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Biotech Bull Market Rolls On in a Volatile Q2 2015: XBI Up 12.4%

Dealmaking and Fast Money Fuel Biotechs Q2 2015 Review Despite a major down trend at the end of April and the recent sell-off, the sector outperformed in Q2 of 2015. The S&P was down 1% and flat YTD. The XBI Biotech ETF continues to be the sector ETF leader up 12.41% compared to 5% for the […]

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Biotech Stocks Hit New Highs-Large Caps Lead The Way…Update-2 June 25

Update -2 … June 25… IBB off all time high of 379.97 SCOTUS opinion in favor of ACA (ObamaCare) is favorable to hospital stocks and positive for HC sector overall as we have assumed since 2010. The XLV Health Care Select SPDR ETF is up 11.25% YTD and 162.5% over five years. The bull market […]

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ASCO 2015 Biotech Movers Day Two: FCSC, JUNO, RXDX

Update-1 BLUE Drops 1.96% and 1.77% After Hours 6/3 In the bubbly CAR-T world bluebird bio (BLUE) and Celgene announced a deal for   for development of product candidates for B-cell maturation antigen (BMCA) utilizing bluebird bios’s gene therapy technology to modify a patient’s own T-Cells to target cancer cells. A $25M up-front payment was made but […]

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Rayno Biopharma Stocks at ASCO: ARRY, CLVS, RXDX

Biotech Indices Can’t Break Through Triple Top IBB at $365, XBI at $239 Red and green day Biotech stocks were mixed today with the major indices holding the flat line. However with all of the clinical data coming out of ASCO (American Society for Clinical Oncology) 2015 in Chicago, IL many “immuno-oncology” stocks were movers. […]

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Hot Biotech Sector: Mid-Caps Have Both M&A and Pipeline Premiums

Valuations Step-Up With More Deals  Prior to the acquisition of Pharmacyclics (PCYC) by Abbvie (ABBV) for $20B, the top price paid for an emerging biotech company was in the $10B range. Two additional companies among the mid-caps  were acquired in prior years: Cubist by Merck in December 2014 and Onyx by Amgen in 2013. M&A […]

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