BioCryst Pharmaceuticals Inc. (BCRX) Jumps 16.13% on February 17

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BioCryst Pharmaceuticals Inc. (BCRX) was among the biggest gainers on the Russell 2000 for Wednesday February 17 as the stock popped 16.13% to $2.16, representing a gain of $0.3 per share. Some 2 million shares traded hands on 7,121 trades, compared with an average daily volume of 1.03 million shares out of a total float of 73.34 million. The stock opened at $1.95 and traded with an intraday range of $2.21 to $1.81.

After today's gains, BioCryst Pharmaceuticals Inc. reached a market cap of $158.41 million. BioCryst Pharmaceuticals Inc. has had a trading range between $16.83 and $1.63 over the last year, and it had a 50-day SMA of $7.99 and a 200-day SMA of $10.96.

Biocryst Pharmaceuticals Inc is a biotechnology company. The Company designs, optimizes and develops novel small molecule drugs that block key enzymes involved in the pathogenesis of diseases.

BioCryst Pharmaceuticals Inc. is based out of Durham, NC and has some 50 employees. Its CEO is Jon P. Stonehouse.

For a complete fundamental analysis analysis of BioCryst Pharmaceuticals Inc., check out Equities.com’s Stock Valuation Analysis report for BCRX. To see the latest independent stock recommendations from Equities.com’s analysts, visit our Research section.

The Russell 2000 is one of the leading indices tracking small-cap companies in the United States. It's maintained by Russell Investments, an industry leader in creating and maintaining indices, and consists of the smallest 2000 stocks from the broader Russell 3000 index.

Russell's indices differ from traditional indices like the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) or S&P 500, whose members are selected by committee, because they base membership entirely on an objective, rules based methodology. The 3,000 largest companies by market cap make up the Russell 3000, with the 2,000 smaller companies making up the Russell 2000. It's a simple approach that gives a broad, unbiased look at the small-cap market as a whole.

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