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Biotech Bull Market Rolls On in a Volatile Q2 2015: XBI Up 12.4%

Dealmaking and Fast Money Fuel Biotechs Q2 2015 Review Despite a major down trend at the end of April and the recent sell-off, the sector outperformed in Q2 of 2015. The S&P was down 1% and flat YTD. The XBI Biotech ETF continues to be the sector ETF leader up 12.41% compared to 5% for the […]

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Biotech Stocks Lose Momentum with Greece Crisis; Blockbuster Immunotherapy Deal

Biotech Stocks in Broad Sell-Off The biotech sector is usually immune to macro events but today the crisis in Greece gave investors an excuse to take profits. Many biotech stocks and ETFs were down over 3% faring worse than the NASDAQ down 2.4%. The sector, as tracked by IBB, is still up 18.87% YTD after […]

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Notes from BIO 2015 #1 Recap and Biotechnology Trends-M&A, Precision Medicine

Updated 6/25 Precision Medicine -Novel Prevention and Treatment Strategies Lead The Way A New Initiative on Precision Medicine — NEJM Over 15,000 attended BIO 2015 in Philadelphia including 1100 companies and more than 30 nations. The Exhibits and Partnering meetings were excellent opportunities for networking and dealmaking as usual. We attended several of the sessions and […]

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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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Biotech ETF Trending Shows Shift To Speculative Stocks: XBI

Updated 6/10 Biotech ETFs lag overall in 1.4% rally. Materials, financials and technology lead. Large cap biotechs doing well. Rayno portfolio winners today: ALXN, BIIB, GILD, RHHBY etc Rapid Fire Re-Balancing of ETFs into More Speculative Names Is the Tail Wagging the Dog? We have published a number of reports on Life Science ETFs (2/4/15) in […]

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