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Pre-Market Analysis on Top Gainers -- Research on ZIOPHARM, Centrais Eletricas Brasileiras, Catalyst Pharma Partners and Sinovac Biotech

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LONDON, March 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

The US markets saw a positive sentiment on Thursday, March 20, 2014, with the NASDAQ Composite closing at 4,319.29, up 0.27%, the Dow Jones Industrial Average ending the session at 16,331.05, up 0.67% and the S&P 500 edging 0.60% higher to finish the trading session at 1,872.01. During the session, gains in the Information Technology, Financials, and Telecommunication Services sectors positively impacted the broader market. A number of stocks saw large movements, including ZIOPHARM Oncology Inc. (NASDAQ: ZIOP), Centrais Eletricas Brasileiras S.A. (NYSE: EBR), Catalyst Pharmaceutical Partners Inc. (NASDAQ: CPRX) and Sinovac Biotech Ltd (NASDAQ: SVA). Free technical research on ZIOP, EBR, CPRX and SVA can be downloaded upon signing up at:

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On Thursday, shares in ZIOPHARM Oncology Inc. ended the session at $5.42, up 11.75%, hitting a new 52-week high of $5.58. A total of 3.42 million shares were traded as compared to a three months average volume of 1.05 million shares. During the session, the stock traded between $5.15 and $5.58. ZIOPHARM Oncology Inc.'s shares have advanced 26.05% in the last one month, 35.50% in the previous three months and 24.88% on YTD basis. The S&P 500 Health Care Sector Index mapped a loss of 0.02% during the trading session and charted up 0.77% in the last one month. Further, the stock is trading at a Relative Strength Index (RSI) of 63.24 and trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $4.40 and $3.59, respectively. Sign up today to read free research on ZIOP at:

http://www.investor-edge.com/387-ZIOP-.pdf

Shares in Centrais Eletricas Brasileiras SA edged 4.64% higher, finishing Thursday's session at $2.48. The stock fluctuated between $2.36 and $2.65 during the session with a trading volume of 2.93 million shares as compared to a three months average volume of 1.10 million shares. Shares in Centrais Eletricas Brasileiras SA have gained 15.89% in the previous three trading sessions and 20.39% in the last one month, while the same has fallen by 4.25% on YTD basis. The S&P 500 Utilities Sector Index mapped a gain of 0.10% during the trading session and charted up 6.11% in previous three months. Furthermore, the stock is trading at an RSI of 63.02 and trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $2.20 and $2.43, respectively. Sign up today to read free research on EBR at:

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Shares in Catalyst Pharmaceutical Partners Inc. closed Thursday's session at $2.39, which is 6.22% higher than the previous day's closing price of $2.25. A total of 2.84 million shares were traded as compared to a three months average volume of 0.91 million shares. The stock oscillated between $2.21 and $2.50 during the trading session. Shares in Catalyst Pharmaceutical Partners Inc. have surged 11.68% in the previous three trading sessions, 27.13% in the last three months and 22.56% on YTD basis. The S&P 500 Health Care Sector Index mapped a loss of 0.02% during the trading session and charted up 7.91% in the previous three months. Moreover, the stock is trading at an RSI of 59.70 and trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $2.05 and $1.82, respectively. Sign up today to read free research on CPRX at:

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Sinovac Biotech Ltd's stock finished Thursday's session at $8.07, up 17.13%, recording a new 52-week high of $8.09. A total of 4.88 million shares were traded which is above the three months average volume of 0.34 million shares. The stock vacillated between $7.16 and $8.09 during the session and traded at a PE ratio of 67.25. Sinovac Biotech Ltd's shares have rallied 21.54% in the last one month and 31.86% on YTD basis. The S&P 500 Health Care Sector Index mapped a loss of 0.02% during the trading session and charted up 0.78% in the previous three trading sessions. Additionally, the stock is trading at an RSI of 61.32 and trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $6.53 and $5.56, respectively. Sign up today to read free research on SVA at:

http://www.investor-edge.com/387-SVA-.pdf


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