The world is an unpredictable place. With the ever-growing potential to be harmed in public or to have your personal information stolen, security improvements are essential.
The age of the internet has brought about new tactics to destroy people’s lives. Thankfully many different companies are investing time and resources into developing strong security measures around the world.
A Different Form of Security
While cybersecurity is becoming more prevalent, traditional security at public events is still as relevant as ever. Terrorism and mass shootings still plague society and make the public worry when entering spaces with large amounts of people. This is where a company like Liberty Defense Holdings’ new technology comes in.
Liberty Defense Holdings Ltd. (SCAN.V) is a company that has developed a revolutionary security technology known as HEXWAVE. HEXWAVE is a 3D imaging technology that will be used to detect weapons of all kind. Its largest appeal is that it is very quick while being non-intrusive and it progressively will get smarter through deep learning.
To enhance its product’s deep learning, Liberty Defense recently announced it will be participating in NVIDIA’s Artificial Intelligence inception program. The program helps new companies like Liberty develop their use of AI and deep learning. Given deep learning will make their product extremely appealing, the move was very smart.
Aman Bhardwaj, Liberty Defense’s COO and President of US Operations, commented, “We were also able to interact with some of the best minds in AI and learn about real world problems, research, and advancements in the technology. We anticipate presenting the HEXWAVE product at next year’s GTC.”
The Behemoth of Cybersecurity
One company at the forefront of the cybersecurity battle is Palo Alto Networks. Palo Alto has made a name for itself providing security platforms, firewall software, and services for threat prevention to consumers across the globe. The company’s numbers speak for themselves. They saw a year-over-year 29% increase in revenue in 2018, have over 60,000 customers, and help 85 of the Fortune 100 companies improve their cybersecurity.
As more and more people become connected on the internet, Palo Alto Networks’ role becomes bigger. The company constantly innovates its Security Operating Platform to defend and adapt against new and more dangerous cyber threats.
The company recently acquired Demisto to expand its dominance in the cybersecurity landscape. Nikesh Arora, CEO of Palo Alto Networks, stated, “With the combination of Demisto and our existing threat prevention and response capabilities, we will be well-positioned to unlock the biggest challenges facing teams in security operations centers today.”
Breakthrough Tech That Takes AI Security Systems Into The 21st Century
Security officials around the world have been trying to find the best way to keep families safe. Mass shootings and bombings between March and May 2019 killed more than 300 people already this year.
Companies are developing devices that use things like radio waves to scan people in real time. A product called Hexwave, for example, creates a 3D image of what’s on top of a person’s body. It then uses artificial intelligence to determine whether the person is carrying a gun, bomb or any other threatening object. If the system detects a threat, it alerts security personnel. That all happens in a fraction of a second.
“We are bringing a leading-edge technology into the market,” said Bill Riker, the CEO of Liberty Defense and a former military official. “This was a real game changer. I wanted to be in the front end of this.”
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Acadia (ACAD) Stock Price is up 60% This Month; Bullish Signal For Biotechs?
One sector that has always been a favorite of investors of all varieties is the pharmaceutical sector and all investors like a turnaround story. Over the years, ACADIA Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:ACAD) had been one of the better-known strugglers in the industry. That was reflected in the stock price as well. But recent developments have breathed new life in the stock, which could be an indicator for the biotech industry at large.
Biotech Stocks To Watch: PharmaCyte Biotech (PMCB)
There has been no lack of attention on biotech penny stocks this year. At the beginning of August, one small biotech stock broke to highs of over $10 from a starting price below $2 a share after releasing news. PharmaCyte Biotech (PMCB) focuses on ways to effectively deliver treatments to patients with diseases ranging from cancer to diabetes.
The company’s proprietary cellulose-based live-cell encapsulation technology known as “Cell-in-a-Box®is the platform that the company uses to develop its therapy delivery methods. For most of the quarter, shares of PMCB stock have traded between $0.033 and $0.04 with volume recently surging.
On September 12, PharmaCyte saw more than 4 million shares trade; well above its daily average. Most of the attention surrounding the company has been on two things. First, its progress with Cell-In-A-Box and the application for Pancreatic cancer has continued to progress. The company brought on Dr. Manuel Hidalgo, has confirmed that he will be Principal Investigator (PI) for PharmaCyte’s planned clinical trial in locally advanced, inoperable pancreatic cancer (LAPC) now that he is at Weill Cornell Medical Center.
Second, the company has been ramping up for a much-anticipated shareholder update call on September 20. The call will cover PharmaCyte’s preparations for submission of its Investigational New Drug application (IND) to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat locally advanced, inoperable pancreatic cancer and developments related to PharmaCyte’s product pipeline on which PharmaCyte has been working and that have not yet been reported in a press release.
Acadia (ACAD) Stock Price: Important Developments
People who had held on to the stock through the barren years got a nice boost recently. This came after Acadia’s well-known medicine Nuplazid recorded better than expected sales. In addition to that, there were encouraging results from a dementia-driven psychosis study. Hence, it is important to figure out whether it is perhaps time to buy the stock.
While the signs are no doubt encouraging, it is important to note that data reveals that around 60,000 people in the United States are diagnosed with Parkinson’s every year. Out of those, a large proportion (50% to 80%) suffers from dementia. Hence it can be argued that the market is simply not too big for Acadia’s Nuplazid.
Moreover, different types of dementia are brought on by Alzheimer’s disease, which is why all of it might not actually fall into Acadia’s lap. That being said, it is also well known that antipsychotic drugs have only been approved for the treatment of Parkinson’s and hence the Alzheimer’s market is already out of the question.
Projections suggest that the sale of Nuplazid could grow to more than $1 billion in 2023 from $224 million in 2018. While that is encouraging, it is also important to note that the growth has been priced into the Acadia stock price.
However, if Acadia’s plans for growth somehow run into any trouble, then there is every chance of the stock price plummeting once again. The company is recovering and there is some time before the patient population for Nuplazid can be expanded sufficiently. In the meantime, investors need to be a bit more patient.
Shares of ACAD are up over 60% over the past week and made a new multi-year high of $43.98.
Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) Stock Price Consolidates After the Recent Rally: What Next?
It sometimes so happens that the price action and activity around a stock reaches a decisive stage, from which it can go only one way or another. In other words, it is the moment when the future of a stock is a straight shootout between the bulls and the bears.
The Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMD) stock has now reached such a stage according to keen observers and hence the stock is now trading within a very narrow range as the squeeze continues. In such a situation, it is only natural for investors to wonder which way this whole thing is going to go in the short term.
First and foremost, it is important to point out that since Lisa Su took over as the Chief Executive Officer in 2014, AMD has managed to stage a remarkable turnaround. Although the process has been slow, it proved to be highly lucrative for those investors who were patient. The stock has risen steadily over the past three years and rallied from $2 to around $30.
However, at the time, the investors had backed the company’s turnaround but now the story has changed and the turnaround has concluded. The bulls seem to think that the run is going to continue while bears believe that with the conclusion of the turnaround, the stock is all set to fall.
After all, if there is no further upside, then there is no point in holding the stock. This has caused uncertainty in the stock and its price action. Analysts believe that while the turnaround story had resulted in enormous gains for many investors, the stock is now expected to mirror the performance of the broader market. This factor lays credence to the bears’ position and moreover, the small matter of a looming Presidential election needs to be considered as well. Markets are generally flat in the lead-up and hence, analysts believe that although AMD might continue to be range-bound, it is unlikely that it is going to go on a rally.
Stock Price Newsletter – September 18, 2019
4 Penny Stocks Catching Attention This Week
Several economic and sector events have sparked interest in a number of small-cap and micro-cap stocks this week.
Airline Stocks In Focus; Spur Interest In Detection Tech Companies?
The latest mix of attacks and focus on airlines could have a different impact on sectors like weapons detection & defense. What could this mean for stocks to watch this week?
Top Biotech Stocks To Watch This Week
The values of biotech equities, however, do generally start to pick up as the year winds down. The underlying reason is that the latter part of the year is chock-full of key data readouts, regulatory decisions, and thousands of scientific conferences across the globe.
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