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J.P.Morgan Conference #2: Red Screen Distracts Biotech Investors…Update

Green Screen Alert Market Update…IBB up 4% today erasing most of Wednesday’s Losses but we are still down 13.86% for the five day period. Nasdaq rallied 1.97%. Rayno Biopharma top winners: ABBV up 6.56%, ALXN up 5.93%, AMGN up 5.29%,BIIB up 4.98%, REGN up 4.25%,RXDX up 8.96%, SGEN up 2.26% and VRTX up 5.75%. Most […]

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Rayno Tools and Molecular Diagnostics: Looking For Value

Looking for Value in a Slow Growth Market Life Science stocks took a big hit over the past summer and many have not fully recovered.The important metric to watch is sales growth because many of the smaller cap companies are still lagging in earnings growth so the PE tells you very little. The major technology […]

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Rayno Life Sciences Diagnostics and Tools Update: Volatile Stocks and Slower Growth Ahead

10/7/15 Update…Still in No Man’s Land…Nothing to Do See recent posts on bear market in biotech. We need to wait for Q3 earnings to find trades and longer term value in Dx and Tools. Most stocks in the sector have been hit hard since August. ———- Slower Growth with Same Themes: Sequencing (NGS) and Molecular […]

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Slower Growth in Diagnostics Stocks Except for NexGen Sequencing and Molecular

New technologies in diagnostics and tools are driving growth: NexGen sequencing, molecular and “point-of-care” testing platforms and veterinary testing. M&A and consolidation should continue. The sector is a laggard due to slowing  sales and earnings growth vs forecasts. Rayno Clinical Diagnostics Portfolio Update We initiated coverage of Clinical Diagnostic and Life Science Tools stocks in […]

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Rayno Portfolio Picks Up On Q1 Results: AMGN, ILMN…Update-1

Update ILMN 12n EDT trading 4/22 Illumina (ILMN) is selling off from the opening and is now down 4.8% on heavy volume of over 2M shares. The stock has a high PE of 83, P/S of 15 and 95% institutional holdings. Profit taking is underway. The chart shows a triple top at the $200 level […]

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Rayno Life Sciences DX and Tools Update: 2015 Q1 Winners ALR,FMI,HOLX

Diagnostic Stocks rally with NASDAQ and Small Caps –IWM Up 1.66% Life Science Tools and Diagnostics stocks are a tad off their one year highs hit by dollar strength and disappointing revenue growth in some cases. Sequencing stocks were big winners but sold off after the JPMorgan Conference. Nonetheless the sector is attractive longer term […]

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Rayno Dx and Tools Portfolio: CSII HOLX ILMN TMO Stellar Performers

Solid  earnings reports-All of Our Picks Are Strong Holds But Strong Dollar a Factor in 2105 Cardiovascular Systems (CSII) Stock Soars 15% On Strong Revenues Interventional treatments for cardiovascular disease Q2 Revenues soared 38% to $44.7M compared to previous fiscal Q2 2014. Fiscal Q2 2105 loss was $5.3M or (0.17) per share. Hologic (HOLX) Beats […]

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JPMorgan Healthcare Conference Notes #4: Next Gen Sequencing (NGS)

Seminar: Harnessing the Power of Next Gen Sequencing: The View from Industry 1/12/15 A panel of leading entrepreneurial R&D executives presented their outlook and issues on the future of Next Gen Sequencing (NGS), focusing on drug development and future clinical diagnostic applications. The panel was Randy Scott Ph.D. Founder and CEO of Invitae, George Yancopoulos […]

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Rayno Life Science: Market Update 11/26… Stocks Cruise To New Highs

NASDAQ leads -up 0.6% to 4787 The October correction of ~7% was a “headfake” as macro events scared many investor away Technology and Healthcare Stocks Lead The Way The healthcare SPDR (XLV) is up 24.5% YTD and the technology SPDR (XLK) is up 18% YTD. Biotech stocks are at new highs with all major ETFs […]

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Rayno Life Science Stocks: Up 30%+ YTD After A Volatile October

Investors Whipsawed By V-Shaped Rally NASDAQ at New Highs 4631 DOW at New Highs 17,390 Investors got what was forecasted-a volatile October that moved from fear to greed in two weeks! The market was buffeted by the Ebola scare, macro analysts decrying easy money from the FED and a potential global economic slowdown. But fears […]

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Market Perks Up on FED Testimony-Rates To Stay Low… Update 1 6/19

Update June 19.. 3:10 p EDT Ten Yr 2.62%, U.S.equities flat,biotech mixed, jobless claims down. Japanese and European equities up. Iraq on front page. GOLD Up $41 Breaks Through Resistance at $1300 Gold futures rose on technicals, Middle East turmoil, a weak dollar and a dovish FED. Silver is also strong.In this week’s Barron’s three […]

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Rayno Dx and Tools 2014 YTD After OCT. Correction: ABAX EXAS ILMN SQNM …Update 12/24/14

Update 11/24/14   Clinical Diagnostics and Tools Stocks Review Performance YTD and compared to 11/13 YTD Top winners YTD are: EXAS 104%, ILMN 71.4%, ABAX 36.8% Top Losers YTD are: NSTG 16.6%, RGDX 54%, VRML 30.9% but all were good trades. IWM at $117.4 See Performance Data Below ———————-Previous post——— April Sell-Off Hit Diagnostic Small […]

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Clinical Diagnostic Companies 2013 Financial Metrics and Valuation Models

Diagnostics  Companies-After 2013 Financial Reporting Stocks to Watch: Cepheid (CPHD), Exact Sciences (EXAS) , Orasure (OSUR) Price to Sales (P/S) is the best metric of value as many companies in the sector are not profitable. Molecular diagnostics and genomics are the strongest growth sectors e.g. Cepheid (CPHD), ResponseGenetics (RGDX). Many stocks show a “topping effect” or […]

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A Good Week For Rayno Life Science Stocks: AMRI, CBST, ILMN, RHHBY

Rayno Life Science Movers -Diagnostics Review Next Week Despite some choppiness in biotech trading this week many of our stocks did well. I won’t go into some of the unusual volatility in other small and mid-caps lately  but that is part of the reason for my “bubble” article. There is also a lot of focus […]

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