$MDCO Breaks Out, Expect Further Gains

$MDCO has been having a banner year with the stock up over 200%. We think this rally still has legs and that $MDCO is going to keep climbing after Monday's huge breakout. Here's a look at what drove Monday's breakout.

Results from a Phase 3 clinical trial, ORION-9, evaluating the effect of The Medicines Company's (MDCO +2.3%) inclisiran on reducing "bad" cholesterol (LDL-C) in patients with familial hypercholesterolemia (FH), an inherited condition characterized by abnormally high levels of cholesterol in the blood, showed a treatment benefit. The data were presented at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions in Philadelphia.

The study met the primary endpoints of percent change in LDL-C from baseline to day 510 (50% reduction) versus placebo and time-averaged percent change (45% reduction) in LDL-C after day 90 up to day 510 versus control. Both values were statistically significant.

No new safety signals were observed.

The results will be submitted for presentation in a peer-reviewed medical journal. The company expects to file a U.S. marketing application this quarter and one in Europe next quarter.

The company will host a conference call today at 12 noon ET to discuss the results from ORION-9 and ORION-10.

In other news, there are also rumblings this morning that Novartis (NYSE:NVS) may be circling.

As always, use protective stops and trade with caution.

Good luck to all!
Trade closed: target reached: Gains of 42% in a week.

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