Archive | January, 2017

Large Cap Biopharma: January’17 Update-2

2/6/17 1 PM EST Mid-Caps Outperform in 2017 We will update the metrics and performance of “Large Cap Biopharma” after earnings from Gilead Sciences (GILD) and Regeneron (REGN) tomorrow. The XBI is up 11% YTD. The IBB is up 6.3% YTD. Merck (MRK) leads all large cap biotechs up 9.5% YTD. Among mid-caps Incyte (INCY) […]

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Biotech Blahs Worsened By Political Distractions…Updates

Update: 1/31/17 Biotechs rallying in midday trading afterTrump meeting. Looks like a good time to add positions like CELG IBB and XBI. Mid-Caps are strong-ALNY TSRO SGEN. Dx and Tools- DHR TMO good earnings. Update: After Close 5P 1/30/17 IBB down 1.35%, XBI down 1.73%, NAZ down 0.83% An associate reminded me that “sentiment” may […]

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Notes from J.P.Morgan Conference 2017: Sequencing (NGS) Moves to Toward Clinical Diagnostic Solutions

Outlook and Issues for Application of NGS for Clinical Diagnostics We heard a few presentations on NGS solutions and still think it is an important growth market for clinical diagnostics in oncology, rare diseases transplant medicine and NIPT. Gene sequencing (NGS) can lead to a better understanding of the molecular basis of disease and personalize diagnostics and […]

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Trump Twitter Hangover Keeps Biotech Stocks Down: Update-1

Update-1…1/24/17…Bit of a Rally Leaves Out Healthcare Stocks Markets rallied a bit today but biotech and drug stocks remain stalled by the Trump triggered bashing two weeks ago. Moreover traders are back to nibbling at the infrastructure theme with materials up 2.3% and energy up 1.09%. Large cap drug stock earnings are coming later this […]

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2017 J.P.Morgan Healthcare Conference: Large Cap Biotechs Compared to 2016

Large Cap Biopharma Stock Performance YoY from J.P.Morgan Conference The market recovered slightly today from yesterday’s “Trump storm” attacking drug prices. The IBB rose 0.36% and the XBI rose 1.56% . The healthcare sector overall was flat. Selected stocks that continued their upward trend from earlier this week are: Array Biopharma (ARRY) up 7.3%  -Five […]

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J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference Notes #2: Sun is Out but Trump Storm Hits Biotech Stocks

Biotech Rally Snuffed Out Again By Tough Trump Talk  on Drug Pricing  Any market optimism from the Conference about new product pipelines, M&A and “read-outs” on clinical data was chilled by Trump’s idea to let Medicare negotiate for better drug prices a perennial idea by DEMs in previous years. During the Trump news conference at […]

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2017 J.P.Morgan Healthcare Conference Notes #1: Investors Buy Selective Biotech Stocks-ILMN, INCY, REGN,RDUS

Wet Stormy Weather in San Francisco-A New Indicator for a Good Year Ahead? About 8000+ investors, entrepreneurs and life science Company executives piled into the Westin St. Francis for the Annual J.P.Morgan Healthcare Conference and maybe 10k+ others at several other surrounding hotel venues to hear the latest updates on new products, deals and financial […]

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J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference This Week: ARIA

We will publish updates this week from the Conference. As of 3:45p EST the biotech sector is rallying. The IBB is up 1.6% and the XBI is up 3.5%. Biotech stocks were helped by the buyout of Ariad Pharmaceuticals (ARIA) by Takeda Pharmaceuticals in a deal worth $5.2B. ARIA stock was up 72.8%.

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Wet and Wild AR Storms Hit the West Coast: LaNina Madness

AR Storms Deliver Record Precipitation-The “Pineapple Express” By now you know it seems like the coldest wettest and coldest winter on the West Coast and the next week will bring even bigger “atmospheric river” storms. Here is an update as well as weather resources: First AR storm dumping 3.5 to 7ft at Mammoth Mountain, 145 […]

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Biotech Blahs: Out of Favor But Great For Stock Pickers…Update-2

Update-2…1/6/17– Three Day Biotech Rally…12N EST NASDAQ at New Highs 5532 XBI is up 5 points since last Friday’s close to $63.45;The IBB is up 16 points to $280. Investors are betting on a turnaround in healthcare with positive news from the JPMorgan Healthcare Conference next Monday. Despite extremely negative sentiment on the sector, demand for […]

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