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Brendan Wood International Investor Conviction Intel – Healthcare

September 13th, 2023 by TopGun Press

New York, NY, September 13th, 2023 (TopGun Press)

Below are some of the most topical Healthcare Stocks on the BWI Shareholder Confidence Index based on our daily chats with global investors. Below is a link to the Investor Conviction Intel on AstraZeneca.

Pharmaceuticals – AstraZeneca: The obesity names remain topical amongst investors but investors are talking more about AstraZeneca as an individual stock in 3Q. Although the trial update in early July for datopotamab deruxtecan, one of AstraZeneca’s major new drug opportunities being jointly developed with Japan’s Daiichi Sankyo, was not as good as investors had hoped, core ownership remained relatively sticky. However, investor ratings of Strategy, Long & Short Term Growth Potential, CEO and the Momentum of Investor Confidence have declined somewhat thus far in 3Q in part because of it. AstraZeneca’s CEO, Pascal Soriot, garners the most confidence from investors in the Global Pharmaceuticals space by a significant margin, which presents an obvious key man risk according to investors (CLICK HERE FOR THE INVESTOR CONVICTION INTEL ON ASTRAZENECA). The reader will also note the gap between investor ratings of AstraZeneca’s CEO and their ratings of AstraZeneca’s CFO and Senior Management (Bench).

Biotech – Biogen: Investor ratings of Biogen’s Strategy and Board increased thus far in 3Q and since Chris Viehbacher took over as CEO in late 2022, investors now assign confidence ratings to Biogen’s CEO more closely in line with the average of the sector and peer group rather than below. However, this has not translated into more stable investor ownership commitment yet.

Healthcare Services – IQVIA Holdings Inc: New to the BWI Shareholder Confidence Index this quarter, thus far IQVIA is debuting on most Shareholder Confidence metrics at a mid to high second quartile level aside from the Management, Board and Reporting & Disclosure metrics. Investor ratings of those metrics are a little more polarizing.

Medical Technology – Medtronic: Investors have alternating emotions with Medtronic. It is a name that at times can really gain momentum with investors but it is a stormy relationship. Currently investors are focused on perceived mis-executions and Medtronic’s challenges in hitting guidance. Investor ratings of Strategy, Long Term Growth Potential, CFO and Price Appreciation Potential declined thus far in 3Q. Investors rate Medtronic below the sector and peer group benchmarks on most Shareholder Confidence Metrics.

Largest Index Score Increases (Quarter over Quarter) (3Q2023 at Sept 8 vs. 2Q2023):

Viatris Inc +18%
Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc. +10%
Fresenius SE +8%
GoodRx Holdings Inc +8%
Sanofi +7%
Align Technology Inc. +7%

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