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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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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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Large Cap Biopharmaceuticals:Update on Financial Metrics

Top Biopharmaceutical Stocks : Performance and Financial Metrics after 2016 Earnings We have updated the comparison of eight large cap biopharma stocks post 2016 earnings for the period ending 2/10/17. Keep in mind that in January 2016 there was a severe correction with stocks dropping 25-30% with lows being hit in mid-February 2016. But the […]

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Rayno Biobeat 2017 #1: Biotech Rally Driven By M&A

Update-1… 1:45p EST Biotech Rally Biogen (BIIB) looking good in here at $275+, up 4.2% over five days, down 2.7% YTD. IBB and XBI slight gains. ======== Biotech Rally Takes Levels to January Top IBB up 1% to $284.56, up 7.2% YTD XBI up 1.79% to $67.07, up 13.3% YTD, a new high for 2017 […]

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Trump Twitter Hangover Keeps Biotech Stocks Down: Update-1

Update-1…1/24/17…Bit of a Rally Leaves Out Healthcare Stocks Markets rallied a bit today but biotech and drug stocks remain stalled by the Trump triggered bashing two weeks ago. Moreover traders are back to nibbling at the infrastructure theme with materials up 2.3% and energy up 1.09%. Large cap drug stock earnings are coming later this […]

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2017 J.P.Morgan Healthcare Conference: Large Cap Biotechs Compared to 2016

Large Cap Biopharma Stock Performance YoY from J.P.Morgan Conference The market recovered slightly today from yesterday’s “Trump storm” attacking drug prices. The IBB rose 0.36% and the XBI rose 1.56% . The healthcare sector overall was flat. Selected stocks that continued their upward trend from earlier this week are: Array Biopharma (ARRY) up 7.3%  -Five […]

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Biotech Blahs: Out of Favor But Great For Stock Pickers…Update-2

Update-2…1/6/17– Three Day Biotech Rally…12N EST NASDAQ at New Highs 5532 XBI is up 5 points since last Friday’s close to $63.45;The IBB is up 16 points to $280. Investors are betting on a turnaround in healthcare with positive news from the JPMorgan Healthcare Conference next Monday. Despite extremely negative sentiment on the sector, demand for […]

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Biotechs Unhinged by Tough Pricing Talk

Biotechs Unhinged-Roiled by Commentary and Tweet storms Biotech stocks rallied briefly early in the week but sold off abruptly over the past two days with a quote from Trump in a Time Person of the Year article as saying, “I’m going to bring down drug prices”. This tough talk is reminiscent of comments by both […]

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Trump Biotech Rally: After Comey Sell-Off and Since Election

  Trump Biotech Rally-Have a Balanced Portfolio Everybody who invests in biotech knows there has been a Trump biotech rally since his election as you can see from the chart and data below. Many opinions and analysis were given for the rally.Some pundits say it is because the end of the grueling election has removed […]

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Rayno Biobeat #3…Trump Biotech Rally Leads Market Up

Trump Election Win Drives Huge Biotech Rally NASDAQ up over 1% to 5248 The Trump biotech rally began at today’s opening up (IBB) 20 points to $280 then held to close  up 8.9% to $285. The XBI soared 10.4% to close at $63.8 near highs of day. The cloud of drug pricing concerns vanished because […]

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