73% return on investment while its return on asset stayed at 16.99%.
The stock showed weekly downbeat performance of -0.40% which was maintained for the month at 2.64%. Likewise the positive performance for the quarter was recorded as 3.75% and for the year was 22.60% while the YTD performance remained at 1.14%.
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