Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Bb Healthcare Trust Plc LSE:BBH London Ordinary Share GB00BZCNLL95 RED ORD 1P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  3.40 1.73% 200.00 198.00 198.40 198.60 195.00 195.00 1,938,461 16:35:22
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Health Care Equipment & Services 3.7 1.1 0.1 1,428.6 1,104

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I'm short DNA thru Puts
WAIT ON BIOTECHS DESPITE RECENT STRENGTH by Bruce Zaro August 12, 2005 With investor optimism toward the stock market returning, I felt it appropriate to write a follow-up to my most recent article, ¡§Semiconductors Confirming Economic Strength,¡¨ by highlighting another high-octane sector of the market. Biotechnology stocks capture investors¡¦ hopes and fears like no other group, save Internet stocks. As people search for the company that will provide the cure for cancer, AID, etc. and it¡¦s no shock that the cycle of promise and disappointment in this sector can result in a $1.13 stock that runs up to $3.50 Tuesday and settles back to $1.20 by Friday. Indeed, the biotech sector as a whole thus far in 2005 has shown a first quarter performance of negative 9.9% while the second quarter rebounded to show a 12.5% gain. Love ¡¥em and hate ¡¥em all in the same year: that¡¦s the biotech group. Because this sector can be so volatile, I believe it is possible to be a little bit late to the party and still catch significant percentage moves in individual biotech issues. Thus, I tend to hold biotech stocks in our portfolios only when they clearly show signs of sponsorship and particularly when they¡¦re exhibiting such strength from oversold levels. And since this volatile sector can provide buying opportunities and significant profit taking opportunities in short order, it is wisest for most investors to steer toward the large, liquid biotech names such as Gilead, Amgen and Genentech while avoiding the flash-in-the-pan types like Entremed and Ariad, despite their momentary allure. Further, my investment management style is firmly based on the premise that when investing, market conditions are most important in determining when to act, followed by the sector¡¦s condition and only lastly by individual stock selection. This classic ¡§top-down¡¨ approach to technical analysis is crucial since studies have shown that market and sector conditions typically account for more than 75% of a stock¡¦s movement, with only a fraction of share price movement actually coming from the company¡¦s fundamentals itself. Because I so highly value market and sector conditions when analyzing what to buy, perhaps a look at whether the Biotech sector currently makes sense is in order. While the market is currently on the offensive, from a supply and demand standpoint it is in relatively poor field position and the rally from the May lows is getting tired. Recently, there have been some early signs that the summer dog days are starting to set in. Because we reach such posture in front of the often-troubling months of September and October, I am expecting any pullback we might see in those months to provide an attractive entry point. Because the Biotech sector relative strength is strong and getting stronger, it will be one of the groups I¡¦ll have my eye on in coming weeks. As can be seen in the chart below, the sector bullish percentage recently exceeded its previous top at 50 (most recent column of Xs, which mark rising trends in Point and Figure analysis): @: http://www.financialsense.com/fsu/editorials/2005/0812.html
why vernalis fallin??
amex biotech ... See www.AMEX.com for more details. Components of AMEX Biotech Index (BTK). Symbol, Name. ... IBH=, AMEX BIOTECH HOLDERS. ICX=, AMEX THESTREET.COM E-COMMERCE INDEX
Amgen earnings coming out tomorrow
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