Unlike biotechs, many of these companies are pouring money into share buybacks -- instead of their long-term pipelines.
The only explanation for recent stock action is market players following others blindly. The bulls just have to hope analysts don't think this is National Lemming Week.
Investors can still find some compelling valuations among large-cap drug companies even as major stock indices hit new highs.
Despite trading near its 52-week high, the stock appears to have plenty left.
The deal will likely not wipe out all the recent gains as some now warn, but some profit taking is prudent.
By choosing stocks from different payment periods, you can collect dividends every month.
Patent expirations are contributing to M&A fever in the biotech sector.
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