Although they have no independent ability to conduct clinical studies or manufacture their own products, IntelGenx Technologies Corp. (IGXT) is a “buy“. Wall Street analysts at Aegis initiated coverage on the drug delivery company and gave IGXT stock a $2.50 price target, nearly 5 times the current price of the penny stock, 0.531. An bold move by the experts for a Company that is just as aggressively focused on making approved drugs better.
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IGXT Stock Chart / Structure
Market Cap (intraday): 26.35M
Price/Sales (ttm): 40.82
Price/Book (mrq): 6.89
Operating Cash Flow (ttm): -1.18M
(Aug 2, 2011): 0.85
(Dec 9, 2011): 0.40
Avg Vol (3 month): 57,271
Avg Vol (10 day): 37,429
Shares Outstanding: 49.62M
Ytd Percent Change: -5.17%
Ytd Moving Average: 0.5279
Ytd Average Volume: 124,699
Roughly a month after following the path Yippy Inc. (YIPI) by uplisting to the OTCQX, IntelGenx attracted enough attention after their completion of the pivotal bioequivalence study for a novel oral thin-film formulation of Rizatriptan, the active drug in Maxalt-MLT® orally disintegrating tablets.
Stepping up to the plate to compete with Merck & Co. (MRK), the manufatures of Maxalt-MLT®, a leading branded anti-migraine product, IntelGenx wants to get a peice of the $639 million in sales Merck got from sales of Maxalt® in 2011. However, this is simply one of a number of drugs that the Company is actively developing which could all be on the market within the next 3-5 years.
Considering that revenues have grown by nearly 200% to $285 million for the three months ended March 31, 2012 compared to the same period in 2011, IntelGenx has a firm grasp on the growth factor with Net Loss decreasing to $582 million for the three months ended March 31, 2012 compared to $600 million for the same period in 2011.
IGXT Drug Pipeline
About IGXT Stock
IntelGenx Technologies Corp. is a drug delivery company focused on the development of oral controlled-release products as well as novel rapidly disintegrating delivery systems. The Company uses its unique multiple layer delivery system to provide zero-order release of active drugs in the gastrointestinal tract. In addition to, the Company has also developed novel delivery technologies for the rapid delivery of pharmaceutically active substances in the oral cavity based on its experience with rapidly disintegrating films. At present, the research and development pipeline includes products for the treatment of :
- severe depression,
- erectile dysfunction,
- benign prostatic hyperplasia,
- bipolar disorder,
- idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis,
- allergies, and
- pain management
Bottom Line: If you are willing to long on penny stocks and have the patience for drug developers like IntelGenx Technologies Corp., IGXT, you could win big. With a year-to-date low of just 0.445, IGXT stock cant get much cheaper than it already is.
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