Achillion Pharmaceuticals Inc. (ACHN) was one of the Russell 2000's biggest losers for Monday January 11 as the stock slid 8.77% to $8.11, a loss of $-0.78 per share. Starting at an opening price of $8.91 a share, the stock traded between $7.99 and $9.05 over the course of the trading day. Volume was 1.78 million shares over 12,244 trades, against an average daily volume of 2.49 million shares and a total float of 136.54 million.
The losses send Achillion Pharmaceuticals Inc. down to a market cap of $1.11 billion. In the last year, Achillion Pharmaceuticals Inc. has traded between $16.54 and $6.41, and its 50-day SMA is currently $9.71 and 200-day SMA is $8.94.
Achillion Pharmaceuticals Inc is a biopharmaceutical company which focuses on the discovery, development and commercialization of treatments for infectious diseases like hepatitis C virus, or HCV, infection that are once-daily and ribavirin-free.
Achillion Pharmaceuticals Inc. is based out of New Haven, CT and has some 69 employees. Its CEO is Milind S. Deshpande.
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