Top 5 Biotech Stocks To Own Right Now

HC Wainwright set a $4.00 price target on OncoSec Medical (NASDAQ:ONCS) in a research report released on Tuesday. The firm currently has a buy rating on the biotechnology company’s stock.

Other research analysts have also recently issued reports about the company. Maxim Group set a $5.00 target price on OncoSec Medical and gave the stock a buy rating in a report on Monday, April 16th. Dawson James restated a buy rating on shares of OncoSec Medical in a report on Monday, July 16th. Finally, ValuEngine upgraded OncoSec Medical from a sell rating to a hold rating in a report on Wednesday, May 2nd. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company currently has a consensus rating of Buy and a consensus price target of $4.33.

Top 5 Biotech Stocks To Own Right Now: Amgen Inc.(AMGN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Cory Renauer]

    The market for complex therapies that train living cells to attack cancer is taking baby steps, but there’s still a lot of enthusiasm for experimental drugs coming through the pipeline from bluebird bio (NASDAQ:BLUE) and it’s big biotech partner Celgene (NASDAQ:CELG). That enthusiasm fell a notch after Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN) released exciting data from a handful of patients that suggests it’s found a much easier way to achieve the same goal. 

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Marco Investment Management LLC raised its holdings in shares of Amgen, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMGN) by 4.6% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 118,601 shares of the medical research company’s stock after buying an additional 5,265 shares during the period. Amgen comprises approximately 3.4% of Marco Investment Management LLC’s portfolio, making the stock its 3rd largest position. Marco Investment Management LLC’s holdings in Amgen were worth $21,893,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    The iShares biotech ETF has a structure that’s familiar to anyone who invests regularly in exchange-traded funds. The ETF tracks an index of nearly 200 biotech and pharmaceutical stocks, with roughly 80% of assets dedicated to true biotechs and the rest split evenly between pharma and life sciences equipment and services providers. Top ETF holdings Biogen (NASDAQ:BIIB), Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN), and Gilead Sciences (NASDAQ:GILD) make up a total of roughly 25% of the fund’s assets.

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    This week we get our first look at quarterly numbers from major drug and biotech giants such as AbbVie (ABBV)  , Amgen (AMGN)  , Biogen (BIIB) , Biomarin Pharmaceuticals (BMRN)  and Action Alerts PLUS holding Eli Lilly (LLY) , which all provide the market a glimpse of how the first quarter was for the industry over the next few days,” according to Real Money Pro columnist Bret Jensen.

Top 5 Biotech Stocks To Own Right Now: Biogen Idec Inc(BIIB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Todd Campbell]

    The acquisition of AveXis resulted in an $80 million milestone payment to Regenxbio in Q1 and an additional $100 million payment in June. If AVXS-101 wins an OK, Regenxbio will receive sales royalties in the mid single to low double digits, which could add up to hundreds of millions of dollars annually. For perspective, Biogen’s (NASDAQ:BIIB) Spinraza became the only FDA-approved treatment for SMA in late 2016, and its sales are already tracking at an annualized pace of over $1.2 billion, even though only 40% of patients see an improvement on it.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close Monday was Biogen Inc. (NASDAQ: BIIB) which traded down nearly 4% at $329.58. The stock’s 52-week range is $244.28 to $348.84. Volume was 1.2 million matching the daily average of 1.2 million shares.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Short interest in Biogen Inc. (NASDAQ: BIIB) increased to 4.33 million shares from the previous 3.86 million. The stock recently traded at $306.68 within a 52-week range of $249.17 to $370.57.

  • [By Brian Orelli]

    Data source: Alkermes.

    What happened with Alkermes this quarter?
    Sales of opioid and alcohol-dependence drug Vivitrol increased 11% year over year as states including Michigan, Pennsylvania, California, Florida, and Kentucky increase coverage of the drug as a treatment option for patients suffering from substance-use disorder. Schizophrenia drug Aristada saw sales increase 72% year over year and 35% quarter over quarter, thanks to the launch of Aristada Initio, which helps patients get started on the drug while hospitalized. Alkermes estimates it captured 29% of new prescriptions for long-acting aripiprazole, the active ingredient in Aristada. Ampyra, which goes by Fampyra outside the U.S., brought in $38.8 million, basically flat year over year, which wasn’t bad since a generic launched in the U.S. last year. Manufacturing and royalty revenues for Risperdal Consta, Invega Sustenna, and Invega Trinza were up about 4% year over year. Fourth-quarter revenue also included a one-time payment of $26.7 million, which came from the sale of certain royalty streams by Zealand Pharma to Royalty Pharma. In November, Alkermes reported positive data from a second phase-3 clinical trial for schizophrenia drug ALKS 3831 that showed patients taking the drug had lower weight gain than those taking olanzapine. In December, Alkermes and its partner Biogen (NASDAQ:BIIB) filed for Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of diroximel fumarate, which Biogen plans to market under the name Vumerity. In January, Alkermes got bad news from the FDA when the agency turned down the marketing application for its depression drug ALKS 5461.

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Top 5 Biotech Stocks To Own Right Now: Alnylam Pharmaceuticals Inc.(ALNY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Alnylam Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ALNY) had its price target lowered by equities research analysts at Morgan Stanley from $107.00 to $99.00 in a report released on Friday. The firm presently has an “equal weight” rating on the biopharmaceutical company’s stock. Morgan Stanley’s price objective would indicate a potential upside of 3.97% from the stock’s current price.

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  • [By Cory Renauer]

    After 16 years as a public company, Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALNY) finally got the go-ahead to launch its first product earlier this month. Onpattro is the first in a new class of drugs that alter gene expression, but Pfizer, Inc. (NYSE:PFE) just reported some impressive results with a possible competitor that works a lot differently.

Top 5 Biotech Stocks To Own Right Now: ArQule Inc.(ARQL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    ArQule, Inc. (NASDAQ:ARQL) insider Value Fund L. P. Biotechnology sold 1,035,939 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, May 30th. The shares were sold at an average price of $5.00, for a total value of $5,179,695.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Shares of ArQule, Inc. (NASDAQ:ARQL) were down 5.4% during trading on Wednesday . The company traded as low as $4.71 and last traded at $4.73. Approximately 3,358,864 shares traded hands during trading, an increase of 289% from the average daily volume of 863,008 shares. The stock had previously closed at $5.00.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of ArQule (NASDAQ:ARQL) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a report released on Saturday.

    A number of other research firms have also issued reports on ARQL. Roth Capital upped their price target on ArQule from $5.00 to $6.00 and gave the company a buy rating in a research report on Tuesday, April 17th. Leerink Swann upgraded ArQule from a market perform rating to an outperform rating in a research report on Thursday, April 5th. Zacks Investment Research lowered ArQule from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report on Wednesday, April 4th. ValuEngine upgraded ArQule from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research report on Wednesday, May 2nd. Finally, B. Riley set a $4.00 price target on ArQule and gave the company a buy rating in a research report on Monday, March 26th. Seven analysts have rated the stock with a buy rating, The stock currently has an average rating of Buy and an average target price of $4.69.

  • [By Cory Renauer]

    What’s behind these dramatic gains? Read on to find out.

    Company Gain in H1 2018 Market Cap
    Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ARWR) 270% $1.19 billion
    ArQule, Inc. (NASDAQ:ARQL) 235% $482 million
    Endocyte, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECYT) 222% $959 million
    Madrigal Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:MDGL) 205% $3.99 billion

    Data source: YCharts.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Foot Locker, Inc. (NYSE: FL) rose 15.3 percent to $53.50 in pre-market trading after the company reported better-than-expected results for its first quarter.
    Evofem Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: EVFM) rose 10.4 percent to $4.58 in pre-market trading. Evofem Biosciences reported closing of public offering of common stock and warrants.
    Resonant Inc. (NASDAQ: RESN) rose 7.3 percent to $4.88 in pre-market trading after declining 1.94 percent on Thursday.
    SolarEdge Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: SEDG) shares rose 5.7 percent to $59.65 in pre-market trading after falling 8.43 percent on Thursday.
    Yirendai Ltd. (NYSE: YRD) rose 5 percent to $30.00 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    Deckers Outdoor Corp (NYSE: DECK) rose 4.9 percent to $108.75 in pre-market trading after reporteingd better-than-expected results for its fiscal fourth quarter.
    Blue Apron Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: APRN) rose 4.2 percent to $3.21 in pre-market trading after gaining 3.70 percent on Thursday.
    Recro Pharma, Inc. (NASDAQ: REPH) rose 4 percent to $5.85 in pre-market trading after dropping 54.67 percent on Thursday.
    ArQule, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARQL) rose 3.8 percent to $4.70 in pre-market trading after gaining 4.86 percent on Thursday.
    Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE: BW) shares rose 2.9 percent to $2.85 in pre-market trading after climbing 7.78 percent on Thursday.
    Bilibili Inc. (NASDAQ: BILI) shares rose 2.5 percent to $14.20 in pre-market trading after surging 11.33 percent on Thursday.

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