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May BDI-40 Up 3%
ASX200 Up 2%, Big Caps Up 10%

Cellmid Up 32%, Psivida 26%; Anteo Down 27%, Avita 22%

Ellex, Polynovo promoted into BDI-20

 
June 1, 2016
 
The Biotech Daily Top 40 Index (BDI-40) climbed 3.2 percent in May to a collective market capitalization of $7,670 million, with the S&P ASX200 up 2.4 percent to 5,379 points.
 
For the year to May 31, 2016, the BDI-40 (which does not include the three Big Caps of Cochlear, CSL and Resmed) climbed 19.6 percent while the ASX200 fell 5.8 percent.
 
The three Big Caps climbed a collective 10.0 percent, with Cochlear and CSL hitting their record high market capitalizations. Cochlear was up 11.7 percent to $6,903 million, CSL climbed 10.0 percent to $52,961 million, with Resmed up 9.1 percent to $11,398 million. For the year to May 31, 2016, the Big Caps were up a collective 21.1 percent.
 
Twenty-three of the BDI-40 companies were up, 15 fell and two were unchanged, with 12 companies up more than 10 percent and five down more than 10 percent.
 
Cellmid was the best, up $6 million or 31.6 percent to $25 million, Psivida was up 25.7 percent to $176 million and Ellex climbed up 25.0 percent to $115 million, followed by Acrux (17.6%), Viralytics (17.5%), Antisense (16.7%), Factor Therapeutics (Tissue Therapies) (13.6%), Nanosonics (13.2%) and Genetic Technologies (11.8%).
 
Anteo led the falls, down $17 million or 27.4 percent to $45 million, followed by Avita down 22.2 percent to $56 million, Atcor (21.2%), IDT (16.9%) and Neuren (16.1%).
 
The Nasdaq Biotech Index was up 4.2 percent in May, but down 23.5 percent for the 12 months, with former ASX companies Heartware down 7.4 percent to $712 million, Aviragen (Biota) down 2.5 percent to $79 million and Sunshine Heart recovering 5.9 percent to $18 million.
 
Outside the BDI-40, Resapp climbed a further 63.3 percent to $178 million, $176 million above the June 2015 $4 million recapitalization of Narhex. Unilife lost $46 million or 36.2 percent to $81 million in May and $340 million or 80.8 percent for the 12 months.
 
Ellex and Polynovo have performed strongly and will be promoted into the BDI-20, swapping places with Biotron and Osprey, which join the Second 20.
 
BDI-40 v S&P ASX200 Jun 30, 2006 to May 31, 2016 – Adjusted
 
 
BDI-40 v S&P ASX200 May 31, 2015 to May 31, 2016 
 
 
 
Big Caps (Cochlear, CSL, Resmed) May 31, 2015 to May 31, 2016
 
 
 

 

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Biotech Daily Top 40 With Market Capitalization At May 31, 2016

 

 

* 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: http://www.australianethical.com.au/who-we-invest-in