Archive | August, 2016

Healthcare Stocks Lag Market on Drug Pricing…Update-2

Update-2… 945 am EDT…Biotechs Hold Support  IBB up 1.55% to $285 holding support at $280; XBI up 2.99% to $61.95 holding support at $60. Update-1…More Fallout from Mylan (MYL) EpiPen Drug Pricing MYL stock was down over 4% today on news that the EpiPen was mis-classified as a generic drug and that Medicaid was overcharged. […]

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Biotech Investors Stung By Drug Pricing Flap…Update-1

Update-1… IBB Trying to hold the $280 line after media bashing of EpiPen Pricing- now they have a generic EpiPen for half the price! Biotech outflows are a concern (-$184M) Gilead Sciences (GILD) down 2.89% on new potential competition from GlaxoSmithK (GSK) HIV double therapy drug with cost savings. Choppy market in biotech with red screen […]

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Pfizer (PFE) Acquisition of Medivation (MDVN) Provides Support to Biotech Stocks…Update-1 IBB Down 3.36%

Update-1 After Close 8/24 IBB at 286.23 XBI down 4.34% XLV down 1.54%, NASDAQ down 0.81% Early Afternoon Reversal Kills Biotech Rally In Heavy Trading But Mylan is not a biotech Company?? The broad based rally in biotech stocks faded around 1P EDT Wednesday as investors were spooked by the recurring political theme of high […]

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Today’s Movers in Life Sciences-Gene Sequencing: ILMN,PACB

Illumina (ILMN) Up 3 % to $174 on Buyout Speculation in Gene Sequencing Illumina, Inc. (ILMN) was up as much as 12 points earlier today on a rumored buyout from Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (TMO).  Thermo bought another major player in sequencing Life Techologies for $13.6B making it the number two player in the major […]

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Large Cap Biopharmaceutical Metrics: Valuation Models for Future Growth

Large Cap Biopharmaceutical Valuation Models Can Biotech Growth Re-accelerate in Q4? We reviewed large cap biotech stocks on July 3 just after the BREXIT bottom but prior to Q2 earnings and on May 8 after Q1 earnings. Here is data that offer comparisons of the core large cap holdings in the sector and their future […]

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Biotech Breakout Part 2: Hold Your Fire…Update 8/15/16

Update August 15 : Biotech Leads But Healthcare Sector Lags IBB up 0.92% to $295, XBI up 1.33% to $63.35, XLV up 0.17% to $74.91 The tape was pretty decent despite a quiet day with ALXN up 1.97%, AMGN up 1.49% and CELG up 1.08%. Mid-caps also found bids: ALKS up 2.91%,ALNY up 2.16% and […]

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Biotech Breakout: Is the Bull Market Back?…Update-1 IBB,BMY

8/5 After the Close… NASDAQ Up 1.06% The IBB inched up 0.38% to $297.29 while the more volatile XBI did better up 1.07%. Both are still down YTD and trail the QQQ which is up 4.39% YTD. Investors in biotech were not deterred by bad clinical news from Bristol-Myers (BMY) down 16% to $63.28. The […]

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