New Trade for July 8th, 2022

Stocks ticked lower as Treasury yield rates rose after the release of the Labor Department’s employment report for June revealed unexpected strength in the labor market. Nonfarm payrolls increased 372,000 last month, surpassing expectations of 250,000 additional jobs. Evidence of accelerated jobs growth may add support to the Fed’s aggressive stance against inflation during the July 26-27 FOMC meeting.

The major indices were on track for their second winning week of the past three at the start of Friday’s session. The Dow was up nearly 1%, the S&P was up about 2%, and the Nasdaq was up 4.4% for the week so far.  

Regardless of what’s happening elsewhere in the market, biopharma is a great place to look for stocks to pack into your portfolio because there’s always an illness that can be treated more effectively in the future than it is being treated today. 

Our trade alert features an established drug maker with an excellent approval history. Their treatments have been widely trusted for years, and currently, they have multiple promising projects in the pipeline. 

Vertex Pharmaceuticals (VRTX) is the undisputed leader when it comes to cystic fibrosis therapies. The company’s portfolio of approved CF drugs will deliver at least an estimated $8.4 billion this year, made possible by intense market penetration and decades-long devotion to research and development in the space. 

So far, the company has been highly accountable, proving to regulators that its products are effective and safe for wider and wider populations of patients. It has also managed to remain strongly profitable and continued to expand revenue within the CF market at a steady pace.

Suppose management’s plans for expanded approvals for younger cohorts continue to come to fruition over the next few years. In that case, Vertex will eventually be treating as many as 90% of all people with CF. That means investors can look forward to a steadily increasing flow of new revenue and expanded approvals, both of which should support the stock’s price significantly.   

Furthermore, the company is moving its pipeline beyond CF with a handful of mid-stage clinical programs for pain relief, kidney disease, and genetic hematologic disorders like sickle cell disease. In other words, even if it eventually completely corners the entire market for CF therapies, there will still be other opportunities for growth.  

Of 26 analysts offering recommendations for VRTX, 18 give the stock a Buy rating, and 9 rate it a Hold. There are no Sell ratings. It seems likely that Vertex will reward patient investors as the steadily growing biopharma company seems ripe for expansion for years to come.  

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