Top Biotech Stocks To Own Right Now

&l;p&g;Andreas Halvorsen&a;rsquo;s Viking Global Investors disclosed Thursday that it holds a 75.6% stake in urologic biopharmaceutical company Urovant Sciences Ltd. through its private backing of the company&a;rsquo;s parent.

&l;img class=&q;dam-image bloomberg size-large wp-image-39175851&q; src=&q;https://specials-images.forbesimg.com/dam/imageserve/39175851/960×0.jpg?fit=scale&q; data-height=&q;640&q; data-width=&q;960&q;&g; Andreas Halvorsen, chief executive officer of Viking Global Investors LP, made one of the largest-ever private equity biotech investments in the parent company of Urovant. Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

Halvorsen made the holding known because Urovant went public on Oct. 1. The company originated as one of 13 &a;ldquo;Vants&a;rdquo; developed by umbrella owner Roivant Sciences. Each &a;ldquo;Vant&a;rdquo; focuses on research, development and commercialization of treatments for a specified disease. Founded by Vivek Ramaswamy in 2014, the Switzerland-based Riovant often acquires promising drugs discarded by larger biopharmaceutical companies.

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Keith Speights]

    It’s not exactly David vs. Goliath. However, Bellicum Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:BLCM) and Alnylam Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ALNY) are definitely in different leagues right now. Both are clinical-stage biotechs, but Bellicum’s market cap is less than $350 million while Alnylam’s market cap is close to $10 billion.

  • [By Cory Renauer]

    Anyone who likes a good underdog story will want to keep their eye on Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALNY) and GW Pharmaceuticals PLC (NASDAQ:GWPH) through this year and next as they launch their first products in the U.S. Smaller biotechs have a terrible track record when it comes to launching new drugs on their own, but most analysts expect these companies to buck the trend and propel their recently approved drugs to blockbuster status within a few years.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Northern Trust Corp lifted its holdings in Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALNY) by 4.4% in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The firm owned 492,768 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock after purchasing an additional 20,992 shares during the period. Northern Trust Corp owned about 0.49% of Alnylam Pharmaceuticals worth $48,533,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Top 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 Logan Wallace]

    ValuEngine downgraded shares of ArQule (NASDAQ:ARQL) from a strong-buy rating to a buy rating in a research report sent to investors on Saturday.

    Several other brokerages also recently issued reports on ARQL. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of ArQule from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $2.75 target price for the company in a research note on Tuesday, May 8th. B. Riley set a $4.00 target price on shares of ArQule and gave the company a buy rating in a research note on Monday, March 26th. Roth Capital raised their target price on shares of ArQule from $5.00 to $6.00 and gave the company a buy rating in a research note on Tuesday, April 17th. BidaskClub upgraded shares of ArQule from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research note on Saturday, May 19th. Finally, Leerink Swann upgraded shares of ArQule from a market perform rating to an outperform rating in a research note on Thursday, April 5th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company. The company has an average rating of Buy and a consensus price target of $5.35.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on ArQule (ARQL)

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    ArQule, Inc. (NASDAQ:ARQL)’s share price rose 6.2% during trading on Thursday . The stock traded as high as $5.21 and last traded at $5.15. Approximately 955,706 shares changed hands during mid-day trading, a decline of 23% from the average daily volume of 1,244,948 shares. The stock had previously closed at $4.85.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    ArQule (NASDAQ:ARQL)‘s stock had its “buy” rating restated by equities researchers at Needham & Company LLC in a research report issued to clients and investors on Tuesday, Marketbeat Ratings reports. They currently have a $6.00 price target on the biotechnology company’s stock, up from their prior price target of $5.00. Needham & Company LLC’s price target suggests a potential upside of 134.38% from the company’s previous close.

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close was Biogen Inc. (NASDAQ: BIIB) which traded down over 5% at $288.75. The stock’s 52-week range is $249.17 to $370.57. Volume was 3.2 million compared to the daily average volume of 1.7 million.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Traders bought shares of Biogen Inc (NASDAQ:BIIB) on weakness during trading on Tuesday. $119.44 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $86.88 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $32.56 million into the stock. Of all companies tracked, Biogen had the 26th highest net in-flow for the day. Biogen traded down ($7.15) for the day and closed at $345.41

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Rhenman & Partners Asset Management AB lifted its holdings in shares of Biogen Inc (NASDAQ:BIIB) by 130.8% in the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 30,000 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock after purchasing an additional 17,000 shares during the quarter. Rhenman & Partners Asset Management AB’s holdings in Biogen were worth $10,599,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Biogen Inc (NASDAQ:BIIB) EVP Michael D. Ehlers sold 1,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, September 26th. The stock was sold at an average price of $350.00, for a total value of $350,000.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 4,281 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,498,350. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Keith Speights]

    Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN) and Gilead Sciences (NASDAQ:GILD) rank among the elite in the world of biotech. Both companies have long track records of success. Both generate huge cash flow, but both also face headwinds.

  • [By Todd Campbell]

    When a brand new class of cholesterol-lowering drugs called PCSK9 inhibitors won Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval in 2015, it was heralded as the biggest advance in battling heart disease since the invention of statins. The launch of PCSK9 inhibitors was accompanied by billion-dollar-plus predictions for sales. However, revenue has fallen far shy of blockbuster status, leaving drugmakers Amgen Inc. (NASDAQ:AMGN), Regeneron Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:REGN), and Sanofi SA (NYSE:SNY) in the lurch.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Gables Capital Management Inc. purchased a new stake in Amgen, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMGN) during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The firm purchased 1,023 shares of the medical research company’s stock, valued at approximately $174,000.

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