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The Q4 2016 earnings report of mid cap cancer stock Juno Therapeutics Inc(NASDAQ: JUNO) is scheduled for after the market closes onWednesday (March 1st).Juno Therapeutics was inour SmallCap Network Elite Opportunity (SCN EO) portfolio in the past because thecompanywas well capitalized and had promising novel cellular immunotherapies based platforms (Immunotherapy involves engineering a patient’s cells and then infusing them back into the body to boost the immune system and better fight cancer with less side effects than radiation). A pullbackhad also madesharestechnically attractive for traders at the time.However and last November, Juno Therapeutics lost nearly a quarter of its value after two patients enrolled in its cancer trial died -prompting the Company to place the trial on hold.
A technical chart for small cap Juno Therapeutics shows downtrending lines, but shares have been breaking a bit higher from a December bottom:
A long term performance shows shares of small cap cancer stocks Juno Therapeutics and Bellicum Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: BLCM) underperforming whileKite Pharma Inc (NASDAQ: KITE)andlarge cap Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ: CELG) have performed better:
Back in November, Juno Therapeutics reported third quarter revenue of $20.8 million versus $1.6 million due primarily to revenue recognized in connection with the Celgene collaboration and CD19 opt-in. The net losswas $56.9 million versus$23.2 million. Cash, cash equivalents, and marketable securities as of September 30, 2016 were $1.04 billion compared to $1.11 billion as of June 30, 2016 and $1.22 billion as of December 31, 2015. The CEO commented:
JCAR017, a key product candidate of our CD19 platform, has shown encouraging preliminary efficacy and safety results in NHL and pediatric ALL. At the upcoming American Society of Hematology meeting, additional data from our Phase I trial for JCAR017 in NHL patients will be presented. Progress with CAR T therapy continues as we strive to bring these innovative product candidates to patients battling cancer. We look forward to the upcoming presentations at ASH, including 11 total presentations from a number of ongoing and completed studies.
Finally, here is a quick recap ofmid cap Juno Therapeutics recent earnings history along with EPS estimate trends from the Yahoo! Finance analyst estimates page:
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