Archive | Biopharmaceuticals

Biotech Sector Leads Market Early in 2017 Despite Uncertainties…Update

Update at Close…April 18 Biopharma takes a step back Healthcare stocks were top loser down 0.93%. Biotechs were hit hard today with many high fliers selling off. Large caps were all down with Regeneron (REGN) the big loser down 1.98%. The IBB was down 1% at $287.67 breaking the $290 technical level not seen since […]

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Biotech in a Doldrums: Rallies Interrupted by Geopolitics, Trump Agenda and Flight to Safety

Biotech Doldrums: Nothing to Entice Buyers Trump Agenda for Tax Reform and Deregulation Stalls Geopolitical News Curbs Market Sentiment Recent geopolitical news has created a backdrop that has discouraged investors in biotech who were already risk averse from drug pricing issues. There has been little momentum since mid-March with choppy sluggish trading. Drug stocks have […]

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Vertex (VRTX) Soars on Clinical Data and Boosts Biotech Stocks…Updates

Update…3/31/17 Performance %: March and YTD FBT  -0.83, +15.87 FBIOX  -2.43, +15.79  * Fidelity ahead of IBB in 2017 IBB   -3.05,+10.5 QQQ +1.04, +11.73 XBI   -2.82, +17.15 XLV   -1.9, +7.86 Notable Rayno Portfolio Picks %: March and YTD ABBV  +2.9,  +4.08 AMGN  -8.95, +12.22 BLUE  +7,  +47.33 FMI +13.85  +82.2 HOLX  +3.18, […]

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Biotech Stocks Sink with Broad Sell-Off on Political Realities…Updates

3/22 Update after close..Relief Rally Awaiting Tomorrow’s Vote Large Caps-mostly green with IBB up 0.54%. Mid Caps-some strength RDUS up 3.48% SGEN up 1.74 %, ,TSRO up 4.08%. Small caps XBI up 0.98%. NASDAQ up 0.48%. ========== Biotech Stocks Sink on Trump Comments Uncertainty Mounts for GOP Healthcare Plan-Fewer Patients Higher Costs? Worse Day of the Year […]

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Cholesterol Stocks Clobbered: Good Clinical Results But High Expectations

Upbeat Drug Study Data from an Amgen Cholesterol Trial but Stocks are Clobbered Because of Higher Expectations LDL cholesterol is a Toxic Risk Factor Results from a long-term study on the efficacy of a new generation of LDL cholesterol reducing drugs fell short of expectations and clobbered four stocks: Amgen (AMGN) , Esperion (ESPR), The […]

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Biotech Rally Clipped by Trump Tweet; ACA Makeover Creates Uncertainty…Update-1

Update-1… 10:45 am PST Biotech Rally Resumes tweets on drug pricing are apparently forgotten XBI up 2.63%, IBB up 1.6% Green screen day Smaller cap, clinical stage stocks dominate winners. =========== Trump Tweet Clips Biotech Rally-Drug Pricing Rhetoric Clouds Prospects Again “Trumpcare” Introduction Creates Uncertainty for Healthcare Stocks Just as investors were becoming more enthusiastic […]

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Rayno BioBeat 2017 #2: Biotech Breakthrough Rally

2017 Biotech Breakthrough on a Green Screen Day Biotech stocks got a second wind today and the 2017 rally broke through recent tops that have been strong resistance. Our favorite trading pick the XBI soared 4.82% to $70.48 breaking through the September top and 19% up YTD. The large cap IBB went up 2.89% to […]

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Biotech ETFs: Fidelity Biotech Fund Outperforms IBB but XBI is Still the Leader

Fidelity Biotech Portfolio (FBIOX) Is Beginning to Show Benefits of Active Management Biotech stocks have outperformed the market YTD despite a bit of a sell-off recently. During the bubblicious momentum days of 2015 when biotech was on a tear major biotech ETFs outperformed mutual funds. After two severe corrections in 2016 the Fidelity Select Biotechnology […]

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Rayno Biopharma Portfolio Update: BLUE FMI IBB…Update-1

Update-1… 2/22/17 Dow closed at a record 20,775.6 with energy the big loser, healthcare down 0.19% and NASDAQ flattish. Biotech stocks sold off with the IBB down 0.85% after hitting $296 near a 52 week high last Thursday. XBI was hit harder down 1.77% to $67.79. Large caps were mainly in the red except ALXN,BIIB […]

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Biotech Recap: Rally Continues with Strong Tape…Update-1

Update-1 2/16… Profit Taking Day-Momentum Eases IBB,XBI down ~0.65% Large caps mixed: AMGN,GILD,MRK,RHHBY in green; REGN down 2.86%. Alexion (ALXN) down 1.22% on earnings and guidance. Misses on Revs but up 18.5%. Mid Caps in the red: GWPH down 2%; ICPT down 2.26%, RDUS down 6%.Big  Movers Up on News: Agios (AGIO) up 8%, Esperion (ESPR) […]

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