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On Thursday the major markets closed in green zone again. DJIA +0.73%, Nasdaq +0.57%, S&P500 +0.53%! Biotech market also has raised: NASDAQ Biotechnology (NBI) +0.33%! Shares of Prothena Corporation plc (PRTA) +5.02% and Foamix Pharmaceuticals Ltd (FOMX) +7.12% had raised. Shares of Immune Desi (IMDZ) -6.53% and XBiotech Inc. (XBIT) -15.49% had fallen! Sage Therapeutic (SAGE) stocks increased $0.45 and closed at $6.77 (+7.12%). The trading volume exceeded 5 times the average trading: 534K vs. 164K. The company's capitalization was $208M. The minimum FOMX share price: $5.48, while the maximum price: $12.20.