8 Biotechnology Stocks to Buy Now

AGIO, STML, PCYC, ACOR, NWBO, BMRN, SGEN, AMGN improve in weekly rankings

   
8 Biotechnology Stocks to Buy Now

The grades of eight biotechnology stocks are on the rise this week on Portfolio Grader. Each of these stocks is rated an “A” (“strong buy”) or “B” overall (“buy”).

This week, Agios Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (AGIO) is showing significant improvement as the company’s rating hops from a C (“hold”) to a B (“buy”). In Portfolio Grader’s specific subcategory of Sales Growth, AGIO also gets an A. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of AGIO stock.

This week, Stemline Therapeutics, Inc. (STML) is making solid headway. The company’s rating improves to an A (“strong buy”) from last week’s B (“buy”) rating. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of STML stock.

Pharmacyclics, Inc. (PCYC) boosts its rating from a C to a B this week. Pharmacyclics is a pharmaceutical company developing products to improve upon current therapeutic approaches to cancer, atherosclerosis, and retinal disease. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of PCYC stock.

This week, Acorda Therapeutics, Inc. (ACOR) pushes up from a C to a B rating. Acorda Therapeutics is a commercial stage biopharmaceutical company dedicated to the identification, development and commercialization of novel therapies that improve neurological function in people with multiple sclerosis (MS), spinal cord injury and other disorders of the central nervous system. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ACOR stock.

Northwest Biotherapeutics, Inc. (NWBO) improves from a C to a B rating this week. Northwest Biotherapeutics engages in discovering, developing, and commercializing immunotherapy products to treat cancers in the United States. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of NWBO stock.

BioMarin Pharmaceutical’s (BMRN) ratings are looking better this week, moving up to a B from last week’s C. BioMarin Pharmaceutical develops and commercializes innovative pharmaceuticals for serious diseases and medical conditions. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of BMRN stock.

This week, Seattle Genetics, Inc.’s (SGEN) ratings are up from a C last week to a B. Seattle Genetics is a clinical-stage biotechnology company that is focused on the development and commercialization of monoclonal antibody-based therapies for the treatment of cancer and autoimmune disease. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of SGEN stock.

Amgen (AMGN) is seeing ratings go up from a B last week to an A this week. Amgen discovers, develops, manufactures, and markets medicines for serious illnesses. At present, the stock has a dividend yield of 2.4%. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of AMGN stock.

Louis Navellier’s proprietary Portfolio Grader stock ranking system assesses roughly 5,000 companies every week based on a number of fundamental and quantitative measures. Stocks are given a letter grade based on their results — with A being “strong buy,” and F being “strong sell.” Explore the tool here.


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