To ensure that you have a comfortable retirement, you need to find those investments that are guaranteed to generate a steady stream of profits -- not just for the next 12 months, but long term. One way to find them is to focus on those making the most progress in battling chronic diseases.
Bristol-Myers Squibb ( BMY) shares have taken a beating recently, but the heavy selling appears to be over, and now traders should consider how to profit from a recovery in the stock's price. On Aug. 5, the stock plummeted 16% to $63.28 on news that the company's Opdivo immunotherapy drug failed a clinical trial for its use as an initial treatment for lung cancer.
Shares of biotech micro-cap Cyclacel Pharmaceuticals ( CYCC) have doubled in price in the past ten days. Call it the Lloyd Christmas effect. Dumb & Dumber. You can sort of understand why momentum traders would be attracted to a penny biotech stock like Cyclacel.
The adage "There's no such thing as bad press" is a lot of malarkey (to use a word favored by Vice President Joe Biden). That's especially true when it comes to the volatile biotechnology sector, which relies on the goodwill of regulators, politicians and the public. For biotech stocks, bad press is a killer.
Medivation ( MDVN) CEO David Hung has once again delivered big-time value for shareholders as Pfizer ( PFE) is said to be finalizing a deal to buy the cancer drug maker for $14 billion. The finalized deal could be announced Monday morning, according to the Financial Times, citing sources familiar with negotiations between the two companies.
August is slow and I'll be on vacation all next week, so I'm using this week's Biotech Stock Mailbag to tie up some loose ends. Tobin R. asks, "Heron Therapeutics (HRTX) got approval for Sustol [Wednesday] and it looks good, as they were able to make the label include the benefit for stopping delayed-onset nausea and vomiting in patients undergoing highly emetogenic chemotherapy.
Is Northwest Biotherapeutics ( NWBO) financially insolvent? The cancer immunotherapy company's cash position has plunged to the point where it may no longer be capable of paying its operating expenses, according to the latest quarterly report filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Northwest Bio did not respond to questions about its financial health.
NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Shares of Sarepta Therapeutics (SRPT) were retreating mid-Wednesday morning as speculation mounts that the company's Duchenne muscular dystrophy therapy eteplirsen could get a "differing-professional-opinions" proceeding by the FDA.
Kynamro managed to win a positive recommendation from the advisory panel and the FDA later approved the drug, but the disclosure of safety problems caused permanent damage. Kynamro was a commercial flop.
A cancer immunotherapy shocker has Bristol-Myers Squibb ( BMY) tumbling and rival Merck ( MRK) soaring on Friday morning. Bristol's blockbuster checkpoint inhibitor Opdivo failed to meet the primary endpoint in a very important phase III clinical trial involving patients with newly diagnosed non-small cell lung cancer, the company announced.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. David Pogue)
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both politicians Barack Obama and Mitt Romney by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama +Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.