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BIIB Stock Price Spikes On New Alzheimer’s Therapy Approval

Reading Time: 2 minutes Biogen’s (BIIB) stock price pushed higher this week the U.S. FDA approved its therapy for Alzheimer’s disease.  According to CNBC, “The FDA’s decision was highly anticipated as U.S. regulatory approval would make aducanumab the first drug approved to slow cognitive decline in people living with the disease and the first new medicine for Alzheimer’s in […]

PFE Stock Price Jumps on Announcement of $1.95 Billion Payout From U.S. For COVID-19 Vaccine

FDX and UPS Could Be Winners In Solving COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Challenges

Reading Time: 4 minutes Let’s say a successful coronavirus vaccine is created. Great, right? Yes, of course. But it turns out that is the easy part. The truly difficult task—global distribution of the vaccine—will still lie ahead.. The New York Times described it perfectly: “Companies may have to transport tiny glass vials thousands of miles while keeping them as […]

Stay Away from “Lottery Ticket” Stocks

Stay Away from “Lottery Ticket” Stocks

Reading Time: 3 minutes Congratulations to Immunomedics (IMMU)! Who are they? Immunomedics is a New Jersey-based biotech company. So why am I congratulating them? Well, the company has been publicly traded for 35 years, and they’re about to do something for the very first time. Immunomedics is close to having its very first product! This is a company that’s […]

Sell These Three Healthcare Stocks Before The New Year

Sell These Three Healthcare Stocks Before The New Year

Reading Time: 4 minutes The stock market has had an excellent year for 2019, and one sector that’s been unusually hot recently has been healthcare. Over the last two months, the healthcare stocks in the S&P 500, as a whole, have nearly doubled the return of the rest of the index. That’s impressive, and while many healthcare stocks are […]

The One Time Betting Against Buffett Makes All the Sense in the World

The One Time Betting Against Buffett Makes All the Sense in the World

Reading Time: 4 minutes Could this be Warren Buffett’s Valentine’s Day Massacre? On February 14, Berkshire Hathaway filed a 13-F form with the SEC, updating the market on its quarterly holdings. It showed a surprising fourth-quarter acquisition – Israel’s Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, Ltd. (NYSE: TEVA). Berkshire bought 18.9 million shares for $358 million. Following the stock’s inevitable “Buffett Bounce,” […]

2 Stocks Delivering Value and Growth in an Overvalued Market

2 Stocks Delivering Value and Growth in an Overvalued Market

Reading Time: 4 minutes Remember the days when political strife and geopolitical volatility used to spook investors and send tremors through the stock market? I do… but those memories are fading fast. Given the current climate, you’d think the phrase “market jitters” would appear more often. After all, if there’s one thing the market hates, it’s uncertainty. Yet stocks […]

3 Stocks for Tailor-Made Cancer Cures

3 Stocks for Tailor-Made Cancer Cures

Reading Time: 5 minutes Imagine a world where a person’s cells are “re-engineered” to recognize and attack cancer, so that conventional therapies are not needed. Science fiction, right? Thankfully, no! It’s all part of the move toward personalized medicine. Welcome to the world of chimeric antigen receptor cell therapy or Car-T, which has given hope to thousands of blood […]

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Biotech Breakout: 2 Stocks to Ride the Rally

Reading Time: 4 minutes Climbing almost 10% in one week alone, it looks like the biotech sector is back in business. If you’re looking to gain some exposure to the rally but don’t want to invest in small, risky pot-shots, take a look at these two stocks. They’re the only two that Growth Stock Advisor Tony Daltorio would buy […]

3 Strong Buys Trading for Under $10

3 Strong Buys Trading for Under $10

Reading Time: 5 minutes As a stockbroker, I would tell clients and prospects that insiders sell their company stocks for all sorts of reasons. They wanted to buy a car or a house or a football team (a play on a Pink Floyd lyric from the song Money). While they sell for anything, I would proclaim they only buy […]