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Vertex Pharmaceuticals and Arena Pharmaceuticals Among Most Active Stocks in Pre-Market Today on the Nasdaq

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Orexigen Therapeutics was up this morning.

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MINYANVILLE ORIGINAL The three most active funds and stocks in pre-market trading on the Nasdaq were Vertex Pharmaceuticals (VRTX), Arena Pharmaceuticals (ARNA), and Orexigen Therapeutics (OREX) as of 9:00 a.m. Investors traded 995,582 shares of Vertex Pharmaceuticals, which was down $8.02, or 13.12%. In a phase II study, Vertex Pharmaceuticals' drug combination of Vertex's experimental VX-809 and Kalydeco improved lung function in patients with the most common genetic mutation causing cystic fibrosis.

Investors also traded 809,029 shares of Arena Pharmaceuticals, which was down $0.37, or 3.25%, and 630,119 shares of Orexigen Therapeutics, which was up $0.48, or 9.76%.

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