Large Cap Biopharmaceutical Performance 2018…Updates BMY CELG, XBI

he said 1/7/19 After Close: Both BMY and CELG held today up over 3%.

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Stay tuned Next Week for buy accutane for acne Updates from the J.P.Morgan Healthcare Conference

1/5/19 Friday’s broad-based biopharmaceutical rally boosts stocks out of a “Bear Market”which brought the XBI down 25% off highs to the  $64 level on December 24, 2018 and now at $75.

1/4/19 Rally underway from blockbuster BMY/CELG deal and upcoming JPMorgan Healthcare Conference

1/3/19 Celgene (CELG) up 27% on Bristol-Myers (BMY) $74B Cash and Stock Deal

  • Biotech sector rallies on deal: ALXN GILD IBB

can i buy gabapentin online Large Cap Biopharmaceutical Performance 2018: Not a Good Year

We reviewed large cap biopharmaceutical stock performance in 2018 a volatile year when stocks peaked in late August and again in late September before a vicious sell-off in December. The IBB came very close to lows not seen since October 2016. Stocks began a bullish run after ASCO in June ending in the October sell-off. Watch for changes in analyst recommendations next week with the JPMorgan Healthcare Conference.

  • Merck (MRK) was the top performer up 33.9%.
  • Amgen (AMGN) was up 11.9% followed by Vertex (VRTX) up 10.6%.
  • Celgene (CELG) was the worst performer down 38.6%.
  • The large cap weighted IBB was down 9.68%.
  • Small caps underperformed (XBI) hit hard with the December sell-off.
  • The Fidelity Select Biotechnology Fund underperformed down 4.51% over 3 yrs!
  • The XLV Healthcare ETF was up 4.63% at $86.51 but was as high as $95.87 on November 30.
COMPANY Ticker Price 2017 Price MCap Rev$B
% Perform
1/15/18 Rev$B 12//2018 2018 2018
1 yr P/S Fwd PE Recomm
Abbvie ABBV 100.340 27.27 92.19 139.93 32.19 -4.67 4.35 10.58 2.6
Alexion ALXN 122.710 3.47 97.36 21.88 3.91 -18.6 5.59 11.19 1.8
Amgen AMGN 185.040 23 194.67 125.31 23.32 11.94 5.37 13.39 2.3
Biogen BIIB 335.950 11.84 300.92 61.09 13.23 -5.54 4.62 10.73 2
Bristol Myers BMY 62.810 19.92 51.98 86.69 22.04 -15.18 3.93 12.77 2.4
Celgene CELG 106.000 12.5 64.09 46.11 14.73 -38.59 3.13 6.16 2.1
Gilead Sci GILD 79.020 27.48 62.55 83.7 22.28 -12.69 3.76 9.27 2.2
Merck MRK 58.660 39.8 76.41 203.58 41.73 33.94 4.88 16.24 1.7
Regeneron REGN 366.960 5.52 373.5 38.13 6.37 -0.65 6.31 16.53 2.5
Vertex VRTX 158.000 2.3 165.71 43.63 2.83 10.58 15.42 39.99 1.8
XBI 71.75 -15.46
IBB 96.43 -9.68
FBT 124.2 -0.3
FBIOX 17.74 -10.73
XLV 86.46 4.63

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