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Biotech Equities Technical Analysis -- BioMarin Pharma, Merrimack Pharma, Sangamo BioSciences, ZIOPHARM Oncology, and Dyax

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LONDON, August 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

On Wednesday, August 06, 2014, the NASDAQ Composite ended at 4,355.05, up 0.05%, the Dow Jones Industrial Average finished the day 0.08% higher at 16,443.34, and the S&P 500 closed flat at 1,920.24. However the gains were not broad based as six out of ten sectors ended the session in negative. The S&P 500 Health Care Sector Index ended the day at 700.41, down 0.12%, and the index has declined 2.91% in the last one month. Investor-Edge has initiated coverage on the following equities: BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. (NASDAQ: BMRN), Merrimack Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: MACK), Sangamo BioSciences Inc. (NASDAQ: SGMO), ZIOPHARM Oncology Inc. (NASDAQ: ZIOP), and Dyax Corporation (NASDAQ: DYAX). Free research on these five companies can be accessed at:

On Wednesday, BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc.'s stock recorded a trading volume of 0.99 million shares, lower than its three months average volume of 1.25 million shares. The stock finished the day at $65.11, up 0.23%, and registered an intraday range of $64.18 and $65.49. Shares of BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. have advanced 0.81% in the last one month and 10.73% in the past three months. However, the stock has declined 7.45% on YTD basis. Furthermore, the stock is trading above its 50-day moving average. The stock's 200-day moving average of $66.28 is above its 50-day moving average of $61.09. Additionally, shares of BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. have a Relative Strength Index (RSI) of 65.01. Sign up and read the free notes on BMRN at:

Merrimack Pharmaceuticals Inc.'s stock gained 0.51%, to close Wednesday's session at $5.96, after oscillating between $5.88 and $6.05. The stock recorded a trading volume of 0.77 million shares, below its three months average volume of 1.74 million shares. Over the past three trading sessions and from the beginning of 2014, Merrimack Pharmaceuticals Inc.'s shares have gone up 3.11% and 11.80%, respectively. However, over the last one month, the stock has fallen by 20.11%. The company's shares are trading above their 200-day moving average. The stock's 50-day moving average of $6.98 is above its 200-day moving average of $5.43. Further, Merrimack Pharmaceuticals Inc.'s stock has an RSI of 41.02. The complimentary notes on MACK can be downloaded as in PDF format at:

On Wednesday, shares in Sangamo BioSciences Inc. finished the session 2.21% lower at $13.30. A total of 0.67 million shares were traded, which was below its three months average volume of 0.88 million shares. The stock moved between $13.14 and $13.71 during the session. Over the past three trading sessions and last three months, Sangamo BioSciences Inc.'s shares have surged 7.87% and 2.94%, respectively. However, the stock has lost 4.25% since the start of this year. The company's shares are trading below their 50-day and 200-day moving averages. Moreover, the stock's 200-day moving average of $14.98 is greater than its 50-day moving average of $14.11. Shares of Sangamo BioSciences Inc. have an RSI of 53.24. Register for free on Investor-Edge and access the latest research on SGMO at:

ZIOPHARM Oncology Inc.'s stock fluctuated between $3.12 and $3.27 before ending Wednesday's session up 2.54%, at $3.23. The stock reported a trading volume of 0.32 million shares, below its three months average volume of 0.79 million shares. Further, ZIOPHARM Oncology Inc.'s shares have gained 7.67% over the past three trading sessions. However, the stock has plummeted 19.45% over the last one month and 25.58% on YTD basis. The stock is trading below its 50-day and 200-day moving averages. The stock's 200-day moving average of $3.94 is greater than its 50-day moving average of $3.69. Moreover, shares of ZIOPHARM Oncology Inc. have an RSI of 40.36. The complete research on ZIOP is available for free at:

Dyax Corp.'s stock fell by 1.27%, to close Wednesday's session at $9.33, after vacillating between $9.24 and $9.54. The stock recorded a trading volume of 0.97 million shares, below its three months average volume of 1.23 million shares. Over the last one month, Dyax Corp.'s shares have fallen by 5.28%. However, over the past three months and from the beginning of 2014, the stock has rallied 47.16% and 23.82%, respectively. The company's shares are trading above their 50-day and 200-day moving averages. The stock's 50-day moving average of $8.81 is above its 200-day moving average of $8.29. Further, Dyax Corp.'s stock has an RSI of 56.26. Free in depth research on DYAX is available at:


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