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Continuing stock market volatility is causing some investors to rethink their biotech investments. For generalists, in particular, choosing a winning company is almost a roll of the dice. In this interview with The Life Sciences Report, Ed Arce, a managing director with H.C. Wainwright & Co., shares insights investors can use to avoid mistakes when evaluating up-and-coming companies, and identifies some likely winners for 2016.
Stock analysts fall into a few different categories. There are buyside analysts and sellside analysts, and then there are independent analysts commissioned by companies to highlight underexposed business models and growth prospects. The independent analyst, such as Van Leeuwenhoeck's Marcel Wijma, normally works in the small- and micro-cap stock universe, where the buyside and sellside rarely go. In this interview with The Life Sciences Report, Wijma brings to light five diverse, overlooked small-cap biotech stocks from Canada, Europe and Australia that could bring huge returns to investor portfolios.
It takes nerves of steel to follow micro-cap stocks and ascribe future valuations in hefty multiples. Raghuram "Ram" Selvaraju of Rodman & Renshaw has made the micro- and small-cap biotech universe his specialty, and his track record is impressive. In this interview with The Life Sciences Report, Selvaraju, a former big pharma researcher, details four growth names that could follow in the hallowed footsteps of previous winners.
Canada is a wellspring for natural resources and the industries built around them. But the country also encompasses healthcare-related businesses that are growing, generating cash flow and flourishing. Bruce Campbell of StoneCastle Investment Management has managed both U.S. and Canadian portfolios, and he knows both spheres. As a hedge fund and mutual fund manager concentrating on Canadian companies, he has made a specialty in acquisitions of cash-generating healthcare companies. In this interview with The Life Sciences Report, Campbell discusses seven small-cap growth names, all of which have reached share-price levels that do not reflect their capacity to grow. Some may offer rare opportunities to buy at risk-mitigated value prices.
|"DRRX's data indicate that NASH patients had 10-30% greater drug exposure as compared to MCS, and DUR-928 was well tolerated overall."|
|"RP is finally in a position to drive substantial growth for shareholders by advancing all three clinical programs as well as continuing to build out their medical device."|
|"RGS' strategy is to partner its product opportunities for development and commercialization, allowing it to focus on early-stage product development."|
|"PMN has achieved a lot with very little, and its understanding of the mechanism of action of Alzheimer's is quite significant."|