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Novartis Buys Spinifex For $916m

 

 

January BDI-40 Up 4%, ASX200 Down 0.4%,
Big Caps Up 5%, NBI Up 7%

 Sirtex Up 66%, Dimerix 25%; Reva Down 29%, Prana 24%

 

Feb 1, 2018

Taking a bet on the three Big Caps of Cochlear, CSL and Resmed (which are not included in the Biotech Daily Top 40 Index) 12 months ago would have returned smart investors a 32.5 percent gain, and that’s not including dividends.
 
The BDI-40 wasn’t too shabby in the 12-month period either, up 20.6 percent compared to the ASX200’s 7.4 percent with the Nasdaq Biotechnology Index (NBI) up 23.3 percent.
 
In January, the BDI-40 improved 4.4 percent, the Big Caps were up a collective 5.2 percent and the NBI rose 6.9 percent, while the ASX200 fell 0.4 percent.
 
The BDI-40 saw small falls and rises in January, but was saved by Sirtex jumping $610 million, with Clinuvel, Medical Developments and Starpharma at record levels.
 
Seventeen of the BDI-40 companies were up, 22 fell and two were unchanged.
 
Sirtex was the best, up 66.2 percent on the Varian $1.6 billion bid, followed by Dimerix up 25 percent from a low base to $15 million, Viralytics (17.5%), Starpharma (16.1%), Benitec (14.6%), Clinuvel (8.7%) and Medical Developments (6.9%).
 
Reva led the falls, down 28.6 percent to $200 million, followed by Prana (23.7%), Osprey (23.0%), ITL (22.7%), Impedimed (21.4%), Factor Therapeutics (18.9%) and Admedus.
 
Both CSL and Resmed hit record market capitalizations with Cochlear slightly below its previous all-time high, with Resmed up 14.0 percent to $17,819 million, CSL up 3.6 percent to $66,221 million and Cochlear up 1.5 percent to $9,997 million.
 
The 15 Cannabis Corner companies climbed 31.7 percent to $1,575 million with Cann up 21.7 percent to $331 million, Medlab up 23.4 percent for the month and 123.1 percent for the year, Botanix up 116.0 percent in January to $54 million and Auscann up 119.4 percent to $226 million in the month.

In the US, Protagonist was up 6.6 percent to a record $581 million, Redhill recovered 17.1 percent and Aviragen held steady at $28 million.
 
 
BDI-40 v S&P ASX200 Jun 30, 2006 to Jan 31, 2018 
 
BDI-40 v S&P ASX200 Jan 31, 2017 to Jan 31, 2018 
 
 
Big Caps (Cochlear, CSL, Resmed) Year To Jan 31, 201
 
 

 

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Biotech Daily Top 40 With Market Capitalization At Jan 31, 2018

 

* Biotech Daily editor, David Langsam, owns shares in Acrux, Benitec, Mesoblast, Nanosonics, Optiscan, Polynovo,
   Telix and Volpara, as well as non-biotechnology stocks.
   Through Australian Ethical Superannuation he has an indirect interest in a range of biotechnology companies. 

   These holdings are liable to change: http://www.australianethical.com.au/who-we-invest-in