Stephen Simpson, CFA
Long only, growth at reasonable price, value, research analyst

Competition And Momentum Weighing On Clovis Oncology

The last year hasn't actually been all that bad for biotech, as the S&P Biotech ETF (NYSEARCA:XBI) has outperformed the S&P 500 by about six or seven points. Whether or not the XBI is a great benchmark for the biotech industry is beside the point, though; by any standard Clovis Oncology (NASDAQ:CLVS) has done poorly since I wrote about it in late December of 2013. Down almost 30% since then, some of the weakness may be due to less risk appetite from biotech investors, but I think it has more to do with growing concerns over competition for the company's lead drug CO-1686 (or rociletinib).

I don't take it lightly when any stock I recommend...

Join Seeking Alpha PRO to read this archived article and 11,574 other archived articles
IDEA GENERATORXExclusive access to 10 PRO ideas every day
INVESTING IDEAS LIBRARYXExclusive access to PRO library of more than 15,000 ideas
SECTOR EXPERT NETWORKXExclusive access to all sector experts for direct consultation
PERFORMANCE TRACKINGXTrack performance of all PRO stock ideas
PROFESSIONAL TOOLSXProfessional Idea Filters to zero-in based on industry, market cap and more
"In just the first month of using PRO, I used it to generate two ideas which were actionable for me. As a result of these two positions, I have earned more than 20 times the annual subscription costs for PRO."Michael Yagemann, Greenbridge Capital
"I am pleasantly surprised with the scope of small and mid-cap coverage PRO offers. You can't find that any where else."Patrick Rice, Mainstay Capital Management
You may cancel at any time for any reason, and receive a prompt refund for membership on months paid and not used (max. 6 months). Details