How Risky Are These Stocks? Vitesse Semiconductor (VTSS), Francesca’s Holdings Corp (FRAN) and BioCryst Pharmaceuticals Inc (BCRX)
New York, NY – GDP INSIDER – 03/26/2015.
This article discusses three companies: Vitesse Semiconductor (NASDAQ:VTSS), Francesca’s Holdings Corp (NASDAQ:FRAN) and BioCryst Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:BCRX)
Vitesse Semiconductor (NASDAQ:VTSS) fell back slightly yesterday with the stock declining 0.38% or $0.02 to close at $5.29 on very active trading of 3.176 million shares. The developer and manufacturer of integrated circuits has been riding high for the last week, after Microsemi Corporation (NASDAQ:MSCC) agreed to buy out the company for $5.28 per share, equivalent to $389 million dollars in cash. Vitesse still has until April to find another buyer with a higher offer which could boost the stock price even higher, making the stock a definite hold until this deal is closed.
Francesca’s Holdings Corp (NASDAQ:FRAN) dropped 5.40% or $0.91 yesterday to close at $15.93 on heavy trading of 2.498 million shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 0.590 million. The accessories and apparel retail chain started to decline after it announced a much lower than expected first quarter and full year forecast. For the first quarter Francesca’s Holdings Corp now expects $0.15 to $0.18 earnings per share compared to the market consensus estimate of $0.21 and full year $0.81 to $0.90 as opposed to the market forecast of $0.94, making it a hold for now.
BioCryst Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:BCRX) continued its recent decline with the stock dropping another 7.74% or $0.68 to close at $8.10 with more than 1.627 million shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 0.840 million. The designer and optimizer of therapeutic enzymes has been losing value since the beginning of the year and has now lost 33.39% of its value YTD. With quarterly revenue decline of 48.50% year on year and diluted EPS of -$0.68, even with its current RSI of 25.28 it is better to sell than to hold at this time.
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