Friday, November 11, 2016

Celldex Therapeutics, Inc. (CLDX) is “One to Watch”

Last month, Celldex Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: CLDX), a company in the business of developing targeted therapeutics for those suffering from devastating diseases for which current treatments are inadequate, found positive results from its phase II study of glembatumumab vedotin in patients with stage III/IV checkpoint inhibitor-refractory. The study showed that patients experienced a confirmed response, with 52% of patients experiencing tumor shrinkage. In addition, by close of market on November 8, 2016, Celldex stock was up significantly as investors reacted to the company’s third quarter earnings report, which surpassed estimates for revenue and EPS. CLDX’s stock rose by nearly 15% to close at $3.78 on 9.01 million shares, more than four times the company’s average.

Aside from its recent growth, Celldex announced the acquisition of Kolltan Pharmaceuticals, Inc. on November 1. Kolltan is a privately owned clinical-stage company that develops new antibody-based drugs and is worth $62.5 million in stock. “Celldex believes Kolltan’s clinical candidates and preclinical platform are highly compatible with the Company’s scientific approach and can be developed independently and in combination with Celldex’s existing product candidates,” according to a statement shared on the Scibility Media website (

On November 7, Aegis Capital Corp. ( initiated coverage on Celldex Therapeutics, Inc., giving the company a ‘Buy’ rating and a target price of $10. In addition, as of November 8, 2016, ClosingBell Active Analyst Ratings ( gave CLDX an average stock rating of 3.6 on a one to five scale, with five denoting ‘Buy’ and one indicating ‘Sell’. The numbers above are predicted to allow Celldex Therapeutics, Inc. to fund its operations through 2018.

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