XBI - SPDR S&P Biotech ETF

NYSEArca - NYSEArca Delayed Price. Currency in USD
-0.22 (-0.23%)
At close: 4:00PM EST

94.30 -0.19 (-0.20%)
After hours: 5:34PM EST

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Previous Close94.71
Bid94.06 x 1000
Ask94.45 x 1000
Day's Range94.31 - 95.62
52 Week Range72.97 - 98.79
Avg. Volume4,813,566
Net Assets4.33B
PE Ratio (TTM)N/A
YTD Daily Total Return-0.59%
Beta (5Y Monthly)1.57
Expense Ratio (net)0.35%
Inception Date2006-01-31
  • MarketWatch

    Novavax stock falls after jumping on virus concerns

    Shares of Novavax Inc. tumbled 15% in premarket trading on Wednesday following a day in which growing concern about the new coronavirus sent shares of vaccine developers soaring. On Tuesday after the market closed, Novavax filed an S-1 seeking to sell more than $100 million of its stock. The clinical-stage biotechnology company, which is developing a flu vaccine, told analysts it is developing clones from the new coronavirus as part of the first steps in developing a vaccine to treat the newly identified virus. "We don't expect Novavax will run human trials without non-dilutive government funding," Ladenburg Thalmann's Michael Higgens wrote in a note. "The timing for such support in our view depends on how severe and uncontrolled the 2019-nCoV becomes." Novavax in 2013 had developed a vaccine for Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS), which is also a coronavirus. This coronavirus was first identified in Wuhan City, China, and has infected more than 300 people and killed at least six more. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday that a U.S. resident who had traveled to Wuhan and is now in Washington state is currently being treated. He is the first U.S. resident to be diagnosed with the virus. Novavax's stock has fallen 75% over the last year, while the SPDR S&P Biotech exchange-traded fund has climbed 13%.

  • Benzinga

    7 Blockbuster Drugs Expected To Be Launched In 2020

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  • Barrons.com

    Investors Fled Biotech Funds This Week During the Biggest Health-Care Conference of the Year

    Biotech funds saw their steepest outflows since late July on the week of the biggest annual meeting for health-care investors.

  • Benzinga

    A Preview Of JPMorgan's Healthcare Conference: Focus On Value-Creating Themes, 2020 Expectations

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  • InvestorPlace

    3 Top Drug Stocks to Own In 2020

    Broadly speaking, drug stocks have been some of the strongest performing names in the latter part of 2019.Since October 2019, the iShares NASDAQ Biotechnology ETF (NASDAQ:IBB) has rallied from a low of $96 to nearly $124. The SPDR S&P Biotech ETF (NYSE:XBI) exploded from $75 to a high of $98.79. Even ProShares Ultra NASDAQ Biotechnology (NASDAQ:BIB) popped from a low of $41 to a high of nearly $65.All despite concerns over potential changes to drug pricing policies with elections ahead.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips"While we get the sense that biotech investors are cautious into 2020 with the election and broader macro concerns, we believe that macro issues are unlikely to have material fundamental impact," says Credit Suisse's Evan Seigerman.Wedbush analysts argue, "The fundamentals of the sector look strong. Biotech surged in the third quarter, approvals from the Food & Drug Administration are coming through above the average annual rate, the valuation of large-cap biotechs are attractive, and there have been significant mergers and acquisitions in past years."Plus, one of the biggest catalysts for future growth are the millions of retiring baby boomers.We're also seeing new, innovative treatments for a myriad of issues. In addition, such stocks are recession-proof because folks will always require medical attention. * 10 2019 Winners That Will Be 2020 Losers Here are three of the top biotech stocks to watch in the New Year. Top Drug Stocks: Fate Therapeutics (FATE)After struggling out the gate, Fate Therapeutics (NASDAQ:FATE) exploded from a low of $14 to $20 a share after posting positive trial results from its natural kill (NK) cell product candidate.With regards to data from its natural killer (NK) cell product candidate, "Current patient- and donor-specific CAR T-cell immunotherapies recognize only one antigen and fail to address the significant risk of relapse due to antigen escape. FT596 is ground-breaking in that it is designed to be available off-the-shelf for timely patient access and to promote deeper and more durable responses by targeting multiple tumor-associated antigens," said Bob Valamehr, Ph.D., Chief Development Officer of Fate Therapeutics.The company's other natural cell killer was also found to kill off cancer in a patient with acute myeloid leukemia (AML). Wells Fargo recently upgraded the FATE stock to an overweight rating with a target of $24. Axsome Therapeutics (AXSM)Axsome Therapeutics (NASDAQ:AXSM) had an explosive year. Since January 2019, AXSM stock exploded from a low of $2.64 to a recent high of $105.55. All after a series of major announcements, throughout the year. In January, for example, AXSM noted that its lead drug candidate, AXS-05 met its primary endpoint in a Phase II trial for major depressive disorder.Two months later, AXSM won FDA Breakthrough Therapy for the drug. By April, the drug also achieved its primary endpoint for smoking cessation. By December, its AXS-12 drug met its primary endpoint in a Phase II trial targeting narcolepsy.Then just two weeks ago, the AXSM stock ramped higher on news of positive late-state results for AXS-05, as a treatment of major depressive disorder. * 10 Stocks That Every 30-Year-Old Should Buy and Hold Forever "Given the documented medical need for more potent MDD therapies, and the fact that a whopping 17 million American adults suffer from this condition every year, according to the National Institutes of Health, this experimental depression med has a clear path toward blockbuster status," noted Motley Fool contributor George Budwell. Pfizer (PFE)Last year wasn't kind to Pfizer (NYSE:PFE) or its shareholders. In late July, PFE plunged 21% on company plans to combine its blockbuster drug-selling unit with Mylan (NYSE:MYL), and announced it was cutting its sales and adjusted earnings forecast.However, with a strong drug portfolio, acquisitions, and an undervalued stock, PFE is attracting interest once again. The company also just raised its dividend by 5.6%, which brings the new quarterly dividend to 38 cents from 36 cents payable March 6, 2020 to shareholders as of Jan. 31.Plus, "the valuation on new Pfizer looks appealing, given management's expectation of 6% annualized sales growth through 2025, which could produce 10%-plus yearly gains in earnings per share. New Pfizer has important patent-protected drugs like Ibrance for breast cancer and the pneumonia vaccine Prevnar, plus a strong pipeline," notes Barron's contributor Andrew Bary.As of this writing, Ian Cooper did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 10 2019 Winners That Will Be 2020 Losers * 5-Year Returns for 5 Dow Jones Stocks Entering 2020 * 5 Semiconductor Stocks to Buy for Big Gains In 2020 The post 3 Top Drug Stocks to Own In 2020 appeared first on InvestorPlace.

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  • Will Biotech ETFs Excel in Election Year Post a Surge in 2019?

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  • MarketWatch

    Stealth BioTherapeutics' stock falls on trial failure

    Shares of Stealth BioTherapeutics tumbled 63% after it said a late-stage trial for its investigational treatment of primary mitochondrial myopathy, a muscular disease caused by genetic mutations, failed to meet the study's primary endpoint. Stealth said in a news release that it is reviewing its "operational resources" and plans to provide investors with additional guidance in January. Shares of the Newton, Mass.-based biotechnology company, which went public in February, are down 22% over the last three months. The SPDR S&P Biotech exchange-traded fund has gained 16% during the same three months.

  • MarketWatch

    Trump plans to allow some drug importation from Canada

    The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday issued a notice of proposed rulemaking that would allow the importation of some prescription drugs from Canada. States and "certain other non-federal government entities" would be able to submit importation proposals to the regulator, while drugmakers would also be able to obtain a national drug code for certain medications. Importing prescription drugs into the U.S. is an idea that has been increasingly offered up as a solution to drug shortages or a way to find cheaper medications. Colorado, Florida, and Vermont have all recently passed drug-importation laws. The drug industry opposes importation, generally. PhRMA, the pharmaceutical industry's lobbying group, criticized the proposal, saying the Trump administration "chose to proceed with an importation scheme that could endanger American lives, could worsen the opioid crisis and has been called unworkable by Canadian officials." However, former FDA commissioner Scott Gottlieb tweeted that the proposed rule had stringent safety conditions. "While it may sharply limit who can actually import Canadian drugs under this framework, it maintains critical FDA safeguards to protect consumers," he wrote. The SPDR S&P Biotech exchange-traded fund was down 0.61% in afternoon trading and is up 34% year-to-date. The S&P 500 has gained 27% year-to-date.

  • ETF Database

    Best & Worst Monthly Performers: December 18 Edition

    Here is a look at the 25 best and 25 worst ETFs from the past week. Traders can use this list to find prospective candidates that have deviated too far from their longer-term trends, thereby serving as potential starting points for those looking to take on either short or long positions. Likewise, traders can also use this list to spot potential trend reversal opportunities that may offer a generous risk/reward. As always, investors of all experience levels are advised to use stop-loss orders and practice disciplined profit-taking techniques. To get access to all ETFdb.com premium content, sign up for a free 14-day trial to ETFdb.com Pro.

  • There’s more upside for biotech even after 24% gains in two months

    There’s more upside for biotech even after 24% gains in two months

    Biotech has been a great performer since I suggested it as a contrarian play on Oct. 11. In that time, the SPDR S&P Biotech exchange-traded fund (XBI) climbed 22.8% through Thursday, and the iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology Index (IBB)  advanced 19.8%, compared with a 6.4% gain for the S&P 500 (SPX) The seven stocks I singled out in that column have done well: They jumped 26.6%. “Washington is very focused on impeachment and trade talks,” says Jefferies biotech analyst Michael Yee.

  • Best ETF Strategies for 2020

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  • Barrons.com

    Why Drug Companies Should Worry Over the North American Trade Deal

    A protection for drugmakers that has been cut from the proposed North American trade deal won’t matter for investors, analysts say. But they say the president’s willingness to roll over on the issue doesn’t bode well for the sector.

  • Barrons.com

    Bluebird bio Is ‘Remarkably Undervalued,’ Analyst Says

    Bluebird bio is set to start earning money from drug sales next year, and SVB Leerink analyst Mani Foroohar is increasing his price target on the stock.

  • Why Biotech ETFs are Surging to New Highs

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  • Biotech ETFs Hit New Highs on Deal Activities

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    Following the new deals in the healthcare space, a few biotech ETFs hit new highs.

  • Deal or No Deal: Healthcare ETFs to Make a Sweep in 2020

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