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IPO update: 28 IPOs, 24 on Deck

The number of IPOs slowed during the summer, but the queue has been filling nicely.  Fifteen more biotechs have filed to go public in the last month and a half, bringing the total to 24 globally. The two US IPOs this summer were from NuPATH and Trius. Again, we saw a reduction in the amount planned vs actually raised for these IPOs. On average, US biotechs have raised an amount 28% below what is first Read More >

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Biotech Sector Performance Update 1H 2010

In my last update back in April, the broadest Biotech index (the 125 company Nasdaq Biotech Index, NBI) was up 11% for the year and ahead of just about every major sector. One quarter later things look a little different. The NBI is now down 5% and trailing 4 of the 10 S&P sectors (chart 1): However, the spotlight continues to shine on the AMEX Biotech Index (BTK). The BTK is up 8.6% for the Read More >

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1Q 2010 – All Time High for the BTK

The first quarter of 2010 saw the Amex Biotech Index (BTK) hit another all time high, thanks largely to Intermune’s (ITMN) jump of 240% and OSI’s (OSIP) gain of 92%. (Intermune received a positive recommendation from an FDA panel for pirfenidone, and OSI’s stock moved on the $3.5B hostile bid from Astellas.) The Nasdaq Biotech Index (NBI) climbed to its highest in over eight years. Both of these biotech indices are up since the financial Read More >

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Is P/E Compression Making Biotech a Bargin?

For the first time in biotech history, price to earnings multiples (P/E based on next year’s projected EPS) for large cap biotechs dropped below the average P/E for the S&P 500 index. Is this a sign that biotech is cheap relative to the market or is it because earnings growth is shrinking, commanding a lower P/E ratio? If we look at end of quarter P/E ratios (price /next 12 months of earnings) for the largest biotech Read More >

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Risk/Reward Favored Small & Micro Caps in 2009

For US biotechs in 2009, the smaller the company’s market capitalization, the higher the return…

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