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Costco Tops Fiscal 1Q18 Estimates

Costco Wholesale (COST) reported stronger-than-expected fiscal 1Q18 results, surpassing analysts’ expectations for both sales and EPS (earnings per share).

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Pre-Market Report: Global Markets Are Weak on December 15

After a pullback on Thursday, the Shanghai Composite Index opened lower on December 15 and fell to five-week low price levels.

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US Markets Had a Mixed Performance on December 14

The S&P 500 started this week on a stronger note. Despite a strong start, the market lost momentum as the week progressed and fell on Thursday.

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Can Kohl’s Stock Pick Up Some Momentum?

Kohl’s (KSS) stock price has risen 1.8% on a YTD (year-to-date) basis as of December 12.

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Analyzing Expectations for GlaxoSmithKline's 3Q15 Earnings

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) is set to release its earnings on October 28, 2015. Analysts estimate an EPS of 0.39 pounds for 3Q15.

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How Did IHF Perform on October 14, 2015?

As of October 14, 2015, the iShares U.S. Healthcare Providers ETF (IHF) gave a return of -1%, while the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) gave a return of -0.5%.

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US Equity Market Update for October 13, 2015

Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) has a market cap of $264.3 billion. Its YTD price movement was stable. It was in a trading range until the earnings report in 3Q15.

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Eli Lilly's Termination of Evacetrapib and the Aftermath

On October 12, 2015, Eli Lilly and Company announced its decision to terminate the cardiovascular drug Evacetrapib during its phase 3 trial.

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How Did IBB's Subgroups Perform on October 13, 2015?

Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical (RARE) fell by 8.2% due to profit-booking. It had a high trading volume of ~700,000 shares. The stock closed at $86.99.

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What Impacted the iShares US Medical Devices ETF on October 12?

On October 12, the iShares US Medical Devices ETF rose by 0.15% to close at $115.35. The broader market SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) rose by 0.09%.

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Volatility in Biotech Sector Pushes IBB below SPY Last Week

Dyax gained 21.3% for the week ended October 9. It has been on an upward trend since it received positive results for EU orphan medical product designation for DX-2930.

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Alkermes's Aristada in the Wake of FDA Approval

Aristada was approved by the FDA and is projected to account for 10% to 30% of the LAI atypical antipsychotic market for schizophrenia patients in the US.

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XBI Underperforms Compared to Broader Market on October 8

The SPDR S&P Biotech ETF (XBI) had a mixed day on October 8, 2015. Of the 101 holdings, 32 stocks ended up in green, and 69 stocks ended up in red. But overall, XBI fell 1.0% for the day.

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Analyzing Biotech ETFs' Different Subgroups for October 7, 2015

The tug-of-war between the bulls and bears continues in the biotech sector. The biotech stocks rose again and regained some of their lost ground on October 6.

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The FDA Approved Merck's Keytruda for Lung Cancer Treatment

On October 2, 2015, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Merck’s Keytruda to treat patients suffering with advanced non-small cell lung cancer.

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Biotech Stocks Fall Again Due to a Sell-Off Wave

Illumina (ILMN) fell by 10.6% on Tuesday, October 6. It announced an estimated third-quarter revenue of ~$550 million. Illumina closed at $145.81.

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How Did XLV's Subgroups Perform on October 5?

The Health Care Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLV) offers a range of investment opportunities in different sectors of the biotech industry.

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How Did the iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology ETF Perform Last Week?

The iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology ETF (IBB) gained 1.71% for the week while the broader market SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) gained 1.1% for the same period.

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Health Care Select Sector SPDR ETF: A Comeback with Small Gains

XLV outperformed the broader market representative SPDR S&P 50 ETF on October 1, 2015. SPY rose by 0.26% , compared with XLV’s 1.01%.

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Perrigo: A Must-Read Company Overview

Perrigo is a leading healthcare supplier. It develops and distributes over-the-counter prescription pharmaceutical and nutritional products.

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Novo Nordisk: A Biotech Giant in Insulin Therapy

Novo Nordisk (NVO) is a leader in diabetes care with 90 years of experience coupled with a strong workforce of 39,700 in 75 countries around the world.

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Last Week's Biotech Tailspin Sends Stocks Plummeting

Last week was an unforgettable week for biotech stocks. It began on a bad note after Hillary Clinton commented on price controls for the specialty drug market, which created panic and triggered a sell-off.

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Pharmaceuticals Subgroup Supported IBB's Stable Performance

Clovis Oncology (CLVS) gained 9.88%, as investors were positive about the company’s presentation at the Morgan Stanley global healthcare conference.

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Illumina: A Must-Read Company Overview

An overview of Illumina, a leading biotechnology company, which holds a market capitalization of $27.5 billion.

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