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Cytokinetics: Tirasemtiv May Still Be Successfully Developed in ALS (CYTK, Buy, $4.77)

I think that there is a strong possibility that Cytokinetics (to the surprise of Wall Street) could announce sometime in coming months that it will undertake a phase 3 registrational trial for tirasemtiv in ALS. After tirasemtiv failed to reach the primary endpoint of ALSFRS-r in the phase 2 BENEFIT-ALS trial, the stock crashed and [...]

Cytokinetics Announces that Tirasemtiv Phase 2b Trial in ALS Failed (CYTK, Buy, $5.01)

Cytokinetics announced that tirasemtiv failed to reach the primary endpoint in the phase 2b BENEFIT-ALS trial in ALS. The mean change from baseline in the ALS Functional Rating Scale in its revised form (ALSFRS-R) for tirasemtiv was -2.98 as compared to -2.40 in the placebo group indicating no difference from placebo. The Company said that there [...]

SmithOnStocks Mailbox February 25, 2014

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Cytokinetics: Institutional Investors Give BENEFIT-ALS Potential Results a Vote of Confidence (CYTK, $9.06)

Cytokinetics (CYTK) announced that it has completed an equity offering in which it issued 4.375 million shares at a price of $8.00 that brought in gross proceeds of $35 million and estimated net proceeds of $33 million after underwriting discounts. Underwriters have 30 days to exercise a Green Shoe that would result in an issuance [...]

Thoughts on the Price Surge of Cytokinetics (CYTK, $8.75)

Cytokinetics has been on a tear this year. Is started the year at $6.72 and closed yesterday (January 10) at $9.58, this is a 43% increase in just over a week. So what is going on? I checked in with management and they could point to no recent announcement or event that would cause such [...]

If You’re Going to San Francisco

This has always been one of my favorite songs and I love the lyrics. If you’re going to San Francisco Be sure to wear some flowers in your hair If you’re going to San Francisco You’re gonna meet some gentle people there For those who come to San Francisco Summertime will be a love-in there [...]

Cytokinetics: 2014 Will Bring Critical Data Readouts on Tirasemtiv and Omecamtiv Mecarbil (CYTK, $6.03)

Key Takeaways From 3Q, 2013 Conference Call The BENEFIT-ALS trial of tirasemtiv has nearly completed enrollment and Cytokinetics (CYTK) believes that topline data will be reported as early as the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) Meeting in Philadelphia in April 2014. The most likely path forward in the event that the data is positive is [...]

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Cytokinetics: Presentation at Heart Failure Society Suggests Myocardial Infarctions Are Not Likely Associated with Omecamtiv Mecarbil (CYTK, $7.61)

Investment Background Cytokinetics and Amgen first presented data from the ATOMIC HF trial at the European Society of Cardiology Congress (ESC) on September 2, 2013. This was a 48 hour dose ranging study in patients who were hospitalized with heart failure. The objective of the study was to determine pharmacokinetic (describes how the body affects [...]

Cytokinetics: Clinical Investigators’ Take on ATOMIC-AHF Trial Results (CYTK, $8.01)

Introduction Cytokinetics issued a press release on the results of the phase II trial of ATOMIC-AHF and then held a conference call on September 3. Before the results were discussed in the conference call, news wires reported that the trial had missed its primary endpoint and this caused an immediate sharp sell-off in the stock. [...]