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Stock Watch: Biotech’s Commercial Laggards Drag On Sector

Some commercial-stage biotechnology companies blame the pandemic for their declining sales and continued losses. While an acquisition by a bigger company might once have been an aspiration, further fundraisings seem to be the more likely outcome.

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Stock Watch: One Acquisition Does Not Make A Biotech M&A Boom

Another blow-out quarter from Pfizer provided the impetus for an acquisition. But the history of recent commercial-stage biotech transactions and the risky nature of all early-stage companies suggest that the floodgates will not burst open.

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Stock Watch: Big Pharma Earnings Season Gets Messy

A post-pandemic rebound in oncology sales contrasts with the lagging revenues of drugs administered by primary care and office-based specialists. Declining COVID-19 vaccine, diagnostic and treatment revenues could add further volatility.

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Stock Watch: The Pandemic Cannot Mask Roche’s Weaknesses

Declining COVID-19-related diagnostic and therapeutic sales are likely to expose long-standing weaknesses and amplify the effects of new pressures that were masked during the pandemic.

Stock Watch Sales & Earnings

Stock Watch: Second-Order Pandemic Effects In J&J’s First Quarter

The second-order pandemic effects on labor and logistics that have plagued other sectors appeared across J&J’s earnings announcement. With the biggest impact at its consumer business, why then has demand for J&J’s COVID-19 vaccine plummeted?

Stock Watch Companies

Stock Watch: Positive Trial Announcements Need A Pinch Of Salt

The announcement of a positive clinical trial and an intention to proceed to a regulatory submission are causes for a company’s investors to rejoice. Sometimes that can be premature.

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