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After $103M IPO, Rapid7 Stock Up in Early Trading

Gregory T. HuangJuly 17th, 2015BostonDing, ding. Rapid7 CEO Corey Thomas rang the opening bell at the Nasdaq this morning, and the Boston area’s first tech IPO of 2015 is in the books.Rapid7 (NASDAQ: RPD) raised $103.2 million by selling 6.45 million shares at $16 a pop, which was above the […]

A good medical-stock bet less risky than booming biotech –

The health-care sector is hot—but it’s not due just to the wild ride in booming biotech.The health-care sector as a whole has been a standout in the S&P 500, up 9 percent year-to-date through the end of May and the top sector gainer last month, with a 4 percent return. That’s compared to the S&P 500’s meager 2.3 percent for […]

A copyright lawsuit has finally stopped the crazy stock market streak …

A copyright lawsuit has finally stopped the crazy stock market streak of Beijing Baofeng Technology – Quartz

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SHAREWritten bySteve MollmanObsessionChina’s TransitionMay 15, 2015It had to end eventually. News of a copyright dispute has broken the breathtaking post-IPO rise (paywall) in the share price of Beijing Baofeng Technology, which offers online videos, a media player, and a low-price […]

See Ya Later Techies: Atlas Venture Goes It Alone, Scoops Up $280M for Biotech

Atlas Venture went through a corporate divorce last fall, as its tech partners and biotech partners went their separate ways. Now the biotech team has moved on, and re-loaded with twice the money they’ve had in the past.The Cambridge, Mass.-based firm, founded back in 1980, is announcing today it has closed on a new $280 million fund, its tenth, to […]

The Safest Biotech Bet on the Market

Source: “11g poker chips” by Logan Ingalls from South Boston, MA, USA. Licensed under CC BY 2.0 via Wikimedia CommonsGive up now if you’re looking for a totally safe biotech stock. They don’t exist.But if you’re looking for a biotech stock that is relatively safe compared to most others, that’s a different story. And there’s one biotech that is arguably the […]

Stock market looks to earnings as possible lifeline –

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Discussing market volatility and the earnings picture for 2015, with Steve Auth, Federated Investors, and James Liu, JPMorgan Funds
With the U.S. stock market in an extended funk, earnings offer at least a temporary escape route.”The earnings season represents the first potential stop in this downward trend,” said Robert Pavlik, chief market strategist at Boston Private Wealth.Recent […]

Cyberonics shares drop after Medicare appeal denied

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — Cyberonics Inc. shares declined in the extended session Monday after the medical device maker said its appeal of a medical reimbursement decision was denied.Cyberonics CYBX, +5.49% shares fell 8.1% to $53.10 on moderate volume after an appeals board supported a 2007 decision by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid that the company’s pacemaker-like device for treating […]

Big Biotech Poised for Big 2015?

By Ben LevisohnLeerink’s Howard Liang and team think 2015 will be another good year for biotech stocks like Gilead Sciences (GILD), Celgene (CELG), Amgen (AMGN ) and Alexion Pharmaceuticals (ALXN). They explain why:
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Biotech fundamentals appear strong, and could attract and broaden investor interest in the sector. Ongoing and upcoming product launches could be among the fastest […]

Peak America? Peak Internet Freedom? Peak Lindzon?

Share on StockTwitsEmbedAs confident as I am in the social revolution and boom….I worry about all of the above in the title as I travel for a month talking to Stocktwits customers.Fun facts about global markets at this point in time:1. The US markets are at all-time highs (software and biotech continue to lead)2. Oil has dropped below $80/barrel for […]

12 Big Data Facts for Marketers in 2014 – Direct Marketing News

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12 Big Data Facts for Marketers in 2014
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The idea of Big Data is nothing new, but its potential to solve today’s problems and spark innovation is unprecedented.
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