It's a tough call for investors.
With the clinical trial failure rate for Alzheimer's drugs an astounding 99.6%, �major drugmakers have seen one promising Alzheimer's treatment after another fail. The list include Bapineuzumab (Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson), Flurizan (Myriad Genetics), and Elan's vaccine--all once seen as promising approaches to treating the disease.
Still, those who have close family members with Alzheimer's, as I do, are acutely aware of the disease's devastation. A new slate of drugs is badly needed, but it won't happen unless drugmakers keep paying the tab for research.
Right now, there is no drug which can halt or even slow the progression of any form of dementia. That's a huge tragedy because Alzheimer's (and other forms of dementia) have been accurately described as a "global disaster waiting to happen." According to the World Health Organization, there are almost 8 �million new cases of dementia a year. This is a staggering growth rate, and is�the same size as the populations of Switzerland and Israel.
Best Supermarket Companies To Watch For 2015: Multi-Corp International Inc (MULI)
Multi-Corp International Inc., incorporated on December 10, 2006, is a energy company. The Company is engaged in the exploration, development, production and acquisition of oil and gas properties. The Company intends to focus its operations in Eddy County, New Mexico.
As of December 31, 2012, the Company had 100% working interest in the 2,800 acre Cave Pool Property in Eddy County, New Mexico. As of December 31, 2012, it owned 14 shut-in oil wells that had produced from the Grayburg sands and it had an estimated 51 identified drilling and recompletion locations, of which 14 were proved undeveloped.Advisors' Opinion:
- [By Peter Graham]
One way or the other, small cap stocks mLight Tech, Inc (OTCMKTS: MLGT), Multi-Corp International Inc (OTCMKTS: MULI) and Brownie's Marine Group Inc (OTCMKTS: BWMG) have been getting some attention lately. For starters, one of these stocks has been the subject of paid promotions, another might be getting dragged into a controversy involving yet another small cap and the last stock sank 18.34% on Friday. So what�� going on with these three small cap stocks and what should be your trading or investing strategy? Here is a close look:
Hot Promising Companies To Invest In Right Now: TherapeuticsMD Inc (TXMD)
TherapeuticsMD, Inc., incorporated in 1907, promotes, distributes and sells certain products developed and sold by Spectrum Health Network, Inc. (Spectrum) relative to its digital media network. Through the license agreement, the Company focuses on multispecialty group practices and independent physician associations (IPAs) to sell them subscriptions for software, hardware and content developed for and distributed by Spectrum. Spectrum sells its network to IPAs for equipment and installation. On October 4, 2011, the Company acquired VitaMedMD, LLC (VitaMedMD). As a result of the acquisition, VitaMedMD became a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company.
VitaMedMD is a specialty pharmaceutical company, VitaMed is focused on providing products to the women�� health market. The Company focuses on market both over-the-counter (OTC) and prescription nutritional supplements, drugs, medical foods and other medical products through pharmacies and its Web-site. Its brand includes a range of products for women�� health and associated with pregnancy, child birth, nursing, post birth and menopause. Its OTC product line available through its Website includes prenatal vitamins, DHA, iron supplements, calcium supplements, Vitamin D supplements, women�� multivitamins, natural (non-hormonal) menopause relief, and scar reduction creams. In March 2012, the Company launched its first prescription-only prenatal vitamin, vitaMedMD Plus Rx.
vitaMedMD Plus Prenatal Multi-Vitamin + DHA is a two pill combo pack that contains 18 essential vitamins and minerals and 300 milligrams (mg) of life�� DHA. vitaMedMD is a single dose daily multivitamin that provides 14 vitamins, minerals and 200 mg of vegetarian, plant-pure life�� DHA. vitaMedMD Plus Rx is a product with a single-dose combo-pack containing one prenatal vitamin tablet with Quatrefolic Acid. vitaMedMD Plus Rx is a product with a single-dose daily multivitamin containing Quatrefolic Acid. vitaMedMD Iron-150 is a iron replacement supplement. ! vitaMedMD Menopause Relief with Lifenol Plus Bone Support offers a natural solution for hot flashes, night sweats and mood disturbances. vitaMedMD Calcium + Vitamin D is a dietary supplements that help replenish and maintain beneficial levels of Vitamin D. vitaMedMD Stretch Mark Body Cream contains naturally-derived ingredients, including Peptides, Shea Butter, Sweet Almond Oil and Fruit Extracts, that hydrate, soothe and pamper skin to make it softer, smoother and younger-looking.Advisors' Opinion:
- [By Roberto Pedone]
One under-$10 specialty pharmaceutical player that's starting to trend within range of triggering a big breakout trade is TherapeuticsMD (TXMD), which is focused on the sales, marketing and development of branded and generic pharmaceutical and OTC products primarily for the women's health care market. This stock has been in play with the bulls so far in 2013, with shares up 56%.
If you take a look at the chart for TherapeuticsMD, you'll notice that this stock has been uptrending strong over the last three months, with shares soaring higher from its low of $2.03 to its recent high of $5.27 a share. During that uptrend, shares of TXMD have been making mostly higher lows and higher highs, which is bullish technical price action. That move has now pushed shares of TXMD within range of triggering a big breakout trade.
Traders should now look for long-biased trades in TXMD if it manages to break out above some near-term overhead resistance levels at $4.93 a share to its 52-week high at $5.27 a share with high volume. Look for a sustained move or close above those levels with volume that hits near or above its three-month average volume of 450,661 shares. If that breakout triggers soon, then TXMD will set up to enter new 52-week high territory, which is bullish technical price action. Some possible upside targets off that breakout are $6 to $7 a share.
Traders can look to buy TXMD off weakness to anticipate that breakout and simply use a stop that sits right below some key near-term support levels at 4.30 a share, or near its 50-day moving average of $4.15 a share. One can also buy TXMD off strength once it starts to clear those breakout levels with volume and then simply use a stop that sits a comfortable percentage from your entry point.
- [By John Udovich]
Yesterday, mid cap women�� health stock Hologic, Inc (NASDAQ: HOLX) fell more than 10% after disappointing Wall Street on earnings,�meaning it might be time to take a look at it and�small cap women�� health stocks�The Female Health Company (NASDAQ: FHCO) and TherapeuticsMD Inc (NYSEMKT: TXMD) because after all, women account for half the population and these three small caps are all focused on the women�� health:
Hot Promising Companies To Invest In Right Now: Cellcom Israel Ltd.(CEL)
Cellcom Israel Ltd. provides cellular communications services in Israel. It offers basic and advanced cellular telephone services, text and multimedia messaging services, and advanced cellular content and data services. The company?s basic cellular telephony services include voice mail, cellular fax, call waiting, call forwarding, caller identification, collect call, conference calling, ?Talk 2?, additional number services, and collect call services; and outbound and inbound roaming services. It also provides value-added services comprising Cellcom volume that includes downloadable content, such as music, games, on-net-reality programs, drama series, and video games; SMS and MMS services to send and receive text, photos, multimedia, and animation messages; access to third party application providers for notification of roadway speed detectors, mange vehicle fleets, and enable subscribers to manage and operate time clocks and various controllers for industrial, agricultural , and commercial purposes; video calls to communicate with each other through video applications; zone services for calls initiated from a specific location; location-based services; voice-based information services; text-based information services and interactive information services, including news headlines, sports results, and traffic and weather reports; and data services to access handsets, cellular modems, laptops, tablets, and cellular routers, as well as Internet based payment services. In addition, the company sells handsets, modems, routers, tablets, and laptops, as well as provides repair and replacement services; and offers landline telephony, transmission, and data services through its approximately 1,500 kilometers of inland fiber-optic infrastructure and complementary microwave links to selected business customers. As of March 31, 2011, it provided its services to approximately 3.395 million subscribers. The company was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in Netanya, Israel.Advisors' Opinion:
- [By Garrett Cook]
In trading on Monday, telecommunications services shares were relative laggards, down on the day by about 0.35 percent. Meanwhile, top decliners in the sector included Cellcom Israel Ltd. (NYSE: CEL), down 5 percent, and Partner Communications Company Ltd. (NASDAQ: PTNR), off 3.9 percent.
Hot Promising Companies To Invest In Right Now: Micron Technology Inc.(MU)
Micron Technology, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the manufacture and marketing of semiconductor devices worldwide. Its products include dynamic random access memory (DRAM) products that provide data storage and retrieval, which include DDR2 and DDR3; and other specialty DRAM memory products, including DDR, SDRAM, DDR and DDR2 mobile low power DRAM, pseudo-static RAM, and reduced latency DRAM. The company also offers NAND flash memory products, which are electrically re-writeable and non-volatile semiconductor devices that retain content when power is turned off. In addition, it provides NOR flash memory products that are electrically re-writeable and non-volatile semiconductor memory devices; phase change memory products; and image sensor products. Micron Technology?s products are used in a range of electronic applications, including personal computers, workstations, network servers, mobile phones, flash memory cards, USB storage devices, digital still c ameras, MP3/4 players, and in automotive applications. It sells its products to original equipment manufacturers and retailers through internal sales force, independent sales representatives, and distributors, as well as through a Web-based customer direct sales channel. The company was founded in 1978 and is headquartered in Boise, Idaho.Advisors' Opinion:
- [By Jonas Elmerraji]
All eyes have been on Micron Technology (MU) in recent months -- after all, this stock has been one of the biggest momentum names of the last couple years, rallying nonstop since the start of last year. After consolidating sideways since July, Micron's chart is starting to give traders some clues for what's in store ahead. And we're coming up on a good time to be a buyer in MU again...
That's because Micron is in the early stages of forming an inverse head and shoulders setup, a bullish reversal pattern that indicates exhaustion among sellers. You can spot the inverse head and shoulders by looking for two swing lows that bottom out around the same level (the shoulders), separated by a bigger trough called the head; the buy signal comes on the breakout above the pattern's "neckline" level (that's the $34 price level in MU).
Even though the right shoulder hasn't formed yet, any close above $34 from here is a buy signal in Micron. That's because $34 has been the level that's swatted shares lower since the start of July -- if MU can suddenly catch a bid above $34, we've got our signal that buyers have taken control of this stock. Don't be early on this trade; Micron has been a volatile name this year, and that means that a failure at $34 could come with quick downside.
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- [By Magic Diligence]
Flash - A Commodity with Volatile Supply/Demand DynamicsFlash memory is a commodity. SanDisk has a lot of big, established competition, including Hynix, Intel (INTC), Micron (MU), Samsung, Toshiba, and other smaller, generic producers. There is nothing special or rare about it - the only limit to supply are what semiconductor fabs can produce.