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Yes, you're reading this correctly - Intercept Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Nasdaq: ICPT) stock more than tripled today (Thursday).
ICPT shares surged 300% in trading today after an analysis by an independent safety committee showed its liver disease drug met the main goal of a mid-stage trial. ICPT stock closed at $275.49, up 280.56% from Wednesday's closing price of $72.39. The stock climbed as high as $305 in intraday trading.