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Biotech Bear Market Update: Barely Bouncing Off the Bottom

Have we reached a tradeable bottom in the biotech bear market? Today’s tape showed good volume but gains faded late in session. NASDAQ up 0.35%         XLV up 0.88%-healthcare is the leading sector The biotech market bounced back early today in a broad rally then faded with the IBB up 0.625 % […]

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Valuation Models for Large Cap Biopharma Stocks in a Bear Market

 Valuation Models for Large Cap Biopharma Stocks Can Robust Drug Pipelines Deliver Future EPS Growth? This is a follow-up of our post on 1/8/16 Large Cap Biopharmaceuticals which looks at valuation models and stock performance of selected companies after the J.P.Morgan Healthcare Conference and then again after 2015 earnings reports over the next few weeks. Which […]

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Bio Investor Forum #3: Finding Value in Biotech Innovation

Biotech Innovation Seeks Value Healthcare Costs Mount The Bio Investor Forum has become a go-to meeting for biotech investors and company executives. Although the presenting companies are early stage or smaller cap public companies the attendees are broadly represented in the industry. And the panel sessions on topics such as Venture Capital, Government Policies and […]

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Biotech ETFs Up YTD But 12% Losses in August Creates Downtrend…Update-2.. 9/4

Update -2… 9/8 Rally Time Today Forecasted by Friday’s Action ETF Summary -One month and YTD % FBT (12.36), +9.2% IBB (8.9), +11.3% XBI (10.12), +17.27% The five star Fidelity Select Biotech Portfolio (FBIOX) pretty much tracks the IBB up 11.66% YTD and down (8.52) for one month. Three relatively new top ten mid-cap holdings […]

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Biotech Breakdown Leg #2: Another Nasty 4% Hit

Nowhere to Hide in Another 4% Correction 8/25/15 Futures Look Promising at 11p EDT; NIKKEI 225 UP 4.8% Today’s market reached epic proportions of volatility and extremes exacerbated by a DOW opening “flash crash” off 1100 points that distorted faith in market mechanics. Several long time market experts opined that the distortions and panic today […]

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Biotech Breakdown: Seeking Relief Today

At Close: IBB down 2.35% to 342 at May bottom, XBI up 0.64% to 218 —- Two Hours to Go 2:15p EDT, NASDAQ Down 1.79% at 4792, IBB at $349 Biotech Breakdown: Relief Today Or Another Head Fake? Biotech stocks are trying to hold the May lows with the IBB at $342 but now at $349. […]

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FED Rallies Market But Biotech Stocks Are Lagging…Update-1

Update-1 Stealth End of Month Rally Stops Biotech Slide IBB up 3.4% In July and up 1% on Last Day Stocks roared out of the box on Friday but could not hold and ended flat. NASDAQ Up 2.3% for July. Most biotech stocks were green and momentum players came back in to support their favorites: BLUE, JUNO, KITE, […]

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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 Lose Momentum with Greece Crisis; Blockbuster Immunotherapy Deal

Biotech Stocks in Broad Sell-Off The biotech sector is usually immune to macro events but today the crisis in Greece gave investors an excuse to take profits. Many biotech stocks and ETFs were down over 3% faring worse than the NASDAQ down 2.4%. The sector, as tracked by IBB, is still up 18.87% YTD after […]

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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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Biotech (IBB) 2015 Triple Top Is Here ! NASDAQ Hits New High…Update

Update-1 Mixed Market but CAR-T stocks soar Biotechs could not break through the top today and were down about 0.5%. The XBI and XLV did a little better almost flat. Red and green were just about mixed among many stocks. Biomarin (BMRN) a “rare disease” mid-cap stock was down 1.66% but got a mention on […]

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Rayno Life Science Stocks Move Higher: CLVS, RHHBY-ASCO Preview

Rayno Biopharmaceutical Stocks– ASCO Plays or Not Large Caps Rule Clovis Oncology (CLVS) up 16.7%, 79% YTD to $100 level! Several data CLVS Presentations for ASCO including two oral and six posters for non-small cell lung cancer and ovarian cancer. Also with a valuation of only $3.4B and three platform products in the pipeline including companion […]

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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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Biotechs Lag In Snap-Back Rally: CAR-T

Big Earnings Week-AACR Data Disappoints Roller Coaster Market This will be a big week for the market with 25% of all S&P companies reporting earnings. There is a broad rally today in all major indices up over 1% with the DOW leading helped by AAPL up 2.4% on more bullish prospects for the Apple Watch. […]

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Mid Cap Emerging Biopharmaceutical Companies: Valuations Do Matter for M&A

Update-1… On Onyx $10.4B Buyout By Amgen (AMGN) Valuation Models for  Biopharma Stocks -M&A Update In October 2013 we compared emerging biotech stocks after the acquisition of Onyx Pharmaceuticals by Amgen (AMGN). Now that rumors are “out there” for the acquisition of Pharmacyclics (PCYC) by large healthcare companies such as Johnson and Johnson (JNJ) and […]

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