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Stocks turned lower on Thursday as bank stocks backed off their early rally. Fed Reserve Chairman Bernanke said increasing the effectiveness of bank supervision is a "top priority" for the Fed. Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner sought to ease fears about the results by saying that none of the banks being tested face the risk of insolvency.
Investors can benefit from certain health care companies that will be boosted by the stimulus package, said Les Funtleyder, health care strategist of Miller Tabak.
The futures are down again this morning with uncertainty of the impact that the swine flu will ultimately have. So far, nearly 150 people have died in Mexico from the disease as it continues to spread around the world. Here are some of the stocks that moved most as the story has developed.
Swine Flu: global pandemic or paranoia? President Obama said the health emergency declaration was merely a prudent measure. But many pharmaceutical stocks were sharply higher Monday in reaction to flu outbreaks — and the gains seemed to ripple through the sector.
Cubist Pharmaceuticals is up more than 12 percent today with heavy options activity amid rumors that the company will be bought by Swiss drug giant Novartis.
A drug from Novartis has won U.S. approval as a treatment for patients with kidney cancer that has returned after treatment with older drugs.
Even when picking stocks, cash is king, according to Wouter Weijand from Fortis Investments, who likes US funeral service company Hillenbrand, Swiss healthcare manufacturer Novartis, and Australia’s ANZ Bank.
Anyone out there who sees hope in the stock market must be on drugs. And I am: Lipitor and Novasc from Pfizer, Vasotec from Merck, and four other pills, all of which I gobble every day to stop myself from blowing a gasket. So let me say, with some personal pill-popping experience, that this may be a great time to buy drug stocks.
New Jersey, where I live and work, is known as "The World's Medicine Chest" or "The Silicon Valley of Pharma."
Futures are modestly higher today after yesterday's rally, there are some big Treasury refundings coming, on top of some very large corporate bond issuances coming from the likes of Procter & Gamble, Novartis, and Altria.
Swiss drug maker Roche sees growth slowing this year after its 2008 profit fell 5 percent and missed expectations, hurt by a loss of pandemic Tamiflu sales and the strong Swiss franc.
Following are the day's biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Home Depot and Wellpoint popped while Legg Mason and Novartis dropped.
Movement in a few key sectors could give stocks a much-needed boost.
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The Dow fell on Wednesday as investors continued to digest whether the Fed had any more ammunition left after its bold move on Tuesday...
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In this Web Extra, the traders reveal which consumer staples stock and which pharma firm should be on your radar in the week ahead.
Dan Genter at RNC Genter Capital Management said the bull market will return soon and it’s time for investors to start “brining their heads up out of the fox hole and start tiptoeing through the mine field” to buy into some sectors that have been beat up.
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When it comes to where investors should put their money now, Delphi Management's Scott Black is very specific.