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Biotech Correction: Just a market rotation or slower growth ahead?

Biotech Correction: Sell-Off Has Reached 10% over Three Months Biotechs under pressure-has revenue growth slowed? Technicals-a break through bottom channel. Need a bounce today. Celgene is a bellwether. A buy in the $102 range. Biotech stocks have been weak since Q4 earnings were reported and despite gains of about 15% or more year-to-date (IBB), warning […]

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Biotech Hangover: Recent Earnings Feed Caution with No Near Term Catalysts

Biotech Hangover from Earnings Clouds Outlook Healthcare sector (XLV) lagging technology (QQQ) and FAANG stocks. No earnings catalysts until Jan 2018 but Q4 has seen strong seasonality. Technicals rule as sellers predominate. Bull market is intact. On October 16 we posted that Risks were Rising for the 2017 biotech rally primarily because technicals were weakening […]

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Rayno Biopharmaceutical Portfolio Update: Buy and Hold is the Key…Update-2

Update 11/8/17 …Per comments on Monday. Celgene (CELG) technicals are holding at $102-103 so we will add CELG to the Rayno Portfolio at a price of ~$102.5. The stock was battered on earnings news so we see good value and potential for long term growth. Forward PE is 11.74, Price/Sales is 6.33. Risk is balance […]

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Rayno BioBeat #6: What Have I Missed After Two Weeks of Travel and Away From Trading Biotech Stocks?…Update 11/3

BioBeat Market Update…Technicals Firming Up 11/3/17 11am A lot of green screen today so time to nibble but I would prefer to pick stocks rather than play the ETF game. Recent trades we made are: sell XBI at $87, buy PFE at $35 and today buy CELG at $100. No change in our Biopharmaceutical Portfolio […]

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Small Cap Biotech Stocks Soar: How Long Will Rotation Last?

Speculation in Small Cap Biotech Picks Up-A Boon for Diligent Traders ETF Buying Is Driving All Small Cap and MicroCap Stocks Higher A Healthy Small Cap Rotation for Now: Reflation Trade ? Biotech stocks are rallying ahead of the expected strong seasonality in the November-January time frame. A rotation into smaller caps is leading the […]

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Rayno BioBeat #5: XBI Breaks Through on a Strong Week for Biotech

Biotech Stocks Break Through to 2017 Highs in a Broad Rally NASDAQ up 066%, IBB up 0.92%, XBI up 0.8% The XBI is up 3.17% this week, 46% YTD, compared to only 1.1% WTD for the IBB. The breakthrough gains for the XBI can be attributed to strong performance of top ten holdings that are […]

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Biotech Bull Market Update: Five Year Performance for Life Science Funds and ETFs

Biotech Bull Market: XBI is leader for 2017 and Over Five Years The FBT First Trust Arca Outperformed Up 157% Over Five Years In 2016 the Sector Underperformed After the 2015 Downdraft Here is our July 2013 review of several top Life Science Funds and ETFs . Over five years below we have updated the performance* of […]

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Biotech Momentum Eases: September is a Bit Sluggish…Update after FED Meeting-9/20

Markets Stable After Major FED Meeting: On Course for Gradual QT(Quantitative Tightening) FED to shrink assets by year end, 2 yr TSY up to 1.43% yield. Biotech stocks up slightly near September Top IBB $332.75, XBI $85.17. Large caps green: growth and value perceived: ABBV and REGN are leaders over 1%. Mid-cap big mover Alnylam […]

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Rayno Biopharmaceuticals Portfolio in a Biotech Bull Market

Biotech Bull Market 2017 Performance as of 9/5/17 Rayno Biopharmaceutical Portfolio outperforms the market. XBI was the Best Play up 41.88% YTD. Biotech stocks broke through the July sector highs as tracked by major ETFs. However we are still about 25% off the July 2015 bubble highs but supported by good earnings fundamentals, strong technicals […]

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M&A Theme Continues To Boost Biotech Stocks

M&A Boosts Biotech Stocks For Third Day Gilead Sciences (GILD) and bluebird bio (BLUE) Both Soar Today  Biotech Sector Back to 2017 Highs The prospect of more M&A boosts biotech stocks for a third day this week. The large cap based IBB was up 1.87% today and  6.48% over five days to $323.76 approaching its […]

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