Cempra Inc. (CEMP) Jumps 8.47% on January 14

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Cempra Inc. (CEMP) was among the biggest gainers on the Russell 2000 for Thursday January 14 as the stock popped 8.47% to $20.75, representing a gain of $1.62 per share. Some 1.5 million shares traded hands on 10,225 trades, compared with an average daily volume of 1.49 million shares out of a total float of 43.97 million. The stock opened at $19.56 and traded with an intraday range of $21.00 to $16.87.

After today's gains, Cempra Inc. reached a market cap of $912.31 million. Cempra Inc. has had a trading range between $46.99 and $15.43 over the last year, and it had a 50-day SMA of $28.79 and a 200-day SMA of $33.04.

Cempra Inc is a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company. It develops antibiotics for acute care & community settings to meet critical medical needs in treatment of bacterial infectious diseases, respiratory tract & chronic staphylococcal infections.

Cempra Inc. is based out of Chapel Hill, NC and has some 55 employees. Its CEO is Prabhavathi Fernandes.

For a complete fundamental analysis analysis of Cempra Inc., check out Equities.com’s Stock Valuation Analysis report for CEMP. 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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