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Commented by André Will-Laudien on February 20th, 2024 | 07:30 CET

Takeover fever in the biotech sector! Will MorphoSys now be followed by Defence Therapeutics, Evotec and Bayer?

  • Biotechnology
  • Pharma
  • Innovations

It has happened: Novartis is bidding for MorphoSys. Once again, a long-lasting and persistent rumour mill eventually confirms itself. Those who remained loyal to MorphoSys despite heavy selling last fall have now made a profit of over 300%. If we turn the analytical magnifying glass on the sector, we can see that the speculative biotech stock market segment has started to move again since the challenging year 2023. Hopes of falling interest rates in the near future, along with several other M&A hopes, have led to steady inflows into listed bio-ETFs, resulting in fund managers having recently adjusted their weightings upwards. We analyze which stocks are currently making the loudest noise.

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Commented by André Will-Laudien on February 16th, 2024 | 07:00 CET

MorphoSys and Cardiol Therapeutics in upward mode, while Bayer and Pfizer are in slow mode

  • Biotechnology
  • Pharma

The biotech sector has made a very differentiated start to the new year. While the old favorites are barely moving, the second-line stocks MorphoSys and Cardiol Therapeutics are making a real splash. At Bayer, the bad news just won't go away, and despite a successful major takeover, Pfizer has not yet found its forward gear. After a rally of almost 15% in December, the Nasdaq Biotechnology Index (NBI) has taken a pause in the current year. Now, everyone is waiting for the first interest rate cut by central banks. Inflation is already falling, and the negative economic data for the Eurozone is increasing. The ECB would normally be in demand. What should investors urgently keep an eye on?

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Commented by Armin Schulz on February 12th, 2024 | 07:00 CET

MorphoSys, Defence Therapeutics, Bayer - Biotech and Pharma suddenly back in focus

  • Biotechnology
  • Pharma

Biotech ETFs have been on the rise since the end of October 2023. German biotech companies were able to raise more funds again last year. There are increasing signs that the tough times for investors in biotech and pharmaceutical companies are over. There is also growing activity on the takeover side. Most recently, the takeover bid from Novartis shifted the focus to companies in the healthcare sector. The Swiss pharmaceutical company wants to acquire MorphoSys for EUR 2.7 billion and thus fill up its oncology pipeline. We have selected three companies from the biotech and pharma sectors and examined their current situation.

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Commented by Fabian Lorenz on February 7th, 2024 | 07:30 CET

BASF shares on the upswing, BioNTech sees breakthrough in cancer, and Defence Therapeutics benefits from study

  • Biotechnology
  • chemicals
  • Cancer

Can BASF shareholders look forward to better times? One analyst is certainly hopeful. He believes that the chemical industry will recover in 2024. However, the price target gives pause for thought. The development of cervical cancer is also concerning. According to a new study, the number of cases has risen sharply in recent years, and with it, HPV infections. Accordingly, more HPV vaccines are urgently needed. The market volume is expected to more than double to over USD 15 billion in just a few years. Defence Therapeutics aims to become a profiteer. The biotech company is fighting cancer with its Accum™ platform. BioNTech CEO Ugur Sahin also believes that humanity will get cancer under control, thanks in part to artificial intelligence. The Company is currently working on 30 cancer therapies. Is it a good time to invest now?

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Commented by Stefan Feulner on February 7th, 2024 | 07:00 CET

Novo Nordisk, Cardiol Therapeutics, Morphosys - Biotechs on a high

  • Biotechnology
  • Pharma
  • Innovations

After a disappointing stock market year 2023, there is a gold-rush mood in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical sectors. Big names such as Eli Lilly, Vertex, Amgen and Novartis are going from high to high and possess enormous momentum. Acquisitions have also increased dramatically in recent months. The takeover prices are usually significantly higher than the current share prices of the listed companies. This wave will likely increase further due to the pressure that pharmaceutical giants are feeling as licenses expire.

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Commented by Stefan Feulner on January 30th, 2024 | 07:15 CET

Bayer, Defence Therapeutics, Morphosys - Biotech sector still on the upswing

  • Biotechnology
  • Pharma
  • Innovations

The market is currently in an exceptional phase in the biotechnology sector. Following the record year of 2023, the number of M&A transactions continues to increase in the current year. The reason is clear. Many pharmaceutical giants are under pressure due to the expiration of many patents for high-revenue drugs. On the other hand, smaller, innovative companies are trading at attractive valuation levels following the corrections of recent years. In previous transactions, the acquirers paid significantly more than the current market value.

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Commented by Armin Schulz on January 30th, 2024 | 06:30 CET

BioNTech, Cardiol Therapeutics, Evotec - Biotech upswing post-Corona

  • Biotechnology
  • Covid19
  • Biotech

After the hype caused by the Corona vaccines, many biotech companies experienced a lull. However, there are now increasing signs of a revival, and with good reason. After a period of stagnation caused by market saturation and investor reluctance, fresh scientific breakthroughs and innovative therapeutic approaches are attracting investors and driving the sector to new heights. German biotech companies have managed to raise more funds than in the previous year despite the challenging conditions in the financial markets. Today, we look at three interesting companies and highlight their opportunities for this year.

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Commented by Fabian Lorenz on January 26th, 2024 | 07:00 CET

Drumbeats and Buy recommendations: Siemens Energy, SAP, Cardiol Therapeutics

  • Biotechnology
  • Energy
  • AI

Analysts at First Berlin see over 200% upside potential for the Cardiol Therapeutics share. The biotech pearl is solidly financed to implement its development pipeline. Positive Phase II data and FDA approval for a Phase III trial are expected in the second quarter of 2024, which should drive the share price. Yesterday's top performers included the shares of Siemens Energy and SAP. At Siemens Energy, the situation at subsidiary Gamesa does not appear to be as catastrophic as feared. SAP is fully committed to the Cloud and AI. Shareholders do not seem bothered by the additional costs for the transformation in 2024; instead, they are celebrating future growth opportunities.

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Commented by Fabian Lorenz on January 24th, 2024 | 07:45 CET

More than 100% upside potential - Buy recommendations for BASF, Evotec and Saturn Oil + Gas

  • Mining
  • Oil
  • chemicals
  • Biotechnology
  • Pharma

After the price slide of recent weeks, Evotec shares appear to be ripe for a countermovement. In a conference call, the Company attempted to provide clarification and seems to have convinced analysts. Expert opinions on BASF are divided. Has the bottom been reached after the preliminary figures? At least the dividend yield of 8% is attractive. Investors are also anticipating a high dividend from Saturn Oil & Gas soon. Analysts see more than 100% upside potential in the shares of the junior oil producer. The valuation is significantly lower than the peer group. The Canadian company will significantly reduce its debt in the current year, making the share increasingly attractive in terms of free cash flow and enterprise value. The latest drilling program has also produced strong results.

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Commented by Fabian Lorenz on January 18th, 2024 | 08:30 CET

Morphosys on the verge of a short squeeze? Evotec share drops like a stone! Almonty Industries is exciting!

  • Mining
  • Tungsten
  • Biotechnology
  • Pharma

Share price disaster at Evotec. The shares of the German biotech company are falling like a stone in 2024 and have already lost over 30% of their value in just a few trading days. This results from the CEO's surprising resignation and delayed reports of insider transactions. "Manager-Magazin" added fuel to the fire with an article. Morphosys, on the other hand, is taking off. The blood cancer drug Pelabresib is causing speculation and price swings. Could there even be a short squeeze? The Almonty Industries share is also exciting at the moment. The shares of the raw materials company, which focuses on tungsten, appear to have bottomed out and are starting an upward trend. Operationally, Almonty is facing exciting times. Analysts expect the tungsten producer to more than triple its turnover between 2023 and 2025. Given the expected profit in the coming year, the share is anything but expensive.

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