Affimed NV (Nasdaq:AFMD)
June 15th, 2018
Amidst falling markets Affimed NV finished Friday’s trading session down 15.31%, a $0.37 decrease to close on $2.08. Two technical ‘scores’ for stocks to be wary of are the Altman Z1 and the Piotroski2 scores. AFMD scored rather low for both, which could be indicators of trouble down the road (the Altman Z-Score is -1.43, and the Piotroski Score is 1). Despite the drop in value, trading volumes were solid at 568% of normal which can indicate investor opportunities.
AFMD was outperformed by the rest of the Healthcare sector which went up 0.25%.
Affimed NV Info
Affimed N.V., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, focuses on discovering and developing cancer immunotherapies in the United States, Europe, and Germany. Its lead candidate is AFM13, a natural killer cell (NK-cell) TandAb, which is in Phase 2a clinical study of relapsed CD30-positive lymphoma and Phase 1b clinical study of anti-PD-1 antibody Keytruda (pembrolizumab) in patients with relapsed Hodgkin lymphoma. The company’s products include AFM24, a NK-cell bispecific antibody targets EGFR-wild type represents a validated antigen expressed by various solid tumors; AFM26, which binds to B cell maturation antigen (BCMA) for the treatment of multiple myeloma; and Trispecific Abs for the treatment of multiple myeloma. Its products also comprise AFM11, a T cell TandAb, which is in Phase 1 clinical trial in patients with relapsed CD19+ B cell malignancies, including non-Hodgkin Lymphoma and acute lymphocytic leukemia (AML); and AMV564, a CD33/CD3-specific T-cell TandAb is in Phase 1 clinical study of refractory AML. The company has license agreements with Amphivena Therapeutics, Inc., Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum, and Xoma Ireland Limited; research funding agreement with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society; and collaboration with Merck Sharp & Dohme B.V. It also has a clinical development and commercialization collaboration with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to evaluate AFM13 in combination with MD Anderson’s NK-cell product. The company was formerly known as Affimed Therapeutics B.V. and changed its name to Affimed N.V. in October 2014. Affimed N.V. was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Heidelberg, Germany.
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(1) The Altman Z-Score calculation was first published in 1968 by Edward I. Altman, and is used for predicting the probability that a firm will go into bankruptcy within two years. An Altman Z-Score below 1.8 (Remember that Affimed NV’s score is -1.43) is the trigger to be alert for this situation. Some analysts believe this score is less relevant for some companies, in particular companies operating to accumulate users that may run at huge losses to scale up.
(2) The Piotrosky score is used to determine the best value stocks with nine being the best and zero being the worst. It is based on specific aspects of the company’s financial statements, such as positive net income, operating cash flow and asset turnover ratio. A score 0 0 is the worst (Affimed NV’s score is ), and 9 is the best.
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