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Rod Raynovich is an entrepreneur and executive with a focus on life science companies and medical technology trends.He has over 35 years executive experience including Abbott and JNJ and has been involved three successful start-ups. Before starting Raygent and other companies he was also a... More
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  • Rayno Biopharmaceutical Stocks Q1 2014 Performance 0 comments
    Apr 1, 2014 5:52 PM | about stocks: ABBV, ARIA, GILD

    Rayno Biopharmaceutical Portfolio 3/31/14

    Most of our biotech picks did well in a tough quarter that went through a severe correction in early February and again in late March. Many small and mid-cap momentum stocks were crushed but indices (FBT,IBB) overall held the early February technical levels. Use the two ETFs and FBIOX for re-balancing portfolios.

    Our top winners for the first quarter were :

    Albany Molecular (NASDAQ:AMRI) up 81%!, Alexion (NASDAQ:ALXN) up 14.3%, Seattle Genetics (NASDAQ:SGEN) up 11.6%, and Alkermes (NASDAQ:ALKS) up 10.2%.

    The top losers were:

    Pharmacyclics (NASDAQ:PCYC) down 5.7%, Gilead Sciences (NASDAQ:GILD) down 5.5% and Vertex (NASDAQ:VRTX) down 4.9%.

    We added three new stocks: Abbvie (NYSE:ABBV) an Abbott spin-off large cap biotech, Ariad (ARIA a small cap biotech and ROCHE Holdings (OTCQX:RHHBY) a leading large cap drug and diagnostic Company. We also recommended increasing the cash position to 20% early in the corrective phase. Keep in mind that most biotech stocks were up about 60% in 2013.

    Biotech stocks are now in a two day rally moving many stocks up 5%. We will review our diagnostic and tools portfolio later this week.

    Rayno Biopharmaceutical Picks

    2014 OriginalPPricePricePrice% RetPrice% Ret 
    SummaryTickerRecomm Apr'11Dec'12Nov'1311/1/133/31/14YTD 
    AbbvieABBV3/25/1451.7new   51.40 
    AchillionACHN3/4/138.6new 2.53-683.3-1.5 
    Albany MolAMRI2/10/114.684.325.313.2140.718.5981 
    AriadARIA3/25/147.61new   8.065.9 
    AstexASTX*12/27/111.63 2.78.549.48acq  
    CephalonCEPH*2/2/0976.576.9280.18 30acq  
    FT Arca ETFFBT4/15/1037.541.34664.629.676.711 
    iShares ETFIBB2/2/0970.5101.1137.820629.9236.33.8 
    Fido BiotechFBIOX      194.857.22 
    ImmunoGenIMGN12/22/1112.4 12.516.334.814.931.9 
    PharmacyclPCYC6/8/1238.2 5812247.8100.22-5.7 
    Roche ADRRHHBY1/30/1467new   37.75(s)7.7 
    Seattle Gen.SGEN2/2/099.515.7223.3394145.5611.6 
    VertexVRTX11/15/1362.8new   70.65-4.9 

    Chart forFirst Trust NYSE Arca Biotech Index (NYSEARCA:<a href='' title='First Trust NYSE Arca Biotechnology Index ETF'>FBT</a>)

    Disclosure: I am long ABBV, ARIA, GILD, ACHN.

    Additional disclosure: Long FBIOX.

    Stocks: ABBV, ARIA, GILD
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