Traders Are Gambling on: Ligand Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (NASDAQ:LGND), Bank of America (NYSE:BAC), Ampio Pharmaceuticals (NYSEMKT: AMPE), Koss Corporation (NASDAQ:KOSS), Nuance Communications (NASDAQ:NUAN)

On 22 December Ligand Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (NASDAQ:LGND) announced that its partner GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) plc reported the submission of a supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) to the US Food and Drug Administration for eltrombopag (Promacta), seeking an additional indication in pediatric patients six years old and older with chronic immune (idiopathic) thrombocytopenia (ITP) who have had an insufficient response to corticosteroids, immunoglobulins or splenectomy. Ligand Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (NASDAQ:LGND) in last trading activity advanced 2.26% to close at $52.96. Company weekly performance is 1.59% while its quarterly performance stands at 10.52%. Ligand Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (NASDAQ:LGND) is -34.15% away from its 52 week high.

On 3 December Bank of America Corporation (NYSE:BAC) Chairman and CEO Brian Moynihan met Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to commemorate the lender’s 50 years of service in the country. In the New Delhi meeting, the BofA head revealed plans of expanding operations in the country. On last trading day Bank of America Corporation (NYSE:BAC) remains unchanged to close at $17.98. Its volatility for the week is 0.99% while volatility for the month is 1.63%. BAC’s sales growth for past 5 years was -8.50% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 10.80%. Bank of America Corporation (NYSE:BAC) monthly performance is 5.45%.

On 1 December Ampio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSEMKT: AMPE) announced updates for the STRUT open label portion (n=7) of the multiple injection study at week 20 of the study. On last trading day Ampio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSEMKT: AMPE) advanced 0.29% to close at $3.44. Its volatility for the week is 5.52% while volatility for the month is 6.52%. Ampio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSEMKT: AMPE) monthly performance is 0.88%.

On 2 December Koss Corporation (NASDAQ:KOSS) announced a #Giving Tuesday fundraising partnership with MUSIC & MEMORY. Koss Corporation (NASDAQ:KOSS) has 16.30% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 48.40%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $1.82.

Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:NUAN) was upgraded byZacks from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research note issued to investors on Monday. The firm currently has a $15.90 price target on the stock. Zacks‘s price target would indicate a potential upside of 10.57% from the stock’s previous close. On Friday shares of Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:NUAN) closed at $14.45. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 15.10% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 20.00%.

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