Why Axsome Therapeutics Stock Is Trading Higher

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Axsome Therapeutics Inc AXSM is trading higher Monday morning after the company announced it will acquire Sunosi from Jazz Therapeutics PLC JAZZ.

Jazz will receive a total upfront payment of $53 million from Axsome and a single-digit royalty on the company’s U.S. net sales of Sunosi.

The transaction is expected to accelerate Axsome’s transition to becoming a global commercial entity and fuel the company's growth as a premier biopharmaceutical company focused on delivering potentially life-changing medicines to people living with serious CNS conditions.

Sunosi is a dual-acting dopamine and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor indicated to improve wakefulness in adult patients with excessive daytime sleepiness due to narcolepsy or obstructive sleep apnea.

AXSM 52-Week Range: $19.38 - $74.10

The stock was up 11.8% at $39.54 at time of publication.

Photo: fernandozhiminaicela from Pixabay.

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