Anacor Pharmaceuticals Inc. (ANAC) was among the biggest gainers on the Russell 2000 for Wednesday January 20 as the stock popped 6.34% to $96.49, representing a gain of $5.75 per share. Some 567,576 shares traded hands on 7,503 trades, compared with an average daily volume of 779,823 shares out of a total float of 44.12 million. The stock opened at $89.51 and traded with an intraday range of $96.82 to $87.59.
After today's gains, Anacor Pharmaceuticals Inc. reached a market cap of $4.26 billion. Anacor Pharmaceuticals Inc. has had a trading range between $156.93 and $32.04 over the last year, and it had a 50-day SMA of $107.74 and a 200-day SMA of $102.55.
Anacor Pharmaceuticals Inc is a biopharmaceutical company. The Company is engaged in discovering, developing and commercializing novel small-molecule therapeutics derived from its boron chemistry platform.
Anacor Pharmaceuticals Inc. is based out of Palo Alto, CA and has some 100 employees. Its CEO is Paul L. Berns.
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