Will This Stock Rule the Next Generation of Cholesterol Medicine?

Amgen's fired on all cylinders in 2014 as up-and-coming PCSK9 inhibitor evolocumab has hit its targets in trial after trial. Can it beat stiff competition to become this big biotech's next blockbuster?

Mar 24, 2014 at 6:30PM

Big biotech stock Amgen's (NASDAQ:AMGN) in no short supply of optimism for eager investors. Despite the company's so-so earnings projections going forward, it's thrived behind star drugs Enbrel and Neulasta, which have shown no signs of slowing down their blockbuster pace. That financial strength has propelled Amgen's stock to a gain of more than 34% over the past year, but the company's sturdy pipeline could be ready to deliver another dose of good news.

Amgen's developmental PCSK9 inhibitor evolocumab struck gold in a recent clinical trial, and this up-and-coming cholesterol-fighting drug's fueling high hopes of a new blockbuster to add to Amgen's drug portfolio. The cholesterol medication niche isn't a small one, however, and rival drugs from Regeneron (NASDAQ:REGN) and Pfizer (NYSE:PFE), among others, are racing against Amgen to capture the PCSK9 crown -- and the huge opportunity that comes with it -- in the near future.

Can Amgen's evolocumab make it to the market and become investors' next big hope for this star-studded big biotech? Find out what you need to know in the video below, as Motley Fool contributor Dan Carroll takes you through this promising health-care niche -- and why Amgen and its investors are poised to score big if evolocumab can win over regulators.

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4 in 5 Americans Are Ignoring Buffett's Warning

Don't be one of them.

Jun 12, 2015 at 5:01PM

Admitting fear is difficult.

So you can imagine how shocked I was to find out Warren Buffett recently told a select number of investors about the cutting-edge technology that's keeping him awake at night.

This past May, The Motley Fool sent 8 of its best stock analysts to Omaha, Nebraska to attend the Berkshire Hathaway annual shareholder meeting. CEO Warren Buffett and Vice Chairman Charlie Munger fielded questions for nearly 6 hours.
The catch was: Attendees weren't allowed to record any of it. No audio. No video. 

Our team of analysts wrote down every single word Buffett and Munger uttered. Over 16,000 words. But only two words stood out to me as I read the detailed transcript of the event: "Real threat."

That's how Buffett responded when asked about this emerging market that is already expected to be worth more than $2 trillion in the U.S. alone. Google has already put some of its best engineers behind the technology powering this trend. 

The amazing thing is, while Buffett may be nervous, the rest of us can invest in this new industry BEFORE the old money realizes what hit them.

KPMG advises we're "on the cusp of revolutionary change" coming much "sooner than you think."

Even one legendary MIT professor had to recant his position that the technology was "beyond the capability of computer science." (He recently confessed to The Wall Street Journal that he's now a believer and amazed "how quickly this technology caught on.")

Yet according to one J.D. Power and Associates survey, only 1 in 5 Americans are even interested in this technology, much less ready to invest in it. Needless to say, you haven't missed your window of opportunity. 

Think about how many amazing technologies you've watched soar to new heights while you kick yourself thinking, "I knew about that technology before everyone was talking about it, but I just sat on my hands." 

Don't let that happen again. This time, it should be your family telling you, "I can't believe you knew about and invested in that technology so early on."

That's why I hope you take just a few minutes to access the exclusive research our team of analysts has put together on this industry and the one stock positioned to capitalize on this major shift.

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David Hanson owns shares of Berkshire Hathaway and American Express. The Motley Fool recommends and owns shares of Berkshire Hathaway, Google, and Coca-Cola.We Fools don't 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.

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