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Jun 26, 2019
Another Pharmaceutical Giant Is Born
Image Source: AbbVie Inc – IR Presentation. The combination of AbbVie and Allergan seems to have been born out of the need to do something, anything, considering how dependent AbbVie is on Humira and Allergan is on Botox. We find the transaction interesting as it ties into our view that Big Pharma will continue getting bigger and bigger while the field gets smaller, but this doesn’t change on view on either Allergan or AbbVie. We aren’t considering shares of either company at this time.
Mar 30, 2019
Our Reports on Stocks in the Pharmaceuticals - Big Industry
Image Source: A 4. Our reports on stocks in the Pharmaceuticals - Big industry can be found in this article. Reports include ABBV, ABT, AMGN, AZN, BMY, GSK, LLY, MRK, NVO, NVS, PFE, SNY.
Dec 7, 2018
Dividend Increases/Decreases for the Week Ending December 7
Let's take a look at companies that raised/lowered their dividend this week.
Jul 10, 2018
Biogen Hits a Potential Home Run
We closely follow the progress of the clinical pipeline of companies in the pharma/biotech sector. Unlike other less product-driven industries, the pharma/biotech sector can experience wide swings in operating performance as a result of the lapsing of patent protection on key drugs, underscoring the importance of innovation to replace aging products. Biogen may have hit a home run in the critical field of Alzheimer's, an area of tremendous untapped need.
Apr 23, 2018
Incyte’s Ongoing Disappointments and Ultragenyx’s Exciting Development
Image shown: Ultragenyx's promising pipeline of opportunities. Ultragenyx March 2018 Presentation. The pharma/biotech sector, unlike other mainline industries, is driven by the clinical data readouts on the next-gen molecules in the clinical pipeline. We have witnessed many exaggerated moves with an often-binary outcome on the smaller single molecule entities, but we also have witnessed a negligible impact on the broader, more-diverse industry behemoths. We wanted to touch on a few recent data readouts to illustrate the volatile, risky yet potentially lucrative nature of the industry.
Mar 29, 2018
Dividend Highlights in Big Pharma
The first quarter of 2018 will go down in the record books as one of the most volatile in recent memory--a sharp jump out of the gate was met with significant selling at the end of March as numerous political and economic worries entered the picture. We believe a timely review of some of the dividend stalwarts is in order.
Mar 28, 2018
PCSK9 Woes Weigh on Amgen and Regeneron
Image shown: Amgen and Regeneron have both meaningfully trailed the market since October of 2017. The robustness of the clinical pipeline offers an important clue regarding the health and vitality of a biotech/pharma company, as the clinical pipeline is critical towards maintaining and growing the top line. One of the most promising, and dare-we-say, overhyped new treatments to enter the market is the PCSK9 cholesterol-lowering agents, with Amgen and Regeneron leading the pack. Let’s discuss the results of Regeneron’s treatment along with a discussion of the path forward for the treatment.
Mar 21, 2018
Our Reports on Stocks in the Biotech Industry
Image Source: Celgene. This listing has been discontinued. Please see our reports on pharmaceutical stocks.
Jan 22, 2018
Gilead Sciences’ HCV Guidance Is the Star of the Show
Image Source: Gilead. Shares of Gilead Science have been held hostage due to the vagaries of the HCV business. The shares blasted through $100 as the initial sales ramp for its suite of HCV meds took the market by storm. The record revenues posted in 2015 proved to be unsustainable, however, as the curative nature of the treatment meaningfully decreased the eligible pool of patients much to the benefit of society. The Street subsequently punished shares of Gilead as the equity made a near roundtrip back down the high $60’s. The investment community has maintained a near-maniacal obsession with the HCV pipeline with the latest fear of a new competitor stealing share. Let's examine these key points a bit further.
Jan 2, 2018
2018 Healthcare and Biotech Outlook
Image Source: Global Panorama. 2017 will undoubtedly go down as one of the most fabulous years for the stock market, and while we continue to warn of the dangers associated with the market continuing to trade at lofty valuations, we are intrigued by the outlook for big cap pharma and biotech in the near term. Changes in the US tax laws will likely have a profound impact on the industry.
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