June 9, 2010 / 1:02 PM / 10 years ago

HEADLINE STOCKS-U.S. small/midcap stocks to watch on June 9

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June 9 (Reuters) - Some small and midcap stocks to watch Wednesday:

REGENERON PHARMACEUTICALS INC (REGN.O), $24.90, down 6 pct

The company said a late-stage study of its experimental gout drug met the main trial goal of preventing gout attacks, while a second late-stage study failed to improve gout-related pain. [ID:nSGE6580G0]

HUMAN GENOME SCIENCES INC HGSI.O, $23.66

The company said data from a mid-stage trial of its experimental cancer drug showed the drug did not improve progression-free survival or disease response. [ID:nSGE6580FL]

AVANIR PHARMACEUTICALS INC AVNR.O, $2.38, up 7 pct

Cantor Fitzgerald initiated coverage on Avanir with “buy” rating and a price target of $8.

BOB EVANS FARMS INC BOBE.O, $27.00, up 1 pct

The restaurant-chain operator posted a fall in fourth-quarter profit, hurt by an increase in sow costs and bad weather, and said fiscal 2011 would also be impacted by higher sow costs. [ID:nSGE6570OU]

DISCOVERY LABORATORIES INC DSCO.O, $0.42, up 5 pct

The company said its lung drug did not show statistically significant reduction in the time of artificial breathing in children suffering from acute respiratory failure in a mid-stage study. [ID:nSGE6580GK] (Reporting by Shailesh Kuber in Bangalore)

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