344.49 -0.73 (-0.21%)
After hours: 4:54PM EDT
|Bid||339.50 x 2200|
|Ask||346.50 x 1400|
|Day's Range||339.19 - 346.78|
|52 Week Range||249.17 - 388.67|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||24.51|
|Earnings Date||Oct 22, 2018 - Oct 26, 2018|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||N/A (N/A)|
|1y Target Est||389.31|
In its Q2 2018 earnings conference call, Biogen (BIIB) updated its 2018 GAAP EPS guidance from the previously projected range of $22.20–$23.20 to $21.80–$22.40, which implies a YoY (year-over-year) rise of 83%–87%.
On July 25, Biogen (BIIB) and Eisai announced positive results from the Phase 2 study evaluating BAN2401, an investigational anti-amyloid-beta (or Aβ) protofibril antibody, in early Alzheimer’s disease (or AD) indication after 18 months of therapy. The patients also included those suffering from AD-related mild cognitive impairment as well as those with mild AD. The results from the Phase 2 trial seem to validate beta-amyloid as a potential target for treating Alzheimer’s disease.
Now it is quietly building a side business: getting paid to help drug companies dispense a new generation of high-priced drugs. Express Scripts is in talks with biotechnology companies Biomarin Pharmaceutical Inc (BMRN.O), Spark Therapeutics Inc (ONCE.O) and Bluebird Bio Inc (BLUE.O) to have its specialty pharmaceutical business exclusively distribute their new haemophilia therapies when they are expected to become available in 2019 and 2020, Chief Medical Officer Steve Miller told Reuters in an interview.
MARKET PULSE Hedge-fund giant Bridgewater Associates, with about $160 billion under management, has added 84,629 shares of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. (baba) worth some $15.7 million, to its holdings, according to a regulatory filing on Tuesday.
Biogen's (BIIB.O) muscle disease treatment Spinraza has been deemed too expensive for use on Britain's state-run health service, even after a price discount offered by the U.S. drugmaker. Spinraza, which has a U.S. list price of $750,000 in the first year of treatment, is a big money-spinner in Biogen's home market.
Biogen's muscle disease treatment Spinraza has been deemed too expensive for use on Britain's state-run health service, even after a price discount offered by the U.S. drugmaker. Spinraza, which has a U.S. list price of $750,000 in the first year of treatment, is a big money-spinner in Biogen's home market.
Experts are questioning a major scientific theory of the disease, which could mean two Biogen drugs won’t be successful.
Biotech stocks have been hot since the beginning of May, rising by about 13% as measured by the iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology ETF ( IBB), more than double the pace of the S&P 500's rise. Shares of Intercept Pharmaceuticals Inc. ( ICPT) have risen by more than 63% since the beginning of May, while recently posting better-than-expected quarterly results that beat on both the top and bottom lines. The stock has run into a level of technical resistance around $118, posing as the first issue. Additionally, the relative strength index is showing signs that the stock is now overbought, rising above 70 three times since the start of June.
BeiGene (BGNE) released its second-quarter earnings on August 9. The company surpassed Wall Street analysts’ estimates for revenues but missed its EPS estimates. BeiGene reported adjusted EPS of -$2.92 on revenues of $52.8 million, compared to its estimated EPS of -$2.06 on revenues of $22.5 million. The chart below compares BeiGene’s revenues and EPS since the first quarter of 2017.
Sarepta Therapeutics (SRPT), a commercial-stage biopharmaceutical company, develops unique RNA-targeted therapeutics, gene therapies, and other medicines for neuromuscular diseases. It released its Q2 2018 earnings on August 8 and surpassed Wall Street analysts’ estimates for EPS and revenues. It reported adjusted EPS of -$0.43 on revenues of $73.5 million compared to the estimated EPS of -$0.89 on revenues of $71.6 million.
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As discussed earlier, Ionis Pharmaceuticals (IONS) reported year-over-year (or YoY) growth of 5% in revenues to $118 million during Q2 2018 as compared to revenues of $112 million during the second quarter of 2017. Ionis missed Wall Street analyst estimates for revenues and EPS in Q2 2018. Ionis reported commercial revenues of $57 million during Q2 2018, over 100% growth as compared to commercial revenues of $24 million during the second quarter of 2017.
The Street leans bullish on Biogen Inc (NASDAQ: BIIB ), and one sidelined analyst doesn’t want to miss on the profits. The Rating Stifel Nicolaus analyst Paul Matteis resumed coverage of Biogen with a ...
Wall Street analysts estimate Sarepta will report a net loss of $0.89 per share on revenues of $71.6 million in Q2 2018, which is more than a 100% YoY increase in revenues as compared to $35.0 million during the second quarter of 2017. Wall Street analyst estimates suggest the stock has the potential to return ~51.4% over the next 12 months. As of August 6, 19 analysts were tracking Sarepta Therapeutics stock.
Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMY) has key licensing arrangements with Biogen (BIIB) and Roche Holding (RHHBY). It out-licensed the exclusive rights to develop and commercialize BMS-986168 to Biogen in the second quarter of 2017. This compound is in development for the treatment of progressive supranuclear palsy.
Sarepta Therapeutics (SRPT) is a commercial-stage biopharmaceutical company. Sarepta develops unique RNA-targeted therapeutics, gene therapies, and other medicines for neuromuscular diseases.
Investors tend to be drawn to hot technology and biotechnology stocks for their growth prospects - not for the cash they return to shareholders. But several well-known tech and biotech stocks could afford to invest in their businesses, buy back their shares and pay dividends, if only they chose to. When it comes to returning cash to shareholders, corporate management often prefers stock buybacks to dividends because it gives them flexibility. A company can adjust its share repurchases according to business and market conditions. A dividend is a commitment. The market often exacts severe and swift revenge if a company cuts or suspends its payout. The initiation of a dividend can also be taken as a sign that a company or stock's best days are behind it. A quick look at Apple's (AAPL) performance shows that's not necessarily the case. The company reinstated its dividend in 2012 after a 17-year hiatus. Between price appreciation and payouts, Apple stock has delivered a total return of about 170% since March 2012, when it announced plans to reinstate its dividend later that year - the Standard & Poor's 500-stock index is up about 130% over the same span, including dividends. The following five stocks don't yet offer dividends, but they should ... and could. Each has the cash-generation ability to start a regular payout without giving up on share repurchases and investments in future growth. SEE ALSO: 53 Best Dividend Stocks for 2018 and Beyond
U.S. corporates have so far posted robust results for second-quarter 2018, maintaining the terrific earnings momentum which has begun since the first-quarter 2018.