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Top 10 Biotech Stocks To Invest In Right Now

Biotech management and its Board have been put on notice. If you spurn a reasonable offer for your company with promises of better returns for shareholders down the road on a standalone basis and don’t deliver, Starboard Value is watching. Starboard Value is activism on steroids. In May, Forbes published an article on Starboard titled “How To Follow The Best Activist Investor In The Business.” Based on Starboard’s success, it’s hard to argue the point.

Starboard’s activist campaign against Depomed (NASDAQ:DEPO) is still in full gear but results have already been exceptional. I first wrote about Starboard’s Depomed play on April 12th and the stock is up over 55% since that date. And, with recent reports of Depomed putting itself up for sale, the stock will likely rise further from here. Regardless of the rumors, Starboard has kept up the pressure, calling for a special shareholder meeting as recently as September 16th to remove the entire Board. Perrigo (NASDAQ:PRGO) is next on Starboard’s hit list.

Top 10 Biotech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Alnylam Pharmaceuticals Inc.(ALNY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [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 Cory Renauer]

    Taking a medical breakthrough from concept through commercial success is like ascending a mountain that grows taller and more treacherous with every setback. It’s taken Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALNY) 16 years to launch its first drug, so challenges have had plenty of time to take up positions along this company’s path to a successful first launch.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcription]

    Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALNY)Q4 2019 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 7, 2017, 4:30 p.m. ET

    Contents:
    Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants
    Prepared Remarks:

    Operator

  • [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 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.

Top 10 Biotech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Amgen Inc.(AMGN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [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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    Amgen (Nasdaq: AMGN) — Amgen is a leading global biotech developer with a diverse product portfolio and promising development pipeline. The company has special expertise in cancer research and renal failure (kidney disease) treatments. Its biggest blockbuster is the anti-inflammatory drug Enbrel, used primarily for rheumatoid arthritis, which is in the top-five worldwide with annual sales of nearly $8 billion.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Amgen Inc. (NASDAQ: AMGN) saw its short interest rise to 10.46 million shares from the previous level of 9.49 million. Shares were last seen at $171.94, in a 52-week trading range of $152.16 to $201.23.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Hammer Asset Management LLC purchased a new stake in Amgen, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMGN) during the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The firm purchased 16,988 shares of the medical research company’s stock, valued at approximately $3,136,000. Amgen makes up 2.7% of Hammer Asset Management LLC’s holdings, making the stock its 13th largest holding.

  • [By Keith Speights]

    It’s not too hard to find biotech stocks that are bargains right now. Two of the most attractively priced biotech stocks on the market are Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN) and Gilead Sciences (NASDAQ:GILD). Both stocks also provide nice dividend yields for income-seeking investors.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Amgen Inc. (NASDAQ: AMGN) saw its short interest fall slightly to 10.61 million shares from the previous level of 10.72 million. Shares were last seen at $184.59, in a 52-week trading range of $163.31 to $201.23.

Top 10 Biotech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Biogen Idec Inc(BIIB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Short interest in Biogen Inc. (NASDAQ: BIIB) decreased to 3.45 million shares from the previous 3.50 million. The stock recently traded at $274.50, within a 52-week range of $244.28 to $370.57.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Short interest in Biogen Inc. (NASDAQ: BIIB) increased to 4.73 million shares from the previous 4.33 million. The stock recently traded at $291.92, within a 52-week range of $249.17 to $370.57.

  • [By Keith Speights]

    Surprising only begins to describe the latest clinical study results announced by Biogen (NASDAQ:BIIB) and its partner, Japanese drugmaker Eisai (NASDAQOTH:ESALY). On July 5, the two companies reported positive topline results from a phase 2 clinical study of experimental Alzheimer’s disease drug BAN2401 at 18 months.

Top 10 Biotech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: ArQule Inc.(ARQL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    Shares of ArQule (NASDAQ:ARQL) rose over 70% today after the company reported full-year 2018 operating results and provided full-year 2019 guidance. That said, investors are probably used to wild swings in the stock price by now. The development-stage pharma didn’t turn in a particularly impressive performance last year. Management expects revenue to drop significantly in the year ahead as collaboration revenue dries up, which will also widen operating losses.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Melinta Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: MLNT) shares surged 20.6 percent to $6.39. WBB Securities upgraded Melinta Therapeutics from Hold to Speculative Buy.
    Shoe Carnival, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCVL) shares climbed 17.2 percent to $30.87 after the company reported upbeat quarterly earnings.
    Acorn International, Inc. (NYSE: ATV) shares rose 15.2 percent to $28.804 after the company declared a special one-time cash dividend of $14.97 per ADS.
    Foot Locker, Inc. (NYSE: FL) gained 15 percent to $53.35 after the company reported better-than-expected results for its first quarter.
    Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ: SHOS) surged 14.2 percent to $2.625.
    ArQule, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARQL) rose 13 percent to $5.12 after gaining 4.86 percent on Thursday.
    Quality Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: QSII) gained 12.8 percent to $16.97 after the company posted better-than-expected FQ4 results.
    Loma Negra Compañía Industrial Argentina Sociedad Anónima (NYSE: LOMA) shares rose 12 percent to $12.94.
    ArQule, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARQL) shares rose 12 percent to $5.07.
    Mirati Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRTX) climbed 11.4 percent to $43.50.
    Zai Lab Limited (NASDAQ: ZLAB) gained 11.3 percent to $24.7000.
    Zymeworks Inc. (NASDAQ: ZYME) rose 9.7 percent to $19.64.
    Park City Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: PCYG) climbed 9 percent to $7.90.
    Roku, Inc. (NASDAQ: ROKU) gained 7.9 percent to $38.82 after Citron reversed previously bearish position on the stock.
    Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) shares jumped 7.3 percent to $3.55.
    Deckers Outdoor Corp (NYSE: DECK) rose 3.5 percent to $107.27 after reporting better-than-expected results for its fiscal fourth quarter.

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  • [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.

Hot Biotech Stocks To Watch For 2019

FIL Ltd cut its stake in Spark Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:ONCE) by 9.3% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 79,134 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock after selling 8,084 shares during the period. FIL Ltd owned approximately 0.21% of Spark Therapeutics worth $5,270,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Several other institutional investors also recently bought and sold shares of ONCE. Rockefeller Capital Management L.P. bought a new position in shares of Spark Therapeutics in the first quarter valued at approximately $23,940,000. Pinnacle Associates Ltd. bought a new position in shares of Spark Therapeutics in the first quarter valued at approximately $15,611,000. OppenheimerFunds Inc. bought a new position in shares of Spark Therapeutics in the fourth quarter valued at approximately $11,249,000. Macquarie Group Ltd. bought a new position in shares of Spark Therapeutics in the fourth quarter valued at approximately $9,012,000. Finally, Spark Investment Management LLC bought a new position in shares of Spark Therapeutics in the fourth quarter valued at approximately $8,833,000.

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Transcription]

    Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALNY)Q4 2019 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 7, 2017, 4:30 p.m. ET

    Contents:
    Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants
    Prepared Remarks:

    Operator

  • [By Brian Orelli]

    Alnylam Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ALNY) and Ionis Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:IONS) looked to be in a two-horse race to develop TTR amyloidosis (ATTR) drugs. Alnylam recently got its drug Onpattro approved, while Ionis Pharmaceuticals and its marketing partner Akcea Therapeutics (NASDAQ:AKCA) should hear about Tegsedi by Oct. 6. Tegsedi was approved in the EU last month.

  • [By Cory Renauer]

    Staying on top of every new drugmaker takes a lot more time than you probably have. That said, Alnylam Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ALNY) and Pfizer (NYSE:PFE) shareholders want to keep their eyes on young Eidos and its lead candidate. Here’s why.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    BidaskClub lowered shares of Alnylam Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ALNY) from a strong-buy rating to a buy rating in a research report released on Monday.

  • [By Jim Crumly]

    As for individual stocks, shares of Alnylam Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ALNY) fell despite the announcement of its first-ever drug approval, and those of Sysco (NYSE:SYY) rose on earnings.

  • [By Keith Speights]

    I wrote three months ago that I viewed Alnylam Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ALNY) stock as a pretty good pick — but with a couple of qualifications. First, I didn’t think that the biotech would generate returns in 2018 nearly as great as it did last year. Second, I thought that there were even better stocks to buy than Alnylam.

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [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 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.

  • [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 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.

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    This biotech giant remains a top stock for investors to buy and a safe way to play the massive potential growth in biosimilars. Amgen Inc. (NASDAQ: AMGN) has been a biotechnology pioneer since 1980 and has grown to be one of the world’s leading independent biotech companies. It has reached millions of patients around the world and is developing a pipeline of medicines with breakaway potential.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Navellier & Associates Inc lifted its holdings in Amgen, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMGN) by 1.5% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 23,176 shares of the medical research company’s stock after purchasing an additional 353 shares during the period. Navellier & Associates Inc’s holdings in Amgen were worth $4,278,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

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    Celgene (CELG) : “I’d rather buy Amgen (AMGN) or Regeneron Pharmaceuticals (REGN) . I think Celgene overpaid for that acquisition a few years ago.”

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Hammer Asset Management LLC purchased a new stake in Amgen, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMGN) during the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The firm purchased 16,988 shares of the medical research company’s stock, valued at approximately $3,136,000. Amgen makes up 2.7% of Hammer Asset Management LLC’s holdings, making the stock its 13th largest holding.

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    This large-cap biotech will partner with Samsung Bioepis in the biosimilar world. Biogen Inc. (NASDAQ: BIIB) discovers, develops and delivers to patients worldwide innovative therapies for the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases, hematologic conditions and autoimmune disorders. Founded in 1978, Biogen is one of the world’s oldest independent biotech companies, and patients worldwide benefit from its leading multiple sclerosis (MS) and innovative hemophilia therapies.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Nike Inc. (NYSE: NKE) will lead a busy day of earnings reports. The firm expects that its year-over-year sales will have increased by 7%. The company’s stock slumped in February after Duke basketball player Zion Williamson was hurt blowing out his sneaker in the first minute of a major contest against North Carolina. Expect analysts to ask a lot of questions about Nike’s expectations for global economic growth and its exposure to a weakening Chinese economy.
    Stocks to Watch Today: BIIB, BA, LEVI
    Shares of Biogen Inc. (NASDAQ: BIIB) plunged more than 25% after the company announced a major setback for a key Alzheimer’s drug. The biotech giant announced that its experimental drug “aducanumab” is unlikely to be effective for mass deployment and that it will halt its research. One analyst described this as a “transformative failure for Biogen’s pipeline.” This is a massive setback for one of the top biotech companies in the world. Shares of Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) are off again Thursday on news that the investigation into its 737 Max jets has expanded. According to reports, the FBI has now joined a federal investigation into the certification process for the jet. The Department of Transportation launched an audit of the Federal Aviation Administration’s approval of the jet, which received certification two years ago. Boeing and the FAA have faced global scrutiny over two fatal crashes involving the 737 Max jet series and news of previous pilot complaints about the planes. Levi Strauss & Co. (NYSE: LEVI) will return to the public markets for the first time in 34 years. The iconic apparel company will launch its IPO today with a price of $17 per share. That would set the company’s market capitalization at $6.6 billion. Look for other earnings reports from Canadian Solar Inc. (NASDAQ: CSIQ), Cintas Corp. (NASDAQ: CTAS), CNOOC Ltd. (NYSE: CEO), Conagra Brands Inc. (NYSE: CAG), Darden Restaurants Inc. (NYSE: DRI), and Lands’ End Inc. (NYSE: LE).
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  • [By Jim Crumly]

    As for individual stocks, Biogen (NASDAQ:BIIB) made headlines with positive results from a trial of an Alzheimer’s drug, and PriceSmart (NASDAQ:PSMT) fell after reporting earnings.

  • [By Todd Campbell]

    Scrambling to bulk up their drug pipelines, big biopharma companies are increasingly turning to gene therapy. Gene therapies’ potential to overcome genetic mutations in over 6,000 genetic disorders prompted Roche Holdings (NASDAQOTH:RHHBY) to acquire gene therapy pioneer Spark Therapeutics (NASDAQ:ONCE) for $4.8 billion last month. This month, Biogen (NASDAQ:BIIB) followed that news up with its $877 million acquisition of gene therapy upstart Nightstar Therapeutics (NASDAQ:NITE). Are more gene therapy deals in the works?

  • [By Todd Campbell]

    Drugmakers’ dustbins are filled with failed attempts to slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease, yet drug developers, including Biogen (NASDAQ:BIIB), remain undaunted in their pursuit of new treatments. Recently, Biogen reported data from a midstage trial that suggests it could be rewarded for its perseverance. In hundreds of patients, the company’s BAN2401 successfully slowed disease progression as measured by the Alzheimer’s Disease Composite Score (ADCOMS). Is this the breakthrough patients have been waiting for?

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Short interest in Biogen Inc. (NASDAQ: BIIB) decreased to 2.85 million shares from the previous 3.59 million. The stock recently traded at $316.87, within a 52-week range of $249.17 to $388.67.