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While the world’s leading biotech companies — churning out Covid-19 vaccines and treatments — have hit record share prices, their small-cap rivals have been sinking. But some analysts say the latest figures suggest a bargain in the sector.
Alone In The Red
Pfizer’s share price hit a record high for the first time in 20 years this month, topping $48, while vaccine partner BioNTech and rival vaccine producer Moderna have witnessed triple-digit gains in 2021. But all that success overshadows the struggles of other biotech stocks:
While the Nasdaq Biotech Index is up 8.7% this year, that’s mostly thanks to Moderna’s triple-digit growth. The SPDR S&P Biotech ETF, which gives equal weighting to companies (offering a more complete picture of small caps), has fallen 13%.The healthcare sector is the only sector in the red this year on the Russell 2000 Index, which tracks small-cap stocks across several industries. Small-cap healthcare stocks are down 8.7%, while utilities are up 3.8%, energy 11.9%, real estate 14.5%, financials 19%, and consumer services an impressive 25.2%.
Playing Catch-Up: Many analysts, however, think the tide could turn soon for underperforming biotechs. That’s because, historically, successes at larger biotech companies have been followed by the emergence of smaller rivals, as was the case following downturns in 2015 and 2018. “This is like being a kid in a candy store,” Federated Hermes senior portfolio manager Tom Brakel told Bloomberg News of bargain biotech stock prices.
Best Small Cap Stocks To Invest In 2023: RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd.(RNR)
RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd., together with its subsidiaries, provides reinsurance and insurance products in the United States and internationally. The company offers property catastrophe reinsurance products, including catastrophe excess of loss reinsurance, excess of loss retrocessional reinsurance, and insurance-linked securities; and specialty reinsurance products, such as catastrophe exposed workers? compensation, surety, terrorism, energy, aviation, crop, political risk, trade credit, financial, mortgage guarantee, catastrophe-exposed personal lines property, casualty clash, other casualty lines, and other specialty lines of reinsurance. It also provides various insurance products consisting of commercial property, including catastrophe-exposed commercial property products; commercial multi-line comprising commercial property and liability coverage, such as general liability, automobile liability and physical damage, building and contents, and professional liability; and personal lines property, including homeowners personal lines property coverage and catastrophe exposed personal lines property coverage. The company offers its products and services primarily through intermediaries. RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd. was founded in 1993 and is headquartered in Pembroke, Bermuda.
- [By Logan Wallace]
Kemper (NYSE: RNR) and RenaissanceRe (NYSE:RNR) are both mid-cap finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation and dividends.
- [By Ethan Ryder]
Shares of RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd. (NYSE:RNR) have earned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the nine ratings firms that are presently covering the firm, Marketbeat.com reports. Seven equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and two have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average twelve-month target price among brokers that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $142.00.
- [By Logan Wallace]
Kemper (NYSE: RNR) and RenaissanceRe (NYSE:RNR) are both mid-cap finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, profitability, earnings, risk, institutional ownership and analyst recommendations.
Best Small Cap Stocks To Invest In 2023: Coeur d’Alene Mines Corporation(CDE)
Coeur d’Alene Mines Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the ownership, operation, exploration, and development of silver and gold mining properties located primarily in South America, Mexico, the United States, and Australia. The company also explores for lead and zinc ores. Its properties include the Palmarejo mine located in the state of Chihuahua, northern Mexico; San Bartolome mine located near Potosi, Bolivia; Kensington mine located north-northwest of Juneau, Alaska; Rochester mine located in northwestern Nevada; Martha mine located in Santa Cruz, Argentina; and the Endeavor mine in New South Wales, Australia, as well as Joaquin, Tornado, and Satelite properties in Santa Cruz, Argentina. The company was founded in 1928 and is based in Coeur d?Alene, Idaho.
- [By Neha Chamaria (tmfnehams)]
Gold and silver stocks got clobbered on Thursday as prices of precious metals tanked. Here’s how some of the worst performers were faring as of noon EDT.
Coeur Mining (NYSE:CDE): down 13.5%. Hecla Mining (NYSE:HL): down 9%. Sibanye-Stillwater (NYSE:SBSW): down 10.2%. Endeavour Silver (NYSE:EXK): down 8.5%.
It looks like just one of those bad days for gold and silver, but here’s what you should really make of this drop.
- [By Jim Robertson]
Finally, its worth mentioning that Coeur Mining, Inc (NYSE: CDE) acquired the mining concessions surrounding Pino de Plata via its acquisition of Paramount Gold and Silver Corp (NYSE: MKT; TSX: PZG) in an all-stock transaction valued at US$146 million back in 2015. In their Q4 earnings call, Company officials also stated that:
- [By Logan Wallace]
Coeur Mining Inc (NYSE:CDE) shares were down 5.5% during trading on Thursday . The stock traded as low as $4.60 and last traded at $4.62. Approximately 2,661,912 shares traded hands during trading, a decline of 12% from the average daily volume of 3,038,578 shares. The stock had previously closed at $4.89.
- [By Stephan Byrd]
Coeur Mining Inc (NYSE:CDE) SVP Hans John Rasmussen sold 7,500 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, March 6th. The stock was sold at an average price of $4.78, for a total value of $35,850.00. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link.
Best Small Cap Stocks To Invest In 2023: PIMCO Strategic Income Fund, Inc.(RCS)
PIMCO Strategic Global Government Fund, Inc. (the Fund) is a closed-end bond fund. The Fund invests primarily in a portfolio of investment grade fixed-income securities of the United States and other countries. The Fund invests, under normal circumstances, at least 80% of its net assets plus borrowings for investment purposes in government securities, which include bonds issued or guaranteed by the United States or foreign governments, by their agencies, authorities or instrumentalities, or by supranational entities, and synthetic instruments.
Government securities also include mortgage-backed securities issued or guaranteed by certain United States Government agencies and government-sponsored enterprises, including Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac), Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae) and Government National Mortgage Association (Ginnie Mae), which may or may not be backed by the full faith and credit of the United States Government. The Fund also invests up to 20% of its total assets in non-investment grade securities regardless of the issuer, including corporate, mortgage-backed and asset-backed securities. Pacific Investment Management Company LLC is the Fund’s investment adviser.
- [By Alexander Bird]
Two funds we like are the Strategic Global Government Fund Inc. (NYSE: RCS), which pays a handsome 7.8% dividend yield, and Oxford Lane Capital Corp. (NASDAQ: OXLC), which pays a massive 16.46% yield.