Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Mkt and Biotech Down Slightly on Tuesday 9.29

Tuesday 9.29.09:
DOW -47(.5%) @9,742..NAS -6.7(.3%) @2,124..SP500 -2.4(.2%) @1,060

BIO-Stem Index:+.05(+.04%) @145.19 (+45.25% ytd)
BIO-ETF Index:-.31(.27%) @115.14 (+15.14% ytd)
[Stem cell index beating biotech by 26%]

The market fell a fractional amount on Tuesday. Stem cells rose a notch, biotech fell the same. 14 stem cell stocks were up, 17 down. Here goes Sequenom (SQNM) again, down 39% today on "possibly invalid test data". This stock was around 28 at one point and bad handling of research data has driven it down to 3.46 at today's close. ALL swine flu stocks fell today. NVGN rose 30% with no news today.

Stem Cell Stocks (14 up, 17 down)
Big Winners: ASTM +6.5%, ATHX +8.1%, OSTE +9.7%, PSTI +3.7%
Losers: GERN -3%, OPXA -4.3%, SQNM -39%

Swine Flu Stocks
AVII -3.1%, BCRX -1.8%, DVAX -1.6%, GILD -1.3%, INHX -2.9%, INO -1.8%, NVAX -6.6%, SIGA -.5%, SVA -3.5%
Other Flu: APT +3.9%, CRXL +3.3%, CVM +1.1%, PURE -4.8%

Other Biotech
Big Winners: AEZS +6.8%, CGEN +7.2, CLDX +7.3%, CRGN +6.8%, DSCO +11%, ISTA +6.6%, KNDL +4.5%, MED +4.4%, NVGN +30%, SNTS +4%
Losers: ACAD -3.9%, EXAS -3.9%, KVA -3.1%, NKTR -3.1%, QGLY -4%, RPRX -13.9%, SUPG -3.2%

SubMicro: RGN +36.6%, THLD +6.8%, TISA +6.4%,

New Intraday Highs: ILMN, MDVN, MRX, SLXP, WYE, RGN

Disclosure: Long DNDN, BSDM, CVM, KERX

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