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BIO Investor Forum 2016 #2:”Liquid Biopsy” Tests for Cancer…Update-1

CLIA Labs Offer Liquid Biopsy Tests for Cancer and Precision Medicine We attended presentations from two emerging companies developing molecular diagnostics platforms focused in cancer.Their mission is to develop cost-effective, non-invasive diagnostic assays and biomarkers directly from blood or urine eliminating  the need for tissue samples, the “liquid biopsy”.With DNA sequencing broadly available it is […]

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Deal of the Day: Cepheid (CPHD) Sells Out to Danaher (DHR) for $4B

M&A Deal of the Day: Cepheid (CPHD) up 50% Over Friday Close on Cash Buyout We have been spending too much time on biopharma. It is time to dust off our Dx and Tools portfolio, which is on hold, and find some value stocks for Q4 moves. We did an update in Q4 of 2015 […]

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NantHealth (NH) IPO Prices at $14 Moves Up To $18+…Update-1

Update -1 NH closes at $18.59 up 32.79% on volume of 3.3M shares. High was $21 low was $16.11. Market cap is $2.1B. Focus of the Company is personalized healthcare utilizing a unique software platform (NantOS) applying molecular diagnostics and genomics on patient tissues and integrated with real time phenotypic data and decision algorithms to […]

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Rayno Biopharmaceuticals: New Buy Idea- Roche plc (RHBBY)

Roche/Genentech Has a Strong Pipeline in Diagnostics and Therapeutics to Drive Moderate Growth in 2016 New Stock Pick: Roche Holding (OTCQX:RHHBY) $30.36 Over the past 3 months we recommended several new buys for the Rayno Biopharma Portfolio emphasizing moderate growth, relative safety and dividend plays. Three large cap biopharma stocks were previous picks: Abbvie (ABBV), […]

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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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Biotech Rally Gains Momentum…Update-1

Update-1 Rayno Recap for week of 11/20/15 IBB up 3.04%, XBI  up 1.92%,  XLV up 2.82% Notable Small Cap Winners Curis (CRIS) up 4.13%, Fibrocell Sciences (FCSC) up 3.42%, Geron (GERN) up 4.82%, Ignyta (RXDX) up 37.39%, and Ocera Therapeutics (OCRX) up 5.31%. Notable Rayno Dx and Tools Winners Cepheid (CPHD) up 6.45%, Illumina (ILMN) […]

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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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Large Cap Biotech Stocks Get Traction From Revenue Growth…Update-1

10/29/15 Update Large Cap Biotechs Update Amgen (AMGN) Revenues Grow 14%, beats street. 2016 Revenues guided to ~$22B, flattish revenue growth with higher EPS $10.35-$10.75. 2015 PEG=1.80, P/S=5.94, Div. 1.94% Rayno Biopharmaceutical Portfolio Large Caps up 2.6% YTD, IBB up 8% YTD REGN up 37%, GILD up 16%, AMGN up o.6% ABBV ALXN BIIB RHHBY […]

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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 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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