Will These 3 Drugs Keep AbbVie's Future Bright After Humira?

While generic drugmakers will have a whale of a challenge creating a biosimilar of AbbVie's star drug Humira, this big pharma's thinking ahead with three up-and-coming drugs developing in its pipeline.

Apr 29, 2014 at 6:30PM

AbbVie (NYSE:ABBV) has struggled to keep up with its industry peers this year. The stock's down double-digit percentages in 2014 despite strong sales growth from top drug Humira, the immunology therapy that made up around 58% of AbbVie's total revenue in its most recent quarter. AbbVie's reliance on Humira has brought criticism from some stock observers, although the drug has patent protection until 2016-and even then, generic drugmakers have been hard-pressed to develop copies of biologic drugs such as Humira in the past, so expect AbbVie's top therapy to continue producing top-notch revenue for some time.

However, savvy investors keep an eye on the long term -- and AbbVie's doing the same. The company's gearing up for the future with a pipeline sporting several promising drugs. AbbVie's oral hepatitis C compound has garnered the most attention as the company's entrant into the race to secure a slice of what could amount to a $20 billion market, but it has more potential blockbusters under development that could deliver for investors in the future.

Which drugs are the best bets in the long run for investors? Find out in the video below, as Motley Fool contributor Dan Carroll takes you through three drugs with the potential to lead AbbVie's long-term plans and deliver for investors for years to come.

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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.

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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." 

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