On Wednesday, Shares of Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE:MRK), added 0.54% and closed at $62.80 in the last trading session. The last trading range of the stock ranges between $62.48 and $63.03. The company’s Market capitalization is $173.49 Billion with the total Outstanding Shares of 2.77 billion. NewLink Genetics Corporation (NLNK), declared recently that the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) of the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has issued a $24.8 million contract to a partner of NewLink Genetics to support the advanced development of the investigational rVSV∆G-ZEBOV GP (Ebola Zaire) vaccine candidate, designated V920.
The new award includes an additional $51 million of contract options which may be exercised by BARDA. BARDA has formerly awarded $76.8 million in contracts for development of V920. The new funding is in support of manufacturing facility readiness, manufacturing process qualification activities, and additional clinical trials to support regulatory approval of the V920 vaccine.
Oclaro, Inc. (NASDAQ:OCLR), jumped 3.07% and closed at $9.06 in the last trading session. The last trading range of the stock ranges between $8.98 and $9.19. The company’s Market capitalization is $1.49 Billion with the total Outstanding Shares of 162.94 Million. Oclaro, Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets lasers and optical components, modules, and subsystems for the optical communications, industrial, and consumer laser markets worldwide. The companys products generate, detect, combine, and separate light signals in optical communications networks. It offers client side transceivers, counting pluggable transceivers; line side transceivers; tunable laser transmitters, such as discrete lasers and co-packaged laser modulators; lithium niobate modulators to manipulate the phase or the amplitude of an optical signal; transponder modules for transmitter and receiver functions; and discrete lasers and receivers for metro and long-haul applications. The company markets its products through direct sales force, in addition to through sales representatives and resellers. It serves network equipment manufacturers of telecommunications and datacom systems, and hyperscale data center operators.
Campbell Soup Company (NYSE:CPB), jumped 0.17% and closed at $53.74 in the last trading session. The last trading range of the stock ranges between $53.29 and $53.91. During the 52-week trading session the minimum price at which share price traded, registered at $47.77 and reached to max level of $67.89. Campbell Soup Company, together with its auxiliaries, manufactures and markets food and beverage products. It operates through three segments: Americas Simple Meals and Beverages; Global Biscuits and Snacks; and Campbell Fresh. The Americas Simple Meals and Beverages segment engages in the retail and food service of Campbells condensed and ready-to-serve soups; Swanson broth and stocks; Prego pasta sauces; Pace Mexican sauces; Campbells gravies, pastas, beans, and dinner sauces; Swanson canned poultry; Plum food and snacks; V8 juices and beverages; and Campbells tomato juices. The Global Biscuits and Snacks segment provides Pepperidge Farm cookies, crackers, bakery, and frozen products in the United States retail; and Arnotts biscuits in Australia and the Asia Pacific; and Kelsen cookies worldwide, in addition to meals and shelf-stable beverages in Australia and the Asia Pacific. The Campbell Fresh segment provides Bolthouse Farms fresh carrots, carrot ingredients, refrigerated beverages, and refrigerated salad dressings; and Garden Fresh Gourmet salsa, hummus, dips, and tortilla chips, in addition to refrigerated soups. The company sells its products through retail food chains, mass discounters, mass merchandisers, club stores, convenience stores, drug stores, and dollar stores, in addition to other retail, commercial, and non-commercial establishments; and independent contractor distributors.