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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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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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Rayno Diagnostics and Tools Revisited: Sector Outperformance That Tracks Biotech

Life Science Tools and Services Stocks Have Outperformed Biopharmaceuticals With Less Volatility Large Caps Are Winners in 2017 We have not covered the Life Science Tools and Diagnostics sector since early 2016 when life science stocks abruptly sold off. We have focused on biotech ETFs and Biopharmaceuticals because the upside looked more promising due to […]

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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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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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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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