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What A Week For Biotechnology

What A Week For Biotechnology

The Week in Review #47 What A Week For Biotechnology Synopsis In this “Week in Review” there is no complicated scientific and clinical information, leaving the details to the articles that we usually post on the Prohost website. Most of the Prohost picked firms’ Q3 financial results have beaten expectations. Three firms have reached the Prohost 2019 targets, and more firms have outperformed, with some …
Karyopharm Therapeutics: Is a Star Born?

Karyopharm Therapeutics: Is a Star Born?

Karyopharm Therapeutics Third Quarter Financial Results Generated Revenues For the first time since its establishment Karyopharm Therapeutics (KPTI) financial results report revenues from a strong launch of its first approved product. Indeed, the firm’s third-quarter 2019 financial results are the first quarter in which Karyopharm generated revenues. In early July the U.S. FDA granted the company’s product Xpovio® (selinexor . . . This content is for …
The Quarterly Financial Results

The Quarterly Financial Results

The Week in Review #46 The Quarterly Financial Results The quarterly financial results that analysts and investors relied on for years to evaluate biotech firms, including development stage firms, seem to change. Investors have finally realized that development-stage firms have no marketed drugs and no revenues, hence, no incomes and should be evaluated based on the clinical trial results of their pipeline products. They saw …
What Was Seen and What Was Ignored

What Was Seen and What Was Ignored

The Week in Review #44 Quarterly Financial Results What Was Seen and What Was Ignored History and self-experiences enabled investors to expect and swallow biased reactions following the announcements of the biotech sector’s firms’ quarterly results. Investors have long been expecting negative reactions towards small development-stage biotech firms following the announcement of their quarterly financial results. What they did not expect is for the same …
This Past Week

This Past Week

The Week in Review #43 This Past Week After hearing hints about the trade war between China and the United States being avoided the market reversed course from faltering to flying at the speed of light. This trade war replaced all important factors that would usually affect the market performances. Unemployment is the lowest since 1969 and is expected to cause a bullish market, but …
During the Departed Week

During the Departed Week

The Week in Review #42 During the Departed Week The week started with the market losing over 1000 points and ended recuperating a large extent of the losses. Desperate during the market’s plummeting, some investors were happy for the rebound and some were confused and skeptical about what the unpredictable market might bring next. In the latest Prohost Letter #436, the losses in prices of …
What Are We Experiencing Now?

What Are We Experiencing Now?

Prohost Letter #436 What Are We Experiencing Now? The bizarre market underperformance progressing rather than regressing and the good economy and the employment gains are the least utilized factors after being the most influential on the stock market performance. We are witnessing the most bullish analysts being confused, hesitating to give their followers a crystal clear explanation about the market’s skepticism, anger and volatility. The …
The Value of the Biotech Companies Continued

The Value of the Biotech Companies Continued

Prohost Letter #435 The Value of the Biotech Companies A Continuation of Prohost Letter #434 A Recap The biotech near and long-term values, we insist, must be based on the firms’ scientific capabilities, products’ potentials and financial results. In the past months the stocks evaluations by bloggers, and some assessors, have been tailored to mislead investors into serving the purposes of the manipulators’ weird agendas. …
The ASCO 2019 Special Edition

The ASCO 2019 Special Edition

Prohost Letter #432 The ASCO 2019 Special Edition SPRAYING FEAR The Victims Are The most disturbed victim of the instigated and irrelevant fear against investing in the stock market is the market itself. Indeed, baseless fear campaigns frighten positive investors while encouraging short-selling investors to maximize their selling which intensifies the markets volatility. We have been experiencing this phenomenon since the beginning of 2019. Market …
Genomes, Genes and Gene Therapies

Genomes, Genes and Gene Therapies

Prohost Letter #431 Genomes, Genes and Gene Therapies In this issue of the Prohost Letter we focus on genomes, genes and gene therapies. National DNA day is April 25th . On this day we commemorate: James Watson, Francis Crick, Maurice Wilkins, Rosalind Franklin and other of their collegues who published papers on the structure of DNA in 1953. It is an opportunity to celebrate the …
The Week in Review #40

The Week in Review #40

  Conquering NASH Gilead and Novo Nordisk Conquering NASH What was Gilead Sciences' (GILD) announcement at EASL? What is Gilead doing to find effective treatments for NASH? Why would Novo Nordisk's (
Prohost Letter #430

Prohost Letter #430

Prohost Letter #430 Rheumatoid Arthritis and Gilead The FINCH 1 trial: Has it reached its primary endpoints? How did the drugs respond as compared to placebo; what is the disability index, clinical remission, disease activity rate and safety results? What’s happening with Gilead’s HIV product? Read about Gilead’s collaboration with Galapagos. See how Prohost answers these questions in this issue #430 of the Prohost Letter. …
During the Departed Week

During the Departed Week

The Week in Review #39 During the Departed Week Three Prohost Portfolio Picks Hit Their 52-Week Highs The three picks referred to in the above title are, Novartis (NVS), Array (AARY) and Ionis (IONS). Previous Prohost Letters discussed Novartis and Array and continued to remind that they are Prohost favorites. The time has come to take a deeper look at Ionis; starting with the reasons …
End of the Year Decisions ~ Part 4

End of the Year Decisions ~ Part 4

Prohost Letter #429 End of the Year Decisions ~ Part 4 We picked for our portfolio what we believed are biotech firms with breakthrough technologies  and promising products. The few firms that failed us in the beginning were lacking good management or suffered from greedy management. Later, when we liked biotech companies, we picked them only when we confirmed their management’s capability and honesty... &nbsp …
Good news and setbacks during the departed week

Good news and setbacks during the departed week

The Week in Review #38 SYNOPSIS Good News and Setbacks During the Departed Week from the Prohost Portfolio FIRMS WITH GOOD NEWS SPARK THERAPEUTICS The most important happening, with the most exciting positive impact, has come this time from our picked gene therapy company, Spark Therapeutics (ONCE). It was electrifying news, which announced acquisition by Roche (RHHBY) of Spark Therapeutics; at a price of $114.50 …
The Week in Review #37

The Week in Review #37

From the American Society of Clinical Oncology Genitourinary Cancers Symposium (ASCO GU) Prostate Cancer A presentation by Bayer demonstrated improvement in the treatment of non-metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer. Separate presentations by Bristol-Myers and Janssen also demonstrated improvement in metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer. Non-Metastatic Castration Resistant Prostate Cancer Bayer Results from pivotal Phase 3 ARAMIS trial with Bayer’s (BAYRY) and Orion Corporation’s jointly-developed product darolutamide plus …
End of the Year Decisions ~ Part 3

End of the Year Decisions ~ Part 3

Prohost Letter #428 End of the Year Decisions ~ Part 3 In Part 3 of this series we selected two firms, both were recently added to the Prohost Portfolio. The first firm, FortySeven (FTSV), focuses on an immunotherapy that differs from the breakthrough blockbuster checkpoint inhibitors on the surface of the T Cells. FortySeven’s products target checkpoint proteins on both cancer cells and macrophage cells. The latter …
Now You See It, Now You Don’t

Now You See It, Now You Don’t

Now You See it, Now You Don’t Deliberate Omissions of Real Facts Real facts might be displayed or concealed depending on the news announcers’ or bloggers’ self-interests. The following contains cases of deliberate or unintentional omission of facts that led to the decline of fundamentally sound biotech and biopharmaceutical firms in bullish market during the departed trading week . . . This content is for paid subscribers. Please …
End of the Year Decisions Part 2

End of the Year Decisions Part 2

Prohost Letter #427 End of the Year Decisions ~ Part 2 As a result of the unexpected volatility in the stock market, we carefully reassessed each and very stock we picked for the Prohost Portfolio. Consequently, we had to change many of our 2019 targets in all 7 tables which represents the whole portfolio of companies we believe are offering lucrative investment opportunities. On January 3, …
End of the Year Decisions ~ Part 1

End of the Year Decisions ~ Part 1

Prohost Letter #426 End of the Year Decisions ~ Part 1 We decided to make this Prohost Letter a guideline of our opinion regarding all the firms we picked for the Prohost Portfolio, rather than the few firms that we promised to elaborate on in the Prohost Portfolio that we posted on January 1, 2019 at the Prohost Biotech website . . . This content …