Active Stocks in the Spotlight: Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Limited (NYSE:TEVA), WPX Energy, Inc. (NYSE:WPX)


Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Limited (NYSE:TEVA), observed a loss while ending its last trade with -0.13% and closed at $63.36.


Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Limited is one of a kind company that develops, manufactures, markets, and distributes generic, specialty, and other pharmaceutical products worldwide. The company operates in two segments, Generic Medicines and Specialty Medicines.

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Limited has declared the launch of Design for Dialogue, a program featured on, that seeks to reduce challenges to open dialogue around responsible pain administration. Kicking off at the PAINWeek National Conference during Pain Awareness Month, Teva is asking individuals living with pain and healthcare professionals who treat pain to visit to design the ideal exam room experience that would assist foster conversations about the impact of pain, the risk of prescription drug abuse and the role of abuse deterrence technology.

In a survey conducted by Teva in partnership with the American Academy of Pain Administration and the U.S. Pain Foundation, healthcare professionals and people affected by pain recognized their personal responsibility in assisting address prescription drug abuse, but acknowledged conversations about the issue can be uncomfortable. Other research shows that simple changes to the exam room environment can affect people’s mood and behavior. Design for Dialogue invites the pain community to reimagine the exam room experience and implement simple changes to the physical healthcare environment that can assist address this discomfort.

Shares of WPX Energy, Inc. (NYSE:WPX), observed a gain of 4.26% and closed at $7.58, during its last trading session.

WPX Energy, Inc., is an independent natural gas and oil exploration and production company that engages in the exploitation and development of unconventional properties in the United States.

WPX Energy has accomplished the divestiture of its remaining mature coalbed methane properties in Wyoming’s Powder River Basin and planned a related sale of its membership interest in Fort Union Gas Gathering L.L.C. to close in November.

The buyer is Moriah Powder River L.L.C. The sales price for the assets is $80 million. Divesting the Powder River Basin operations further sharpens WPX’s portfolio and supports the company’s delevering plan following its acquisition of Permian Basin assets on Aug. 17.

Yesterday, WPX also declared that it has signed a contract to sell a North Dakota gathering system for about $185 million, which is predictable to close in the fourth quarter.

Combined, the asset sales place WPX more than half of the way toward its 2015 aim targeting $400-$500 million in divestitures by the end of the year.

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