Archive | Biopharmaceuticals

Gilead (GILD $46.50) off 15% on Hep-C Clinical Data -Viral Relapse Seen

$11B bet on Pharmasset acquisition for Hepatitus -C drug hits a snag Gilead announced that a majority (6/8) of the hepatitis C genotype-1 patients experienced a viral relapse when treated with GS-7977 Plus Ribavirin. Additional data will be forthcoming by the end of Q1 and Q2. Some analysts saw the stock drop as buying opportunity-11 […]

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No Panic Just Take A Little Off:Caution- Update Rally 2/16

Market Reversal and a  Light Sell-Off Technicals and a market reversal particularly a $20+ drop in AAPL gives us reason to take profits or hedge after a great start to 2012. The S&P is up  7% YTD,  NAZ up 12% YTD, and the IBB biotech ETF up 16% YTD near its all time high. Some […]

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Rayno Life Science Portfolio Racks-Up More Gains: REGN, RGDX, SRLS

Who Does Not Know About the Bull Market in Biotech Stocks? The bull market in life science stocks gathered momentum today as the IBB rallied 2.34% (up 16.6% YTD) approaching its all time high of $122.45. At some point in time we need to have a correction as this rally is approaching 1999 ebullience. I […]

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Biopharma Market Re-Ignited by News and NASDAQ Strength

The IBB hit another new high today at $118.85 as the biotech bull market rolls on. Our index of biopharmaceutical stocks were up 4% at one time propelled by Medivation (MDVN $67.67) up 22% on favorable clinical news on its prostate cancer drug. A WSJ story helped move the stock. Medivation has no revenue and […]

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Rayno Biopharmaceuticals Portfolio 2/09/09-1/27/12

Rayno Life Science Biopharmaceutical Picks Beat All Sector Averages Life Science Market  Hits 10 Year High Tracked by IBB ($115.51), and Up 46% Over 5 years Highlights of Rayno Biopharma Portfolio Biggest winners over 3 years were Alexion, Biogen, Micromet, Regeneron, Targacept and Viropharma. Targacept was at one time was a 20X return but is […]

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Rayno Life Science Portfolio: Another Buyout- MITI Goes for $1.16B

M&A Trend Picks Up Steam The beat goes on as Amgen agrees to buy Micromet (MITI $10.95) for $1.16B.Micromet is focused on treatment  of hematologic malignancies with its BiTE monoclonal antibody platform and has four clinical stage  product candidates. The stock was $5 on November 25 ,2011. Micromet was added to the Rayno Life Science […]

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“January Effect” Traders: Take Some Profits

If you followed our trades from November /December you made at least 20% so why push it? The Rayno Life Science Portfolio is down 0.75% today in a choppy  market. Our mid-cap biopharmaceutical index is down 0.87% but diagnostics and tools are  down only 0.3% as they were hit hard over the past 3 months. […]

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“January Effect” Rolls On with Biotech Stocks Up Over 1%, 9.3% MTD

Seems a Bit Frothy Large and mid-cap biopharmaceutical stocks continued to surge today with the bellwether ETF IBB ($114) hitting one year highs of $114.15 today. Many of our recent focus picks also continue to roll ahead: Astex (ASTX $2.18) up 4.8%, Gilead (GILD $47.40) up 2.4%,ImmunoGen (IMGN $12.75) up 3.3%, Seattle Genetics (SGEN $18) up […]

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Biotechnology Stock Review 2011:Update 1/2/12

Here are some key points from our 2011 Biotech Stock Review posted in Investor Uprising: Winners from the 2011 Rayno Life Science Portfolio: Abaxis (ABAX), Alexion(ALXN), Amgen (AMGN), Biogen(BIIB), Bristol-Myers (BMY),Celera(acquired),Cephalon (acquired) Cubist (CBST), Exact Scientific (EXAS),Gilead (GILD), BioETF (IBB), Immucor (acquired), Neogen (NEOG), Regeneron (REGN),Quidel (QDEL), Seattle Genetics (SGEN), United Therapeutics(UTHR) and Viropharma (VPHM) Losers: Alere […]

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Three Small Cap Stocks for a Rebound in January: AMRI,ASTX,SRLS-UPDATE 1/5/12

January Rally on Schedule for Small Cap Biotech Stocks Three Picks we made on December 14: Albany Molecular (AMRI $2.89) Up 16% Astex Pharmaceuticals (ASTX $1.94) Up 19% SeraCare (SRLS $3.00) Up 1.7% Three healthcare conferences in San Francisco next week Jan. 9-13 should provide news and perhaps another boost for biotech stocks: J.P.Morgan Healthcare […]

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