Best Biotech Stocks To Invest In Right Now

You can love it, you can hate it. But you can definitely not ignore Celgene (NASDAQ:CELG). This biotech stock has continued to be in news for quite a long time and mostly for the right reasons.

Before we deep-dive in the company’ product portfolio, it would however be prudent to discuss the pricing issue that has been scaring away investors from biotechnology stocks. After being declared as the 2016 Person of the Year by TIME Magazine, Donald Trump had said, “I’m going to bring down drug prices. I don’t like what’s happened with drug prices.”

Pricing pressures may have limited impact on Celgene

Donald Trump’s statement is definitely not good news for healthcare stocks. However, I strongly believe that Celgene will be one of those facing least amount of pricing pressures in 2017. This confidence is based on Celgene’s Q3 2016 revenue numbers, where the company posted 28% rise on year-over-year basis. However, drill a little bit further in the growth number and you learn that product volumes grew by 25% in this time frame. So it is apparent that changes in pricing had a small part to pay in the company’s revenue growth. Most of the stellar performance was driven by strong underlying demand, a claim not many biotech companies can make today.

Best Biotech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Stage Stores, Inc.(SSI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Stage Stores Inc. (NYSE: SSI) dropped nearly 20% on Monday to post a new 52-week low of $3.21 after closing at $4.00 on Friday. Volume was more than 5 times the daily average of about 650,000 shares. The company posted poor holiday season sales last Friday and lowered its guidance.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Stage Stores Inc (NYSE: SSI) was down, falling around 16 percent to $3.35 as the company reported a drop in its holiday season same-store sales and lowered its earnings guidance. The retailer’s same-store sales dropped 7.3 percent for the nine-week period ending December 31, 2016.

Best Biotech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: United Technologies Corporation(UTX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) traded up 1.44% at $130.01. The stock’s 52-week range is $106.85 to $130.20 and the high was posted this afternoon. Volume was about 40% above the daily average of around 2.8 million shares. The company had no news.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) traded down 1.07% at $116.63. The stock’s 52-week range is $106.21 to $124.79. Volume was about 25% below the daily average of around 3.6 million shares. The company had no specific news.

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    Analysts upgraded United Technologies (UTX) , for example, suggesting that investors look past 2017 headwinds and instead focus on 2018. There was a similar upgrade for General Electric (GE) .

  • [By Wayne Duggan]

    Aggressive military and law enforcement spending could be good news for Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC), United Technologies Corporation (NYSE: UTX), Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE: LMT), TASER International, Inc. (NASDAQ: TASR) and Digital Ally, Inc. (NASDAQ: DGLY).

  • [By Elizabeth Balboa]

    An official government strategy may open the door for defense contractors beyond the traditional Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE: LMT), Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) and United Technologies Corporation (NYSE: UTX).

Best Biotech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Shenandoah Telecommunications Co(SHEN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Monday, telecommunications services shares fell 0.45 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Shenandoah Telecommunications Company (NASDAQ: SHEN), down 3 percent, and TIM Participacoes SA (ADR) (NYSE: TSU) down 2 percent.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Friday, telecommunications services shares fell by 0.99 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Chunghwa Telecom Co., Ltd (ADR) (NYSE: CHT), down 3 percent, and Shenandoah Telecommunications Company (NASDAQ: SHEN), down 4 percent.

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    Cramer said that Shenandoah Telecommunications (SHEN) is expensive at 60 times earnings, and without a dividend, he also took a pass on that one.

    Finally, Cramer said Hudson Technologies (HDSN) was a great stock to own in 2016, when shares soared 170%, but this year, he cannot recommend this high-flying refrigeration company.

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