Three Biotech Stocks To Buy Now: ABBV,BLUE,GILD…Update-2

2/5/16 …11:20 AM Biotechs Can’t Hold Gains …Drop Back Near 52 Week Lows Hit Wednesday IBB $421,  XBI $48 Update-2 At Close 2/4/16…Nice Rally But Off Earlier Highs-Very Stock Specific A nice snap-back rally with a lot of green screen across the board. A tradeable rally but we need follow-through next week. Your favorite stock […]

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Large Cap Biopharmaceuticals Winners and Losers 2015-16: Which Stocks Can Outperform the ETFs in 2016?… Part 1

Where is the Growth Potential in Large Cap Biopharmaceutical Companies? Caution: Risk Aversion Remains High Investing in biotech stocks ain’t getting easier. The sector is underperforming the market by 16% YTD, sentiment has been burned by concerns about drug pricing and even the spectre of a FED rate rise, with potentially less available equity funding, […]

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Rayno Dx and Tools: Abbott (ABT) Buys Alere (ALR) For $5.8B Expanding Point-of-Care Diagnostics Platforms

Abbott Laboratories Acquires Alere (ALR) -Stock Soars 45% At Market Opening Alere Product Line Offers Synergies and Boosts Global Diagnostics Presence 2015 Revenues of Alere Are Estimated in $2.5B Range So Deal is About 2.3X Sales Alere (ALR) has a broad-based product line in rapid point-of-care diagnostics with tests for infectious disease such as influenza […]

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Biotech Stocks Snooze Through Today’s Rally Awaiting Earnings This Week: Large Cap Biopharmaceuticals… ABBV, AMGN, BIIB, BMY, CELG…Update-2

Earnings Updates-2… 1/29 Large Cap Biopharmaceuticals Valuation Models of Large Cap Biotech to be Updated Next Week IBB trying to bottom above $262 down 21.8% YTD Abbvie (ABBV) mixed Q4, maintains 2016 outlook of $4.90-$5.10;Q4 IMBRUVICA of $343M;Merck Hep-C competition coming. ABBV off 3.35%. Amgen (AMGN) beats raises 2016 forecast to $22-$22.5B, EPS $10.60-$11.00;2015 Revenues up […]

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West Coast El Nino Update: Storms Stronger to North and Central Sierras in Heart of California Ski Country

A Stormy January for California Skiers but SoCal Getting Left Out Recent storms at Mammoth Mountain got dumped over 12 inches this week for this season total of 188 inches exceeding the total for ALL last season of 176 inches. The last big year for snow was 2010-2011 with 668 inches. A good January bodes well for […]

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Biotech Rally Underway After Hitting 52 Week Low Today…Update-After Close

Can the Reversal Hold? IBB Rockets up 2.75% to 285.49 after hitting 52 week low today at 268.52. XBI up 4.22% to $55.09. Notable movers: Large caps: ABBV, ALXN, AMGN, REGN; BIIB down 0.19%, GILD lagging up only 0.72%. Mid-caps all green: ALKS,CLVS,SGEN,VRTX. All Rayno Small caps recover: CRIS,GERN,GLYC etc. ————- Green Screen Across the […]

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Valuation Models for Large Cap Biopharma Stocks in a Bear Market

 Valuation Models for Large Cap Biopharma Stocks Can Robust Drug Pipelines Deliver Future EPS Growth? This is a follow-up of our post on 1/8/16 Large Cap Biopharmaceuticals which looks at valuation models and stock performance of selected companies after the J.P.Morgan Healthcare Conference and then again after 2015 earnings reports over the next few weeks. Which […]

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J.P.Morgan Conference #2: Red Screen Distracts Biotech Investors…Update

Green Screen Alert Market Update…IBB up 4% today erasing most of Wednesday’s Losses but we are still down 13.86% for the five day period. Nasdaq rallied 1.97%. Rayno Biopharma top winners: ABBV up 6.56%, ALXN up 5.93%, AMGN up 5.29%,BIIB up 4.98%, REGN up 4.25%,RXDX up 8.96%, SGEN up 2.26% and VRTX up 5.75%. Most […]

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J.P.Morgan Healthcare Conference #1: Investors Move into Life Science Stocks-Bouncing off the Bottom

J.P.Morgan Conference: Relief Rally in Life Science Stocks After Rough Start to 2016 Green screen day with improved macro and healthcare sector leading Who knew biotech stocks traded with energy? Over the next few days we will review themes and companies from presentations at the 34th Annual J.P.Morgan Healthcare Conference. Our initial focus will be […]

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Can Large Cap Biopharmaceutical Stocks Outperform in 2016?

 Large Cap Biopharmaceutical Stock Valuations After Correction We previously summarized the Rayno Mid and Small Cap Portfolios for 2015, a good year despite the correction. With this post we summarized selected Sales and Earnings metrics (Source finviz.com) of important large cap biotech stocks for the purpose of analysis after the J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference and […]

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Biotech Bear Market Rally on Hold: Lackluster Tape for Week One 2016…Update-1

Update-1… 3P EST –Biotechs Sink Further XBI Down 5%, IBB down 2.34% Green stocks are hard to find: GILD, HOLX, REGN Biotech Bear Market: Lackluster Tape Says Wait Until Next Week For Market Direction Year-End Rally Fizzles in New Year Biotech stocks (IBB) are off 5% from year-end 2015 highs and up only 6.73% from […]

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Biotech Winners 2015: Rayno Mid Caps Were Up 29.6%

Biotech Winners 2015: Rayno Mid-Cap Performance Rayno Biopharmaceutical Portfolios beat the bellwether IBB in 2015 . We previously reviewed the Rayno Small Cap Portfolio which was up 38.1% in Q4 2015  and the Mid-Caps also beat despite a big loss by Clovis Oncology after the FDA required more data on its lung cancer drug. The […]

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Rayno Small Cap Biopharmaceutical Portfolio 2015 in Rally Mode- XBI up 2.5%

Rayno Small Cap Biopharmaceuticals -Strong Rally, Good Momentum with Overall Market We recommended three new small caps at the October Bioinvestor Forum: Curis (CRIS) Geron (GERN) and Ocera Therapeutics. This BIO sponsored forum offers the best window on emerging small companies in the fall, a good time to get a head start on biotech small […]

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2015 Life Science Sector Review As Biopharma Rally Fades

Biopharma Rally On Hold This is not a good week for trading. Portfolio managers are re-jiggering positions so you may not see the trends correctly. Today there was much more red than green.Many biotech stocks started rallying off the bottom in October then again around December 11. There are many cross currents in the market […]

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Sierra SnowBlog: High and Dry for Next Seven Days But El Nino is Still On!…Update-1

Update-1… Climate Change and El Nino   12/28/15 Even though the full impact of El Nino has not hit the West Coast of the US as of yet there is plenty of unusual weather: Drought in Australia, floods in the UK and tornadoes in TX. Harsh weather hits Texas,Ok, MS and NM. As oil drops to […]

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