Celgene (CELG) — This company develops small molecule drugs for the treatment of blood-borne and solid-tumor cancers and inflammatory diseases. The stock was on my list of Top Stocks to Buy for December, near $164, and has been on the Trade of the Day buy list for over a year.
On Oct. 4, I said, “On Jan. 9, 2013, with CELG just above $ 91, I noted that S&P said it had ‘the brightest growth prospects among large-cap biotech companies.’ And on March 18, at $111.25, I pointed out that it had broken from a cup-and-handle formation with a target of $125.”
S&P has raised its 12-month target several times, recently boosting it to $208 from $188. It estimates earnings at $5.35 for 2013 and $6.66 in 2014 (an upgrade from $6.54).
Technically the stock is in a powerful bull channel with initial support at its 50-day moving average at $163. CELG can be volatile. The stock is arching up from its 50-day moving average, should shortly trigger a buy signal from MACD, and has an excellent chance of breaking the high at $174.66 and running to my trading target of $180.
Investors may want to buy CELG as a long-term investment in the biotech sector.