Archive | Biopharmaceuticals

Large Cap Biopharma Earnings Boost Stocks: Update 8/1/17

Rayno Large Cap Biopharma Earnings Summary 8/1/17 Biotech Stocks Hit Highs in Mid-July up 18%, 30% on XBI (Click on “urls” below for Company Press Release) All the large cap biopharmaceutical earnings have come in except Regeneron (REGN) which will report on August 3.  Stocks were broadly higher in July after financial reports, however we suggested […]

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Rayno BioBeat #4: Biotechs Weaken on Profit Taking…Update-2

Update-2 7/31 After Close: Biotechs Remain Weak But No Sell Signal As we track the XBI over the past 5 days we are about 3.2% off highs from $82 down to $78.17. Although the XBI has been our top ETF pick since January 2017 we recently put new buys on hold and suggested last week […]

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ACA: Uncertainty Remains After Healthcare Bill Failure But Stocks Get a Second Wind…Update-1

Update-1… JY 19…Biotech and Healthcare Stocks Continue to Rally IBB breaks through top to $322.92 up 21.68% YTD; XBI up 1.34% today 35.4% YTD; XLV up 17.6% YTD. Rayno Life Science top winners YTD: ABBV up 18.19%, AMGN up 22.6%, BLUE up 55% YTD, FMI up 114.7%, RHHBY up 12.86%. All beating the S&P. BMY […]

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Hot Fun in the Summertime: NYC Hits 92 degrees;Healthcare Plan Draft Out

Update after close 7/13: Health Care draft bill appears to have stabilized biotech despite opposition. ETFs end in green but XLV is flat. More analysis is coming tomorrow. ========= It’s Vacation Time We are out on vaca until Monday the 17th. Here are some updates as of 11:15a Thursday: Biotechs are weak today falling below […]

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2017 Life Science Review #1: Big Biotech Gains for First Half

Big Biotech Gains for Stocks in First Half Rayno Life Science Picks Top Winners YTD: Foundation Medicine (FMI) up 124.6%, bluebird bio (BLUE) up 70.26%, XBI up 20.9%. Large cap winners since inception: Abbvie (ABBV) and Roche ADR (RHHBY). 6/27 Take some profits on XBI at $78. XBI is our top ETF pick. XLV SPDR […]

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Sector Rotation or Another Tech Wreck?

Tech Wreck Part 2? Or Just Profit Taking. Sector Rotation Away from Large Cap Growth (QQQ) to Value (XLF) Volatility Returns Tech and biotech stocks were hit from sector rotation with the NASDAQ down 2.18 % to and the QQQ down 2% to $136.75 as of mid-day trading. This is the second hit in June […]

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BIO International Convention 2017 Update #3: Genomics and Future of Personalized Medicine

Genomics and the Future of Personalized Medicine and Diagnostics Description of Track The opening plenary of the Personalized Medicine & Diagnostics Track will feature J. Craig Venter, Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the J. Craig Venter Institute, a not-for-profit, research organization with approximately 250 scientists and staff dedicated to human, microbial, plant, synthetic […]

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BIO International Convention 2017 Updates #2-BIG Data Drives Precision Medicine

 Big Data Provides Pathway to Precision Medicine Description of Track Speaker Atul Butte, MD,Ph.D. Director, UCSF Institute for Computational Health Sciences The remarkable ascent of Big Data for example from biomedical imaging, next generation sequencing and adjacent technologies that deliver a multiplicity of heterogeneous data has been a tremendous boon for basic biomedical research and […]

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BIO 2017 International #1: CAR-T Therapies on Solid Tumors

CAR-T Therapies on Solid Tumors Here is an excellent summary by BIOtechNow Editors on the application of CAR-T (Chimeric Antigen Receptor) T-Cell therapies on solid tumors. Up until now CAR-T shows great promise against blood cancers but challenges remain for solid tumors. Here are some of the major companies engaged in CAR-T: Bellicum Pharmaceuticals (BLCM), […]

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BIOtech Breakout: Healthcare Stocks Lead the Way…Update-1

6/27/17 Red Screen Day: Sell-Off in Biotechs Possibly Due to Senate Delay in Healthcare Vote IBB down 1.54% at $314.80. Momentum stocks are weak; NASDAQ down 1.2%. Take profits on XBI trade at $78 range after 34% move YTD. Allow time for arm twisting by Republicans after JY 4. ======== Biotech Breakout Continues with Larger […]

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