These companies offer long-term growth and immediate income.
NVO, ISIS and DECN look to profit from new developments.
This sector has been back in vogue, but investors could miss out on further upside without careful stock selection.
Halliburton is downgraded to 'underweight,' and Eli Lilly is initiated with a 'buy.'
Exelon is downgraded to 'hold,' and Jabil Circuit is initiated with a 'buy.'
A string of serious setbacks for possible treatments may be eroding researchers' -- and investors' -- confidence.
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.
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