Google FinanceShares of Aerie Pharmaceuticals erased more than two-thirds of their value in a few minutes late on Thursday.The stock closed nearly 2% higher at $35.39 per share, giving the company a market value of $850 million. Then shortly after the end of trading, the company announced that Rhopressa, an experimental eye drop, failed a late-stage test.In after-hours trading, shares crashed by more […]
Gilead Sciences (NASDAQ: GILD) has enjoyed remarkable success in the past year thanks to the launch of two instant billion-dollar blockbuster hepatitis C therapies, however, even best-in-breed biotech stocks like Gilead Sciences still face risks that could leave investors in the lurch. Read on to learn which three risks concern me most, and how they could impact Gilead Sciences down […]
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For years, satirical late-night TV host Stephen Colbert has been running a series on his show called “Better Know a District,” which highlights one of the 435 U.S. congressional districts and its representative. While I am no Stephen Colbert, I ;am ;brutally inquisitive when it comes to the 5,000-plus listed companies on the U.S. stock exchanges.That’s why I’ve made it […]
View photo.By and large, the short interest moves in the leading biotechs and emerging pharmaceuticals were mild between the February 27 and March 13 settlement dates. However, Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ: CELG), Illumina, Inc. (NASDAQ: ILMN) and Medivation Inc (NASDAQ: MDVN) saw double-digit percentage upswings in their short interest.Here we take a quick look at how these three stocks have fared […]
Last summer, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said valuations in certain corners of the stock market like biotech were getting “substantially stretched,” and traders have gotten a good laugh at her warning ever since as the stocks resumed their winning ways and raced higher. But given the recent battering of the biotech stocks, the caution recommended by the central bank […]
Biotech stocks have been on fire in 2015. In the Biotech & Pharmaceuticals sector of the Russell 2000 Growth Index, there are over sixty stocks up by more than 30% this year. More than thirty stocks are up greater than 50% while six have more than doubled.The iShares Biotechnology ETF (IBB) is already up more than 20% less than 3 […]
The biotech sector has been on a roll lately. The SPDR S&P Biotech ETF ; ;has more than tripled since the start of 2012, compared to “just” a 63% increase in the S&P 500 .Source: Jeff Kubina via Flickr .Are we in a bubble that’s about to pop? We’ll only know for sure if (when?) the sector pulls back.In the […]
The multiyear run in major biotech stocks has not let up in 2015. Most of the large and mid-cap stocks in the industry are higher, but the smaller and lesser known names have also tracked them higher. In fact, several biotechs are up 200% or more so far in 2015.24/7 Wall St. ran a screen for the top five biotech […]
View gallery.Biotech stocks have been breaking to new highs all over the market. Here are just a few:Esperion Therapeutics broke to a new high last week and skyrocketed Tuesday.
Ampio Pharmaceuticals bolted higher last week and touched a new high Wednesday.
Jazz Pharmaceuticals just hit a new high Wednesday as well.
The list goes on and on. Whether it is Receptos, NewLink Genetics, Biogen […]