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Vanda Pharmaceuticals (VNDA) Catches Eye: Stock Jumps 8.7%

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Vanda Pharmaceuticals Inc. (VNDA - Free Report) was a big mover last session, as the company saw its shares rise nearly 9% on the day. The move came on solid volume too with far more shares changing hands than in a normal session. This breaks the recent trend of the company, as the stock is now trading above the volatile price range of $18.25 to $20.65 in the past one-month time frame.

The upside was driven by the news that the company would be added to the S&P 600 index.

The company has seen one negative estimate revision in the past month, while its Zacks Consensus Estimate for the current quarter has also moved lower over the same time frame, suggesting there may be trouble down the road. So make sure to keep an eye on this stock going forward, to see if this recent move higher can last.

Vanda Pharmaceuticals currently has a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold) while its Earnings ESP is 0.00%.

Investors interested in the Medical - Biomedical and Genetics industry may consider a better-ranked stock like Cambrex Corporation (CBM - Free Report) , which carries a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy). You can see the complete list of today’s Zacks #1 Rank stocks here.

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