Can These Companies Bounce Back from Disappointing Sales?

Promising blood thinner Eliquis hasn't quite lived up to the hype surrounding it in its early life. Can Pfizer and Bristol-Myers Squibb turn things around?

Mar 21, 2014 at 9:30AM

Bristol-Myers Squibb (NYSE:BMY) and Pfizer (NYSE:PFE) have rallied back from the patent cliff as well as any companies in big pharma, and both these standout firms have looked toward the future in igniting investor optimism. But one drug captured all the hype around these two companies before its approval in the final days of 2012: blood thinner Eliquis.

Yet Eliquis hasn't met those high hopes in its first full year on the market. The drug's managed tepid sales at best, and Wall Street analysts have toned down 2014's expectations for Eliquis, a drug that once garnered peak sales estimates of up to $4 billion annually. Bristol and Pfizer aren't giving up on this promising yet sluggish therapy, but will Eliquis turn things around for investors cautious about the drug's future?

Eliquis's most recent approval might be the first spark of hope for this drug after a slow market debut. Find out how this promising drug can mount a comeback in the video below, as Motley Fool contributor Dan Carroll takes you through the latest on Eliquis -- and whether or not Pfizer, Bristol, and investors can rely on this ballyhooed medication to emerge as a blockbuster powerhouse in the future.

Big pharma's best-kept secret
Big pharma stocks like Bristol and Pfizer have enjoyed years of success, but one under-the-radar key makes these stocks a huge opportunity for your portfolio: Their high-yielding dividends. One of the dirty secrets that few finance professionals will openly admit is the fact that dividend stocks as a group handily outperform their non-dividend paying brethren. With this in mind, our top analysts put together a free list of nine high-yielding stocks that should be in every income investor's portfolio. To learn the identity of these stocks instantly and for free, all you have to do is click here now.

Dan Carroll has no position in any stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool recommends and owns shares of Johnson & Johnson. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

Money to your ears - A great FREE investing resource for you

The best way to get your regular dose of market and money insights is our suite of free podcasts ... what we like to think of as “binge-worthy finance.”

Feb 1, 2016 at 5:03PM

Whether we're in the midst of earnings season or riding out the market's lulls, you want to know the best strategies for your money.

And you'll want to go beyond the hype of screaming TV personalities, fear-mongering ads, and "analysis" from people who might have your email address ... but no track record of success.

In short, you want a voice of reason you can count on.

A 2015 Business Insider article titled, "11 websites to bookmark if you want to get rich," rated The Motley Fool as the #1 place online to get smarter about investing.

And one of the easiest, most enjoyable, most valuable ways to get your regular dose of market and money insights is our suite of free podcasts ... what we like to think of as "binge-worthy finance."

Whether you make it part of your daily commute or you save up and listen to a handful of episodes for your 50-mile bike rides or long soaks in a bubble bath (or both!), the podcasts make sense of your money.

And unlike so many who want to make the subjects of personal finance and investing complicated and scary, our podcasts are clear, insightful, and (yes, it's true) fun.

Our free suite of podcasts

Motley Fool Money features a team of our analysts discussing the week's top business and investing stories, interviews, and an inside look at the stocks on our radar. The show is also heard weekly on dozens of radio stations across the country.

The hosts of Motley Fool Answers challenge the conventional wisdom on life's biggest financial issues to reveal what you really need to know to make smart money moves.

David Gardner, co-founder of The Motley Fool, is among the most respected and trusted sources on investing. And he's the host of Rule Breaker Investing, in which he shares his insights into today's most innovative and disruptive companies ... and how to profit from them.

Market Foolery is our daily look at stocks in the news, as well as the top business and investing stories.

And Industry Focus offers a deeper dive into a specific industry and the stories making headlines. Healthcare, technology, energy, consumer goods, and other industries take turns in the spotlight.

They're all informative, entertaining, and eminently listenable. Rule Breaker Investing and Answers are timeless, so it's worth going back to and listening from the very start; the other three are focused more on today's events, so listen to the most recent first.

All are available for free at www.fool.com/podcasts.

If you're looking for a friendly voice ... with great advice on how to make the most of your money ... from a business with a lengthy track record of success ... in clear, compelling language ... I encourage you to give a listen to our free podcasts.

Head to www.fool.com/podcasts, give them a spin, and you can subscribe there (at iTunes, Stitcher, or our other partners) if you want to receive them regularly.

It's money to your ears.

 


Compare Brokers