6 Low Debt Pharmaceutical Stocks Rated Buy Or Better @ Seeking Alpha; $KERX, $VTUS

6 Low Debt Pharmaceutical Stocks Rated Buy Or Better @ Seeking Alpha; $KERX, $VTUS

At Seeking Alpha, contributor ZetaKap wrote an article asking, "Interested in pharmaceutical companies? In search of companies that can manage their debt well? Do you prefer companies that can manage their long term debt? Are you after stocks that analysts are calling 'buy' or 'strong buy'? If so, you'll probably like this list."

Two of the six companies listed were Keryx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: KERX) and Ventrus Biosciences (NASDAQ: VTUS).

About Keryx, ZetaKap wrote,

"Keryx Biopharmaceuticals Inc. has a Debt/Equity Ratio of 0.00 and Long Term Debt/Equity Ratio of 0.00 and Analysts' Rating of 1.80. The short interest was 13.77% as of 05/12/2012. Keryx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, together with its subsidiaries, focuses on the acquisition, development, and commercialization ofpharmaceutical products for the treatment cancer and renal disease. The company's products under development include KRX-0401 (perifosine), an oral anti-cancer agent that inhibits Akt activation in the phosphoinositide 3-kinase (PI3K) pathway, as well as affects other pathways associated with programmed cell death, cell growth, cell differentiation, and cell survival. Its KRX-0401 is in Phase III clinical development stage for the treatment of refractory advanced colorectal cancer and multiple myeloma, as well as in Phase I and Phase II clinical development stages for the treatment of other tumor types."

About Ventrus Biosciences, ZetaKap writes,

"Ventrus Biosciences Inc. has a Debt/Equity Ratio of 0.00 and Long Term Debt/Equity Ratio of 0.00 and Analysts' Rating of 1.40. The short interest was 3.14% as of 05/12/2012. Ventrus Biosciences, Inc., a development stage specialty pharmaceutical company, focuses on the development and commercialization of late-stage prescription drugs for gastrointestinal disorders, primarily hemorrhoidal disease, anal fissures, and fecal incontinence. It is developing three late-stage product candidates, including Iferanserin ointment (VEN 309) for the topical treatment of symptomatic internal hemorrhoids; Diltiazem cream (VEN 307), a topical treatment for the relief of pain associated with anal fissures; and Phenylephrine gel (VEN 308) for the treatment of fecal incontinence associated with ileal pouch anal anastomosis, an FDA orphan indication. The company was formerly known as South Island Biosciences, Inc."

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