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Rayno Diagnostics and Tools: Hologic Beats Q1 Sales and EPS

Hologic, Inc. (HOLX) Beats: Revenues Increased 3.2% and GAAP diluted Earnings Increased 666.7% Compared to Prior Year Period (fiscal Q2) The base business grew 5.4% lead by molecular diagnostics, surgical and international franchises.Restructuring completed. The newly acquired Cynosure business grew by 5.7%; blood screening business of $38.4M was divested. GAAP Revenues were $715.4M with diluted […]

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Large Cap Biopharmaceutical Valuations: Q1 2017

May 8, 2017  Large Cap Biopharma Valuations After Q1 Earnings Large cap biopharmaceutical stocks are about 3-4% off their 2017 highs but have been losing momentum. Here is a quick review of the valuation metrics: Best stock performance YTD are REGN up 15.3%, AMGN up 11.5% and ABBV up 5.73%.  The large cap focused IBB […]

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Biotechs Running Again: Rayno Life Science Stocks-See Picks…Earnings Updates

Update #2 Large Cap Biopharmaceuticals: ABBV, ALXN, BMY, CELG Abbvie (ABBV) Reported Better than Expected Earnings and Revenues Worldwide GAAP revenues were $6.538B up 10.1% with Global Humira sales up 15.1% and Q1 IMBRUVICA sales of $551M. Full Year 2017 outlook for EPS was confirmed at $5.44-5.54. Stock closed up 1.55% today to $66.05. Alexion […]

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Biotech in a Doldrums: Rallies Interrupted by Geopolitics, Trump Agenda and Flight to Safety

Biotech Doldrums: Nothing to Entice Buyers Trump Agenda for Tax Reform and Deregulation Stalls Geopolitical News Curbs Market Sentiment Recent geopolitical news has created a backdrop that has discouraged investors in biotech who were already risk averse from drug pricing issues. There has been little momentum since mid-March with choppy sluggish trading. Drug stocks have […]

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Rayno Biopharma Portfolio Update: BLUE FMI IBB…Update-1

Update-1… 2/22/17 Dow closed at a record 20,775.6 with energy the big loser, healthcare down 0.19% and NASDAQ flattish. Biotech stocks sold off with the IBB down 0.85% after hitting $296 near a 52 week high last Thursday. XBI was hit harder down 1.77% to $67.79. Large caps were mainly in the red except ALXN,BIIB […]

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Notes from J.P.Morgan Conference 2017: Sequencing (NGS) Moves to Toward Clinical Diagnostic Solutions

Outlook and Issues for Application of NGS for Clinical Diagnostics We heard a few presentations on NGS solutions and still think it is an important growth market for clinical diagnostics in oncology, rare diseases transplant medicine and NIPT. Gene sequencing (NGS) can lead to a better understanding of the molecular basis of disease and personalize diagnostics and […]

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2017 J.P.Morgan Healthcare Conference Notes #1: Investors Buy Selective Biotech Stocks-ILMN, INCY, REGN,RDUS

Wet Stormy Weather in San Francisco-A New Indicator for a Good Year Ahead? About 8000+ investors, entrepreneurs and life science Company executives piled into the Westin St. Francis for the Annual J.P.Morgan Healthcare Conference and maybe 10k+ others at several other surrounding hotel venues to hear the latest updates on new products, deals and financial […]

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Market Reversal in Biotech But Healthcare Stocks Are Still Muddled

Market Reversal in Biotech Offers Bullish Set-Up After one of the worst down days in months yesterday biotech stocks broadly reversed today giving a short term “nibble” signal. The macro environment got support from economic data as well with upward Q3 GDP revisions to 3.2% and higher consumer confidence data. The economy now has the […]

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BIO Investor Forum 2016 #1: Translating Microbiome Research Into Treatments

Microbiomes: A New Paradigm for Drug Discovery? Focus: Drugs From Gut Bacteria You may have read a few articles about the impact of the microbiomes and their impact on diets, digestion and nutrition but now there is the potential of discovering new therapies from bacteria in your gut. We are not talking about faecal transplant therapy (FMT) […]

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Large Cap Biopharmaceutical Metrics: Valuation Models for Future Growth

Large Cap Biopharmaceutical Valuation Models Can Biotech Growth Re-accelerate in Q4? We reviewed large cap biotech stocks on July 3 just after the BREXIT bottom but prior to Q2 earnings and on May 8 after Q1 earnings. Here is data that offer comparisons of the core large cap holdings in the sector and their future […]

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