Below is a list of biotech stock with earnings this week, from 2/11/2019 to 2/16/2019. Biotech stocks are typically more volatile than some of the other stocks, and are subject to higher amounts of price movement, and speculation among those trying to cash in on those extreme price movements.
Why is this valuable? Well one of the options trading strategies that many option traders use to make money are option trades by selling iron condors around earnings.
When I do trade iron condors around earnings, I tend to sell them with as little time until expiration as possible. I wait until around 3pm or so, right before the market closes BEFORE the earnings announcement. I sell the short calls and puts just outside of what the expected move is, and buy my long calls 3 or for strikes above and below.
The idea is that after the earnings are announced, volatility will collapse, and you can close the position for less than what you sold it for.
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Acorda Therapeutics is expected to report earnings February 14th, 2019, before market opens.
Acorda Therapeutics, Inc., a bio pharmaceutical company, identifies, develops, and commercializes therapies for neurological disorders in the United States. The company markets Ampyra (dalfampridine), an oral drug to improve walking in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS); and Qutenza, a dermal patch for the management of neuropathic pain associated with post-herpetic neuralgia. It also markets Ampyra as Fampyra in Europe, Asia, and the Americas. In addition, the company develops Inbrija for the treatment of OFF periods in Parkinson’s disease; an inhaled triptan (zolmitriptan) for acute treatment of migraine by using the ARCUS drug delivery technology; SYN120, which is completed Phase II clinical trial to treat Parkinson’s disease-related dementia; and BTT1023 (timolumab) that is in Phase II clinical trial for primary sclerosing cholangitis. Further, it develops rHIgM22, which is in Phase I clinical trial for the treatment of MS; and Cimaglermin alfa that is in Phase Ib clinical trial for heart failure patients. The company has collaborations and license agreements with Biogen International GmbH; Alkermes plc; Rush-Presbyterian St. Luke’s Medical Center; Alkermes, Inc.; Astellas Pharma Europe Ltd.; Canadian Spinal Research Organization; Mayo Foundation for Education and Research; Paion AG; Medarex, Inc.; and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Inc. Acorda Therapeutics, Inc. was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in Ardsley, New York.
Agios Pharmaceuticals is expected to report earnings February 14th, 2019, before market opens.
Agios Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a bio pharmaceutical company, engages in the discovery and development of medicines for the treatment of cancer and rare genetic metabolic disorders in the United States. It is developing IDHIFA, a potent inhibitor of the mutated isocitrate dehydrogenase (IDH) 2 protein that is in Phase I/II clinical trials for patients with advanced hematologic malignancies with an IDH 2 mutation; Phase III clinical trial for patients with IDH2 mutant-positive acute myeloid leukemia (AML); Phase Ib frontline combination trial for patients with newly diagnosed AML with an IDH2 or IDH1 mutation; and Phase I/II frontline combination trial for patients with newly diagnosed AML. The company also develops Ivosidenib, a potent inhibitor of the mutated IDH1 protein, which is in Phase I clinical trial for patients with advanced hematologic malignancies with an IDH1 mutation; Phase I clinical trial for advanced solid tumors; Phase III clinical trials for patients with nonresectable or metastatic cholangiocarcinoma with an IDH1 mutation; Phase Ib frontline combination trial for patients with newly diagnosed AML with an IDH2 or IDH1 mutation; and Phase I/II frontline combination and Phase III clinical trials for newly diagnosed AML patients. In addition, it is developing AG-881, a pan-IDH mutant inhibitor that is in Phase I clinical trial for the treatment of hematologic malignancies; and AG-348, a small molecule potent activator that is in Phase II clinical trials for the treatment of pyruvate kinase deficiency. Agios Pharmaceuticals has a collaboration and license agreement with Celgene Corporation to discover, develop, and commercialize disease-altering therapies in oncology; and Celgene International II Sarl to develop and commercialize AG-881 products. The company was founded in 2007 and is based in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Exelixis is expected to report earnings February 12th, 2019, after market closes.
Exelixis, Inc., a biotechnology company, engages in the discovery, development, and commercialization of new medicines to enhance care and outcomes for people with cancer. The company’s products include CABOMETYX tablets for the treatment of patients with advanced renal cell carcinoma who received prior anti-angiogenic therapy; and COMETRIQ capsules for the treatment of patients with progressive and metastatic medullary thyroid cancer. Its CABOMETYX and COMETRIQ are derived from cabozantinib, an inhibitor of multiple tyrosine kinases, including MET, AXL, RET, and VEGF receptors. It also offers COTELLIC tablets, an inhibitor of MEK in combination with vemurafenib for the treatment of patients with BRAF V600E or V600K mutation-positive advanced melanoma in the United States; and in combination with vemurafenib in other territories, including the European Union, Switzerland, Canada, Australia, and Brazil. Exelixis, Inc. has collaboration and license agreement with Ipsen Pharma SAS, Genentech, Inc., GlaxoSmithKline, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Sanofi, Merck, Daiichi Sankyo Company Limited, and Invenra, Inc. The company was formerly known as Exelixis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and changed its name to Exelixis, Inc. in February 2000. Exelixis, Inc. was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in Alameda, California.
Incyte Corporation is expected to report earnings February 14th, 2019, before market opens.
Incyte Corporation, a bio pharmaceutical company, focuses on the discovery, development, and commercialization of proprietary therapeutics in the United States. It offers JAKAFI, a drug for the treatment of myelofibrosis and polycythemia vera cancers; and ICLUSIG, a kinase inhibitor for the treatment of chronic myeloid leukemia and philadelphia-chromosome positive acute lymphoblastic leukemia. The company’s clinical stage products include ruxolitinib, a drug that is in pivotal Phase II clinical trial for steroid-refractory acute graft-versus-host-diseases (GVHD); and Phase II clinical trial for the treatment of essential thrombocythemia, as well as Phase III clinical trials for steroid-refractory acute and chronic GVHDs. In addition, it is developing itacitinib that is in Phase I/II clinical trial in combination with osimertinib for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), as well as Phase III clinical trial for naive acute GVHD; epacadostat that is in Phase III clinical trails for the treatment of melanoma, renal, bladder, head and neck, non-small cell lung cancers; MGA012 that is in Phase I clinical trial for solid tumors; INCB50465, which is in Phase II clinical trials for the treatment of diffuse large b-cell lymphoma, follicular lymphoma, marginal zone lymphoma, and mantel cell lymphoma; and INCB54828 that is in Phase II clinical trials for the bladder cancer, cholangiocarcinoma, and 8p11 myeloproliferative syndrome. The company markets its JAKAFI product through a network of specialty pharmacy providers and wholesalers. It has collaboration agreements with Novartis International Pharmaceutical Ltd.; Eli Lilly and Company; Agenus Inc.; Jiangsu Hengrui Medicine Co., Ltd.; Merus N.V.; Calithera Biosciences, Inc; Pfizer; and MacroGenics, Inc. Incyte Corporation was founded in 1991 and is headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware.
Vanda Pharmaceuticals is expected to report earnings on February 13th, after market close.
Vanda Pharmaceuticals Inc., a bio pharmaceutical company, focuses on the development and commercialization of products for the treatment of central nervous system disorders. The company’s marketed products include HETLIOZ (tasimelteon), a product for the treatment of non-24-hour sleep-wake disorders; and Fanapt (iloperidone), a product for the treatment of schizophrenia. Its products also include Tradipitant (VLY-686), a small molecule neurokinin-1 receptor antagonist that is under the clinical development for the treatment of chronic pruritus in atopic dermatitis and gastroparesis; VTR-297, a small molecule histone deacetylase inhibitor, which is in development for the treatment of hematologic malignancies; and VQW-765, a Phase II alpha-7 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor partial agonist. In addition, the company is developing cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator activators and inhibitors. It markets its products in the United States, Canada, Europe, Israel, and Mexico. Vanda Pharmaceuticals Inc. was incorporated in 2002 and is headquartered in Washington, the District of Columbia.