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Dr. Mark Monane, senior biotech analyst at Needham & Co., named some biotech stocks that look attractive.
Stocks surrendered earlier gains and fell modestly on Tuesday largely due to fresh worries that major banks may need to raise more money.
Stocks traded only modestly lower Tuesday, despite concerns that if major banks need to raise more money a financial hurricane may be brewing.
Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.
CNBC's "Power Lunch" team asked some of the best and the brightest from America's big financial firms to list the most promising stocks. Strategists from Citigroup, Goldman Sachs, Cowen & Co. and Deutsche Bank offered CNBC their stock picks.
During his lunchtime keynote speech here at the JPMorgan Healthcare Conference JPM Chairman and CEO Jamie Dimon was asked to give his worst-case scenario for the economy. He said that'd be a 1982-type recession lasting about two years and with unemployment "North of 10 percent." Dimon said it would be "Irrational to not be prepared for that."
Will M&A activity boost biotech stocks in 2009?
Drug pricing pressure under a Democratic administration be darned. $75,000. That's not a salary figure. That's the price one biotech analyst says Vertex Pharmaceuticals and its partner Johnson & Johnson might be able to charge--possibly even more--for their Hepatitis C drug.
Plus, Cramer make the call on IBM, CSX, Celgene and more.
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This biotech sells its treatment to a niche clientele for big money.
Vertex Pharma is lagging its peers. But biotech is so good right now, it might not matter.
It's a big day for pipeline progress...or not. Late Friday, Merck and Schering-Plough announced that the Food and Drug Administration won't approve their combo Claritin-Singulair combo pill for allergies.
Schering-Plough beat the Street by a surprising 16 cents per share and the beaten-down shares are rallying. In an exclusive CNBC interview Wednesday morning, Chairman and CEO Fred Hassan explained how the company was able to blow away estimates...
Options activity is picking up in Johnson & Johnson stock. Why?
Given investor reaction to the Vytorin/Zetia news yesterday, you might draw the conclusion the huge cholesterol drug franchise might be doomed. Sure, analysts say, prescriptions and sales are gonna go down some more, but they're not going to zero.
Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Fortune Brands and Northwest Airlines popped while Thornburg Mortgage and Cal-Maine Foods dropped.
The Dow, S&P and Nasdaq are just points away from breaking their monthly losing streaks at 4 straight months of losses. Here's what they would need to rally today to have their first positive month since October:
Vertex Pharmaceuticals said Merck & Co halted enrollment on trials of their investigational leukemia drug MK-0457 due to a potential heart safety issue in one patient.
There's a flurry of selling going on this morning in shares of the biopharma Vertex Pharmaceuticals. Overnight the embargo lifted on the long awaited results of the company's mid-stage test on a new type of Hepatitis C drug. Two studies show that six months out 60% and 65% of patients had no detectable virus in their blood.