Top 10 Medical Stocks To Invest In Right Now

Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: VRTX) shares saw a handy gain on Thursday after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) gave the nod to Vertexs cystic fibrosis (CF) treatment. Essentially, the FDA approved Kalydeco (ivacaftor) to include use in children diagnosed with CF ages 12 to 24 months who have at least one mutation in their cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) gene.

This FDA approval is based on data from the ongoing Phase 3 study (ARRIVAL) of 25 children with CF aged 12 to 24 months who have one of 10 mutations in the CFTR gene. The study demonstrated a safety profile consistent with that observed in previous Phase 3 studies of older children and adults; most adverse events were mild or moderate in severity, and no patient discontinued due to adverse events.

Kalydeco already was approvedin the United States for the treatment of CF in patients ages 2 and older who have one of 38 ivacaftor-responsive mutations in the CFTR gene.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Eco-Stim Energy Solutions, Inc.(ESES)

Eco-Stim Energy Solutions, Inc., incorporated on January 7, 2005, is an early stage technology-driven independent oilfield services company. The Company provides well stimulation, coiled tubing and field management services to the upstream oil and gas industry. The Company is focused on reducing the ecological impact and improving the economic performance of the well stimulation process.

The Company has technologies and processes that reduce the surface footprint and emissions, and conserve fuel and water during the stimulation process. It is focused on the unconventional Vaca Muerta Shale of Argentina and other Latin American markets.

The Company competes with Schlumberger, Halliburton, Weatherford, Baker Hughes, Calfrac and Pride San Antonio.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Eco-Stim Energy Solutions (NASDAQ:ESES) and Quintana Energy Services (NYSE:QES) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation and risk.

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    Press coverage about Eco-Stim Energy Solutions (NASDAQ:ESES) has trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm scores the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Eco-Stim Energy Solutions earned a daily sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the oil and gas company an impact score of 47.1001025646776 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Flushing Financial Corporation(FFIC)

Flushing Financial Corporation operates as the bank holding company for Flushing Bank that provides banking products and services primarily to consumers, businesses, and governmental units. The company offers various deposit products, including checking and savings accounts, money market accounts, demand accounts, NOW accounts, and certificates of deposit. Its loan portfolio comprises mortgage loans secured by multi-family residential, commercial real estate, one-to-four family mixed-use property, one-to-four family residential property, and commercial business loans; construction loans; small business administration loans and other small business loans; mortgage loan surrogates, such as mortgage-backed securities; the United States government securities, corporate fixed-income securities, and other marketable securities; and consumer loans, including overdraft lines of credit. The company also offers cash management products; and operates, an Internet branch that offers checking, savings, money market, and certificates of deposit accounts. In addition, it offers banking services to public entities comprising counties, cities, towns, villages, school districts, libraries, fire districts, and various courts. As of February 23, 2016, the company operated 19 banking offices located in Queens, Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Nassau counties. Flushing Financial Corporation was founded in 1995 and is based in Uniondale, New York.

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