Top 5 Biotech Stocks To Buy For 2019

For some investors, they’ve created small fortunes. For others, they’ve brought nothing but misery. For all investors, though, there’s no denying the fact that biotech stocks have kept things interesting if only because they can always supply a binary even traders can treat like a coin toss. The third quarter of 2017 isn’t going to be any different.

To be clear, the quarter that just got underway is a little bit different than the norm in the sense that not any of the major announcements in the queue are outright make-or-break events for their respective stocks; most of the announcements of consequence in the cards will come from the biggest of the biotech stocks that can survive bad news, and won’t likely soar on good news.

Top 5 Biotech Stocks To Buy For 2019: Biogen Idec Inc(BIIB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    ADAMCAPITAL Gestao de Recursos Ltda. lowered its holdings in Biogen Inc (NASDAQ:BIIB) by 30.5% in the 2nd quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The fund owned 125,856 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock after selling 55,267 shares during the quarter. Biogen comprises approximately 1.8% of ADAMCAPITAL Gestao de Recursos Ltda.’s portfolio, making the stock its 16th largest holding. ADAMCAPITAL Gestao de Recursos Ltda.’s holdings in Biogen were worth $36,528,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Biogen Inc. (NASDAQ: BIIB) shares jumped early on Friday after the firm, in conjunction with Eisai out of Japan, announced positive results from a midstage Alzheimer’s study. The topline results came from the Phase 2 study with BAN2401, an anti-amyloid beta protofibril antibody, in 856 patients with early Alzheimer’s disease.

  • [By Brian Orelli]

    Likewise, Biogen (NASDAQ:BIIB) and Ionis Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:IONS), which have the only SMA drug on the market, are feeling the heat from the promising data with shares down 5.6% and 7.3%, respectively.

  • [By Cory Renauer]

    Healthcare is something that people need no matter what’s happening in the economy, so the sector is full of great stocks for investors seeking steadily growing income streams. That said, Abiomed, Inc. (NASDAQ:ABMD), Biogen Inc. (NASDAQ:BIIB), and Canopy Growth Corporation (NYSE:CGC) are three popular healthcare stocks that would make horrible additions to a retirement portfolio.

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

    As noted, the ability to take numerous swings for the fence makes Ionis special. It’s often a marvel when a mid-cap drugmaker has a half-dozen experimental drugs, let alone one working with 25. Spinal muscular atrophy drug Spinraza, which was licensed to Biogen (NASDAQ:BIIB), is one such drug that’s put Ionis and its antisense technology on the map. Last year, Spinraza netted “just” $882 million in total sales, but delivered $364 million globally in the first quarter of 2018. That extrapolates out to more than $1.4 billion, which means added royalty revenue for Ionis.

Top 5 Biotech Stocks To Buy For 2019: Alnylam Pharmaceuticals Inc.(ALNY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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  • [By Brian Orelli]

    Shares of Alnylam Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ALNY) were up 19% at 12:04 p.m. EDT on Monday after rival Pfizer (NYSE:PFE) released data for its transthyretin amyloid (ATTR) drug tafamidis at the ESC Congress 2018, which were also published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Earlier this month, Alnylam got its ATTR drug, Onpattro, approved by the Food and Drug Administration. Shares of Ionis Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:IONS) and Akcea Therapeutics (NASDAQ:AKCA), which are jointly developing another ATTR drug, Tegsedi, are up 10% and 2.6% respectively.

  • [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.

  • [By Brian Orelli]

    Following the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of Onpattro, Alnylam Pharmaceuticals’ (NASDAQ:ALNY) first drug to treat hereditary transthyretin-mediated amyloidosis (hATTR), the biotech held a conference call to go over the plan for launch. Here are three things management wants investors to know:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Alnylam Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ALNY) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, May 3rd. The biopharmaceutical company reported ($1.41) EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of ($1.47) by $0.06. The business had revenue of $21.90 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $35.23 million. Alnylam Pharmaceuticals had a negative return on equity of 36.81% and a negative net margin of 565.20%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 15.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted ($1.25) earnings per share. equities analysts anticipate that Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc. will post -6.7 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

  • [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 5 Biotech Stocks To Buy For 2019: Amgen Inc.(AMGN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Keith Speights]

    That difficulty hasn’t stopped market research firm EvaluatePharma from trying, though. EvaluatePharma recently published a list of the drugmakers with the projected highest value creation from pipeline products between 2018 and 2024. Here’s why Novartis (NYSE:NVS), AbbVie (NYSE:ABBV), Celgene (NASDAQ:CELG), AstraZeneca (NYSE:AZN), and Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN) ranked at the top.

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    Amgen’s (NASDAQ:AMGN) past is filled with excitement. The company rose to become one of the biggest biotechs in the world. It grew a product lineup with multiple blockbuster drugs. Over the last decade, Amgen’s share price has more than tripled. But the excitement appears likely to diminish considerably for Amgen — at least for the next few years.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    PNC Financial Services Group Inc. trimmed its stake in Amgen, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMGN) by 0.3% during the second quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The fund owned 2,120,853 shares of the medical research company’s stock after selling 6,484 shares during the quarter. PNC Financial Services Group Inc.’s holdings in Amgen were worth $391,489,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 5 Biotech Stocks To Buy For 2019: ArQule Inc.(ARQL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [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 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]

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