Aegerion Pharmaceuticals Inc. (AEGR) was one of the Russell 2000's biggest losers for Friday February 12 as the stock slid 9.79% to $5.58, a loss of $-0.605 per share. Starting at an opening price of $5.74 a share, the stock traded between $5.34 and $5.90 over the course of the trading day. Volume was 531,318 shares over 3,936 trades, against an average daily volume of 730,854 shares and a total float of 28.94 million.
The losses send Aegerion Pharmaceuticals Inc. down to a market cap of $161.33 million. In the last year, Aegerion Pharmaceuticals Inc. has traded between $28.97 and $6.09, and its 50-day SMA is currently $8.48 and 200-day SMA is $14.97.
Aegerion Pharmaceuticals Inc is a biopharmaceutical company. The Company currently operates in one business segment focusing on the development and commercialization of its product, lomitapide.
Aegerion Pharmaceuticals Inc. is based out of Cambridge, MA and has some 307 employees. Its CEO is Mary T. Szela.
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