Hot Biotech Stocks To Own For 2019

In another quiet week following the Thanksgiving holiday, just three companies came public. Micro-cap Chinese building materials supplier ReTo Eco-Solutions led the week with a 111% pop, followed by two blank-check companies, Leisure Acquisition and Regalwood Global Energy. In addition, seven companies filed terms this week, led by biotechs Denali Therapeutics and Odonate Therapeutics by deal size.

There were 26 IPOs in November, raising a combined $3.5 billion. Excluding three sub-$15 million IPOs, first day pops averaged 1% and averaged 11% in the aftermarket. Removing the four Chinese deals from the group would result in average aftermarket returns of 18%.

US tech IPOs were the best performers of the month, with companies like Stitch Fix ((NASDAQ:SFIX): +57% from IPO price), SendGrid ((NYSE:SEND): +32%), SailPoint Technologies ((NYSE:SAIL): +25%) and Aquantia ((Pending:AQ): +29%) all generating returns over 25%. On the other hand, Chinese fintech/lending firms underperformed, led by Jianpu Technology ((NYSE:JT): -38%). There have been seven Chinese companies to come public in the 4Q, with aftermarket returns averaging -28% (range from -43% to +71%).

Hot Biotech Stocks To Own For 2019: Alnylam Pharmaceuticals Inc.(ALNY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Alnylam Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ALNY) was downgraded by investment analysts at BidaskClub from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note issued on Wednesday.

  • [By Brian Orelli]

    The delay in an FDA decision for Tegsedi puts it behind competitor Alnylam Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ALNY), which expects to hear from the FDA by Aug. 11 for its hATTR drug patisiran. But Sarah Boyce, the president at Akcea Therapeutics, doesn’t think a few months will really matter: “We don’t really feel that’s going to have any impact and the drugs will be close enough together from a launch perspective. So not really [going] to make any adjustments, and we’re very well prepared to be ready to launch following approval.”

  • [By Sean Williams, Chuck Saletta, and Brian Feroldi]

    So, which biotech stocks should you consider buying in June? That’s a question we posed to three of our healthcare-focused investors. Interestingly enough, mid-cap biotech stocks are the clear flavor of the month. If biotech is on your radar in June, our investors suggest you consider Ionis Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:IONS), Spark Therapeutics (NASDAQ:ONCE), and Alnylam Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ALNY).

  • [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.

  • [By Cory Renauer]

    If approved, Tegsedi will run directly into competition with Alnylam’s (NASDAQ:ALNY) recently approved treatment for the limited population of ATTR patients, Onpattro. Inotersen and Onpattro haven’t been tested in a head-to-head study, but most analysts expect Alnylam’s drug to gain a much larger share of the limited space than Akcea’s.

  • [By Jim Crumly]

    Drug giant Pfizer released details of a successful trial of a drug for heart damage from a rare disease, and although that company’s stock had little reaction, falling 1.9%, shares of companies with potentially competing drugs reacted sharply. Alnylam Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ALNY) soared 16.2%, Ionis Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:IONS) jumped 7.8%, and Eidos Therapeutics (NASDAQ:EIDX) plunged 31.1%.

Hot Biotech Stocks To Own For 2019: ArQule Inc.(ARQL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [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 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 Joseph Griffin]

    ValuEngine upgraded shares of ArQule (NASDAQ:ARQL) from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating in a research report released on Tuesday.

    Several other equities analysts have also issued reports on ARQL. Zacks Investment Research upgraded ArQule from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $2.50 price objective for the company in a research report on Tuesday, March 20th. BidaskClub upgraded ArQule from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating in a research report on Saturday, March 24th. B. Riley set a $4.00 price objective on ArQule and gave the company a buy rating in a research report on Monday, March 26th. Leerink Swann upgraded ArQule from a market perform rating to an outperform rating in a research report on Thursday, April 5th. Finally, Roth Capital boosted their price objective on ArQule from $5.00 to $6.00 and gave the company a buy rating in a research report on Tuesday, April 17th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a buy rating and two have issued a strong buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of Buy and a consensus target price of $5.35.

  • [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 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.

Hot Biotech Stocks To Own For 2019: Biogen Idec Inc(BIIB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Short interest in Biogen Inc. (NASDAQ: BIIB) increased slightly to 3.36 million shares from the previous 3.35 million. The stock recently traded at $340.03, within a 52-week range of $249.17 to $388.67.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage gain ahead of the close was Biogen Inc. (NASDAQ: BIIB) which traded up about 19% at $355.17. The stock’s 52-week range is $249.17 to $370.57. Volume was over 12 million compared to the daily average volume of 1.6 million.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Ionis Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: IONS) shares made a handy gain on Friday after the firm announced an expanded strategic collaboration with Biogen Inc. (NASDAQ: BIIB). Through this partnership, these companies are planning to tackle and develop novel antisense drug candidates for a broad range of neurological diseases.

  • [By Cory Renauer]

    Biotech traders get heaps of attention, but buying promising young drugmakers and holding them for the long term is a far easier way to get rich. Case in point: Spreading $10,000 evenly among shares of Biogen Inc. (NASDAQ:BIIB), Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ:CELG), and Gilead Sciences Inc. (NASDAQ:GILD) around this time in 1998 would have made you a millionaire already. 

  • [By Keith Speights]

    Ionis has solid revenue coming in the door thanks to Spinraza. Biogen (NASDAQ:BIIB) markets the spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) drug, but Ionis receives royalties on all sales. In Q1, those royalties totaled $41 million, up from $5 million in the prior-year period. 

Hot Biotech Stocks To Own For 2019: Amgen Inc.(AMGN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Amgen Inc. (NASDAQ: AMGN) saw its short interest fall to 9.58 million shares from the previous level of 10.61 million. Shares were last seen trading at $193.15, in a 52-week trading range of $163.31 to $201.23.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Amgen Inc. (NASDAQ: AMGN) saw its short interest fall to 10.24 million shares from the previous level of 10.63 million. Shares were last seen trading at $206.00, in a 52-week trading range of $163.31 to $210.19.

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    For example, if you buy 100 shares of the Nasdaq 100 ETF (NYSE: QQQ), you’re theoretically buying 11.9 shares of Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL)… 7.7 shares of Facebook (NASDAQ: FB)… 1.8 shares of Amgen (NASDAQ: AMGN)… 2.6 shares of Comcast (NASDAQ: CMCSA)… and even smaller amounts of about 95 different companies.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Field & Main Bank grew its stake in shares of Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN) by 9.1% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 4,153 shares of the medical research company’s stock after buying an additional 345 shares during the quarter. Field & Main Bank’s holdings in Amgen were worth $708,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

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