Quick Win by the Algorithm: Anacor Pharmaceuticals Inc (ANAC)

Quick Win by the Algorithm

Anacor Pharmaceuticals Inc.

On May 13th, 2016, The I Know First algorithm gave a bullish signal of 4.29 for the ticker ANAC, which had a predictability indicator of 0.08. In accordance with the algorithm’s prediction, ANAC spiked 62.74% in the following three days.

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Anacor Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company. The Company is focused on discovering, developing and commercializing small-molecule therapeutics derived from its boron chemistry platform.

Lately, Anacor Pharmaceuticals stocks jumped 62% on news that it was being purchased by the drug giant Pfizer for $5.2 billion in cash, on Monday, May 16. The agreement looks like a done deal as both companies’ executives have signed off on the merger.

Pfizer decided to acquire the company mainly to get its hands on Anacor’s cisaborole, which is a treatment for eczema that is currently review by the FDA. That drug represents “an attractive opportunity to address a significant unmet medical need for a large patient population with mild-to-moderate atopic dermatitis,” a Pfizer executive said in a press release.

With approximately 20 million Americans suffering from mild or moderate eczema, the drug represents a big profit opportunity. “If approved, Pfizer believes peak year sales for crisaborole have the potential to reach or exceed $2.0 billion,” the two companies said in the joint statement.

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