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The top stocks to watch today (Thursday) are Synergy Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Nasdaq: SGYP), apparel company PVH Corp. (NYSE: PVH), and Neurocrine Biosciences Inc. (Nasdaq: NBIX).
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Now that we know what's moving markets, here are the three top stocks to watch today...
Top Stocks to Watch Today: Synergy Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Nasdaq: SGYP)
Synergy Pharmaceuticals stock is up 5% in early morning trading after an 8.6% drop in stock price yesterday.
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The company is a biopharmaceutical firm that specializes in the development and sale of gastrointestinal (GI) therapies. Currently, Synergy has two products in the pipeline. They are plecanatide and dolcanatide.
Analysts have a one-year price target of $11.50 for the company, which is a gain of 150% from its current trading price of $4.56.
SGYP stock is currently down 25% so far this year.
Top Stocks to Watch Today: PVH Corp. (NYSE: PVH)
PVH stock is up 7.5% in early morning trading after releasing its quarterly earnings report.
The company is a clothing corporation that owns brands such as Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, and Van Heusen.
Earnings per share (EPS) were $1.23, while analysts' expectations were $1.19. While the company's EPS was less than the $1.52 it posted for the same quarter last year, beating expectations has traders bullish.
Guidance for the year is for EPS of $7.30 to $7.40, which is better than the $6.80 EPS for the previous year.
PVH stock is trading at $90.85, which is a gain of 0.7% year to date (YTD). The one-year target price for the company is $109.53, which would be a gain of over 20%.
Top Stocks to Watch Today: Neurocrine Biosciences Inc. (Nasdaq: NBIX)
Neurocrine Biosciences stock is up 8.6% in early morning trading after announcing phase 3 results.
The company develops treatments for neurological and endocrine-based disorders and diseases.
Currently, Neurocrine has been working on a drug called Ingrezza, which treats tardive dyskinesia (a disorder with involuntary and repetitive body movements). The full phase 3 trial results were published in a journal paper ahead of the deadline for the FDA to approve the new drug.
Neurocrine Biosciences is hoping to beat out Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (NYSE ADR: TEVA) for the treatment approval for tardive dyskinesia to win the first-mover advantage.
The FDA approval deadline for Ingrezza is Aug. 30.
NBIX stock is currently trading at $41.72 for a gain of 7.8% YTD.
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