Mid-Cap Biopharma 2018 Stock Performance as of 9/30…Updates

Update-10/1 Rally Fades Early Today…NASDAQ Moves to Red An early rally faded quickly today after an initial spike from new “NAFTA” deal. Biotech ETFs were red IBB down 0.63%  and XBI down 1.34%. Mid-Cap biopharmas were mainly red with CAR-T and gene editing stocks hit hard: BLUE CRSP EDIT GWPH NTLA . Will provide news […]

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Biotech Bounces to Trend Line-Clinical News Lifts Stocks…Update ALXN, TSRO

Update 9/26: FED Rate Hike Curbs Traders but Biotech Rolls On The market dipped slightly then went red about 3:30P EDT resulting in a 0.4% loss for the Dow. Main rates will rise to the 2 to 2.25% level with more rate hikes in the future. During Trump’s Press Conference today he said he does not […]

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Biotechs Bounce Back, Dow and S&P Hit New Highs

Biotechs Bounce Back: Up From September Lows-Markets Surge Ahead XBI Up 1.66% to $97.16 up from 3 month tech support of $95;IBB up 1.39%. Broad  rally brings Dow up 1%, S&P up 0.81% to fresh highs-strong 4 mo. trend line. Sector Winners: Tech (XLK) up 1.18%, Materials (XLB) up 1.08%, Healthcare (XLV) new high up […]

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Biotech Weakens Further: September Down 5% -Updates ABBV GWPH TSRO

Update 9/19 : Lightened up on Abbvie (ABBV) in low 90s with news of CA lawsuit on Humira kickbacks. Amgen (AMGN) hits 52 week high in $204 range, strong hold up 14.9% YTD. GW Pharmaceuticals (GWPH) rallies 6.61% to $159 for second day on cannabis trading frenzy; up 18.7% YTD with market cap $4.5B vs […]

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Rayno Biopharma Portfolio Movers: AMGN TSRO…Updates

9/16 The Week That Was: September Trending Down for Biotech NASDAQ-100 Holding (QQQ) at 184 up 1.7% last week. Large caps all weak on Friday; key will be Q3 earnings. FBT, IBB and XBI flat for the week; off highs reached 8/31/18. Mid-caps more mixed with strength in ICPT LGND NBIX NVCR RARE SGEN Healthcare […]

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Biotech Weakness but why Large Caps?…Updates

Update: 10:10a Tesaro (TSRO) Soars 15% to $38, short covering or bargain hunters? News item: expansion of Zejula Combo Trial in NSCLC ========= Biotech Weakness in Large Caps Mid-Caps Have Continued Strength The overall market recovered from an early sell-off but there was pronounced biotech weakness as well as in healthcare stocks one of the […]

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Biotechs Surge in August Best in Years: New Highs Hit for 2018…Updates

9/4/18 Biotech Weakness -Profit Taking or Caution for September Swoon? 1 PM EDT FBT down 1.38%, IBB down 1.55%, XBI down 0.73% Biotech stocks were extremely weak as of mid-day trading. Large caps were unusually weak given that they should be less volatile: CELG down 3.55%, BIIB down 3.06%, ALXN down 2.66%, GILD down 2.55%, […]

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IBB Hits 2018 High but FBT is Still the Leading ETF over 5 Years: CAR-T, RNAi …Updates

8/30/18 Weak Rally to another Round of Highs Curbed by more Tough Tariff Threats This week’s rally and uber bullish sentiment was slowed by Tough Talk about $200B in new tariffs next week. Other news from Trump on Google, Facebook and Amazon threatening antitrust action curbed buyers at mid-day. FBT to $157.43 at new highs […]

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Biotech Snapshot: Healthcare Sector Remains Strong-Updates

8/24/18 After Close: Rally Continues with 10/11 Sectors Higher XLV finishes at all time high at $91.89 FED’s Powell Defends Gradual Interest Rate Policy despite Trump pressure Oil Surges 15 to $68.57 on supply concerns with Iran sanctions Major indices hit 52 week highs: S&P 500, Russell 2000, NASDAQ Composite IBB at $117.40 pushing toward 2018 FEB […]

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Vacation Week: Limited Postings…Updates 8/18 GILD XLV

Biotech Weekly Ending 8/18 …Five Day Performance The Biotech sector held on a turbulent geopolitical week favoring large caps. Amgen (AMGN) up 1.7%, Merck (MRK) up 3.6%, Regeneron (REGN) up 2.1%. Gilead Sciences (GILD) was off 6% on concerns it would lose market share of its HIV drug to GlaxoSmith Kline (GSK) up 2.9% for […]

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