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8 Biotech Stocks to Buy and Hold in 2020 - 1 of 8

 
#1 - Regeneron Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:REGN)

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Regeneron (NASDAQ:REGN) is one of the most actively traded biotech stocks in 2020. Investors initially traded the stock up when it was named as one of several firms that was developing a vaccine for the coronavirus. However, reality set in when investors realized that a vaccine is months from being approved and ready to deliver at scale.

REGN stock continues to show strength on news that it may have a vaccine ready by August. But that is not certain at all. And the thing with vaccines is that being first is critical.

Investors seem to be digesting that as the stock continues to fight against a level of resistance. Still shares of the stock are up nearly 20% in 2020. And that has a lot to do with the company’s pipeline that includes its headlining drug Dupixent which is used to treat moderate-to-severe eczema. Regeneron may be looking to expand its label for Dupixent in 2020.

Regeneron also continues to show strong sales for Eylea despite the introduction of generic competition and continues to have other drugs in its pipeline.

REGN stock has a P/E of over 23. Analysts have given Regeneron stock a consensus price target of just over $460. However, the two most recent analyst ratings from Oppenheimer and Argus have given the stock price targets of $525 and $540 respectively.

About Regeneron Pharmaceuticals
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, discovers, invents, develops, manufactures, and commercializes medicines for treating various medical conditions worldwide. The company's products include EYLEA injection to treat wet age-related macular degeneration and diabetic macular edema (DME); myopic choroidal neovascularization; and diabetic retinopathy in patients with DME, as well as macular edema following retinal vein occlusion, including macular edema following central retinal vein occlusion and macular edema following branch retinal vein occlusion. It also provides Dupixent injection to treat atopic dermatitis in adults, and asthma in adults and adolescents; Praluent injection for heterozygous familial hypercholesterolemia or clinical atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease in adults; and Kevzara solution for subcutaneous injection for treating rheumatoid arthritis in adults. In addition, the company offers Libtayo injection to treat metastatic or locally advanced cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma; ARCALYST injection for cryopyrin-associated periodic syndromes, including familial cold auto-inflammatory syndrome and muckle-wells syndrome; and ZALTRAP injection for intravenous infusion to treat metastatic colorectal cancer. Further, it is developing various product candidates for treating patients with eye diseases, allergic and inflammatory diseases, cancer, cardiovascular and metabolic diseases, neuromuscular diseases, infectious diseases, and other diseases. The company has collaboration and license agreements with Sanofi, Bayer, Teva, Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma, Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and others. Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. was founded in 1988 and is headquartered in Tarrytown, New York.

Current Price: $545.21
Consensus Rating: Buy
Ratings Breakdown: 14 Buy Ratings, 12 Hold Ratings, 0 Sell Ratings.
Consensus Price Target: $532.73 (-2.3% Upside)




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