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November BDI-40 Down 5%, ASX200 Up 2%
Big Caps Down 2%, NBI Up 7%

Neuren Up 51%, Actinogen 30%; Impedimed Down 25%


December 1, 2016
The Biotech Daily Top 40 Index (BDI-40) fell 4.6 percent in November on a plethora of mainly small falls, countered by a few small rises.
The ASX200 recovered 2.3 percent, while the three Big Caps of Cochlear, CSL and Resmed (which are not included in the BDI-40) slipped a collective 1.6 percent, while the Nasdaq Biotechnology Index climbed 6.8 percent.
Resmed’s 6.0 percent rise to $11,694 million was insufficient to counter the Cochlear 7.2 percent fall to $6,817 million and CSL’s 2.5 percent, $1,141 million slip to $44,684 million.
Despite the November BDI-40 falls, for the year to November 30, 2016, the BDI-40 climbed 13.3 percent, compared to the ASX200 up 5.3 percent, the Big Caps falling 0.6 percent and the NBI losing 18.1 percent (see chart below).
Just 10 of the BDI-40 companies were up in November, with only five up by more than 10 percent, while 26 fell, with 16 down by more than 10 percent and four were unchanged.
Neuren was the best of November’s few, up 50.6 percent to $116 million, followed by Actinogen (30.4%), Ellex (26.6%), Factor Therapeutics (20.8%) and Living Cell (15.0%).
Impedimed led the falls, down 25.1 percent to $457 million, followed by Cyclopharm (22.9%), Atcor (21.1%), Dimerix (20.0%), IDT (19.0%), Medical Developments (17.0%), Prana (16.2%), Uscom (14.8%), Psivida (14.1%), Compumedics and Reva (13.8%).
Outside the BDI-40, Noxopharm jumped 81.8 percent from a low base to $20 million with Medlab Clinical up 46.6 percent, Genetic Technologies up 40.9 percent and Optiscan up 35.7 percent, while Innate continued upwards to $169 million, a 312.2 percent gain on its market capitalization 12 months ago.
On the Nasdaq, Aviragen (Biota) recovered 14.1 percent to $73 million, Sunshine Heart was flat at $6 million and Israel’s Redhill shed 5.5 percent to $188 million.
BDI-40 v S&P ASX200 Jun 30, 2006 to Nov 30, 2016 
BDI-40 v S&P ASX200 Nov 30, 2015 to Nov 30, 2016 
Big Caps (Cochlear, CSL, Resmed) Nov 30, 2015 to Nov 30, 2016


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* Biotech Daily editor, David Langsam, owns shares in Acrux, Admedus, Benitec, Mesoblast
   Nanosonics, Neuren 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: