Why Did The Vanguard Group Inc. Increased Its Shares To Almost $6 Million In BPMX

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Why Did The Vanguard Group Inc. Increased Its Shares To Almost $6 Million In BPMX – CWEB.com

Institutional investors currently hold major shares in BioPharmX Corporation(BPMX) stock. Majority of the recent share have been purchased by Vanguard Investment firm on 5-13-2018

BioPharmX Corporation (BPMX) stock was most active stock of Wall Street Market on Tuesday. BPMX moved -1.77% to 0.19. BPMX received interesting focus from Active Investors and it has been trading on front line as seeing to it recent volume.

Statistic show the size of the acne treatment market worldwide in 2016 and a forecast for 2025, in billion U.S. dollars. In 2016, the global acne treatment market was worth some 4.9 billion dollars and was expected to grow to over 7 billion by the end of 2025.

Statistic also show the market value of skincare products in Great Britain from 2009 to 2016. The total value of the skincare market in December 2016 was measured at approximately 2.16 billion British pounds

Owner NameDateShared HeldChange (Shares)Change (%)Value (in 1,000s)
VIVO CAPITAL, LLC05/13/201816,128,5152,328,57116.873,306
FRANKLIN RESOURCES INC05/13/20189,749,61500.001,999
VANGUARD GROUP INC05/13/20185,498,9183,541,971181.001,127
GEODE CAPITAL MANAGEMENT, LLC03/31/2018671,686347,719107.33138
VIRTU FINANCIAL LLC03/31/2018426,837426,837New88
BARCLAYS PLC03/31/2018362,900362,900New74
CITADEL ADVISORS LLC03/31/2018146,859146,859New30
MCF ADVISORS LLC03/31/2018105,629105,629New22
JANE STREET GROUP, LLC03/31/201896,94196,941New20
TWO SIGMA SECURITIES, LLC03/31/201893,39047,105101.7719
NORTHERN TRUST CORP03/31/201892,51800.0019
UBS GROUP AG03/31/201870,36736,614108.4814
CREDIT SUISSE AG/03/31/201850,00050,000New10
Increased Positions177,708,826
Held Positions715,447,095
Total Institutional Shares2733,878,519

On April 26th, 2018, BioPharmX reports its results for the quarter and year ended January 31st, 2018. For Q4 FY18, total operating expenses were $3.6 million, and net loss was $3.8 million.

For FY18, total operating expenses were $16.7 million, and net loss was $16.6 million. As of January 31st, 2018, cash and cash equivalents were $7.6 million.

BioPharmX Corporation (BPMX) has been working on the following pipeline for new products and FDA approvals.


1 Patent Issued, 21 Pending


  • Hydrophilic: non-occlusive, non-oily
  • Non-lipophilic (oil-based)
  • Suitable for APIs degraded in water


  • Improves bioavailability
  • Not a suspension
  • Miscible w/ sebum

Higher penetration and targeted delivery







1 Patent Pending


  • Proprietary cross-linked injectable delivery system


  • Prolonged release of biologics and small to mid-sized molecules

Suitable for aesthetics




3 Patents Issued, 4 Pending


  • Separates hydrophilic APIs from boundary layer


  • Encapsulates between the hydrophilic and hydrophobic phases of emulsion

Emulsion feels smooth to the touch



1 Patent Allowed, 3 Pending


  • Oral delivery of iodide and iodate
  • Patented formulation stabilizes iodine


  • Delivery to targeted mammary cells
  • Apoptotic and anti-proliferative effects

Commercially available product since 2014



Women’s Health Asset for Strategic Partnerships

The patent (U.S. Patent No. 9,918,998), entitled “Pharmaceutical Tetracycline Composition For Dermatological Use,” covers a topical composition comprised of minocycline or another tetracycline-class drug and a method for making such compositions. The patent also covers treatments of dermatological inflammation or infection using a minocycline composition. Current formulations protected by the patent include BPX-01 for the treatment of acne and BPX-04 for the treatment of rosacea.

This is the fourth U.S. patent issuance BioPharmX (BPMX) has received. Three earlier-issued U.S. patents protect the company’s encapsulation delivery system, which can isolate the API. The most recent of these patents, U.S. Patent No. 9,901,586, entitled “Dosage Form Comprising an Active Ingredient and a Plurality of Solid Porous Microcarriers,” was granted Feb. 27.

The US 9,918,998 patent protects tetracycline-class products carried by BioPharmX’s innovative delivery system, which for the first time stabilizes and fully solubilizes these drugs to make them effective in a topical formulation. This includes products that use other tetracycline-class drugs as well as combination products that combine antibiotics with other drugs, for example retinoids.

“This patent protection is a significant milestone for BioPharmX,” said President and Co-founder Anja Krammer. “It recognizes that our development of a topical tetracycline-class drug, something that has eluded the pharmaceutical industry since minocycline was first commercially used in the 1970s, is truly unique.”

BioPharmX has successfully completed a phase 2b trial for BPX-01 for acne and is in phase 3 readiness. The company has reported positive interim results from a feasibility study for BPX-04 for rosacea and is preparing for a phase 2 trial.

Anthony Vendetti from Maxim Group maintained a Buy rating on BioPharmX Corp (NYSE: BPMX), with a price target of $1.50.

The Industry Biotechnology & Medical Research also suggest that  BioPharmX Corporation (BPMX) is currently the cheapest stock against major companies below:

PTIEPain Therapeutics Inc Com New4/23/1810.1530.46%
SNMXSenomyx Inc Com5/14/181.428.40%
VRTXVertex Pharmaceuticals Inc Com5/13/18157.240.81%
ARQLArqule Inc Com5/18/183.390.00%
ICLRIcon Plc Shs5/21/18125.740.00%

Institutional ownership trends suggest that the stock is cheap and the insider trading data indicates that insiders are bullish. Technical indicators also suggest that BioPharmX Corporation (BPMX) , is undervalued.  

CWEB Analysts have Reiterate a Buy Rating for BioPharmX Corporation (BPMX)  and a Price Target of $7 within 12 months.

A possible partnership or major investment for  BioPharmX Corporation (BPMX)  is strongly possible in this coming month by big pharmaceutical company.

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