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Dryships, Agile Therapeutics in Thursday’s 52-Week Low Club

Paul Ausick

January 5, 2017: Here are four stocks trading with relatively heavy volume among 20 equities making new 52-week lows in Thursday's session. On the NYSE, decliners led advancers by about 9 to 7 and on the Nasdaq decliners led advancers by about 3 to 2.

DryShips Inc. (DRYS) dropped about 14.6% on Thursday to post a new 52-week low of $2.98 against a 52-week high of $278.40 and a Wednesday close of $3.49. Volume of about 17 million was more than double the daily average of around 7.8 million. The dry bulk shipper announced this morning that it plans to buy up to 4 very-large gas carriers at a cost of $83.5 million each.

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Merrimack Pharmaceuticals Inc. (MACK) dropped 9% on Thursday to post a new 52-week low of $3.72 after closing at $4.09 on Wednesday. Volume was more than double the daily average of about 3 million shares. The company had no specific news Thursday.

Express Inc. (EXPR) dropped about 6.8% Thursday to post a new 52-week low of $10.07 after closing Wednesday at $10.80. The 52-week high is $21.57. Volume of around 2.7 million was about 15% more than the daily average of around 2.3 million shares traded. The company had no specific news.

Aeterna Zentaris Inc. (AEZS) dropped about 36% on Thursday to post a new 52-week low of $2.35 after closing at $3.65 on Wednesday. The stock's 52-week high is $5.59. Volume was about 5 times the daily average of around 430,000 shares. The company said late Wednesday that a clinical trial had failed.

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