Guess Who Picked Vanda Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:VNDA) Shares

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In a just published Form 13, filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Vanda Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:VNDA)  reported that Armistice Capital has picked up 2,292,000  of common stock as of 2017-06-19.

The acquisition brings the aggregate amount owned by Armistice Capital to a total of 2,292,000 representing a 5.1% stake in the company.

For those not familiar with the company, Vanda Pharmaceuticals Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company. The Company is focused on the development and commercialization of therapies to address unmet medical needs. Its product portfolio includes HETLIOZ (tasimelteon), Fanapt (iloperidone), Tradipitant (VLY-686), Trichostatin A and AQW051. It offers HETLIOZ for the treatment of Non-24-Hour Sleep-Wake Disorder (Non-24). HETLIOZ is in clinical development for the treatment of Pediatric Non-24, Jet Lag Disorder and Smith-Magenis Syndrome. It offers Fanapt for the treatment of schizophrenia. Fanapt has potential utility in various other disorders. Tradipitant is a small molecule neurokinin-1 receptor (NK-1R) antagonist, which is in clinical development for the treatment of chronic pruritus in atopic dermatitis. Trichostatin A is a small molecule histone deacetylase (HDAC) inhibitor. AQW051 is a Phase II alpha-7 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor partial agonist. AQW051 is indicated for the treatment of central nervous system disorders.

A glance at Vanda Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:VNDA)’s key stats reveals a current market capitalization of $625.96 Million based on $44.55 Million shares outstanding and a price at last close of $14.05 per share.

Looking at insider activity, there are a few transactions worth noting.

Specifically, on 2015-12-16, Flynn picked up 3,239 at a purchase price of $8.97. This brings their total holding to 1,103,617 as of the date of the filing.

On the sell side, the most recent transaction saw Baroldi unload 16,300 shares at a sale price of $15.51. This brings their total holding to 54,365.

It’s possible to gauge a company’s potential by tracking the activity of its major holders, as well as checking in on insider activity such as those transactions listed above. We’ll be keeping an Vanda Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:VNDA) as things move forward to see if its progress aligns with these transactions.

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