Stem Cell Stocks 4/11/09: The Week That Was

The stem cell stocks were a mixed bag this week. They still seem to be in search of that key news to put the sector back in the spotlight. Overall, the stock market was flat during the week and the stem cell stocks seemed to follow suit. However, I have noticed over the past few weeks that those stem cell stocks that have reported quarterly earnings have responded positively (albeit temporarily).

Top Stem Cell Stock Performer(s) for Last Week:

- Cyro-Cell International (CCEL.OB) = Up 37% for the week; On 4/9/09 CCEL reported Qtr.1 2009 results; The most notable news was that the company stated that prospective clients were up 94% compared to the same period a year ago.

Worst Stem Cell Stock Performer(s) for Last Week:

- Stem Cell Therapy International Inc. (SCII.OB) = Down; -20% for the week; Last week this was the sector's top gainer; It looks like this is just classic profit taking

Stem Cell Stocks Current Price and % Up or Down 4/06/09 - 4/10/09

Market Cap Over 50 Million

Ariad Pharmaceuticals (ARIA) = Current Price: $1.43; Up 6%
Aastrom Biosciences (ASTM) = Current Price: $0.34; Down -7%
BioTime, Inc. (BTIM) = Current Price: $1.93; Down -9%
Celgene Corp (CELG) = Current Price: $40.80; Down -3%
Cytori Therapeutics (CYTX) = Current Price: $1.72; Down -5%
Geron Corp (GERN) = Current Price: $4.92; Up 9%
ThermoGenesis (KOOL) = Current Price: $0.518; Down -9%
Osiris Therapeutics (OSIR) = Current Price: $12.42; Down -9%
StemCell Inc. (STEM) = Current Price: $1.57; Down -5%

Market Cap Under 50 Million

Advanced Cell Technology (ACTC.OB) = Current Price: $0.098; Down -7%
Athersys Inc. (ATHX) = Current Price: $0.84; Up 5%
Brainstorm Cell Therapeutics (BCLI.OB) = Current Price: $0.089; Up 5%
Bioheart Inc. (BHRT) = Current Price: Current Price: $0.68; Up 24%
Cord Blood America Inc. (CBAI.OB) = Current Price: $0.0057; Down -14%
Cyro-Cell Intl (CCEL.OB) = Current Price: $0.70; Up 37%
Neuralstem (CUR) = Current Price: $1.23; Down -3%
International Stem Cell (ISCO.OB) = CurrentPrice: $0.50; Up 2%
LifeStem International (LSTM.OB) = Current Price: $0.0092; Down -8%
MultiCell Technologies (MCET.OB) = Current Price: $0.0117; Down -6%
Pluristem Therapeutics (PSTI) = Current Price: $1.23; Down -1%
Stem Cell Therapy Intl (SCII.OB) = Current Price: $0.10; Down -20%
Stem Cell Innovations (SCLL.PK) = Current Price: $0.046; Down -8%

Catalyst(s) for the Week:

The catalyst(s) for the week remain unchanged from last week.

- Again, be on the lookout for further legislative movement to support President Obama's executive order.

- More Mutual fund distribution of funds originally allocated for Genentech. It will take quite a while to redistribute these dollars throughout the biotech sector

- M&A (mergers and acquisitions) activity will be key. It could happen at any time.

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