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Benzinga Pro's Top 5 Stocks To Watch For Mon., Mar. 2, 2020: GILD, BIDU, CODX, MRKR, APDN


Benzinga Pro's Stocks To Watch For Monday

  • Gilead (GILD) - Shares were up 1% following news the company will purchase Forty Seven (FTSV) at $95.50/share in cash. Forty Seven shares were up more than 60% on the deal news.
  • Baidu (BIDU) - The stock was upgraded to Overweight by an analyst at JP Morgan. The firm raised its price target on the stock to $150. 
  • Co-Diagnostics (CODX) - Shares were higher in pre-market trade as coronavirus fears continued to deepen over the weekend. The company announced it will provide coronavirus tests to US CLIA Labs. Shares were up more than 50% to over the $20 level.
  • Marker Therapeutics (MRKR) - The company announced a $30 million stock purchase deal with Aspire Capital. 
  • Applied DNA Sciences (APDN) - Offered an update on its coronavirus collaboration with Takis Biotech. Said the design of 4 DNA-vaccine candidates will be produced for preclinical animal testing via the Company's proprietary LinearDNA manufacturing systems. Shares were up more than 50% on the news.

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