|Bid||0.00 x 2200|
|Ask||0.00 x 3000|
|Day's Range||82.69 - 83.48|
|52 Week Range||75.65 - 91.79|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||N/A|
|Expense Ratio (net)||0.14%|
Previously, we discussed billionaire investor David Tepper’s largest holdings and top buys and sells in the first quarter. In this part, we’ll look at Tepper’s top investment sectors based on his Appaloosa Management holdings.
Johnson & Johnson ( JNJ) shares may drop by about 10% based on an analysis of the technical chart. Should shares of the stock fall an additional 10%, it would mean Johnson and Johnson would have dropped by nearly 25% from its intraday high of around $148 on January 22. The technical setup continues to be negative in the stock, and it appears shares could fall from roughly $124.25 to about $111.33, a drop of 10.4%.
After weeks of build-up, drug industry watchers began to have real concerns about President Donald Trump’s big drug price speech on Friday. Many of the changes that were mentioned on Friday had been raised before by his administration, including drug price negotiation for certain government programs. Other proposals seemed unlikely to significantly bring down drug prices in the near-term, which Trump described as a goal of the plan.
Healthcare stocks and top healthcare ETFs rallied Friday after President Donald Trump vowed to end to "global freeloading" that has allowed foreign countries to pay less on American-manufactured medicines. The Health Care Select Sector SPDR (XLV), the largest healthcare exchange traded fund, gained 1.5% Friday while the iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology ETF (NASDAQGM: IBB) , the largest biotech exchange traded fund by assets, rose 2.7% and VanEck Vectors Generic Drugs ETF (GNRX) , which focuses on generic drug producers, added 2.2%.
Healthcare stocks dipped after President Donald Trump started presenting his plan to cut prescription drug costs, then bounced sharply to trade even higher than pre-speech levels. The SPDR Health Care Select Sector ETF was up about 0.5% before Trump's speech began, then slid to be down 0.1% swinging higher to be up 1.1% at a new intraday high. Some changes to policy announced by Trump and Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar included drug price negotiation by government programs, an end to the "gag rule" on pharmacists--who cannot disclose if drug products can be bought for cheaper without using a health plan -- and disclosure of drugs' list prices pharmaceutical advertisements.
Stocks representing the U.S. drug supply chain temporarily tumbled Friday as President Donald Trump proposed a broad plan to lower consumer health costs. Last year, it increased federal lobbying spending by 30 percent, and it may maintain such investments to prevent future follow-through.
The “Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey” (or JOLTS) data for March was reported on May 8 and contains key information about job openings and total separations. The total number of separations include layoffs, retirements, and voluntary quits. As per the latest JOLTS report, the total separations for March came in at 5.3 million at a rate of 3.6% of the total workforce, an increase from the February reading of 5.2 million and 3.5%, respectively.
Johnson & Johnson’s (JNJ) Darzalex injection is a CD-38 surface protein–directed antibody approved for the treatment of multiple myeloma. Today, JNJ announced that the US Food & Drug Administration (or FDA) approved Darzalex in combination with other drugs for the treatment of multiple myeloma, marking the fifth indication for which Darzalex has FDA approval.
Merck (MRK), one of the largest pharmaceutical companies worldwide, is classified into four business segments: Human Pharmaceutical, Animal Health, Healthcare Services, and Alliances. The company reported its 1Q18 results on May 1. During the quarter, Merck surpassed analysts’ EPS (earnings per share) estimate of $1, but missed their revenue estimate of $10.1 billion, reporting EPS of $1.05 on revenue of $10.0 billion.
The ADP March employment report was published on May 2. The report offered deeper insight into employment trends across different sectors in the US employment market. ADP and Moody’s Analytics prepared the monthly report.
The U.S. Commerce Department reported retail sales fell in February for the third month in a row, while the University of Michigan Consumer Sentiment Index4 jumped to a 14-year high and the Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index5 hovers near 17-year highs. This suggests that while times are good for most people, they have little desire to spend more in an economic expansion that is one of the longest on record. Households may save their gains from the Trump tax cuts, rather than spend in the economy, as the Commerce Department reports the savings rate ticked higher in February.
Headquartered in New Jersey, Merck & Co. (MRK) is one of the largest pharmaceutical companies worldwide. Its business is classified into four business segments: Human Pharmaceutical, Animal Health, Healthcare Services, and Alliances. Merck & Co. beat Wall Street analysts’ estimates for earnings per share (or EPS) today but missed analysts’ estimates for revenues. It reported EPS of $1.05 on revenues of $10.0 billion for 1Q18, compared to estimates of EPS of $1.00 on revenues of $10.1 billion.
Famed short seller Jim Chanos said in a recent interview, “winter is coming to the US health care system.” He has a bearish view on the healthcare sector and disclosed that he has a short position in Envision Healthcare (EVHC). EVHC stock price fell 2.2% on April 26 after Jim Chanos’s announcement about his short position in the stock.
Healthcare stocks and healthcare ETFs were among the worst performing areas of the S&P 500 Monday as Celgene (CELG) shares plunged in response to Morgan Stanley's projecting that a key experimental drug could be delayed. The Health Care Select Sector SPDR (XLV), the largest healthcare exchange traded fund, fell 0.7% Monday and was testing its short-term supporting trend line at the 50-day simple moving average. Additionally, the iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology ETF (NASDAQGM: IBB) , the largest biotech exchange traded fund by assets, declined 1.1%.
Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMY) beat Wall Street analysts’ estimates for earnings per share (or EPS) and revenues in 1Q18. It reported EPS of $0.94 on revenues of $5.2 billion in 1Q18 today, compared to analysts’ estimates for EPS of $0.85 on revenues of $5.2 billion.
The US Bureau of Labor Statistics releases a monthly report that tracks price trends in wholesale markets. Industries from the manufacturing sector (XLI) are surveyed for changes in input prices, and this survey data is used to construct the PPI (Producer Price Index). The survey comprises questions on raw material prices, production levels, and finished goods.
The “Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey” (or JOLTS) data for February was reported on April 13, and it contains information about job openings and total separations. The total number of separations includes layoffs, retirements, and voluntary quitting. As per the latest JOLTS report, the total separations for February was 5.2 million at a rate of 3.5% of the total workforce and a decrease from the January reading of 5.9 million and 4.1%, respectively.
Investors solely focusing on large-cap health care stocks and exchange-traded funds this year are likely disappointed. Entering Tuesday, the Health Care Select Sector SPDR (NYSE: XLV), the largest ETF by assets tracking the sector, was up just 0.2 percent year-to-date. For investors willing to take on a little more risk with their health care investments, noteworthy is the fact that the size effect is working with health care stocks this year.
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