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Sluggish Biotech Stocks: Five Underlying Factors Plus A Sector Shift?

MegaCap Tech Stocks Take a Big Hit-Volatility Rising in a Sector Shift Market Rotation Supports Overall Market-S&P 500 Stable today up 17% YTD Sluggish Biotech Now Just a Market Performer With IBB up 17% YTD The booming tech sector sold off today with the XLK down over 2%. Harder hit were the 2017 high fliers […]

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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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Risks Rising for Rally: Political Rhetoric Tempers Bulls

Risks Rising for Healthcare Sector As Harsh Political Rhetoric Returns Trump returns to drug pricing attacks. Healthcare sector lags. Opioid crisis blames drug distribution companies for easy access. Sector on hold awaiting Q3 earnings: XLV down 0.44% today near its 52 week high. The early rally in biotech and drug stocks reversed on the 10 […]

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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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At Last A Deal Sparks Biotech Rally: Gilead Buys Kite for $11.9B+…Update-1

Update–11:30am Aug 28 Green Screen in Biotech Especially CAR-T Plays (BLUE,CLLS,JUNO) NASDAQ up a tad 0.21%, but broad market flattish. Biotech Deal Boosts ETFs: FBT up 2.71%, IBB up 1.53%, XBI up 2.53%. Bellwether Celgene (CELG) up 1.4%. AMGN up 1.24%, BIIB up 2.67%, GILD up 1.57%. Mid-Caps: ICPT up 1.98%, INCY up 0.9%, JUNO […]

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Large Cap Biopharma Earnings Boost Stocks: Update 8/1/17

Rayno Large Cap Biopharma Earnings Summary 8/1/17 Biotech Stocks Hit Highs in Mid-July up 18%, 30% on XBI (Click on “urls” below for Company Press Release) All the large cap biopharmaceutical earnings have come in except Regeneron (REGN) which will report on August 3.  Stocks were broadly higher in July after financial reports, however we suggested […]

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