In a just published Form 13, filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Mannkind Corp (NASDAQ:MNKD) reported that Flynn James E has picked up 5,217,391 of common stock as of 2017-04-19.
The acquisition brings the aggregate amount owned by Flynn James E to a total of 5,217,391 representing a 5.17% stake in the company.
For those not familiar with the company, MannKind Corporation is a biopharmaceutical company. The Company is focused on the discovery and development of therapeutic products for diseases, such as diabetes. Its product candidate is AFREZZA, which is an inhaled insulin used to control high blood sugar in adults with type I and type II diabetes and helps in glycemic control. AFREZZA consists of a dry formulation of human insulin delivered from a portable inhaler. AFREZZA utilizes its Technosphere formulation technology. Technosphere is a drug delivery platform that may allow the oral inhalation of a range of therapeutics. Technosphere powders are based on the Company’s fumaryl diketopiperazine (FDKP), which is a potential of Hydrogen (pH)-sensitive organic molecule that self-assembles into small particles under acidic conditions. The Company has also created a range of breath-powered, dry powder inhalers. Its inhalers can be produced in both a reusable (chronic treatment) and a single-use (acute treatment) format.
A glance at Mannkind Corp (NASDAQ:MNKD)’s key stats reveals a current market capitalization of 113.14 Million based on 95.78 Million shares outstanding and a price at last close of $1.22 per share.
Looking at insider activity, there are a few transactions worth noting.
Specifically, on 2017-01-03, Pfeffer picked up 4,540 at a purchase price of $0.54. This brings their total holding to 403,085 as of the date of the filing.
On the sell side, the most recent transaction saw Alinaya unload 6,294 shares at a sale price of $1.06. This brings their total holding to 131,413.
It’s possible to gauge a company’s potential by tracking the activity of its major holders, as well as checking in on insider activity such as those transactions listed above. We’ll be keeping an eye on Mannkind Corp (NASDAQ:MNKD) as things move forward to see if its progress aligns with these transactions.
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